External Evaluations

The main SRI/ESG investment indexes and ratings that the AGC Group has been selected for, as well as the main external evaluations of the AGC Group’s ESG activities, are listed as follows.

External Evaluation of ESG Activities

Selected as a Nadeshiko Brand

In 2020, for the second consecutive year, AGC was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a Nadeshiko Brand for being a company that excels in promoting the advancement of women.

Nadeshiko Brand

Certified in 2021 as a “White 500” Company

AGC was recognized as a “White 500” company for the second consecutive year under the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, organized by the METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi, in recognition of its efforts to strategically implement health management for employees. In addition, AGC Display Glass Yonezawa Co., Ltd., was recognized under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Program.

Health & Productivity White 500 Health & Productivity

Commended in the NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2021

AGC received the Special Jury Prize in the NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2021, organized by Nikkei Inc. Excellent companies that will lead the next generation are selected for these awards following a comprehensive evaluation of initiatives aimed at utilizing human resources, innovation capabilities, and market development capabilities.

NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2021

Received Top Rank Certification from EcoVadis

In sustainability assessments by EcoVadis (headquartered in France), AGC’s Kashima Plant has received the Gold rating, which is awarded to companies in the top 5% in the overall assessment, every year since 2017, and the plant received the Platinum rating, awarded to companies in the top 1%, in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, AGC’s Chiba Plant and AGC Pharma Chemicals Europe, S.L.U. both received the Gold rating, while AGC Biologics’ Copenhagen facilities, received the Silver rating, which is awarded to companies in the top 25%.

EcoVadis Platinum EcoVadis Gold EcoVadis Silver

Awarded the Highest Governance Rating by ISS

AGC was awarded a QualityScore of 1, the highest possible rating, in each of the categories for Board of Directors’ composition, executive compensation, shareholder rights, and auditing and risk management in the 2021 governance assessment conducted by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an advisory company for exercising voting rights.

Selected as One of the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators

AGC was selected for the sixth time and the fourth consecutive year among the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators, as determined by Clarivate plc (headquartered in the United States). This global information services company analyzes intellectual property trends based on its own patent data to select the 100 most innovative companies and research institutions in the world.

Inclusion in the SRI/ESG Investment Indices

Index name Selected content Date selected

FTSE4Good Index Series
A SRI index created by the global index provider FTSE Russell (England)
FTSE4Good Index Series

Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series June 2016

FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Selected for the FTSE Blossom Japan Index

June 2017