External evaluation | Sustainability | Asahi Kasei

External evaluation

Inclusion in socially responsible investment indexes

Continuing from the previous year, in 2021 Asahi Kasei was selected as a component stock for the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which are stock indexes used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for investments related to ESG. In addition, we were also selected as a component stock in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which are also used by the GPIF as ESG investment indexes.

  • FTSE4Good Index Series
  • FTSE Blossom Japan Index
  • MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
  • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
  • SOMPO Sustainability Index
  • FTSE4Good
  • FTSE Blossom Japan
  • 2021 MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Constituent
  • 2021 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • 2021 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
  • Sompo sustainability index

Acquisition of the Highest Rank from Development Bank of Japan, Inc. (DBJ) under its DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program

In November 2020, Asahi Kasei received a Development Bank of Japan loan under the DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program, having obtained the system's highest rating as a "company with particularly advanced environmental programs."

DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program

Selected as a DX Stock

Asahi Kasei has been selected as a Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock), an initiative conducted jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

DX Stock

CDP Climate Change and Water Security A– Evaluation

Asahi Kasei received an A– evaluation in the categories of Climate Change and Water Security in the 2021 survey conducted by CDP. We received an A– in the Climate Change category for seven consecutive years from 2015 to 2021, while 2021 was our third year to receive an A– in the Water Security category

CDP

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry "Intellectual Property Achievement Awards"

In April 2021, Asahi Kasei received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Intellectual Property Achievement Award," which is sponsored by the Japan Patent Office in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Intellectual Property Achievement Award is presented annually to companies and other organizations that have made effective use of the intellectual property system and contributed to its smooth operation and development.

Encouragement Award at the 17th LCA Japan Forum Awards

Asahi Kasei received the Encouragement Award at the 17th LCA Japan Forum Awards in recognition of our environmental contribution product initiatives from the perspective of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment).

Kawasaki Works' Synthetic Rubber Production Department receives Gold Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment

Asahi Kasei's Synthetic Rubber Production Department at the Kawasaki Works (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture) has received a Gold Medal, which corresponds to the top 5% of all evaluations, in a sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis (Headquarters: France) in December 2020. The survey evaluates companies' sustainability efforts in the four areas of the environment, labor & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. We received an especially high assessment in the environment and labor & human rights.

EcoVadis sustainability rating

Asahi Kasei wins Excellence Award at the 4th Infrastructure Maintenance Awards

Asahi Kasei has won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Excellence Award at the 4th Infrastructure Maintenance Awards for a project of sharing facility data among chemical companies and developing a model for predicting corrosion under insulation based on this data. Since 2016, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Defense have been awarding Infrastructure Maintenance Awards to recognize outstanding efforts and technological developments related to infrastructure maintenance in Japan.

Asahi Kasei Realty & Residence receives Grand Prize and Asahi Kasei Homes receives Excellence Award at the 2021 Japan Resilience Awards

Asahi Kasei Realty & Residence received the 7th Japan Resilience Awards Grand Prize at the 2021 Japan Resilience Awards announced on March 18, 2021, and hosted by Association for Resilience Japan for its Kamikumamoto Heights Rebuilding and Restoration Support Project for Condominiums Affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake. Meanwhile, Asahi Kasei Homes won an Excellence Award at the same competition for its Resilient Community Development Using Electricity Generated by Residents and Company-owned Facilities.

Japan Resilience Awards Grand Prize at the 2021

The Biodiversity Biwako Network receives the Grand Prize at the 2021 Nature Conversation Society of Japan Award

The Biodiversity Biwako Network , which consists of eight companies, including Asahi Kasei and Asahi Kasei Homes, won the Grand Prize in the Education and Promotion Category of the 2021 Japan Nature Conservation Awards sponsored by The Nature Conservation Society of Japan.

the Grand Prize in the Education at the 2021 Nature Conversation Society of Japan Award

Platinum Kurumin certification mark

In 2016, Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp., Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp., Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd., and Asahi Kasei Ability Corp. received Platinum Kurumin certification from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Platinum Kurumin certification is awarded in recognition of proactive support for the development of the next generation which is particularly outstanding.

Platinum Kurumin

Received the 22nd Logistics Environment Award Special Award

Asahi Kasei was awarded the Special Award along with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Sankyu Inc. The three companies' collaborative efforts to reduce CO2 emissions during transportation, address the shortage of long-distance truck drivers, and implement other "white logistics" initiatives received high evaluation.

View the past awards we have received related to research and development.