External Evaluation

Evaluations from the Perspective of Socially Responsible Investment

Toray was included in the following SRI indices as of March 31, 2017.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Asia Pacific

Toray is included in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), an SRI index administered by U.S.-based Dow Jones and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM.

MSCI ESG Indexes

Toray is included in the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI provides institutional investors (from pension funds to hedge funds) across the globe with various tools to support investment decisions.

Note: The inclusion of Toray in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names on this page is not an indication that MSCI or its affiliates endorse, warrant or promote Toray. MSCI, MSCI Index names, and logos are trademarks or service marks and are the exclusive property of MSCI or its affiliates.

Ethibel Pioneer & Excellence Registers

Toray is included in the Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence investment registers of Forum Ethibel, a Belgian non-profit organization that promotes socially responsible investment.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

Toray is included in the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment (MS-SRI) Index. Morningstar Japan K.K. selects 150 listed companies in Japan that have been assessed for outstanding social responsibility, indexing the prices of their shares. MS-SRI is the first SRI index in Japan.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM) Sustainability Index

Toray is included in the SNAM Sustainability Index managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM). The SNAM Sustainability Index is an SRI index fund for pension funds and institutional investors that broadly invest in corporations that rate highly for environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Prize of Excellence from the Environmental Communication Awards

The Toray Group CSR Report 2016 was awarded a Prize of Excellence in the category of environmental reporting at the 20th Environmental Communication Awards organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and Global Environmental Forum.

The Environmental Communication Awards recognize excellence in environmental reporting, with the aim of encouraging environmental management and environmental communication by companies and improving the quality of environmental disclosure.

Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index

Toray is included in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index. Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index is a trademark of NYSE Euronext, which operates multiple securities exchanges in the U.S. and Europe, and Vigeo Eiris, which provides ESG research.

External Evaluation of Information Disclosure to Investors

In the "Investor Relations" section of its corporate website, Toray provides information about its financial results and management policies and strategies for stockholders and investors. In an effort to disclose information fairly, Toray promptly posts financial data and presentation materials, including English translations, used in its briefings for institutional investors. In fiscal 2016, Toray's publications were evaluated externally by a number of organizations, as shown below.

Organization details Evaluations
Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd. Awards for outstanding websites in 2016
Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd. Most outstanding site in overall completeness, in a ranking of listed company websites in 2016
MerComm, Inc. (US) 2016/2017 Mercury Excellence Award in Annual Reports—Overall Presentation (Bronze in the field of chemicals)
League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Silver Award in the digital-based reports category, 2016 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition