Inclusion in SRI Indexes
Socially responsible investment (SRI) refers to a stance toward investment that entails considering and evaluating how the target company is exercising its social responsibility as well as the degree of its financial performance and growth potential when making investment decisions. Daiichi Sankyo believes that responsible corporate activities are indivisible from its business activities and has continued to advance these activities in an integrated manner. This stance has been acknowledged, resulting in the Company's inclusion in SRI indexes.
The DJSI is managed cooperatively by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, of the United States, and RobecoSAM AG, of Switzerland. This SRI index evaluates the sustainability of a company from the perspectives of economic, environmental, and social factors and provides important criterion for the selection of investment targets by investors. The Company has been included in DJSI Asia Pacific for seven consecutive years.
The FTSE4Good Index is created by FTSE Russell, a part of London Stock Exchange Group plc. The FTSE4Good index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products. The Company has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for eight consecutive years.
RobecoSAM AG, of Switzerland, published RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2016, in which it recognized companies that exhibited excellence in terms of initiatives and disclosure from the perspectives of economic, environmental, and social factors. In this report, the Company was selected as an Industry Mover because, among the 55 pharmaceutical companies worldwide, Daiichi Sankyo’s score showed the greatest year-on-year improvement of all the companies in the top 15%.
Morningstar Japan K.K. selects 150 companies each year for inclusion in the Morningstar Socially
Responsible Investment Index. Chosen from among Japanese listed companies, this index includes those companies that have been assessed from the perspectives of governance, environmental, social and human resources development. The Company has been included in this index for eight consecutive years.
(as of September 30, 2016)
- 【Message from Vice President of CSR Department】
Sincere corporate activities and comprehensive information disclosure
Vice President of CSR Department
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Daiichi Sankyo has continually been selected for inclusion in DJSI Asia Pacific, FTSE4Good, Robeco SAM Sustainability Award Industry Mover and MS-SRI.
I believe that this accomplishment is due to the recognition of our efforts to fulfill our corporate mission and integrate responsible corporate activities into our business activities based on the recognition that they are indivisible.
At the same time, however, we realize that the expectations for initiatives related to sustainability, ESG and related information disclosure are rising rapidly and on a global scale. In Japan, for example, we have recently witnessed the establishment of Japan’s Stewardship Code and the Corporate Governance Code as well as the release of the final report of the Ito Review’s “Competitiveness and Incentives for Sustainable Growth: Building Favorable Relationships between Companies and Investors” Project. These developments have stimulated further growth in the demand for more sincere corporate activities, more comprehensive information disclosure, and more active communication with stakeholders, making response to this demand a must for companies.
We began issuing the Value Report in 2013 amidst such rising expectations. This report has been positioned as a communication tool for facilitating an understanding of the Group’s corporate value, growth potential, and capacity for business continuity among shareholders, investors, healthcare professionals, consumers, Group employees, and our various other stakeholders. Through the Value Report, we are providing comprehensive disclosure of information related to business activities as well as ESG factors while also encouraging more active communication with stakeholders.