TOKYO, Jun 30 – Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced today that it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 15th consecutive year since its initial inclusion in 2002. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a global index series for socially responsible investment.
The FTSE4Good Index Series identifies companies that better manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. Of the 14 themes evaluated, Eisai received particularly high scores in “Customer Responsibility” and “Corporate Governance” among others.
As of June 2016, a total of 823 companies from around the world have been selected for the FTSE4Good Global Index, including 160 companies from Japan. Along with being listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series, Eisai is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, another representative index for socially responsible investment.
Eisai’s corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families and increase the benefits that health care provides as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. Guided by this philosophy, Eisai will continue to develop innovative new drugs and make them available to patients around the world as early as possible to fulfill its social responsibility and secure the trust of stakeholders.