Sustainability

External Ratings

ESG Index Selection

The H.U. Group is highly evaluated by rating organizations around the world and has been selected as a constituent of many ESG indexes in Japan and overseas. (as of July 1, 2021)

Logo Index Overview of the Group’s rating
2020 CONSTITUENT MSCI JAPAN ESG SELECT LEADERS INDEX MSCI ESG Select Leaders Index* The index is composed of stocks of companies with superior ESG performance relative to their peers, with the top 700 stocks in market capitalization of the MSCI Japan IMI covering Japanese stocks as the parent index.
The H.U. Group has been selected as a constituent for five consecutive years since 2017.
2020 CONSTITUENT MSCI JAPAN EMPOWERING WOMEN INDEX (WIN) MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)* The index is composed of stocks of companies with excellent gender diversity scores, with the top 500 stocks in market capitalization of the MSCI Japan IMI covering Japanese stocks as the parent index.
The H.U. Group has been selected as a constituent for three consecutive years since 2019.
SOMPO Sustainability Index SOMPO Sustainability Index The index is composed of some 300 stocks with strong reputations for environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESGs), selected based on the results of an ESG management survey conducted by SOMPO Risk Management Inc.
The H.U. Group was selected as a member for the first time in 2021.

* The inclusion of H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. in MSCI indexes and the use of any MSCI logo, trademark, service mark or index name does not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or promotion of H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

ESG Ratings

In recognition of our ongoing efforts to promote sustainability, we have received high ESG ratings from various rating organizations in Japan and overseas (as of July 1, 2021)

Index Overview of the Group’s rating
MSCI ESG Ratings An MSCI ESG Rating rates companies on a scale of “AAA to CCC” according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers.
The H.U. Group earned a rating of AA, the second highest, in 2020.
ESG Ratings
Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings The ratings focus on ESG issues that pose significant risks to corporate performance and rate companies on three aspects of corporate governance, material ESG issues, and industry-specific issues.
The H.U. Group has earned a rating of “Low Risk”, the second highest, for two consecutive years since 2020.
CDP Climate We respond to the questionnaire on environmental transparency and action from CDP, and disclose the scores assigned by this global not-for-profit charity to leading investors around the world.
The H.U. Group received the following scores in 2021.
✓ CDP Climate: C
✓ SER: A-
Toyo Keizai Inc.
CSR Company Ranking, etc.
The ranking evaluates Japanese companies from four aspects of CSR initiatives (human resources and utilization, environment, corporate governance, and social responsibility) and financial aspects.
The H.U. Group was rated as follows in the 13th survey in 2020.
(1,614 companies surveyed)
✓ Ranking of CSR Companies:
  Ranked 241st overall and 3rd in three-year average growth rate
✓ Ranking of SDGs Companies:
  Ranked 109th overall and 3rd by industry
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Nippon Kenko Kaigi
Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
Large Enterprise Category
Nippon Kenko Kaigi, jointly with the METI, presents awards to large and small and medium-sized enterprises that have implemented particularly excellent health management based on their efforts to meet local health issues and the health promotion initiatives of the organization.
The H.U. Group has been recognized in the large enterprise category of this recognition program for two consecutive years.
Certified Health and Productivity Management