External Assessments

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is an ESG index containing excellent Japanese companies empowering women in the workplace. The companies are selected by American finance company MSCI from the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index. The Maruha Nichiro Corporation has been selected as a constituent of the index for three straight years since 2019.

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FTSE Blossom Japan Index Rating

Maruha Nichiro Corporation has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index.

The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, structured by FTSE Russell, is an index that reflects the performance of Japanese companies that excel in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and is designed to have no industry allocation bias.

It has become one of the most representative indices for ESG investment, being adopted as a benchmark for ESG passive investment by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

Maruha Nichiro Corporation has been selected as a constituent of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.The index is an ESG index jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indexes, Inc. and the Japan Exchange Group, Inc. and is weighted by TOPIX component stocks, focusing on the level of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per sales revenue) and environmental information disclosure.

Inclusion in SOMPO Sustainability Index

Maruha Nichiro Corporation was selected as a constituent of the SOMPO Sustainability Index in 2022, which is managed by SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. uses the index to serve pension funds and institutional investors seeking to invest in a wide range of companies with high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assessments. This is an asset management product for long-term investors seeking to build their asset portfolios and evaluates companies for long-term corporate value by identifying hidden risks and management quality not evident in financial statements.

CDP Climate Change 2022

CDP surveys more than 14,000 companies and organizations worldwide and evaluates their performance in addressing climate change and their strategies on an eight-point scale (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, D-). Maruha Nichiro Corporation received a "B" score the third highest of the eight levels.


Received the "Blue Bond Award" at the 8th Sustainable Finance Awards Sponsored by the Research Institute for Environment and Finance (RIEF)

Maruha Nichiro Corporation received the "Blue Bond Award" at the 8th Sustainable Finance Awards sponsored by the RIEF, a general incorporated association that promotes and educates people about "environmental finance," a financial approach to solving environmental problems.

RIEF Sustainable Finance Awards

Selection as a Health Management Company and Certification of Outstanding Health and Certification for Productivity Management Organization (White 500)

For five straight years since 2018, the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Outstanding Recognition Program run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has recognized Maruha Nichiro Corporation as an Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization (Large Enterprise Category) (White 500) for practicing excellent health management.

Furthermore, Maruha Nichiro was selected for the first time from among the listed companies for Health and Productivity Management 2022 as an exceptional company considering health management of employees from a perspective and conducting health management that strategically works.

White 500

Eruboshi Certification Recognizing Promotion of Women in the Workplace

The Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare recognized Maruha Nichiro's efforts to promote women in the workplace with a "Second-level Eruboshi" certification in November 2017. The Eruboshi program was created under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.

Kurumin Certification Recognizing Corporate Support for Employees Raising Children

Maruha Nichiro Corporation supports the realization of a positive "work and childcare balance" for all employees involved in child-rearing, regardless of gender. We are working to introduce systems and foster a corporate culture that exceeds statutory requirements, and in 2023 we recieved our fourth "Kurumin" certification from the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in recognition of the rate of taking childcare leave by both female and male employees (including short-term leave).

Going forward, we will undertake a variety of initiatives, not only on taking childcare leave, but also on supporting the balance of work and childcare in accordance to the child's growth, encouraging further participation in childcare by not only female but also male employees, as well as promoting understanding among supervisors.

Kurumin Certification

Obtained Highest DBJ Health Management Rating

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) recognized Maruha Nichiro Corporation as “being exceptional in activities to support the health of employees” and granted the Company a loan based on its health management assessment rating in October 2021.

The DBJ Employee Health Management Rated Loan Program is the world's first loan menu that grants special lending conditions for companies assessed and selected for having outstanding management of employee health and welfare.

In October 2022, the Company received the highest rating of "A" for the fourth consecutive year, and received financing based on the "Health Management Declaration," transparency of the organizational structure, and measures to maintain and promote employee health through the use of DHA, all of which were highly evaluated.

DBJ Health Management Rating

Tokyo Sports Promotion Companies

For the second year in a row, we were recognized as a "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company" for our outstanding efforts to promote sports activities among employees and our support in the field of sports.

Tokyo Sports Promotion Companies

Sports Yell Company 2023

This is a system under which the Sports Agency certifies companies that are actively engaged in the implementation of sports to promote the health of their employees. Maruha Nichiro Corporation has been certified for three consecutive years since 2021.

Sports Yell Company 2023

Selected as Partner Company in the Bay Renaissance Project

As a public-private partnership initiative, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism selected Maruha Nichiro Corporation to be a partner company in the Ministry's “Tokyo Bay UMI Project” to improve the bay environment in March 2016.

As part of this project, Maruha Nichiro conducts annual eelgrass bed restoration activities to restore Tokyo Bay as a rich marine ecosystem, by increasing the number of eelgrass, which helps clean the seawater and absorb carbon dioxide.