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"The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index"

Brother Industries, Ltd. selected as an MS-SRI index company for the ninth consecutive year

On January 4, 2017, companies that make up the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) (calculated by Morningstar Japan K.K.) were announced. Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) was again selected as an index company, for the ninth consecutive year since 2008.
Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) is an investment method whereby companies are evaluated in terms of their social contribution, ethics, and environment, along with conventional investment criteria based on financial analysis. MS-SRI, which is the first SRI stock index in Japan, comprises 150 leading socially responsible companies from among approximately 4,000 listed companies in Japan; stock prices of the 150 companies are used to calculate the index.

BIL was likely chosen as an index company for the ninth straight year based on a high evaluation of its corporate governance and compliance framework, commitment to various social issues (e.g., employment, health and safety, education, local community, and environment), and information disclosure, against the backdrop of growing investor interest in SRI.

The Brother Group remains committed to gaining further trust from all stakeholders and achieving business growth by promoting global CSR management from a mid- to long-term perspective.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

  • *:   The information is valid as of January 4, 2017, and is subject to change without notice.

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"The SNAM Sustainability Index"

Brother Industries, Ltd. was selected as a member of the SNAM Sustainability Index for the fifth consecutive year

BIL was selected as a constituent of "the SNAM Sustainability Index," a unique index of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). BIL has been selected to join this index for five straight years since 2012.

Member of SNAM Sustainability Index 2017

"The SNAM Sustainability Index," established in August 2012, selects its constituents by evaluating corporates' ESG (environment, society and governance) based on the environmental assessment provided by Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and the social and governance assessments by Integrex Inc.
This index is used to manage socially responsible investment (SRI) funds which aim to invest in equities of companies with high ESG scores, such as pension funds and funds for institutional investors.

We consider that BIL's ESG initiatives have continued to earn high recognition by SNAM, and which has led to BIL's fifth consecutive inclusion in this sustainability index since its establishment.

The Brother Group remains committed to gaining further trust from all stakeholders and achieving business growth by promoting global CSR management from a mid- to long-term perspective.

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"The 2017 Health & Productivity Stock Selection" "The 2017 Excellent Health & Productivity Enterprises" (White 500)

Selected for "the 2017 Health & Productivity Stock Selection" for the first time; certified as one of "the 2017 Excellent Health & Productivity Enterprises" (White 500)

In February 2017, BIL was chosen as one of the enterprises in "the 2017 Health & Productivity Stock Selection", whose program is jointly conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). BIL was also recognized as one of "the 2017 Excellent Health & Productivity Enterprises" (White 500) under the Health & Productivity Enterprise Certification Program designed by METI and operated by Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council) to honor companies that implement outstanding health and productivity management.

The 2017 Health & Productivity Stock SelectionThe 2017 Excellent Health & Productivity Enterprises(White 500)

The Health & Productivity Stock Selection program selects, on a one-company-per-industry basis, outstanding TSE-listed enterprises focusing on and strategically carrying out efforts with regard to their employees' health from a management perspective. This program aims to promote heath and productivity management by introducing the selected enterprises as an attractive investment option for investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value from a long-term perspective.

The Health & Productivity Enterprise Certification Program honors large corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises which excel at implementing health and productivity management based on initiatives tailored to regional health issues and health promotion activities by Nippon Kenko Kaigi. This program intends to "visualize" outstanding enterprises in terms of health and productivity management and thereby creates an environment where such enterprises can be recognized by society, such as employees, job applicants, affiliated companies, and financial institutions, as "companies that focus on and strategically carry out efforts with regard to their employees' health from a management perspective."

BIL considers it important to manage every employee's health so that they can strive to achieve their goals, and ultimately, contribute to our success. It has been committed to maintaining and improving employees' physical and mental health by providing continuous mental health education and support to stop smoking or to prevent passive smoking.
In September 2016, with the aim of further promoting its health and productivity management, BIL established the Brother Group Health & Productivity Management Philosophy  and installed its president as Chief Health Officer to build a stronger health & productivity management promotion structure.

The Brother Group will strategically strive to maintain and promote employees' health to realize health and productivity management.