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External Awards and Recognition

Sumitomo Metal Mining Group has been included in the following SRI/ESG indices and acclaimed for its IR activities.

Status of inclusion in indexes

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes [as of June 2020] (*)

This is a stock indicator that is created by MSCI (of the US) and is composed of companies that have obtained a high score in their ESG rating.

The inclusion of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index [as of December 2020] (*)

This is a stock index that is created by MSCI (of the US) and is composed of listed companies in Japan that have a good score in their ESG rating.
It is one of the general ESG indexes for Japanese stock that is used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

The inclusion of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) [as of December 2020] (*)

This is a stock index that is created by MSCI (of the US) and is composed of listed companies in Japan that excel in promoting gender diversity. It is the themed index for Japanese stock for the social (S) part of ESG that is used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

The inclusion of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index [as of June 2020]

This is an index that is provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It focuses on environment-related initiatives including aspects such as the status of disclosure of environmental information and carbon efficiency standards for TOPIX constituent stocks, and gives a weighting to these constituent stocks. It is the themed index for Japanese stock for the environmental (E) part of ESG that is used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

JPX-Nikkei Index 400 [as of October 2020]

This index is composed of “attractive companies for investors” that meet global investment standards from perspectives including finance and management and are constituent stocks on the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 stock index developed and run by Nikkei Inc., the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

ESG Ratings/Score

MSCI ESG Ratings

This is a rating by MSCI (of the US) that measures exposure to serious ESG (environmental, social, governance) risk in industry and the appropriateness of risk management.
Sumitomo Metal Mining’s rating is A (as of October 2020, ratings are from AAA to CCC).

The inclusion of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 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.

Awards and recognition for IR activities

WICI Japan Integrated Reporting Awards 2020 Bronze Award

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: WICI Japan

This award was established by WICI Japan as a way to promote the practice of integrated reporting in Japan. In 2017, SMM received the Encouragement Prize.

Internet IR Awards Excellence Award

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.

For these awards, Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd. surveys and evaluates corporate websites on the basis of set screening standards, and selects IR websites that exhibit overall excellence. SMM has received the Excellence Award for four consecutive years from 2017.

Ranking in All Listed Companies in Japan

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.

For these awards, Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd. surveys and evaluates corporate websites on the basis of set screening standards, and selects IR websites that exhibit overall excellence. SMM has received the AAA grade for four consecutive years from 2019.

Gomez IR site Ranking

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: BroadBand Security, Inc.

For these awards, BroadBand Security, Inc. surveys and evaluates corporate websites on the basis of set screening standards, and selects IR websites that exhibit overall excellence. SMM has received the silver award for four consecutive years from 2017.

Securities Analysts Association Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: The Securities Analysts Association of Japan
October 2019

For these awards, the Securities Analysts Association of Japan selects companies that have exhibited excellence in each industry with the aim of promoting and improving corporate information disclosure. SMM was ranked in 1st place in the steel and non-ferrous metals category for nine consecutive years from FY2011 to FY2019.

JIRA IR Awards

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Conferring organization: Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA)
November 2016

Companies who receive this award are selected by the host, the Japan Investor Relations Association, in recognition of their achievement of excellent results in IR activities.
Thus far, SMM has received an Excellence Award in FY2011 and FY2013, and the IR Grand Prix award in 2016.

Other awards(FY2019)

FY2019 National Mining Society Award

Recipients:Sierra Gorda S.C.M.
Conferring organization: Sociedad Nacional de Mineria, Chile
Aug. 2019

This award recognized untiring effort and superior operation results, including increased ore processing volume and continuous safe operations. It is the most prestigious award in the Chilean mining industry.

Private Fire Brigade Awards Competition

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Ome District Division
Conferring organization: Ome City Fire Station
Sept. 2019

The purpose of the awards competition is to help nurture private fire brigades in the Ome district of Tokyo. Specially selected team members braved sweltering weather to train for and get their first win in the three-person fire hydrant competition at the 46th installment of the event.

The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Medal of Merit

Recipients: Sumiko Techno-Research Co., Ltd.
Sept. 2019

This award is given to individuals who have amassed long-term research results in chemical analysis or in the maintenance of chemical instruments and equipment. The work of two employees was recognized with the Medal of Merit.

JACG Industrial Achievement Award

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Technology Division et al.
Oct. 2019

Six SMM Group researchers received this award for their work to achieve mass production of single-crystal lithium tantalate, a substrate material used in mobile communications, most notably in smartphones.

2019 Platinum Award of the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award

Recipients: Coral Bay Nickel Corporation
Conferring organization: Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
Nov. 2019

This is the most prestigious award in the Philippine mining industry. CBNC received a high overall assessment for its plant’s environment management, safety management, preservation of the global environment, and contribution to the local community.

2019 Titanium Award of the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award

Recipients: Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation
Conferring organization: Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
Nov. 2019

In both 2016 and 2017, THPAL received the Titanium Award (3rd place behind the Presidential and Platinum Awards), while in 2018, they received the Platinum Award—four awards in four straight years.

ASEAN Mineral Awards

Recipients: Coral Bay Nickel Corporation
Dec. 2019

Judges review and select finalists from nominees in each category with companies from the 11 member countries of ASEAN. CBNC received 1st place for Best Practices in Sustainable Mineral Development in the Metallic and Mineral Processing Category.

2019 JSCM Most Accessed Paper Award

Recipient: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Technology Division
Conferring organization: Japan Society of Colour Material
Mar. 2020

This award is given to the research paper posted to the JSCM website and earning the greatest number of access queries. The awarded paper reported a summary of results from testing manufacturing conditions for a two-layer (polyimide & metal) substrate with high mounting reliability.