Major ESG Data

General Information on ESG Data

To identify our ESG-related issues, we have conducted ESG surveys targeting our Group companies since fiscal year 2011. The tables below show our major ESG data, as obtained from the survey results. The survey is conducted on Sompo Holdings and its consolidated companies in and outside Japan.

●Organizations surveyed in FY2018
Company Name
Sompo Holdings, Inc.
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Sonpo 24 Insurance Company Limited
Sompo Japan Partners Inc.
Sompo Himawari Life Insurance Inc.
Sompo Care Inc.
Sompo Health Support Inc.
Sompo Risk Management Inc.
Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Sompo Japan DC Securities Inc.
Sompo International Holdings Ltd.<Bermuda, British Overseas Territory>
Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd. <Bermuda, British Overseas Territory>
Sompo America Insurance Company <U.S.>
Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited <U.K.>
SI Insurance (Europe), SA <Luxembourg>
Sompo Japan Sigorta Anonim Sirketi <Turkey>
Sompo Holdings(Asia) Pte. Ltd. <Singapore>
Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd.<Singapore>
Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad <Malaysia>
PT Sompo Insurance Indonesia <Indonesia>
Sompo Insurance China Co., Ltd. <China>
Nipponkoa Insurance Company(China)Limited <China>
Sompo Insurance(Hong Kong)Company Limited <China>
Sompo Seguros S.A. <Brazil>
Sompo Saude Seguros S.A. <Brazil>
43 other companies

●Coverage ratio

To disclose ESG data that includes our consolidated subsidiaries engaged in various types of businesses (including insurance and financial business, and nursing and healthcare business), this report uses sales revenues as the basis to calculate coverage ratios.

●Reporting period

[1]Companies with head office in Japan
Unless otherwise stated, data reported are for fiscal year 2018 (April 2018 to March 2019).

[2]Companies other than [1]
Unless otherwise stated, data reported are for calendar year 2018 (January to December 2018).

Group Employee Data

Number of employees (by employment status)
Male Female Total
Regular employees 20,940 28,447 49,387
Temporary employees 1,613 14,023 15,636
Total 22,553 42,470 65,023
Number of employees (by region)
Japan Asia & Middle East Europe & North America Latin America Total
Regular employees 42,854 2,476 2,118 1,939 49,387
Temporary employees 15,546 42 31 17 15,636
Total 58,400 2,518 2,149 1,956 65,023
  • Sompo International is active in several countries, and is counted in the Europe & North America region here.

Additional Information Concerning Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

  • Since fiscal year 2012 we have been receiving annual third-party verification by a certification body.
  • Although maximum attention is paid to accuracy and validity, calculation methods that are considered to be reasonable and versatile are adopted for activities for which quantification is difficult.
  • The scope of calculation is as indicated by the coverage ratio and the list of reporting companies for each data item.
  • Scope 1 emissions, as appearing in the data below, are direct GHG emissions from sources owned or controlled by the Group, such as emissions from the use of gas and gasoline. Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation at power stations and other external sites of electricity and heat that are purchased by the Group. Scope 3 emissions are indirect GHG emissions other than Scope 2 emissions that are generated in any part of the value chain of the Group.
  • The table below shows activity items subject to calculation.
Scope Category Activity items subject to calculation
Scope 1 Direct emissions City gas consumption, class A heavy oil consumption, kerosene consumption, LPG consumption, fuel consumption by company fleets
Scope 2 Indirect emissions from energy sources Electricity consumption, heat (steam) consumption
Scope 3 Purchased products and services Paper consumption, servers, municipal water
Activities in connection with fuels and energy (other than Scopes 1 and 2) City gas consumption, class A heavy oil consumption, kerosene consumption, LPG consumption, fuel consumption by company fleets, electricity consumption, heat (steam) consumption
Transportation / delivery (upstream) Mail, home delivery, interoffice mail, office relocation, employee residence relocation
Waste generated from business activities Industrial waste, general waste
Business trips Domestic (sales, trips, new appointments, overnight or longer stays), international (trips, new appointments, overnight or longer stays)
Commuting of employees Train, bus, private car

