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EBARA selected for “FTSE4Good Index Series” and “FTSE Blossom Japan Index”, indexes for ESG investment

July 21, 2020
EBARA CORPORATION

EBARA CORPORATION (EBARA) has once again been selected as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series※1, a representative index series for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investment, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index※1, which measures the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices.

1.Overview
The FTSE4Good Index Series rates companies based on the disclosed information regarding ESG risks and performance and selects those companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices as its members. EBARA has now been included in this index for seventeen straight years since 2004.The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices and was adopted by
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as index for ESG investment in 2017. EBARA is selected for this index for the fourth consecutive year since 2017.

2.Future Plan
Included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index※1, EBARA has once again been selected for the four stock indexes chosen by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for ESG investment: FTSE; MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index; MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index; and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. EBARA will continue seeking to sustain and raise its social appraisal.

EBARA Group aims at Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through tackling ESG materiality issues based on its long-term vision and mid-term management plan and makes efforts to further increase its corporate value.


※1The FTSE4Good Index Series and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index are created by FTSE Russell, subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group. These indexes are comprised of FTSE Russell’s ESG ratings models based on existing international ESG standards including United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respectively select companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices as their members.