External Evaluations

Below is a summary of the evaluations and awards received from external organizations for Chugai’s activities and initiatives.
Our proactive initiatives have been evaluated from the standpoint of corporate sustainability in such areas as the environment, society and governance. Chugai will continue to fulfill its social responsibility as a healthcare company.

Inclusion in Major ESG Indices

Chugai has been continuously selected as a constituent of global ESG indexes such as FTSE4Good Index series and MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes since 2003 and 2010, respectively. In addition, Chugai is listed for all four ESG indices used by the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DJSI is a leading ESG index developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices (USA). Companies are selected as a constituent annually based on an assessment of their economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Chugai has been recognized as a company with excellent sustainability. In 2020 Chugai was selected for the first time in the “DJSI World,” a global index that includes the top eight sustainable pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Chugai was also selected as a constituent of “DJSI Asia Pacific” for the sixth time and third consecutive year.

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MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

An index by MSCI (USA) that selects companies from around the world with excellent ESG ratings.
The sustainability of Chugai has been highly regarded in terms of ESG practices, as Chugai has been included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes for 12 consecutive years.

In addition, we have received an “AA” rating, the second highest of the seven MSCI ESG ratings. That means that our risk tolerance is evaluated to be relatively high against various future ESG risks.

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FTSE4Good Index Series

An index by FTSE Russell (UK) designed to measure the performance of companies that vigorously practice ESGs.

Chugai has been selected for FTSE4Good Index Series, a global ESG index, for 19 consecutive years.

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Four ESG Indices Selected by GPIF

Chugai has been continuously included as a constituent stock of the following four ESG indices for Japanese equities since the initiation of ESG investment by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

FTSE Blossom Japan

An index designed to reflect the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating excellent environmental, social, and governance practices. (commenced investment from July 2017)

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MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

An index created from the stocks of companies with relatively high ESG ratings in each industry from among the top 700 Japanese companies by market capitalization. (commenced investment from July 2017)

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MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

An index created from a selection of companies with excellent gender diversity practices in each industry from among the top 700 Japanese companies by market capitalization. (commenced investment from July 2017)

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S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

An index designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) based on the level of environmental information disclosure and carbon efficiency. (commenced investment from September 2018)

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  • The inclusion of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indices are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.
  • As the result of a third-party audit, FTSE Russell (a registered trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) hereby attests that Chugai satisfies the conditions of listing on the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and has been made a constituent stock of such index. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was created by FTSE Russell, a global index provider, and has been designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating excellent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is widely used in the creation and evaluation of sustainable investment funds and other financial products.

Other Evaluations

Environmental Initiatives

CDP

CDP is an international NGO established in the United Kingdom to promote environmental information disclosure. CDP operates a global information disclosure system to help investors, companies, nations, regions, and cities manage their own environmental impact. The organization’s main activity is to encourage companies and local governments to take environmental measures through research, assessments, and disclosures of their environmental initiatives.

Chugai received an A-(A minus) rating in the CDP’s Climate Change Report 2020 as a company with excellent climate change initiatives and information disclosure.

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Employee Empowerment Initiatives

Nadeshiko Brand

METI and TSE have jointly implemented the Nadeshiko Brand since FY2012, selecting listed companies who are outstanding in promoting the active participation of women.

Chugai was selected as a Nadeshiko Brand in 2021, following four consecutive years of selection from 2015 to 2018.

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New Diversity Management Selection 100

METI evaluates and recognizes companies which have delivered results by leveraging the capabilities of diverse human resources including women, the elderly, and foreign nationals.

In March 2018, Chugai won the New Diversity Management Selection 100 Award which METI uses to recognize companies that have successfully improved corporate value through diversity management.

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2021 Health & Productivity certification

Under the Health and Productivity Management Organization program, METI, in collaboration with the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, grants certification to large enterprises that demonstrate outstanding efforts in practicing health and productivity management.

The Chugai Group has established goals, policies, and priority items as it works to engage in more proactive, ongoing efforts to contribute to the well-being of its employees. By reaching these goals in the medium to long term, Chugai will achieve its vision for health and productivity management. In recognition of these efforts to date, Chugai has been certified as a “White 500” Health and Productivity Management Organization 2021 (Large Enterprise Category).

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DX Initiatives

Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock)

DX Stock 2021 is jointly selected by METI and TSE to accelerate the digital transformation of Japanese companies.
In 2021, Chugai was selected for the second consecutive year as a DX Stock. Chugai’s efforts to reform the drug discovery development process using AI etc., strengthen human resources and culture, and provide new value to patients were highly evaluated.

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Award

Chugai Receives First Prize in 23rd Nikkei Annual Report Awards

The Nikkei Annual Report Awards have been held each year since 1998 for the further enhancement and diffusion of annual reports issued by Japanese companies. Chugai started to publish an integrated annual report from “Annual Report 2012,” and has made various efforts to promote a better understanding of its unique strengths and corporate value among a wide range of stakeholders. As a result, we have won three Grand Prizes, four Second Prizes, and one Excellent Award, and have received a high evaluation for the eighth consecutive year since starting to publish the integrated report in 2012.

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