Epson Selected in MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index for the First Time
- Now included in all five domestic ESG indexes used by the GPIF -
- TOKYO, Japan, July 1, 2022 -
Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has been chosen for the first time as a constituent of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, one of the major ESG investment indexes and an index that has been selected by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). With this, Epson has now been selected for inclusion in all five of the following domestic ESG indexes used by the GPIF, the world's largest government pension fund:
- FTSE Blossom Japan Index
- FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
- MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
- MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
- S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index was made up of 305 companies as of June 2022. MSCI, a leading U.S. financial services company, looks at publicly traded companies in Japan, comprehensively considers the ESG-related risks associated within each industry, and selects those companies that demonstrate the best relative ESG performance based on MSCI’s own rating and scoring system.
Epson aspires to achieve sustainability and enrich communities over the long term. The Epson 25 Renewed corporate vision states that the company will focus particularly on businesses that contribute to the environment, and that we will continue to develop businesses that address such societal issues.
Epson's CSR and SDGs
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.