Evaluations from Stakeholders

As a business enterprise that adopts a proactive stance towards CSR activities, the Nikon Group has received very positive evaluations from a variety of external organizations.

Inclusion in ESG Investment Indexes (As of July 18, 2019)

S&P Japan 500 ESG index

The S&P Japan 500 ESG Index is one of the S&P 500 ESG Index series, which was newly announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices, with the main indices in Japan as its universe.
(Selected: In 2019)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices "DJSI World" and "DJSI Asia Pacific"

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are a stock index series that were launched through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Every year, DJSI evaluate and quantify the sustainability of roughly 2,500 major companies around the world from an environmental, economic and social perspective. Companies within each industry that rank in the top 10 percent are selected for inclusion in the "DJSI World," and top 20 percent are selected for inclusion in the "DJSI Asia Pacific."
(Selected: In 2018)

Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index World 120

Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index World 120

The Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index World 120 is a sustainability index created by NYSE Euronext, which operates several stock exchanges in the U.S.A. and in Europe, and ESG (Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) research firm Vigeo Eiris; the Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index World 120 includes 120 companies in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region that have demonstrated outstanding performance in terms of ESG.
(Selected: Since 2018)

Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index World 120

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index*

The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is an index that uses TOPIX, the representative stock index for the Japanese market, as the universe and determines the composite stocks with a focus on disclosure of environmental information and level of carbon efficiency.
(Selected: In 2018)

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to reflect the performance of Japanese companies with excellent track records in terms of ESG.
(Selected: Since 2017)

  • *This index has been selected as an investment target by the Government Pension Investment Fund, or GPIF.
FTSE Blossom Japan

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index selects companies from various sectors with excellent ESG practices from among the top 500 Japanese stocks in terms of market capitalization.
(Selected: Since 2017)

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

The MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes comprise companies with high ESG ratings in their industry sectors.
(Selected: Since 2014)

SOMPO JAPAN SNAM Sustainability Index

The SOMPO JAPAN SNAM Sustainability Index is a socially-responsible investment product that enables pension funds and other institutional investors to invest broadly in companies with high evaluations for ESG.
(Selected: Since 2013)

Member of SNAM Sustainability Index 2019

ECPI Ethical Index Global

ECPI is a company based in Italy and Luxembourg, and produces research, ratings and indices on companies' ESG performance.
(Selected: Since 2011)


FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group, to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
(Selected: Since 2004)


Rating Evaluation (As of March 31, 2019)

DBJ Environmental Ratings

Nikon acquired the highest certification level of the environmental ratings given out by the Development Bank of Japan and received financing based on this assessment. Additionally, Nikon was recognized with a special award for its excellence. The DBJ Environmental Ratings evaluate environmental management based on a rating system developed by the DBJ to select leading companies and provides the world's first financing plans that implement a specialized method of environmental rating to set financing terms according to the rating.
(Evaluated: Since 2016)

Rating Evaluation 2015

Other Evaluation Results (in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019)