Environmental Performance Data

●Environmental Data
Item Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
GHG (Scope 1) tCO2 21,517 21,195 21,968 98.8%
GHG (Scope 2) tCO2 76,522 75,746 68,971 98.6%
GHG (Scope 3) tCO2 59,227 59,261 57,547 99.0%
GHG (Scope 1-3) Total *1 tCO2 157,266 156,201 148,486 98.8%
Total GHG emissions per employee tCO2 2.46 2.39 2.28 99.0%
City gas consumption m3-N 1,733,983 1,770,704 1,696,192 86.3%
Class A heavy oil consumption kℓ 201 186 163 87.5%
Kerosene consumption kℓ 185 157 117 87.6%
LPG consumption t 47 46 214 87.6%
Fuel consumption by company fleets kℓ 7,133 7,013 7,271 98.8%
Electricity consumption kWh 142,661,366 146,517,790 137,826,637 98.6%
Heat (steam) consumption MJ 96,176,904 93,209,561 95,428,723 87.5%
Paper consumption t 9,970 8,832 7,997 87.5%
Clean water usage kℓ 368,720 373,126 492,681 73.6%
Wastewater discharge kℓ 395,061 442,302 342,753 73.2%
Total waste generation t 7,234 19,156 17,569 83.9%
Recycled waste t 6,632 6,928 5,919 73.9%
Total waste disposed t 602 12,228 11,650 -
Business trip km 76,869,498 77,848,495 80,397,714 85.8%
Total floor space m2 1,696,742 1,673,885 2,046,057 99.0%
Share of green purchasing % 88.2% 89.4% 77.4% 78.3%
Human development of environmental field Open Lectures on the Environment*2 Number of participants 431 1,428 1,415 -
CSO Learning Scholarship Program Number of participants 53 59 55 -
SAVE JAPAN Project Number of participants 1,193 5,234 5,424 -
  1. The Group has been received an annual Assurance Statement by a third-party certification organization. The coverage of the survey is as follows.
    FY2015: consolidated subsidiaries and some important subsidiaries in our Group
    FY2016–2017: Sompo Holdings and consolidated subsidiaries
  2. The method of counting number of participants in “Public Seminars on the Environment” was changed in FY2017.

Social Performance Data

●Social Performance Data
Item Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Executive or higher Male Persons 211 219 221 100.0%
Female Persons 14 15 17
Total Persons 225 234 238
Department manager level or higher but lower than executive Male Persons 754 781 819 100.0%
Female Persons 96 135 155
Total Persons 850 916 974
Section manager level or higher but lower than department manager level Male Persons 2,314 2,477 2,768 100.0%
Female Persons 523 611 759
Total Persons 2,837 3,088 3,527
Subsection chief level or higher but lower than section manager level Male Persons 7,192 7,542 6,941 100.0%
Female Persons 2,663 4,052 3,844
Total Persons 9,855 11,594 10,785
Union membership rate % 81.3% 96.4% 98.0% 100.0%
Ratio of employees with disabilities % 2.17% 2.12% 2.19% 87.4%
Ratio of female employees in managerial positions*1 % 18.7% 20.7% 21.3% 99.6%
Number of employees who took childcare leave Male Persons 329 402 333 100.0%
Female Persons 2,077 2,048 2,010
Total Persons 2,406 2,450 2,343
Average number of days taken off work for childcare leave by employees Male Days 6.3 4.8 7.6 98.6%
Female Days 186.5 181.1 186.3
Childcare support systems Number of employees using the shorter work hour system + Number of employees using the earlier / later work hour system Days 1,897 1,809 2,618 97.3%
Number of employees who took family care leave Male Persons 5 23 34 86.2%
Female Persons 40 67 65
Total Persons 45 90 99
Telecommuting systems Persons 2,797 5,417 4,847 96.2%
Ratio of paid vacation use % 61.5% 61.1% 59.6% 99.6%
Occupational accident frequency rate - 4.44 4.41 5.90 99.9%
Total days lost due to absenteeism Days 83,801.3 93,929.0 74,036.5 99.7%
Absentee Rate % 0.54 0.59 0.46
Ratio of overtime work % 13.2% 11.3% 11.0% 99.0%
Employee turnover rate Male % 10.2% 7.4% 8.2% 94.3%
Female % 7.5% 15.9% 11.6%
Total % 5.9% 13.9% 9.9%
Employee Engagement Percentage of "satisfied" % 72.5% 80.6% 79.7% -
The number of respondents in the employee engagement survey Persons 23,648 26,485 25,950
The number of employees who answered "satisfied" Persons 17,150 21,355 20,688
Number of volunteers from employees*2 Persons 32,829 35,848 39,297 100.0%
Amount of money the company contributed to corporate citizenship/ philanthropic activities JPY 1,750,923,536 1,716,137,921 1,685,453,050 *3 -
  1. Figures for overseas consolidated subsidiaries are as of December 31 of the respective fiscal year. Figures for domestic operating companies are as of April 1 of the respective fiscal year.
  2. Total number of Group employees and agency employees.
  3. Breakdown/Type of Contributions in FY2018 (Currency: JPY)
  4. Cash contributions 1,603,230,175
    Time: employee volunteering during paid working hours - Converted into money based on labor cost 15,791,875
    In-kind giving: product or services donations, projects/partnerships or similar 65,891,000
    Management overheads 540,000
    TOTAL 1,685,453,050
●Amount of Contributions to Initiatives(Currency: JPY)
Purpose Organization FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Addressing social issues by cooperating with initiatives WBCSD, UNGC, UNEP FI, PRI, etc. 172,046,781
316,491,715 233,802,021 212,146,640

