Inclusion in socially responsible investing (SRI) indices

SRI is criteria used for consideration of equity investment where investment decisions are made based on the verification and assessment of how a company is fulfilling its social responsibility, as well as on financial performance. In recognition of CSR activities through its core businesses, the Group is included in the following SRI indices.

(As of November, 2023)

“SOMPO Sustainable Investment” is an investment product focusing on ESG (environment, social and governance) that Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. launched in August 2012. It seeks long-term investment based on a buy-and-hold strategy by constructing a portfolio that follows the SOMPO Sustainability Index, Sompo Asset Management’s own active index consisting of about 300 stock composites with outstanding ESG. This product is currently adopted by a number of pension funds and institutional investors.
House Foods Group Inc. has been selected in the “SNAM Sustainability Index” for the 12th consecutive year since its launch in August 2012.

The environmental index, which jointly developed by the U.S. S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Japan Exchange Group, increases the weight of investments in constituents with high carbon efficiency and sufficient disclosure of environmental information.

Evaluation of Activities

The Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program certifies large enterprises and SMEs engaging in outstanding efforts for “health and productivity management” based on their initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities and promoting health-conscious activities led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Believing that our employees coming to work in good physical and mental health will lead to a better work environment and job satisfaction for both individuals and the organization, we are committed to health initiatives.
These initiatives are planned and implemented not only by the individual departments, but also in cooperation with management, professionals (industrial physicians, nurses, counselors), and external partners.
As a result, House Foods Group Inc. has been certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization in the large enterprise category for the fifth consecutive year since 2019.
In the large enterprise category, House Foods Corporation and House Wellness Foods Corporation have also been certified while in the SME category, Sun House Foods Corporation, Sun Supply Corporation, House Ai-Factory Corporation, Malony Co., Ltd. and House Business Partners Corporation have been certified.

In May 2021, House Foods Corporation was certified as “Platinum Kurumin” by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare as an excellent “child-rearing support” company. For this certification, an action plan was formulated based on the Act on Promotion of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, and among companies that have already received the certification of “Kurumin”, the introduction and use of the compatibility support system has progressed, and efforts are being made at a higher level. It evaluates the companies that are in the business.
In addition to the conventional efforts to "support for continuous work after childbirth" and "create a flexible work style mechanism", "support for male childcare participation", "execution of work style reform" and "career" "Formation support" was evaluated and it was certified.