Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereafter: Murata) has been selected for the second year in a row as an index component of the FTSE4Good Index Series＊1, a global index for socially responsible investment, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index＊2.
＊1 The FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index are indices developed by FTSE Russell, an independent corporation wholly owned by the United Kingdom’s London Stock Exchange.
＊2 The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used as a passive investment benchmark in the Government Pension Investment Fund’s (GPIF) ESG investing.
These indices were developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider.
The FTSE4Good Index Series consists of companies whose behavior is considered outstanding from an ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) viewpoint. This index evaluates a company’s value not only in terms of its finances, but comprehensively by including non-financial aspects such as social responsibility and ethical activities and is widely used as a basis for evaluations when selecting companies for investment.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index specializes in Japanese companies with outstanding ESG responses and is used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for ESG investment.
Based on its founding principles, the Shaze＊3, Murata has been engaged in operating its business with the goal of continuing to contribute to the advancement of society. Murata strives for the development of a sustainable society and culture by further contributing to the solution of societal issues and to social reform through unique technologies and services based on highly-transparent governance and corporate ethics.
＊3 This philosophy has continued in unchanged form since it was created by Murata’s founder Akira Murata in 1954.
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Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com