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Anritsu Selected for the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

2022/04/13

FTSE Blossom Japan

Anritsu Corporation (Head Office: Atsugi-shi Kanagawa; President: Hirokazu Hamada announced that it has been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index designed by the global index provider FTSE Russell.

Anritsu are already a constituent of FTSE Russell’s ESG investment indices, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the FTSE4Good Index Series. In addition, we have been selected for inclusion in the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, a newly constructed index designed to assess the company's environmental impact and its efforts to promote the transition to a decarbonized economy and address climate change.

We have also been selected for inclusion in all four ESG indices for domestic equities used by the General Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), and since the GPIF has added the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, we have also been selected for inclusion in all five ESG indices. The ESG indices used by the GPIF are as follows.

  • FTSE Blossom Japan Index
  • FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
  • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

The new FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is an index created by global index provider FTSE Russell, which reflects the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices relative to their respective sectors and is designed to be sector neutral. To promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, companies with particularly high greenhouse gas emissions are included only if their improvement efforts are evaluated using the Transition Pathway Initiative’s Management Quality Score.

The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial products.

FTSE Blossom Japan

FTSE Russell (Registered trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) hereby certifies that Anritsu Corporation has qualified for inclusion in the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index as a result of independent research.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index Website

Anritsu Group has established ESG sustainability goals, and each and every one of our employees is committed to promoting sustainability management to contribute to the development of a safe, secure, and prosperous global society by viewing sustainability as “our own business”.

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