External Recognition

The Group has 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 Excellence Award at the Environmental Empowerment Award 2017 (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa)

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa received the Excellence Award at the Environmental Empowerment Award 2017 by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Environmental Consoritum for Leadership Development (EcoLeaD) for our efforts in environmental empowerment.

(May 2018)

The Grand Prize at the 3rd Working Women Empowerment Award (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa)

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa received the Grand Prize at the 3rd Working Women Empowerment Award by Japan Productivity Center(Working Women’s Empowerment Forum).

(April 2018)

The Award of Merit at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards (Sompo Holdings)

The CSR Communication Report 2017 of Sompo Holdings has been honored with the Award of Merit in the Environmental Report section at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment in Japan 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 2018)

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

Sompo Holdings received the Bronze Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
Sompo Holdings has been listed on the DJSI World for 18 consecutive years, including past years when its subsidiary Sompo Japan Nipponkoa was listed.

(February 2018)

The First Place in CSR Communicate Association’s Ranking for CSR Disclosure on Website in 2018 (Sompo Holdings)

Sompo Holdings was ranked the first place for its full content of CSR disclosure on the website, which is conducted by CSR Communicate Association.

(January 2018)

The MEXT 2017 Award for Companies Promoting Experience-based Learning Activities for the Youth (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa)

Fun-filled disaster education for children and parents, “Bosai JAPAN-DA Project” received the Judging Committee’s Special Award at the 2017 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.

(January 2018)

The Chairman’s Award of Ecological Life and Culture Organization 2017 (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa)

One of our initiatives to conserve biodiversity, “SAVE JAPAN Project” received the Chairman’s Award of Ecological Life and Culture Organization 2017 for the effort to create a sustainable society.

(November 2017)

The New Insurance Product of the Year-Japan and the Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year-Japan at the Insurance Asia Awards 2018 by Charlton Media Group (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa)

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa received the New Insurance Product of the Year-Japan for the effort in new insurance product preparing for disaster prevention and mitigation, and Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year-Japan for the effort in weather index insurance at the Insurance Asia Awards 2018 by Charlton Media Group.

(July 2018)

Recognition

Ranked 1st in the Financial Business Category in the Toyo Keizai CSR Corporate Ranking 2018 (Sompo Holdings)

(February 2018)

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

(January 2018)

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

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 2017)

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

Sompo Risk Management & Health Care received the highest ranked "S" rating for the fifth consecutive year among the registered and certified institutions in the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program.

(July 2017)

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.

(2018)

Recognition of Six Group Companies as “2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization in the large enterprise category (White 500)”

Six Group companies have been recognized as a 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization in the large enterprise category (White 500) by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

  • Sompo Holdings, Inc. (two consecutive years)
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (two consecutive years)
  • Sompo Systems, Inc.
  • Sompo Business Service, Inc. (two consecutive years)
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Himawari Life Insurance, Inc. (two consecutive years)
  • Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. (two consecutive years)

(February, 2018)

Inclusion in SRI indices

The Sompo Holdings is included in the following SRI indexes (as of October 31, 2018).

Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers (Sompo Holdings)

Sompo Holdings has been selected for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register since 31/08/2018. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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 approach toward ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues.
Sompo Holdings has now been selected as a member of the indices for 9 consecutive years since the company was founded and 19 consecutive years since the subsidiary company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa was included for the first time.


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 environment and human rights.


FTSE Blossom Japan Index (Sompo Holdings)

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell(the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company), the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.


MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes / MSCI 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 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 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 Holdings)

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is designed to select companies with high evaluation in ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) aspects from among the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)(Sompo Holdings)

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is designed to select companies with high evaluation in gender diversity from among the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index.

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.



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.