Inclusion in ESG Indices
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.
- FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the indices. Created by the global index and data provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
- 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.
In recognition of our ongoing efforts to promote sustainability, we have received high ESG ratings from various rating organizations in Japan and overseas
|Overview of the Group’s rating
|MSCI ESG Ratings *
|The 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.
H.U. Group Holdings Inc. has earned the highest rating of AAA for the second consecutive year since 2022.
|Based on the questionnaire related to global environmental issues, the CDP, an international NGO, assess the responses from companies, etc. and discloses the information. In the 2022 CDP Climate Change Report, H.U. Group Holdings Inc. received the second highest A- rating for the second consecutive year.
Additionally, the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) rates how effectively companies collaborate with suppliers regarding climate change issues and in 2022 the Group was selected for the first time to be a Supplier Engagement Leader, the highest rating.
|ISS ESG is an ESG investment-related solutions business unit of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a world-leading US proxy advisory firm, and is one of the leading ESG rating agencies. H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. has been certified the "Prime" status in “ESG Corporate Rating” by ISS ESG since 2023.
|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.
H.U. Group Holdings Inc. has earned a rating of “Low Risk”, the second highest, since 2020.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Nippon Kenko Kaigi
Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
Large Enterprise Category (White 500)
|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.
H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. has been certified as a "Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500)", which was selected from the top 500 corporations in the large enterprise category for the second consecutive year since 2022.
|Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock)
|METI selects and publishes the list of DX Stocks jointly with the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) selecting outstanding companies which have established internal systems for promoting digital transformation (DX) to improve corporate value.
H.U. Group Holdings Inc. was selected for the first time in 2023.
|Digital Transformation (DX) Certification
|H.U. Group Holdings Inc. has been certified as a DX-certified company under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)'s digital transformation (DX) certification system in February 2023. As a social infrastructure company protecting lifelines with a focus which focuses on lab testing and its related services, the Group will construct and stably operate a highly reliable IT infrastructure system, increase the efficiency of business using IT infrastructure, reform businesses using ICT and promote DX.
Toyo Keizai Inc.
CSR Company Ranking
|The ranking evaluates Japanese companies from four aspects of CSR initiatives (human resources and utilization, environment, corporate governance, and social responsibility) and financial aspects.
H.U. Group Holdings Inc. was rated as follows in the 2023 edition rankings.
(1,702 companies surveyed)
✓ Ranking of CSR companies:
Ranked 204th overall and 5th in three-year average growth rate
* The use by H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. of any data of MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks, or index names herein do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of H.U. Group Holdings, Inc. by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers and are provided “as is” and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.