Announcement of the FY2013 Nadeshiko Brand-METI Selected 26 Listed Enterprises that are Outstanding in Encouraging Women’s Success-
On March 3, 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have jointly selected and publicized listed enterprises that are exceptional in encouraging women’s success in the workplace, and granted them the “Nadeshiko Brand” designation. As the second selection, following last fiscal year’s, METI and TSE selected 26 enterprises. Providing women with opportunities for success in the workplace is considered to contribute to facilitating business innovation as well as enhancing competitiveness in global markets, and is a touchstone for the progress of diversity management.
1. Details of the Nadeshiko Brand
The Nadeshiko Brand consists of enterprises which encourage women to play active roles in the workplace, including the development of environments in which such women are able to further their careers, and were selected from those listed on the first section of the TSE on an industry basis. These enterprises are also considered to be those with growth potential since they have the management ability to utilize various human resources as well as flexibility in assessments of their environments.
In the selection process, METI and TSE screened enterprises from the entire first section of the TSE, after scoring them based on two factors*: [i] conducting career support for women and [ii] supporting women in balancing work and family. METI and TSE then further picked the top 26 that have superior financial performance in each industry.
This effort is expected to create a synergistic effect with the Diversity Management Selection 100 project,** which METI launched and has been promoting since FY2012, in terms of expanding the base from which enterprises will encourage women’s success in the workplace.
*1: The Japan Research Institute, Limited, which undertakes survey and analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters inside and outside Japan, conducted the scoring of the candidate enterprises.
**2: Diversity Management Selection 100 is a project in which METI selects and recognizes enterprises that achieve certain results, such as the creation of innovation and improvement of productivity by utilizing various human resources, including women, people from overseas, the elderly, and people with disabilities. METI will broadly publicize the efforts of the selected outstanding diversity management enterprises as best practices.
2. List of the selected enterprises (26 brands: in order of industry type)
|Brand codes||Enterprises||Industries||Selected for the second consecutive years|
|3402||Toray Industries, Inc.||Fabricated textile products||X|
|4502||Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited||Drugs and medicines|
|5108||Bridgestone Corporation||Rubber products|
|5201||Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.||Glass and clay products||X|
|5411||JFE Holdings, Inc.||Iron and steel|
|5713||Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.||Non-ferrous metals||X|
|5938||LIXIL Corporation||Metal products|
|6501||Hitachi, Ltd.||Electrical equipment|
|7201||Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.||Transportation equipment||X|
|7731||Nikon Corporation||Precision machines||X|
|7862||Toppan Forms, Co., Ltd.||Other products|
|9532||Osaka Gas Corporation, Ltd.||Electricity and gas|
|9005||Tokyu Corporation||Land transport||X|
|9101||Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha||Oceangoing transport|
|9202||ANA Holdings, Inc.||Air transport|
|9433||KDDI Corporation||Information and communication||X|
|8058||Mitsubishi Corporation||Wholesale trade|
|2651||Lawson, Inc.||Retail trade|
|8306||Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.||Banking|
|8604||Nomura Holdings, Inc.||Securities, futures commodity transaction dealers|
|8766||Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.||Insurance institutions|
|8591||Orix Corporation||Other financial service|
For details of the efforts made by the enterprises, see Appendix 1 (PDF:1,891KB) (in Japanese), a TSE report.
- TSE Press Release:
http://www.tse.or.jp/news/31/140303_a.html (in Japanese)
- Nadeshiko Brand as an Indicator of Enterprises that Encourage Women's Success, METI:
http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/economy/jinzai/diversity/nadeshiko.html (in Japanese)
- Diversity Management Selection 100, METI:
http://www.diversity100sen.go.jp/event/symposium.html (in Japanese)
- Promoting diversity: Human resource strategy in the era of globalization (Economic and Social Policy Office; access to this URL requires a Facebook account):
https://www.facebook.com/diversity.meti (in Japanese)
March 3, 2014
Division in Charge
Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau