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External Recognition

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FTSE4Good Index Series / FTSE Blossom Japan Index / FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

We were selected as a constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index. Published by FTSE Russell, an investment index calculator, FTSE4Good Index Series consists of companies with strong Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. FTSE Blossom Japan Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index which are also provided by FTSE Russell, measure the performance of Japanese companies in terms of ESG practices. They have also been adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as an effective index for ESG investment.

MSCI: MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Sumitomo Corporation is listed as a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), one of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices selected by the GPIF. This is an ESG index consisting of companies with high gender diversity selected by MSCI USA.

  • The inclusion of Sumitomo Corporation in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Sumitomo Corporation by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

We were selected in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, a global environmental stock index created by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the United States (As of March 2023). It is adopted by the GPIF as an effective index for ESG investment.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

We were selected in the SOMPO Sustainability Index managed by SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“SOMPO Asset Management”) (As of June 2023) The SOMPO Sustainable Management, launched by SOMPO Asset Management in August 2012, is a socially responsible investment funds for pension trusts and institutional investors that invest broadly in companies having a strong positive evaluation for ESG performance.


In 2023, we were evaluated A- (leadership level) in the Climate Change program, A- (leadership level) in the Water Security program and A- (leadership level) in the Forests program by the CDP (*).

  • CDP: A UK-based global non-governmental organization (NGO) that discloses environmental information collected from companies and cities. CDP is supported by over 746 global institutional investors representing a total of 136 trillion dollars in assets. The scale of CDP’s environmental survey is the world’s largest, with about 23,000 companies responding in 2023. CDP ranks their responses into eight grades; A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D- once a year.

Zero-Emissions Challenge

In October 2020, We were included in a “List of Companies Taking on the Zero-Emission Challenge” published by METI as a company that is paving the way to realization of a decarbonized society by taking advantage of innovations.

"Eruboshi" Certification

In May 2016, we were certified as a second-highest class "Eruboshi" company in recognition of the effort to promote the active involvement of female employees on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.

"Platinum Kurumin" as a Company that Provides Superior Childcare Support

We were granted "Platinum Kurumin" certification in June 2015 by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) in recognition of providing superior childcare support among the "Kurumin" certified companies.

Reforming and Diversifying Work Practices

We have been certified by METI as a “White 500” enterprise with outstanding health and productivity management for seven consecutive years from 2017 to 2023.

Certified as a "Gold" in "PRIDE INDEX"

In November 2023, we were certified as a "Gold" in "PRIDE INDEX" in recognition of the effort to support sexual minorities including LGBTQ+ by a general incorporated association "work with Pride".

Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting

In March 2024, we were selected as a "Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting" for FY2023, in recognition of the company’s outstanding efforts in support of dual-career and co-parenting, for both female and male employees. The selection is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Telework Pioneer 100

We were selected for inclusion in the Top Hundred Telework Pioneers for FY2019 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).Through Top Hundred Telework Pioneers, MIC recognizes companies and organizations with sufficient achievements that are advancing the introduction and utilization of telecommuting.

Kagayaku Telework Award

Sumitomo Corporation won the Excellence Award of the FY2020 Telework Promotion Company Award (Kagayaku Telework Award) presented by the MHLW. This award is presented to companies and organizations that achieved outstanding results in maintaining a good work-life balance for employees through the use of telework. The Excellence Award in particular recognizes companies and organizations with exceptional measures.

DX-Certified Business Operator

Sumitomo Corporation was selected as a DX-Certified Business Operator under METI’s DX Certification System. This system recognizes DX-Certified Business Operators as companies ready to pursue DX in accordance with the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing.

Won the 19th Corporate Philanthropy Special Award

Our global social contribution activity program “100SEED” won the "Tanemaki (Seeding) Century Award" at the 19th Corporate Philanthropy Award, which is intended to commend activities that help resolve social issues and contribute to the sound development of our society.(Awarded in 2022)