TOKYO, July 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Toru Nozawa, hereinafter "the Company") was selected for constituents of the ESG investment indices as follows, based on the recognition of its efforts in the area of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance).
(1) The Company was selected for inclusion in all of the four indices*1 adopted by GPIF, the world's largest pension fund.
*1 "FTSE Blossom Japan Index"
"MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index"
"MSCI Japan Empowering Women Select Index (WIN)"
"S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index"
(2) The Company has also been selected for inclusion in the "FTSE4Good Index Series," the global ESG investment index.
(3) The Company has also been selected for inclusion in the "Euronext Vigeo index: World 120" sustainability indicator by Euronext, which operates stock exchanges and provides financial services in Europe, and Vigeo Eiris, which evaluates corporate social responsibilities.
Also, the Company has also been selected for the investment universe of the "Ethibel EXCELLENCE" run by Forum Ethibel, an organization that promotes socially responsible investment.
Our Group Mission is to contribute to better living and cultural progress everywhere it does business. We will continue to enhance our CSR initiatives and disclose appropriate information based on external evaluations and suggestions, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through the realization of our Group Mission.