External evaluation | Sustainability | Asahi Kasei

External evaluation

Inclusion in socially responsible investment indexes

Continuing from the previous year, in 2022 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
  • 2022 MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Constituent
  • 2022 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • 2022 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
  • MSCI ESG RATINGS AA
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
  • 2022 Sompo Sustainability index

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

In August 2022, 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 2022

Asahi Kasei has been selected as a Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock 2022), an initiative conducted jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

DX Stock 2022

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 Finechem receives Gold Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment

Subsidiary Asahi Kasei Finechem has received a Gold Medal, which corresponds to the top 5% of all evaluated companies, in a sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis (Headquarters: France)* in June 2022. The survey evaluates companies' sustainability efforts in the four areas of the environment, labor & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Asahi Kasei Finechem received an especially high assessment in the environment category.

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 2022 Japan Resilience Awards

At the Japan Resilience Awards 2022 hosted by the Association for Resilience Japan, Asahi Kasei Realty & Residence’s “Kurashiki City 3 Achi East Urban Area Redevelopment Category 1 Project” won the Grand Prize, the highest award, and Asahi Kasei and Asahi Kasei Homes won the Excellence Award for their “Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Enhance Disaster Prevention Capabilities through the Creation and Maximum Usage of Energy from the Asahi Kasei Group’s Own Power Grid.”

Japan Resilience Awards 2022

Received the Fujisankei Group Prize at the 30th Global Environment Award

Asahi Kasei was awarded the Fujisankei Group Prize in March 2022. The company was recognized for its efforts to reduce food loss and GHG emissions, solve logistics issues, and make traceability more visible by developing and providing the Fresh Logi™ system, a cloud-based fresh produce logistics solution that lowers energy consumption and GHG emissions during transportation while keeping produce fresh.

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.

Related information

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