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External Evaluation

A selection of sustainability-related assessments are provided. Please click here for all external assessments of MUFG.

External Assessment of Our Sustainability Initiative

New Elements of the ESG Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

S&P JPX Carbon Efficient Index
FTSE4Good Index Series Bloomberg Gender–Equality Index

Sompo Sustainability Index

Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index

Award for Our Sustainability Initiatives

Received ESG Finance Award

The Bank was awarded Gold in the Banking Category for the second straight year at the Fourth  ESG Finance Awards Japan (Minister of Environment Award) hosted by the Ministry of the Environment. The Trust Bank was awarded Silver in the Investors (Asset Managers) Category . In addition, MUFG was selected as an Environmental Sustainable Company.
Received ESG Finance Award

2022 Wind Investment Awards: Lender of the Year (EMEA)

MUFG is proud to have been awarded Lender of the Year at the 2022 Wind Investment Awards, recognised in this category for the third year in a row.

The annual Wind Investment Awards from A Word About Wind is a platform to celebrate best practice in the global onshore and offshore wind industry, incorporating innovation, financing, project development and asset management.

During 2021, MUFG committed over USD $12 billion to the renewables sector as a whole, with a number of these being first-of-a kind, innovative projects.

2022 Wind Investment Awards: Lender of the Year (EMEA)
2022 Wind Investment Awards: Lender of the Year (EMEA)
2022 Wind Investment Awards: Lender of the Year (EMEA)

ESG Finance Awards and Achievements (Krungsri)

Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya) has been actively promoting ESG finance and is regarded as one of the key players in Thailand’s ESG market.

In 2021, they received the honor of being awarded multiple awards from leading national and international institutions, including The Asset Award, IFR ASIA Awards, and ThaiBMA Best Bond Awards 2021 for delivering financial innovations which meets customer needs and promote sustainable growth.

ESG Finance Awards and Achievements (Krungsri)
ESG Finance Awards and Achievements (Krungsri)
ESG Finance Awards and Achievements (Krungsri)

4th NIKKEI SDGs Management Survey: 5 stars

MUFG earned the highest rating five stars in the 4th Nikkei SDGs Management Survey, conducted by Nikkei Inc., designed to evaluate and rate businesses’ efforts toward the realization of the United Nations’ SDGs.

NIKKEI SDGs Management Survey 2022

4th NIKKEI SDGs Management Grand Prix: Grand Prix

MUFG became the first financial institution to win the Grand Prix in the 4th Nikkei SDGs Management Grand Prix, sponsored by Nikkei Inc. 

Out of the companies that received the highest rating of 5 stars in the Nikkei SDGs Management Survey (eight companies including MUFG this fiscal year), the Grand Prix is awarded to the most outstanding company that exhibits high performance in both improvement in corporate value and contribution to SDGs. Through the assessment, SDGs strategy & economic value, social value, environmental value, and the governance platform to drive these values are taken into consideration.

MUFG was awarded with the Grand Prix for its efforts to solve environmental and social issues in a wide range of fields including business and social contribution.

4th NIKKEI SDGs Management Grand Prix: Grand Prix
4th Nikkei SDGs Management Grand Prix

6th NIKKEI Smart Work Management Survey: 5 stars

MUFG was recognized as the highest rating five stars company in the 6th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which selects leading companies taking on the challenge of revolutionizing productivity through work style reforms.

The survey, conducted by Nikkei Inc., covers both listed and leading unlisted companies across Japan, and defines "smart work management" as an initiative to maximize organizational performance through three elements: realization of diverse and flexible work styles, the system that creates new businesses, and the ability to develop markets. With corporate governance and other management foundations, companies are rated on a five-star scale.

NIKKEI Smart Work Management Survey

Nadeshiko Brand

MUFG has been selected for inclusion in Semi- Nadeshiko Brand, a recognition jointly conferred by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and  Industry(METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange(TSE).

Gold Rating and Best Practice selection on PRIDE Index

In November 2022, a number of initiatives in Japan were evaluated and received the top gold rating(note1) on the “PRIDE Index(note2)", gold rating for the third consecutive year and the fourth time.
  1. Rating based on the evaluation of initiatives by each company of MUFG Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS, MUS Business Service, and MUSIS
  2. Japan's first index that evaluates companies' LGBT-related initiatives operated by a private organization “work with Pride”.

Kurumin and Platinum Kurumin Certification

Each Group company is Kurumin certif­ied under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. This certif­ication by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recognizes a business as a childcare support company based on set requirements in support of balancing work and childcare. Companies that meet even higher standards receive a Platinum Kurumin certif­ication.

Additionally, we have also received a new certification “Plus”, which was established to recognize a company which supports employees in balancing work and fertility treatments.


<Kurumin certified companies>

・MUFG Bank

・Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking

・Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

・Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS


・Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting

・Master Trust Bank of Japan

・Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS

・Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology

・Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Systems

・Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management

・MUS Business Service

・MU Communications


・Chukyo Bank

・Mitsubishi UFJ Factors

・MUS Information Systems

・Mitsubishi HC Capital


<Platinum Kurumin certified companies>

・MUFG Bank

・Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

・Master Trust Bank of Japan

・Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS

・Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology

・Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Systems

・MU Communications

・MUS Information Systems

・MUS Business Service

・Mitsubishi HC Capital


<Platinum Kurumin Plus certified companies>

・MUFG Bank

(As of April 2023)

Platinum Kurumin
Platinum Kurumin Plus

Eruboshi Certification

Each Group company is Eruboshi certi­ied under the Act on the Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. Eruboshi certi­ication is awarded by MHLW in Japan to companies that demonstrate excellence in promoting women's advancement. It is a three-level certi­ication based on certain criterion.


<Eruboshi certified companies>


・Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology (2nd-level)

・Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Systems (2nd-level)

・Mitsubishi HC Capital(2nd-level)

・Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting (3rd-level)

・Master Trust Bank of Japan (3rd-level)

・MUS Business Service (3rd-level)

・Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS(3rd-level)

(As of July 2022)



Certified to bear the “Tomonin” symbol, a mark granted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies supporting employees who strive to balance between work and nursing care.

Assessment by ESG Rating Agencies



Most Recent Result

(As of September 2022)

MSCI(note) BBB A
FTSE(note) 3.4 3.3 3.9
Sustainalytics(note)(lower scores are better) 20.6 19.3 18.4
S&P Dow Jones(note)(Percentile rank) 75 74
CDP(note) B- B
Nikkei SDGs ★4.5 ★5.0
Toyo Keizai 372.3 389.9
  1. Subject for the evaluation of executive remuneration

MUFG Ranked 2nd Overall in the Toyo Keizai SDGs Corporate Ranking 500 (July 2022)

Among 1631 companies listed in the CSR Corporate Directory, MUFG ranked second in the overall ranking of the Toyo Keizai SDGs Corporate Ranking 500, which evaluates companies in four categories: human resource utilization, environment, society, and corporate governance.

We received high evaluations in each category for the promotion of female employees' empowerment, proactive efforts toward the transition to a decarbonized society, and implementation of microfinance at partner banks.

(As of June 2023)