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Announcement of 26 Enterprises Selected for the 2018 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have been jointly selecting outstanding TSE-listed enterprises engaging in a health and productivity management program in which enterprises focus on and strategically carry out efforts with regard to their employees’ health from a management perspective, in principle, on a one-company per industry basis, under the Health & Productivity Stock Selection program. Under the program, METI and TES introduce the selected enterprises as attractive investment options for investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value from a long-term perspective. Through this effort, METI and TES aim to encourage enterprises to further engage in health and productivity management.

The 2018 Selection is the fourth such selection, and on February 20, 2018, METI hereby announces that 26 enterprises in 26 industries were selected as the brands for the 2018 Health & Productivity Stock Selection.

1. Outline of the program

Under the Health & Productivity Stock Selection program, METI and TSE have jointly been selecting outstanding TSE-listed enterprises engaging in a health and productivity management program in which enterprises focus on and strategically carry out efforts with regard to their employees’ health from a management perspective, in principle, on a one-company per industry basis. Under the program, METI and TES recognize such outstanding TSE-listed enterprises in terms of health and productivity management and introduce the selected enterprises as attractive investment options for investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value from a long-term perspective. Through this effort, METI and TES aim to raise societal recognition of enterprises engaging in health and productivity management and to thereby further facilitate the program.

This program has been conducted as one of the measures under the Future Strategy 2017 policy.

Prior to the selection, METI conducted the FY2017 Survey on Health and Productivity Management* and assessed the responses collected through this survey based on five criteria: [i] the positioning of health and productivity management in management philosophy and policies, [ii] organized frameworks established for tackling health and productivity management issues, [iii] specific systems established for ensuring health-conscious management as well as measures introduced for implementing them, [iv] measures established for assessing and improving health and productivity management, and [v] adherence to laws and regulations and risk management. The 26 outstanding enterprises were selected after being sorted by these criteria as well as by their financial performance and other points as additional criteria.

*Note: METI conducted the FY2017 Survey on Health and Productivity Management (FY2017 Research Project for Assessing the Health and Productivity of Enterprises), targeting all listed enterprises in Japan (3,543 enterprises as of September 7, 2017).

Selection criteria

METI and the TSE selected:

  1. Enterprises ranking in the top 20% of all the enterprises that answered the Survey on Health and Productivity Management in terms of scores derived from the overall rating system;
  2. Enterprises whose ROE (return on equity) is not lower than 0% as the past three-year average; etc.

Note: Additionally, enterprises should not have committed any serious legal violations.

2. List of the selected enterprises (26 enterprises in 26 industries, in numerical order by brand code)

Brand code

Enterprise

Industry

Selected year

2018

2017

2016

2015

1911

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.

Construction

 

 

2412

Benefit One Inc.

Services

 

 

 

2802

Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Food

 

 

3591

Wacoal Holdings Corp.

Fabricated textile products

 

4452

Kao Corporation

Chemicals

4507

Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

Medicines

 

4543

Terumo Corporation

Precision machines

4902

Konica Minolta, Inc.

Electrical equipment

 

5195

Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.

Rubber products

 

 

5332

TOTO Ltd.

Glass and clay products

5411

JFE Holdings, Inc.

Iron and steel

 

 

 

5803

Fujikura Ltd.

Non-ferrous metal

 

 

 

5947

Rinnai Corporation

Metal products

 

6383

Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Machinery

 

 

 

6902

Denso Corporation

Transportation equipment

 

 

7911

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Other products

 

 

 

8060

Canon Marketing Japan Inc.

Wholesale trade

 

 

 

8252

Marui Group Co., Ltd.

Retail trade

 

 

 

8411

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Banking

 

 

 

8566

Ricoh Leasing Company Ltd.

Other financial services

 

 

8601

Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

Securities, futures commodity transaction dealers

8766

Tokyo Marine Holdings, Inc.

Insurance institutions

 

8860

Fuji Corporation Limited

Real estate

 

 

9005

Tokyu Corporation

Land transport

9202

ANA Holdings, Inc.

Air transport

 

 

 

9719

SCSK Corporation

Information and communications

Note: The term “health and productivity management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.

Release date

February 20, 2018

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, METI

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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