External Evaluation

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

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.

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).

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Since March 2022, Nidec has been included as a constituent of the “FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index” made by FTSE Russell. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which evaluates and selects companies' management attitudes toward climate change and ESG practices, 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 700 brands in market capitalization ranking (the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 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.

*THE INCLUSION OF NIDEC CORPORATION 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 NIDEC CORPORATION 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.

Awards and commendations

Nadeshiko Brand and Semi-Nadeshiko Brand

Nidec Corporation was selected to be a “Nadeshiko Brand” for the first time in the fiscal year of 2018 (FY2018), a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” in FY2020, and re-selected as a “Nadeshiko Brand” in FY2021 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Since FY2012, the METI and the TSE have jointly selected and announced listed companies that excel in promoting women's advancement as "Nadeshiko Brands". To accelerate “Nadeshiko Brand” companies’ effort to empower women, the METI and the TSE urge investors who place importance on “mid- and long- term enhancement in corporate value” to invest in “Nadeshiko Brands” by introducing them as attractive brands. 42 companies were selected out of the entire group of approximately 3,600 listed companies as “Nadeshiko” brands (including 4 companies in the electrical equipment industry) in FY2018, and 50 out of approximately 3,600 listed companies (including 3 in the electrical equipment industry) in FY2021. In addition, regardless of their industry, companies that scored high in the overall ranking are selected as “semi-Nadeshiko” companies, which are equivalent to Nadeshiko-brand companies. FY2020 saw 19 companies, including Nidec, selected as such.

     

Evaluations

ESG-themed brand

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 Silver Award

Nidec received a Silver Award in the overall “Gomez IR Site Ranking 2022” published by Morningstar Japan K.K. In the electrical equipment industry ranking, the Company was ranked 12th.

Daiwa IR Internet IR Commendation Award 2022

Nidec received the Commendation Award in the “Internet IR Award 2022” by Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.

Nikko IR All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking

Nidec’s site was selected as a grade AAA site in the annual survey of all Japanese listed companies’ websites conducted by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd. in FY2022.

Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure

In 2022, Nidec was ranked 10th in Electric / Precision section in 2022 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure, sponsored by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.

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