TAIYO YUDEN

External Evaluation

Inclusion in ESG Indexes

TAIYO YUDEN Group has been highly evaluated the efforts aimed at the sustainable development of society and TAIYO YUDEN, thus it is selected in following ESG Indexes*. (As of October, 2020)

*ESG Indexes

FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Index Series is an index compiled by FTSE Russell (UK). The index includes companies that have demonstrated strong Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices that are based on global standards.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is an index compiled by FTSE Russell and includes Japanese companies that have demonstrated strong ESG practices. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected this index as a core ESG index.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index is an index compiled by MSCI (US). The index includes Japanese companies with high gender diversity scores thanks to their promotion of women in the workplace. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected this index as a core ESG index.

THE INCLUSION OF TAIYO YUDEN 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 TAIYO YUDEN 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 OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is an index compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange and S&P Dow Jones Indices (US). Companies included are selected based on their disclosure of environment-related information and their carbon efficiency standards. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected this index as a core ESG index.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

The SOMPO Sustainability Index is an index compiled by SOMPO Asset Management. The index is composed of Japanese companies with strong ESG performance evaluations and stock valuations.

Other Sustainability Evaluations (TAIYO YUDEN)

Health & Productivity Stock Selection

TAIYO YUDEN appointed a Chief Healthcare Officer (CHO) and has set up a "Health Promotion Committee" and is working to promote the health of ites employees. "Certified Health & Productivity management Organization (large enterprise category)" is given to companies by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.