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Sustainability-related External Evaluation and ESG Index

(As of March 2022)

In recognition of its ongoing CSR initiatives, Sony has been selected as a constituent of various ESG※1 indexes from the world's leading ESG rating organizations.

  • ※1ESG is an abbreviation for Environment, Social, and Governance. For long-term perspective, these three non-financial perspectives are also considered as important indicators in investment decisions.

ESG External Evaluations

CDP

Sony has been included in the CDP’s A-List, a distinction which recognizes Sony as a leader in efforts to address climate change and achieve water security. This is the sixth time Sony has made the A List in the climate change, and the fifth in the water security.
Sony was also included in CDP's Supplier Engagement Leaderboard in recognition of its climate change initiatives in cooperation with the supply chain.

  • *The CDP is a nonprofit organization (NPO) founded in the UK in 2000. Backed by investors from around the globe, it conducts surveys on climate change and water management responses at private companies, then analyzes and releases the findings of these surveys to the public. This year, the CDP surveyed over 12,000 companies globally on behalf of more than 590 institutional investors representing more than 110 trillion U.S. dollars in managed assets.

World's Most Ethical Companies

Sony Group Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

  • *The US-based Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The "World's Most Ethical Companies" recognition honors companies demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices. Companies are evaluated across five categories: Governance, Leadership and Reputation, Ethics and Compliance Program, Culture of Ethics, Environmental and Societal Impact. This year's list includes 136 companies from across 22 countries and regions, and 45 industries.
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MSCI

In 2021, Sony Group Corporation received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment for the third consecutive year. (Annual review in December 2021)

THE USE BY SONY GROUP CORPORATION OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES (“MSCI”) DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF SONY GROUP CORPORATION BY MSCI. MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.

ESG Indexes

FTSE4Good Index Series、FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Sony Corporation has continued to be selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index after the semi-annual review in June 2021.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Sony Group Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

Sony Corporation is included in two indexes developed by MSCI Inc., which is a world-leading provider of ESG investment indexes after the annual review in December 2021: MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, and MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes.

  • THE INCLUSION OF SONY GROUP CORPORATION 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 SONY GROUP CORPORATION 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 MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.