NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (hereinafter “NKSJ Holdings”) has received the RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.*1 Having earned the SAM Silver Class distinction in 2012, NKSJ Holdings has been recognized for the third consecutive year since the company was founded in April 2010, and for the sixth consecutive year including distinctions received by its subsidiary, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (hereinafter “Sompo Japan”).
NKSJ Holdings will continue to play an active role in efforts to resolve social issues and contribute to the building of a sustainable society.
*1 RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment
The Corporate Sustainability Assessment is a survey conducted by Swiss asset management advisor RobecoSAM to assess companies from the perspective of sustainability performance. It has been carried out annually since 1999. The companies participating in the Assessment are those which were assessed for that year’s DJSI indexes.*2 Their activities are assessed based on economic, environmental, and social criteria.
The world’s 2,500 companies were invited to participate in the latest Assessment.
*2 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI)
The DJSI are SRI indexes developed by RobecoSAM in 1999 in collaboration with U.S.-based Dow Jones & Company. Based on independent surveys, publicly available information, the Dow Jones Global Indexes (DJGI; performance indexes evaluated by institutional investors considering international investments), among other sources, RobecoSAM works under the DJSI brand and selects companies across the world engaging in progressive economic, environmental, and social efforts.
NKSJ Holdings has been listed on the DJSI World for 13 consecutive years, including years when its subsidiary Sompo Japan was listed.
About Sompo Japan
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. is a leading provider of Property & Casualty insurance in Japan. Together with Nipponkoa Insurance CO., Ltd., it established NKSJ Holdings, Inc. a joint holding company as comprehensive service provider group for risk and asset management in 2010 and is now preparing for a merger as “Sompo Japan Nipponkoa” by 2014.
As a long-time leader in CSR, Sompo Japan strongly commits to build sustainable society focusing on its own CSR material issues such as climate change and sustainable finance. The company is regularly recognized for our efforts to sustainability. Recent awards are “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2012, “SAM Silver Class” in 2011, and “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” in 2009 and 2010.