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 Rating (As of February 10, 2021)

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.
Evaluated companies for climate change are given one of the following scores: A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, D-. Those that didn't disclose or provide insufficient information are marked with an F. The "A List" is made up of the companies awarded the highest performance rank of "A."
And also, the Supplier Engagement Leaders are companies identified as global leaders in supplier engagement with climate change.

CDP Climate Change A List


CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

2021 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook Member

The S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook identifies 631 companies as sustainability leaders based on ESG scores calculated by S&P Global in relation to more than 7,000 companies evaluated in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

2021 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook Member

Inclusion in ESG Investment Indexes (As of November 18, 2021)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
"DJSI World" and "DJSI Asia Pacific"

Every year, the sustainability of around 2,500 major global companies is quantified from the three angles of "economy," "environment," and "society" and based on the results of evaluation by industry, around the top 10% are selected for "DJSI World" and around the top 20% in the Asia-Pacific region are selected for "DJSI Asia Pacific."
(Selected: Since 2018)

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

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.
(Selected: Since 2019)

  • *Selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund, or GPIF.
  • *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 (WIN)

S&P Japan 500 ESG index

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 as its universe.
(Selected: Since 2019)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index*

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

  • *This index has been selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund, or GPIF.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

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

  • *This index has been selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund, or GPIF.
FTSE Blossom Japan

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

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.
(Selected: Since 2017)

  • *This index has been selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund, or GPIF.
  • *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 ESG Select Leaders Index

SOMPO Sustainability Index

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 evaluations for ESG.
(Selected: Since 2013)

SOMPO Sustainability Index

ECPI Indices

ECPI is a company based in Italy and Luxembourg, and produces research, ratings and indices on companies' ESG performance.
(Selected: Since 2011)

ECPI Indices

FTSE4 Good Index Series

The FTSE4 Good Index Series is designed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group, to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
(Selected: Since 2004)

FTSE4 Good Index Series

Other Evaluation Results (in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021)