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Sustainability-related External Evaluation and ESG Index

(As of March 2021)

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.

Inclusion in ESG Indexes*

CDP

Sony has been included in the CDP's Water A List in 2020, recognizing Sony as one of the highest performing companies in the area of water resource management. This is the fourth time, following fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2019, that Sony has made the Water A List. We are also evaluated as A- in "Climate change".

  • *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 9,600 companies globally on behalf of more than 515 institutional investors representing more than 106 trillion U.S. dollars in managed assets. Sony also has been recognized for our efforts to drive down emissions in our supply chain with a position on @CDP’s 2020 Supplier Engagement Leader board.

World's Most Ethical Companies

Sony Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "2021 World's Most Ethical Companies" for the 3rd consecutive year.

  • *The US-based Ethisphere Institute researches and advances the standards of ethical business practices worldwide. The "World's Most Ethical Companies" award honors companies who achieve outstanding results in the areas of transparency, integrity, ethics, and compliance. Companies are evaluated across five categories: Ethics and Compliance Program, Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility, Culture of Ethics, Governance, Leadership and Reputation. This year's list includes 135 companies from across 22 countries and regions, and 47 industries.

MSCI

Sony Corporation is recognized as the highest rating of AAA for the second consecutive year. (Annual review in December 2020)

ESG Index

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 2020.

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 2020: MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, and MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes.

  • THE INCLUSION OF [Sony] 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] 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.
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