External Evaluation

As a business enterprise that adopts a proactive stance towards sustainability activities, the Nikon Group has received positive evaluations from a variety of external organizations.

ESG Evaluation (as of February 10, 2022)

CDP Climate Change A List and CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

CDP is an NPO whose main activities include requesting that business enterprises and local government authorities disclose information relating to the measures they have taken to address environmental issues, including climate change strategies, waste resource conservation, forest conservation, etc., in line with requests from global institutional investors etc. who are concerned about the environment, and also promoting increased adoption of measures of this type. Organizations that secure an A rating (the highest possible rank) in relation to climate change are included in the CDP Climate Change A List. The CDP awards the title of Supplier Engagement Leader to global leaders that collaborate effectively with suppliers in relation to climate change.

CDP

S&P Global Sustainability Awards 2022 Bronze Class

Each year, S&P Global evaluates the sustainability of the world's leading companies from three perspectives: economy, environment, and society. It then selects and honors those companies that receive particularly exceptional scores. For the Bronze Class, companies are selected if their scores are within 5% to 10% of the highest scoring company in each industry category

S&P Global Sustainability Awards 2022 Bronze Class

Inclusion in ESG Investment Indexes (As of June 30, 2022)

FTSE4Good Index Series

Selected: Since 2004
The ESG Investment Indexes is designed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange.

FTSE4Good Index Series

ECPI Indices

Selected: Since 2011
ECPI is a company based in Milan and Luxembourg that produces research, ratings and indices on companies’ ESG performance.

ECPI Indices

SOMPO Sustainability Index

Selected: Since 2013
The SOMPO Sustainability Index is a socially responsible investment product that enables pension funds and other institutional investors to invest broadly in companies with high ESG evaluations.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Selected: Since 2017
FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to reflect the performance of Japanese companies with excellent track records in terms of ESG.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Selected: Since 2017
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index selects companies from various sectors with excellent ESG practices from among the top 500 Japanese stocks in terms of market capitalization.

  • *The inclusion of Nikon Corporation 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 Nikon Corporation 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

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific

Selected: Since 2018
Every year, the sustainability of major global companies is quantified from three perspectives: economy, environment, and society. Based on the results of evaluation by industry, approximately the top 10% are selected for DJSI World and approximately the top 20% in the Asia-Pacific region are selected for DJSI Asia Pacific.

DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

Selected: Since 2018
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is an index that uses TOPIX, the representative stock index for the Japanese market, as its securities universe and selects composite stocks with a focus on disclosure of environmental information and level of carbon efficiency.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

S&P Japan 500 ESG index

Selected: Since 2019
The S&P Japan 500 ESG Index is one of the S&P 500 ESG Index series, which was newly announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, with the main indices in Japan comprising its securities universe.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

Selected: Since 2019
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index selects companies in various industries that have demonstrated superior gender diversity performance, from among the 500 listed Japanese companies with the highest market capitalization.

  • *The inclusion of Nikon Corporation 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 Nikon Corporation 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

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Selected: 2022
It is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate relative "environmental," "social," and "governance" excellence in their respective sectors.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Other evaluations (fiscal year ended March 2022)

Health and Productivity Management Organization 2022

Certification: March, 2022
A system that recognizes corporations that practice particularly excellent health management based on initiatives in line with local health issues and health promotion initiatives promoted by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Health and Productivity Management Organization 2022

Platinum Kurumin

Certification: June, 2018
Certification given to companies that have formulated action plans based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and that have achieved the goals and met certain criteria established in said plans.

Platinum Kurumin

Sustainability Report

For more information, refer to Engagement With Stakeholders in the Sustainability Report.