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Announcement of the FY 2015 Nadeshiko Brands-METI selects 45 listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging women’s success!!-

On March 16, 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly selected and publicized listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in the workplace and granted them the “Nadeshiko Brand” designation. The Nadeshiko Brand Initiative was inaugurated in FY 2012, and in FY 2015, the fourth year of the Initiative, METI and the TSE included the scope of candidates to include enterprises which are listed outside the first section of the TSE as candidates for the Nadeshiko Brands, selecting 45 enterprises in total for the honor. Providing women with opportunities for success in the workplace is known to contribute to facilitating business innovation as well as enhancing competitiveness in global markets and is a touchstone for progress in diversity management.

1. Outline of the Nadeshiko Brands

METI is endeavoring to introduce certain listed companies that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in the workplace as attractive securities investment opportunities to investors who put emphasis on improving corporate value in the mid- and long-term, in an aim to promote investment in such enterprises and accelerate efforts encouraging women’s success in the workplace.
While previous Nadeshiko Brand candidates had been limited to enterprises listed in the first section of the TSE since FY 2012, it was decided that companies listed in all sections of the TSE, including the second section of the TSE, the TSE Mothers, and JASDAQ should also be included in FY 2015.
In the selection process, METI and the TSE scored enterprises that disclosed their ratio of female managers according to their progress in the encouragement of women’s success while screening them based on their return on equity (ROE). Consequently, METI and the TSE selected 45 enterprises in 26 industries.

2. List of selected enterprises (in order of industry type; those in the same industry are arranged in order of stock codes)

Stock code Enterprise Stock exchange Industry Selected as Nadeshiko Brand
2012 2013 2014 2015

2229

Calbee, Inc. First section of the TSE Fishery, agriculture and forestry, foods  

2502

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. First section of the TSE Fishery, agriculture and forestry, foods    

2914

JAPAN TOBACCO INC. First section of the TSE Fishery, agriculture and forestry, foods      

1662

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Mining, oil and coal products      

1911

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Construction      

1925

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Construction    

1928

Sekisui House, Ltd. First section of the TSE Construction  

3591

Wacoal Holdings Corp. First section of the TSE Textiles and apparel      

4185

JSR Corporation First section of the TSE Chemicals      

4971

MEC COMPANY LTD. First section of the TSE Chemicals    

4503

Astellas Pharma Inc. First section of the TSE Pharmaceuticals      

4519

CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. First section of the TSE Pharmaceuticals    

5332

TOTO LTD. First section of the TSE Glass and ceramics products    

5406

Kobe Steel, Ltd. First section of the TSE Iron and steel      

5714

DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD. First section of the TSE Nonferrous metals      

6301

Komatsu Ltd. First section of the TSE Machinery    

6367

Daikin Industries, Ltd. First section of the TSE Machinery  

7013

IHI Corporation First section of the TSE Machinery    

6501

Hitachi, Ltd. First section of the TSE Electric appliances  

6504

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Electric appliances      

6702

Fujitsu Limited First section of the TSE Electric appliances      

5108

Bridgestone Corporation First section of the TSE Rubber products, transportation equipment  

7201

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Rubber products, transportation equipment

4543

TERUMO CORPORATION First section of the TSE Precision instruments      

7862

TOPPAN FORMS CO.,LTD. First section of the TSE Other products  

9502

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. First section of the TSE Electric power and gas      

9532

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Electric power and gas  

9005

Tokyu Corporation First section of the TSE Land transportation

9201

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Marine transportation, air transportation    

9202

ANA HOLDINGS INC. First section of the TSE Marine transportation, air transportation    

9433

KDDI CORPORATION First section of the TSE Information and communication

9719

SCSK Corporation First section of the TSE Information and communication    

8001

ITOCHU Corporation First section of the TSE Wholesale trade      

8031

MITSUI & CO., LTD. First section of the TSE Wholesale trade    

2651

Lawson, Inc. First section of the TSE Retail trade  

7606

UNITED ARROWS LTD. First section of the TSE Retail trade    

8308

Resona Holdings, Inc. First section of the TSE Banks    

8411

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. First section of the TSE Banks    

8601

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. First section of the TSE Securities and commodities futures    

8566

RICOH LEASING COMPANY, LTD. First section of the TSE Insurance, other financing business      

8766

Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. First section of the TSE Insurance, other financing business    

3003

Hulic Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Real estate      

2305

Studio Alice Co., Ltd. First section of the TSE Services      

2749

JP-HOLDINGS, INC. First section of the TSE Services    

6069

Trenders, Inc. TSE Mothers Services      

3. Details of the FY 2015 Report on the Nadeshiko Brands

METI and the TSE compiled information on the progress of the selected enterprises’ initiatives which encourage the success of women in the workplace into the FY 2015 Report on the Nadeshiko Brands. For the details of the Report, please visit the website below. The report also contains a list of enterprises with high ratios of female managers among new managers as Pre-Nadeshiko Brands (enterprises that have been expanding the appointment of female human resources to positions of greater responsibility recently).

Along with the list, the Report contains the results of a survey categorized by industry on enterprises which encourage women’s success in the workplace as it relates to the selection of Nadeshiko Brands (number of enterprises that answered this Survey: 382), which highlights the issues faced and efforts made by enterprises regarding the empowerment of women. A survey on the effects of the empowerment of women on competitiveness of enterprises revealed changes such as the fact that enterprises were placing more emphasis on recruitment activities and assessment and financing from investors and other parties.

Reference

Factors that influence enterprises’ competitiveness

Enterprises’ answers to the question, “What effects can encouraging women’s success have on your enterprise’s competitiveness?” (Enterprises were allowed to choose up to two statements.)
Source: FY 2015 Report on the Nadeshiko Brands (page 50)

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Release date

March 16, 2016

Division in Charge

Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

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