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 Global Ageing Influencer award at the 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards

Sompo Holdings received the Global Ageing Influencer award at the 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards, which recognizes each department and company that has an excellent track record in elderly care in the Asia-Pacific region.

(May 2019)

Special Award in the General Category of the Minister of Environment Awards as an example of best practice in the Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management received a Special Award in the General Category of the Minister of Environment Awards as an example of best practice in the Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century in recognition of the pioneering actions and high operating performance of this fund over a long period of time.

(March 2019)

ESG Investment Prize at the TOKYO FINANCIAL AWARD

Sompo Holdings received ESG Investment Prize at the TOKYO FINANCIAL AWARD, which was established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as one of the projects under the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision.

(February 2019)

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 First Place in CSR Communicate Association’s Ranking for CSR Disclosure on Website in 2019 (Sompo Holdings)

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

(January 2019)

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 CSR categories among all types of industry and in the Financial Business Category in the Toyo Keizai CSR Corporate Ranking 2019 (Sompo Holdings)

(February 2019)

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.

(January 2019)

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 sixth consecutive year among the registered and certified institutions in the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program.

(August 2018)

Certification

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

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

(2019)

Recognition of “2019 Health and Productivity Stock” and Eight Group Companies recognized as “White 500”

Sompo Holdings has been selected as a “2019 Health and Productivity Stock,” co-sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in recognition of its outstanding health and productivity management.* At the same time, eight companies from the Sompo Holdings Group have been recognized as “White 500” companies under the 2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program jointly promoted by METI and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

  • “Health and productivity management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.

(Group company selected as Health and Productivity Stock)

  • Sompo Holdings, Inc.

(Group companies recognized as White 500 companies)

  • Sompo Holdings, Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Business Service, Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Himawari Life Insurance Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Risk Management Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Health Support Inc. (three consecutive years)
  • Sompo Communications Inc. (first recognition)
  • Prime Assistance Inc. (first recognition)

Inclusion in SRI indices

The Sompo Holdings is included in the following SRI indexes (as of June 30, 2019).

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.