Recognition from Society
DNP has been recognized by external rating agencies as a corporate group that is proactively working to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
Inclusion in ESG Indices (as of July 2020)
DNP strives to consider corporate social responsibility in all business activities. As a result, we have been included in domestic and international ESG* indices as an investment option.
- *ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance.
FTSE Russell, a wholly owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, evaluates companies from around the world and selects the shares of those that excel in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance for inclusion in this index.
DNP has been selected for 20 consecutive years, since 2000.
US-based MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital Investment) Inc. offers indices that are constructed by selecting companies with excellent ESG profiles from among the top 500 corporations in terms of market capitalization.
An investment universe operated by Forum ETHIBEL, a Belgian nonprofit organization. ETHIBEL selects companies with strong performance from the standpoint of corporate social responsibility.
DNP was selected for inclusion in all of the following four ESG indices employed by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF):
A comprehensive index that considers every aspect of ESG, this index was designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that are doing an excellent job of responding to ESG-related concerns.
This index consists of companies selected for outstanding ESG performance from among the constituents of the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index.
MSCI constructed this index by calculating various types of gender diversity scores based on female employment data disclosed in line with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. The scores are calculated for MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index constituents, and the companies with the best scores in each industry group are selected for inclusion in the index.
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index has been developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Tokyo Stock Exchange. The weighting of a company in the Index as an investment option is determined based on the company’s status of environmental information disclosure and its level of carbon efficiency (carbon footprint per unit of revenue).
Evaluation of Sustainability (as of July 2020)
Some of the evaluation for DNP’s sustainability improvement initiatives by external organizations and bodies are shown below.
The CDP, an international non-profit organization headquartered in London, UK that takes on environment-related issues including climate change, surveys and evaluates corporate efforts to implement measures for climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in overall supply chains.
In the 2019 Supplier Engagement Rating, DNP received the highest evaluation the CDP grants, a position on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly conduct the Nadeshiko Brand Initiative for the purpose of selecting and publicizing listed enterprises that encourage women’s success in the workplace. “Semi-Nadeshiko Brands” developed in 2016 for enterprises just below the Nadeshiko Brands that also evaluate the companies from the viewpoint of whether or not they have potential for future growth.