TOTO undertakes to engage in communication with institutional investors and shareholders as well as with individual shareholders and investors in Japan and other countries on the basis of IR policy in order to treat them with transparency and fairness. In addition to disclosing information in a timely manner through its dedicated website, TOTO also holds separate meetings as well as briefings to explain its financial results.
Meeting with overseas investors
Explanatory Meetings for Private Investors
We host explanatory meetings for private investors because we want them to be more interested in our business. We offer various opportunities to provide information for the private investors.
Visiting Foreign Institutional Investors
With economy becoming more global every day, our top management does IR activities every year for foreign investors to have them understand our corporate strategies enough before they buy our shares. We visit the investors in Europe, United States, and Asian countries. As they see the presence of our products growing in each country, their interest in TOTO is also growing.
For domestic investors, we hold meetings to explain our strategies and invite them to our plants from time to time, not to mention announcing financial results twice a year and entertaining media daily.
Please see here for the latest status of shares.
We provide private shareholders with Special Benefit Plans to build closer relations with them. From fiscal 2012 onward, products (such as rice and wine) related to environmental and social contribution activities such as the TOTO Water Environment Fund and the TOTO Acorn Reforestation Project and products that help support disaster-stricken areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake will be selected as complimentary gifts.
Please see here for the details of Special Benefit Plans for Shareholders.
In response to requests from investors and society, TOTO makes an active effort to disclose information on its sustainability initiatives. TOTO's sustainability activities are highly evaluated in and outside Japan and is included in the following SRI Index. SRI Index is a group of corporations that are selected for being excellent in not only profitability, but also sustainability activities such as compliance with laws, good practice in employment, respecting human rights, good consumer relations, and contribution to society and to local communities.
TOTO was selected for the global socially responsible investment indicator, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices(DJSI) World Index. This is the 12th time that TOTO has been selected for this index.
Also TOTO was selected for the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the 15th consecutive year.
The DJSI was developed by S&P Dow Jones in collaboration with RobecoSAM, a company that specializes in investigating socially responsible investment. It analyzes corporations from the three perspectives of economy, environment, and society, and selects the top 10% of companies that excel in business sustainability as DJSI World Index.
TOTO has been selected as one of the top 10% of companies in The Sustainability Yearbook - 2023 Rankings, a sustainability assessment program conducted by S&P Global, a global investment research and evaluation corporation in the United States.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index was created by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the US, one of the world’s largest independent index providers, based on the carbon emissions data provided by Trucost, a pioneer in environmental assessment.
Since 2016, TOTO has been selected for the FTSE4Good Index, an equity index series that is composed of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is a comprehensive ESG index that is a sector-neutral version of the FTSE4Good Japan Index, a series of FTSE indices and one of the ESG indices with the world’s longest history.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index. The components of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index have been selected primarily on the basis of FTSE Russell’s ESG assessment, taking into account the management approach by each company to the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
TOTO has been selected for the global socially responsible investment indicator, MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes (formerly known as MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes) continued from 2007, its launch. The MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, developed by MSCI Inc., analyzes corporations from the three perspectives of economy, environment, and society, and selects excellent companies.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index. The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is an index developed by the US company, MSCI. It selects companies with relatively high ESG ratings in each industry from the 700 largest Japanese companies by market capitalization.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN). The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is an index developed by the US company, MSCI. It calculates scores in a multifaceted manner based on women’s employment-related data disclosed under the Act on the Promotion of Women's Active Engagement in Professional Life and information disclosed by companies and selects companies in each industry that are recognized for women’s active engagement.
*THE INCLUSION OF TOTO LTD. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HERIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF TOTO 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.
TOTO has been selected as a component of one of the ESG investment indices, the Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index. The Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index is an index developed by Morningstar using Equileap’s data and assessment methodology to focus on each company’s efforts under its gender diversity policy.
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TOTO agrees with CDP's efforts and positively discloses how we are addressing environmental issues such as climate change and water security.
CDP Supplier Engagement Rating
TOTO has been selected as a Supplier Engagement Leader, which is the highest rating in the Supplier Engagement Leader Rating by CDP, an international NGO that operates a global environment information disclosure system.