External Recognition

The Sompo Holdings Group have been highly recognized by institutions in Japan and around the world, and Sompo Holdings is included in several socially responsible investment (SRI) indices and funds. The following is a list of some of the recent awards and recognition received by the group.

Awards

The Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Environmental Minister’s Award) at the 20th Environmental Communication Awards (Sompo Holdings Inc.)

The CSR Communication Report 2016 of Sompo Holdings has been honored with the Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Environmental Minister’s Award) in the Environmental Report section at the 20th Environmental Communication Awards sponsored by the Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the non-profit organization Global Environmental Forum.
This report is a communication tool for providing information on the Sompo Holdings Group’s CSR management vision, basic policies, and progress on specific plans and initiatives, as well as for making continuous improvements to group performance.

(February 2017)

2nd ACAP Consumer-Oriented Activity Award (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

“Bosai JAPAN-DA Project”, fun-filled disaster education for children and parents, received with 2nd ACAP Consumer-Oriented Activity Award at ACAP Consumer-Oriented Activity Award.

(February 2017)

Bronze Class Distinction in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Sompo Holdings, Inc.)

Sompo Holdings received the Bronze Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
Sompo Holdings has been listed on the DJSI World for 17 consecutive years, including years when its subsidiary Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was listed.

(January 2017)

The Grand Prix Award at 2nd Sustainable Finance Awards (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

Weather index insurance for Southeast Asian farmers received the Grand Prix Award 2016 at 2nd Sustainable Finance Awards sponsored by Research Institute for Environmental Finance.

(January 2017)

1st Nihon Service Award (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

Smiling Road, telematics service for businesses that helps corporate vehicle drivers drive safer, received “1st Nihon Service Award“ of “Excellence Award (SPRING Award) “organized by Council of Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth (SPRING)


(June 2016)

Minister of State for Space Policy Prize at 2nd Space Development and Utilization Grand Prizes (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. , Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc.)

Weather Index Insurance developed based on a rainfall index using satellite observation data received the Minister of State for Space Policy Prize, at the Second Space Development and Utilization Grand Prize. This makes us the first financial institution in Japan to be awarded.

(March 2016)

Environmental Minister's Award of Principles for Financial Action Towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

Weather index insurance offered by Sompo Holdings, Inc. received the Environmental Minister's Award of Principles for Financial Action Towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) at the General Assembly held on March 9, 2016 hosted by the Ministry of the Environment.
This time,Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. received the award as a representative of the Sompo Holdings Group.

(March 2016)

Excellence Award at “Women’s Empowerment Grand Prize Award“ (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa received “Excellence Award at “Women’s Empowerment Grand Prize Award“ organized by Japan Productivity Center.

(March 2016)

The MEXT 2015 Award for Companies Promoting Experience-based Learning Activities for the Youth (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

The SAVE JAPAN Project, a biodiversity conservation project received the Judges Panel Special Award of Encouragement at the 2015 Award for Companies Promoting Experience-based Learning Activities for the Youth presented by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in recognition of corporate activities promoting youth-oriented experiential activities.

(February 2016)

Nikkei Veritas Award for Excellence at 2015 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)

Smiling Road, telematics service for businesses that helps corporate vehicle drivers drive safer, received ” Excellence of 2015 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards” at “Nikkei Veritas Award” organized by Nikkei Inc.


(January 2016)

Recognition

Ranked 1st in the Financial Business Category in the Toyo Keizai CSR Corporate Ranking 2017 (Sompo Holdings Inc.)

(March 2017)

Ranked 2nd in the Nikkei Inc's 20th Corporate Environmental Management Survey Non-Manufacturers/Financial Business Category (Sompo Holdings Inc.)

(January 2017)

Selected as A-List in the CDP Climate Change Survey (Sompo Holdings Inc.)

Sompo Holdings selected A-List, the highest ranking among financial institutions, in the CDP Climate Change survey. CDP is a collaborative initiative by the world’s leading institutional investors to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt climate change strategies and disclose their GHG emissions.

(November 2016)

Received the Highest “S” Rating in the Registered and Certified Institution Evaluations for the Tokyo Cap and Trade Program (Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc.)

Received 4h straight “S” rating
Sompo Risk Management & Health Care was the first property and casualty insurance risk consulting company to receive an “S” rating among the registered and certified institutions in the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program.

(July 2016)

Certification

Received Caring Company organized by The Hong Kong Council of Social Services (Sompo Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Limited)

Sompo Insurance (Hong Kong) has been received Caring Company organized by The Hong Kong Council of Social Services since 2009.

(2016)

Inclusion in SRI indices

The Sompo Holdings, Inc is included in the following SRI indexes (as of October 1, 2016).

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices(DJSI World)(SOMPO HOLDINGS)

DJSI World is a leading global SRI index of companies that are leaders in sustainability, as assessed from their approaches towards ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) issues based on their economic, environmental and social performances.
This is the fifth consecutive year for SOMPO HOLDINGS to be included in the Index, and the 15th consecutive year for Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance.

(September, 2015)

FTSE4Good Index Series (Sompo Holdings)

The FTSE4Good Index Series is a group of SRI indexes that evaluate the performances of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards, including such ESG issues as aspects on environmental and human rights.


MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes/MSCI Global SRI Indexes(Sompo Holdings)

These indexes comprise companies from various industries that have earned high evaluations in relation to the environment, society, and governance.

The inclusion of Sompo Holdings, Inc. 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 Sompo Holdings, Inc. 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.


ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in class Equity Index(Sompo Holdings)

ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in class Equity Index that are constituted by stocks with high ESG evaluation.



STOXX Global ESG Leaders (SOMPO HOLDINGS)

The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index offers a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria, based on ESG indicators provided by Sustainalytics.


Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (Sompo Holdings)

The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index was developed as Japan’s first socially responsible investment index comprising Japanese companies.