External Evaluations

Included in FTSE4Good Index Series

Hulic has been a constituent company in the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

  • Disclaimer: FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Hulic Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

Selected for FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Hulic has been selected for a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index company FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed as an industry neutral benchmark that reflects the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in Japan.

  • Disclaimer: FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Hulic Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

Included in “MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index” and “MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)”

Hulic has been selected for a constituent of the “MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index” and the “MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)” by MSCI Inc.
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is constructed by selecting companies assessed as outstanding in terms of ESG evaluations from companies that comprise the parent index (MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index), aiming to achieve market capitalization of 50% in each of the global industry classification standards (GICS®).
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is comprised of Japanese companies, chosen from the largest 700 Japanese companies by market capitalization, with a high level of gender diversity in their workforces compared to sector peers classified by (GICS®).

  • Disclaimer: The inclusion of Hulic Co., Ltd. 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 Hulic Co., Ltd. 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.

Included in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

Hulic has been selected as a constituent of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which was jointly developed and released in 2018 by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Japan Exchange Group (JPG). The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX), while overweighting or underweighting those companies that have lower or higher levels of carbon emissions to the revenue and actively disclose information of carbon emissions.

Accordingly, Hulic has been continuously included in all four indices selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for ESG investment indices: FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.

Received a 4-star rating in the Nikkei SDGs Management Survey

The Nikkei SDGs Management Survey, a survey that has been conducted annually by the Nikkei, is designed to rate companies that are aligning the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to management of the companies and pursuing corporate value increase by solving environmental, economic and social issues through business activities. We have participated in the second survey conducted in 2020 for the first time with the rest of 713 listed and non-listed Japanese companies and have received a 4-star rating (deviation value of 60 to 65). The Nikkei SDGs Management Survey replaced their Environmental Management Survey in which we have been ranked 1st in the real estate/warehouse industry for nine consecutive years until 2019. The survey addresses from four themes, i.e., SDGs strategy/economic value, social value, environmental value and governance and gather information by sending questionnaires to the participant companies and from publicly available data sources.

Received a 3 Star rating and the Green Star designation from GRESB

Hulic received a 3 Star rating in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment 2020. It also obtained the Green Star designation for six consecutive years.
GRESB is a benchmark which was founded in 2009 mainly by a group of major pension funds in Europe. This benchmark measures sustainability and performance of the real estate sector. Hulic received a high recognition for its progress in (i) implementing management that emphasizes sustainable co-creation and co-existence with society as one of the basic strategies in its Medium- and Long-term Management Plan, (ii) managing ESG-related KPIs/targets through identifying materiality, and (iii) business operation with emphasis on dialogues with stakeholders such as customers, business partners and the local communities.

Received CASBEE-Wellness Office Certification

Hulic Head Office building and Hulic JP Akasaka Building received highest rank of “S” in CASBEE-Wellness Office* certification (issued by Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation).

Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE) assesses the specifications, performance, and initiatives of buildings that support the health and comfort of building users, factors that contribute to intellectual productivity improvement, and the performance of safety and security.

DBJ Green Building

DBJ Green Building certification system is a program to comprehensively assess the building’s environmental performance, crime and fire prevention, user comfort and convenience, cooperation with stakeholders, etc. by the Development Bank of Japan Inc. Hulic obtained the highest certification of “5 Stars” for Hulic Head Office Building and three buildings in reconstruction projects including Hulic Shinjuku Building, and one building was granted “4 Stars.”

Approaches to JHEP Certification

JHEP is a program to evaluate and certify activities that contribute to conservation and restoration of biodiversity, which was established and is operated by Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan. Hulic carries out efforts to conserve and restore local vegetation as part of its reconstruction projects for company-owned properties from the standpoint of safeguarding biodiversity. Our approach to biodiversity and many projects have received the JHEP certification.

Received "Platinum Kurumin" and "Kurumin" Certifications

In regard to the support for raising the next generation, Hulic aims at a higher level than the legal requirements and has established various in-house measures. We are working to develop a work environment in which employees can take childcare leave more easily in addition to providing economic support to employees who take the leave. In recognition of our efforts, Hulic has received a certification of “Platinum Kurumin” from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as the Company supports employees in raising the next generation at a distinctive level. At the same time, we also received “Kurumin” certification for the third time (in 2010, 2017 and 2020).

Certified as Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Category)

Hulic was certified as a Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization in 2021 (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Category) for the third consecutive year in recognition of our health and productivity management initiatives. The award has been promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in conjunction with the Nippon Kenko Kaigi to advance health and productivity.

Corporate Certification for Eruboshi Based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace Obtained

As a result of the formulation of the Action Plan based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, Hulic attained the highest rank in the “Eruboshi” certification presented by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2016, in recognition of the Company as an outstanding company in the implementation of initiatives to promote female empowerment at the workplace. We have put effort into creating an environment where diverse human resources can perform (diversity management), especially into establishing a top-class system for nurturing the next generations (a childcare support system/ onsite childcare and nursery facilities), with the aim of ensuring that female employees will be able to continue playing an active role in the company after childbirth and while parenting.
Since we have been facilitating in creating a corporate culture where employees respect the diversity among them and can perform best, we were able to meet the criteria for the certification established by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and obtain the highest rank certification.

Recognized for Inclusion in Diversity Management Selection 100

Diversity Management Selection 100 is a commendation system run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since 2012, to recognize companies of various sizes and from different sectors for their proactive initiatives towards diversity management as a contributing factor behind the economic growth of Japan. By communicating best practices, this aims to broaden the fields that encourage diversity.
From the standpoint of empowering female employees and helping employees improve their professional skills, Hulic is working to transform our organizational structure, develop an employee-friendly work environment, and further enhance our benefit programs. We believe the achievement was the result of our collective efforts.

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