This award, conferred jointly by the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Ministry of Economics, Trade, and Industry each year, recognizes listed companies which excelled at empowering women in the workplace. Sojitz has been selected as a Nadeshiko Brand company for sixth consecutive years since March 2017.
The Kurumin certification is awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in recognition of companies that provide excellent support for child-rearing in accordance with the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. After receiving Kurumin certification for every assessment since 2010, Sojitz was awarded Platinum Kurumin certification in 2021. Sojitz has also obtained “Platinum Kurumin Plus” certification awarded from December 2022 to companies that have raised awareness internally and implemented policies and systems for employees to balance work while undergoing fertility treatment.
Ikumen Award 2020 Organized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ikumen Enterprise Award recognizes companies and institutions who are making exceptional efforts to encourage their male employees to participate in child rearing, with the aim of promoting work environments in which employees can more easily balance work and childcare. Sojitz Corporation received an Encouragement Award in the Ikumen Enterprise Awards 2020.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
Sojitz has been selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for six consecutive years since 2017. This index was created by U.S. company MSCI Inc. and is another ESG index selected by the GPIF for ESG investment. Index figures are calculated using data disclosed under the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, with constituents comprised of those companies which earn a high gender diversity score.
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Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
The NPO Nippon Kenko Kaigi issues this certification in recognition of companies that implement superior health management based on criteria set by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Sojitz has been selected as a “White 500” company for three consecutive years since February 2019 for taking a strategic, management-oriented approach to improving its employees’ health.
DBJ Employee Health Management Rating
A rating issued by the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ). DBJ evaluates and rates companies based on the company’s consideration for its employees’ health, and sets financing conditions based on the evaluated company’s results. Sojitz received a rating in 2018.
Platinum Career Awards
Each year, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. holds the Platinum Career Awards in partnership with Toyo Keizai Inc. (Sponsors: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, The Tokyo Stock Exchange). In anticipation of the 100-year life, a platinum career is defined by three characteristics, including long-term vision, autonomous learning, and the resolution of societal issues. The Platinum Career Awards recognizes companies that help to build platinum careers, and Sojitz was awarded the highest prize in June 2022.
Telework Pioneers 100 Selections Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has designated companies and organizations that are promoting the introduction and utilization of telework. Sojitz was selected in October 2020.
Digital Transformation Certification The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry issues this certification in recognition of companies based on Japan’s Act on Facilitation of Information Processing. Certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate outstanding efforts to implement the key practices of METI’s digital governance code by integrating IT systems into its businesses and corporate management vision and presenting this information to stakeholders. Sojitz was awarded digital transformation certification in April 2021.