SRI and ESG indexes comprise companies that demonstrate a high level of social awareness in areas such as business ethics, employment and safety. Selection as a constituent reflects the company’s strong social commitment as well as a healthy financial position. 
The Ajinomoto Group has been awarded high rankings by assessment bodies worldwide and is a constituent in a large number of SRI indexes in Japan and overseas. The Ajinomoto Group will continue to harness its strengths to advance concrete CSR activities and ensure full accountability, while also contributing to the development of a sustainable society. 
*The Ajinomoto Group was a constituent of the following indexes as of July 6, 2020; there is no guarantee that Ajinomoto will be selected for the indexes in future.

Global

SRI index names

Conditions for selection and number of stocks

Evaluation
Date / period of selection

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

 

Jointly developed by Dow Jones of the US and RobecoSAM of Switzerland

Web Site

Constituent stocks

 

2014

Selected as Bronze Class in the Food Products sector in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards 2018

FTSE4Good Global Index

 

SRI index created by FTSE Russell, established by UK Financial Times and London Stock Exchange

Web Site

 

Constituent stocks

 

2004

MSCI Global SRI/Sustainability Indexes

 

Developed by US company MSCI and companies with high ESG ratings in their respective industries

MSCI Global SRI Indexes Web Site

MSCI Global ESG Leaders Indexes Web Site

 

 


THE INCLUSION OF Ajinomoto Co., Inc. 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 Ajinomoto Co., Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Constituent stocks


MSCI Global SRI Indexes
 

 

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
 

MSCI Global SRI Indexes 
2011


MSCI Global ESG Leaders Indexes
2010

*The MSCI Global Sustainability indexes were renamed the MSCI ESG Leaders indexes in June 2017

Euronext-Vigeo World120

One of the ESG index group jointly established by Euronext, the European exchange, and Vigeo Eiris, a major ESG researcher, and consists of only 120 companies worldwide

Web site

 

 

 

Constituent stocks

 

 

2018

 

 

Ethibel PIONEER & EXCELLENCE Investment Register

 

A SRI index produced by the NPO Forum ETHIBEL (Belgium)

Web Site

 

Constituent stocks

 

2004

(EXCELLENCE)

 

2019
(PIONEER  & EXCELLENCE)

ECPI Global Equity Indices

 

ECPI is an investment management advisory firm specializing in sustainable investment with offices in Luxemburg and Milan. ECPI maintains industry sector, regional, and theme-based indices composed of companies from around the world, which achieve a certain level in CSR performance standards.

Web Site

 

Constituent stocks

ECPI World ESG Equity Indices

ECPI Global Developed. ESG Best in Class Equity

2017

Japan

GPIF ESG Indices

 

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest institutional investor, has selected four ESG indices for Japanese equities and has started investment based on those indices. Ajinomoto is a constituent stock in all four indices.

 

 

SRI index names

Conditions for selection and number of stocks

Evaluation
Date / period of selection

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

 

FTSE has one of the longest track records in providing ESG indices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is a comprehensive ESG index with an industry neutral weighting based on the FTSE4Good Japan Index.

Web Site

Constituent stocks

 

 

 

2017

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

 

Backed up by MSCI’s ESG research, which is used by more than 1,000 companies worldwide, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is a comprehensive ESG index that fully reflects various ESG risks across a broad market portfolio.

Web Site

Constituent stocks

2017

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

 

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index is based on data disclosed by companies regarding their female workforce, in line with requirements in the Act to Advance Women's Success in Their Working Life. MSCI calculates scores for gender diversity and selects companies with high scores as constituent stocks. WIN is the first index designed to cover a broad range of factors related to gender diversity.

Web Site

 

 

THE INCLUSION OF Ajinomoto Co., Inc. 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 Ajinomoto Co., Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Constituent stocks

2017

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

 

Based on carbon data provided by Trucost, one of the pioneers of environmental research companies, S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading independent provider, develops the index methodologies.

Web site

Constituent stocks

2018

 

 

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

 

The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index is Japan’s first socially responsible share index. The index comprises 150 publicly listed Japanese companies that have been evaluated as having outstanding social credentials by Morningstar Japan K.K.

Web Site

Constituent stocks

(150 Japanese companies)

2003

*The estimation and exhibition of this Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) has been ended since 28th December, 2018.

 

Sompo Sustainability Index

 

SOMPO Risk Management & Healthcare (environmental assessments) and Integrex Inc. (social and corporate governance assessments) have combined their experience and expertise to develop an index based on a proprietary evaluation system

Web Site

Constituent stocks

2012