Since June 2018, Nidec has been included as a constituent of the “FTSE4Good Index Series” made by global index provider FTSE Russell. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indexes are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
In addition to conventional financial analysis, investment taking into account non-financial information such as the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G) is expanding. The main evaluations of Nidec’s business activities and IR activities are described here.
Inclusion on Social Responsibility Indexes (SRIs)
FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Since June 2018, Nidec has been included as a constituent of the “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” made by FTSE Russell. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which is designed as an industry neutral benchmark that reflects the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in Japan, is selected as a target of ESG investment by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN)
Since 2017, Nidec has been part of the “MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN)” index, which includes companies selected out of top 500 brands in market capitalization ranking (the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index) based on their gender-related diversity (promotion of women’s active participation in the workforce) in individual industries. WIN is part of the ESG investment by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as well.
2019 Gender Equality Index (GEI)
In January 2019, Nidec was selected to be part of the “2019 Gender Equality Index (GEI)” announced by Bloomberg. The “GEI,” an index comprising companies that Bloomberg evaluated based on the extent of their information disclosure and achievements in the area of gender equality policies and activities, includes 230 companies, including Nidec, of 36 countries and regions in all industries.
Awards and commendations
Nidec was selected as a Nadeshiko Brand jointly announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange in FY2018. 42 outstanding companies in encouraging women’s success in the workplace (four companies in the electrical equipment industry, including Nidec) were selected from among 3,600 listed companies.
In the first “ESG brands” selection in 2012 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which identifies themed brands for individual investors based on specific themes and indexes, Nidec was selected as a “company that contributes to society with its globally accepted products and technologies to secure stable employment and sustainable growth, while, via the development and supply of its highly environmentally friendly motors, attempting to reduce environmental burden and hire and train employees to become active globally.
Nidec receives three-star “eruboshi” status
Nidec received a three-star rating (highest level) of “eruboshi” status granted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies with excellent efforts related to the promotion of women’s participation and advancement in the workplace. This three-level system ranks companies based on five criteria of assessment, i.e., (i) staffing; (ii) continued employment; (iii) how to work during work hours, etc.; (iv) management-to-workforce ratio; and (v) diversity of career courses.
Evaluation of IR Disclosure
Gomez IR Site Ranking Bronze Award
Nidec received a Bronze Award in the overall “Gomez IR Site Ranking 2018” published by Morningstar Japan K.K. In the electrical equipment industry ranking, the Company was ranked 17th.
Daiwa IR Internet IR Commendation Award 2017
Nidec received the Commendation Award in the “2017 Internet IR Award 2017” by Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
Nikko IR All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking
Nidec’s site was selected as a grade AA site in the annual survey of all Japanese listed companies’ websites conducted by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd. In FY2018. The results of the ranking are employed as one of the indicators for the item on Disclosure and Website Quality in the Nikkei's Corporate Governance Evaluation System (NEEDS-Cges).
Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure
In October 2018, Nidec was selected as an excellent company (ranked 1st in Japan) in the section on Disclosure to Individual Investors in the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure granted by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.