Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2017 --- Teijin Limited announced today that it has been named to the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index, a global benchmark for gender diversity issued by MSCI, a world’s largest provider of ESG research and indexes.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index comprises companies selected from the top 500 Japanese companies. The selected companies, including Teijin, promote and maintain high levels of gender diversity among their workforces to withstand talent shortages and generate more sustainable performance with reduced risk. The index has been selected as one of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarks by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for Japan, the world’s largest pension funds, since July 2017.
Teijin, since establishing its Diversity Development Section in 2000, has been focusing on diversity and respect for workforce differences in terms of gender, age, disability, nationality and ethnic group. Teijin, which is committed to providing work environments where diverse people can achieve their highest potential, is leveraging diversity in its medium-term management plan for 2017–2019. The Teijin Group aims to more than 10 female corporate officers and triple its number of female managers in the coming 10 years. Teijin believes that initiatives such as these are key reasons why the company was named to the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index.
Teijin is included in other international SRI indices such as the FTSE4Good Index, the ETHIBEL Investment Register and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, and GPIF-selected ESG indices such as the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Index as well.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 170 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY741.3 billion (USD 6.5 billion) and total assets of JPY 964.1 billion (USD 8.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.
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