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Announcement of the FY2019 Nadeshiko Brands and Semi-Nadeshiko Brands

-METI selected 66 listed enterprises as Nadeshiko-related Brands for their outstanding efforts in encouraging women's success!-

March 3, 2020

*This press release was revised on April 6, 2020.
The number of Semi-Nadeshiko Brands enterprises was changed from 20 to 19, because one enterprise was ultimately excluded from the selection scheme.  

On March 3, 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly selected and publicized 46 TSE-listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging women’s success in the workplace and granted them the Nadeshiko Brand designation by industry.

Moreover, METI and the TSE selected 19 semi-successful enterprises as Semi-Nadeshiko Brands, regardless of the industry to which they belong

1. Outline of the Nadeshiko Brands

The Nadeshiko Brand is an initiative aiming to introduce certain TSE-listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging women’s success in the workplace as attractive stocks to investors who place emphasis on improving corporate value in the mid- and long-term, thereby further enhancing the interests of investors in such outstanding enterprises and accelerating efforts to encourage women’s success in the workplace.

METI and the TSE assessed approximately 3,600 enterprises listed in all TSE sections by scoring them based on their efforts to advance diversity management to improve corporate value and the level of information disclosures concerning the efforts. Following this, they selected 46 high-scoring enterprises from a variety of industries as Nadeshiko Brands.

In the FY2019 initiative, in particular, with the goal of encouraging enterprises to further promote female workers to positions as members of boards of directors, they highly scored enterprises that have multiple female board members and also doubled from the level in the FY2018 scoring scheme for the “reform of corporate governance,” taking into consideration the importance of enhancing the supervisory functions of boards of directors.

Moreover, METI and the TSE selected enterprises as Semi-Nadeshiko Brands out of the high-scoring enterprises that have been ranked at the top level among all candidate enterprises but have not been selected as Nadeshiko Brands. These enterprises are selected regardless of the industry to which they belong.

Notes:
1. In the Nadeshiko Brand initiative, enterprises which have answered the Survey on Enterprises Encouraging Women’s Success in the Workplace will be assessed based on certain criteria, e.g., screening requirements and scoring criteria for measuring women’s success in the workplace. Outstanding enterprises will be selected as Nadeshiko Brands if they are high-scoring enterprises in the predetermined selection block for the industry to which they belong and if [i] they have received scores equivalent to 85% or more of the top-scoring enterprise in the same industry and [ii] they have been ranked within the top 15% or higher among all candidate enterprises.
2. In the Semi-Nadeshiko Brand initiative, outstanding enterprises are selected as Semi-Nadeshiko Brands out of the high-scoring enterprises, regardless of the industry to which they belong, if they have been ranked within about the top 15% or higher among all candidate enterprises and if they have not been selected as Nadeshiko Brands.

2. Selected enterprises as Nadeshiko Brands or Semi-Nadeshiko Brands (in the order of securities code for industry category)

The securities code and name of selected Nadeshiko Brands are shown in pink, while those for the selected Semi-Nadeshiko Brands are shown in orange. For reference, the previous incidences of the enterprises being selected as the FY2019 Nadeshiko Brands are shown with a pink dot (), while the FY2019 Semi-Nadeshiko Brands are shown with a white dot ().
 
Type of industry Securities
code
Name of selected enterprise Selected as Nadeshiko Brand
H24 H25 H26 H27 H28 H29 H30
Fishery, agriculture and forestry, foods 2229 Calbee, Inc.  
2502 Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.    
2914 Japan Tobacco Inc.          
2503 Kirin Holdings Company, Limited        
2579 Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc.            
2802 Ajinomoto Co., Inc.          
2897 Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.            
Mining, oil and coal products 5021 Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd.              
Construction 1861 Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd.              
1951 Kyowa Exeo Corporation              
Textiles and apparel 3401 Teijin Ltd.        
Pulp and paper 3708 Tokushu Tokai Paper Co., Ltd.              
Chemicals 4204 Sekisui House, Ltd.          
4452 Kao Corporation      
4631 DIC Corporation            
4183 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.            
4911 Shiseido Company, Limited              
Pharmaceuticals 4578 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.            
Glass and clay products 5201 AGC Inc.          
Iron and steel 5486 Hitachi Metals, Ltd.            
Nonferrous metal 5801 Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.            
Metal products 5938 LIXIL Group Corporation    
Machinery 6367 Daikin Industries, Ltd.  
6471 NSK Ltd.              
Electrical equipment 6645 OMRON Corporation          
6856 HORIBA, Ltd.            
6702 Fujitsu Limited          
6724 Seiko Epson Corporation          
Rubber products, transportation equipment 5108 Bridgestone Corporation  
7259 Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.              
Precision machines 7701 Shimadzu Corporation        
Other Products 7911 Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.              
7912 Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.            
Electricity and gas 9531 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.        
Land, marine and air transportation 9005 Tokyu Corporation
Marine transportation and air transportation 9101 NYK Line          
Information and communications 4307 Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.        
9613 NTT DATA Corporation          
9719 SCSK Corporation    
4739 ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation            
8056 Nihon Unisys, Ltd.            
Wholesale trade 2768 Sojitz Corporation        
8031 Mitsui & Co., Ltd.    
8036 Hitachi High-Tech Corporation          
Retail trade 8252 Marui Group Co., Ltd.          
8267 AEON Co., Ltd.          
3086 J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.              
Banking 8309 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.            
8316 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.      
8331 Chiba Bank, Ltd.          
8411 Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.      
8416 Bank of Kochi, Ltd.            
Securities and commodities futures 8601 Daiwa Securities Group Inc.    
Insurance, other financing business 8630 Sompo Holdings, Inc.          
8725 MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.            
8439 Tokyo Century Corporation          
8591 ORIX Corporation          
8750 Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.          
8766 Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.    
Real estate 3465 KI-Star Rear Estate Co., Ltd.            
8905 AEON MALL Co., Ltd.        
Services 2375 GiG Works Inc.        
2378 Renaissance Incorporated              
2168 Pasona Group Inc.              
2196 Escrit Corporation              

3. FY2019 Report on the Nadeshiko Brands

METI will publish the FY2019 Report on the Nadeshiko Brands on its website at a later date. This report explains “Noteworthy Enterprises,” which are outstanding enterprises that have been selected for advancing proven efforts for women’s success in the workplace, and contains a list called the “Nadeshiko Challenge List,” which is a list of other outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for women’s success in the workplace and the current situations of their information disclosures.

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