|Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 17:18 HKT/SGT|
|An Index for Socially Responsible Investment|
TOKYO, July 4, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 17th consecutive year since its initial inclusion in 2002. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a global index series for socially responsible investment.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to help investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. Of the 14 themes evaluated, Eisai received particularly high scores in "Customer Responsibility", "Corporate Governance", "Anti-Corruption", "Water Use", "Climate Change" and "Labor Standards", among others. As of June 2018, a total of 925 companies from around the world have been selected for the FTSE4Good Developed Index, including 152 companies from Japan.
Along with being listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series, Eisai is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, another representative index for socially responsible investment, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, which are the three ESG investment indices for Japanese stocks adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Eisai's corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and increase the benefits that health care provides as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. By strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value based on this corporate philosophy.
Eisai Co., Ltd. is a leading global research and development-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan. We define our corporate mission as "giving first thought to patients and their families and to increasing the benefits health care provides," which we call our human health care (hhc) philosophy. With approximately 10,000 employees working across our global network of R&D facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, we strive to realize our hhc philosophy by delivering innovative products in various therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs, including Neurology and Oncology.
Furthermore, we invest and participate in several partnership-based initiatives to improve access to medicines in developing and emerging countries.
For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com
Public Relations Department,
Eisai Co., Ltd.
July 4, 2018 17:18 HKT/SGT
Eisai (TSE: 4523)
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