Governance Data

●Overall approach

Our Group is continuously engaged in further improvement of company governance in accordance with the Corporate Governance Code to raise medium-term company value and promote continuous Group growth. We transitioned to “Company with committees” in June 2019 as a part of strengthening our corporate governance system.

We enforce each and every principle of the Corporate Governance Code. We comply with the recommendation that, if a listed company believes it necessary to appoint at least one-third of directors as independent outside directors, it should appoint a sufficient number of independent outside directors (CG Code Principle 4.8), and as of the closing of our 9th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, more than half of our directors (seven out of 11) were outside directors. Of these, 10 are Japanese, one is non-Japanese, eight are men, and three are women. Additionally, the average term of office (including period as a member of Audit & Supervisory Board) is 4.6 years.

Please see our Corporate Governance Overview for information on our fundamental principles and other information related to Corporate Governance.

Furthermore, at Sompo Holdings’ group company Sompo Asset Management, the Standards for Exercising Voting Rights for Domestic Stocks based on our Proxy Voting Guidelines lays out specific decision-making criteria that deems a candidate ineligible when either 1 or 2 below applies, and in principle we will dissent against such candidate’s appointment.

(1) A person with lower than 75% attendance rate at Board of Directors meetings, without justifiable reason
(2) A person who serves as outside director or outside auditor at five companies or more simultaneously, and who has lower than 80% attendance rate at Board of Directors meetings 

We will continue to strengthen our company’s corporate governance system based on these kinds of principles.

●Number of meetings held by the Board of Directors and the Board of Corporate Auditors as well as the participation status of the Board Members

Record of the meetings of Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board in FY2018 under the structure of a "Company with Audit & Supervisory Board"

Board of Directors meetings Held 14 times
Attendance: 98.2% of Directors, 100% of Audit & Supervisory Board Members
Audit & Supervisory Board meetings Held 13 times
Attendance: 100%
Item Unit As of July 1 2016 As of July 1 2017 As of July 1 2018
Board of Directors Number of meetings Meetings 15 14 14
Number of board members Persons 13 12 12
(Of which, number of outside directors) Persons 4 4 4
Average attendance at meetings by directors 97.7% 98.9% 98.5%
Board of Corporate Auditors Number of meetings Meetings 13 13 13
Number of board members Persons 5 5 5
(Of which, number of outside directors) Persons 3 3 3
Average attendance at meetings by directors 100% 100% 98.6%

We maintain a structure comprising eight internal directors involved in the execution of business and appoint an additional four outside directors. At present, the number of independent outside directors is more than one-third of the total.

●Nomination and Compensation Committee
Item Unit As of July 1, 2016 As of July 1, 2017 As of July 1, 2018
Nomination and Compensation Committee Number of board members Persons 5
5 5
(Of which, number of outside directors) Persons 4 4 4

●Compensation for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members (FY2019)

●Briefings for investors and analysts
Briefings Times
Briefings (IR meetings) for institutional investors, analysts 2
Conference calls for institutional investors, analysts 2
Conferences organized by securities companies 5
Individual meetings 268
Briefings for individual investors 12
●Compliance training
Item Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Coverage ratio
Ratio of employees who received compliance training % 95.9% 89.2% 90.5% 79.6%