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.
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.
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.
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%.
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
|Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series||June 2016|
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
|Selected for the FTSE Blossom Japan Index||