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External Ratings and Evaluation

NEC received high marks in non-financial areas for its approaches to CSR or ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues and is included in world-renowned SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) indices.

Global 100

NEC has been selected as one of the “2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.” Corporate Knights Inc. quantitatively assessed the sustainability of approximately 4,900 companies around the world using various indicators, and chose the 100 most sustainable companies worldwide. NEC has been included for the third time, after making it to the list in 2011 and 2013. Four companies including NEC were chosen from Japan.

2017 Global 100 results

RobecoSAM Sustainability Award

NEC has qualified for inclusion in “The Sustainability Yearbook 2017” published by RobecoSAM and received the “Bronze Class” distinction in the “Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics” industry sector. RobecoSAM recognizes companies that have excellent sustainability based on their score in the annual RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (which is also used as basis for the construction of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices). In 2016, 2,473 leading companies around the world from 60 industry sectors were assessed based on economic, environmental, and social.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2017

SAM Silver Class, Industry Mover

FTSE4Good Global Index

This index is created by FTSE Russell, part of the London Stock Exchange Group. Over 4,000 companies are evaluated and those that meet the ESG criteria are included in this index. NEC has been included since September 2002 (As of June 2017).

FTSE4Good Global Index

(NEC is a member of the FTSE4Good Index, an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.)

FTSE4Good Global Index

MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes

Designed by MSCI, these indexes are the globally recognized SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) indexes. Companies that have received high evaluations based on ESG are included in these indexes. NEC has been included since 2015.

MSCI ESG indexes

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

THE INCLUSION OF NEC Corporation IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF NEC Corporation BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Euronext Vigeo World 120

This sustainability evaluation index was designed by NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange group, and Vigeo Eiris, an agency that has expertise in the assessment of companies and organizations based on their practices and performance related to ESG. This index includes the 120 most advanced companies in the European, North American, and Asia Pacific regions based on ESG. NEC has been included since 2012.

Euronext Vigeo – World 120

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Ethibel Pioneer & Excellence

Forum ETHIBEL, a non-profit organization that actively promotes Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), includes companies identified as sector leaders in terms of CSR into the ETHIBEL Investment Registers. Forum ETHIBEL manages two universes, the ETHIBEL PIONEER label and the ETHIBEL EXCELLENCE label, which are regularly updated and monitored. NEC has been included in the ETHIBEL “EXCELLENCE” Register since 2009 and in the ETHIBEL “PIONEER” Register since 2013. In 2016, NEC continues to be included in both Registers.

Ethibel Pioneer & Excellence

Ethibel Excellence

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

This index is generated by STOXX Ltd., a group company of Deutsche Börse. It selects world leading companies based on a survey results related to ESG by Sustainalytics, an SRI research/analysis company. NEC has been included since 2014.

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

This is an SRI index created by Morningstar Japan K.K. Companies are evaluated on “governance,” “environmental,” “social contribution,” and “employment” based on a survey that Toyo Keizai Inc. conducted on approximately 4,000 listed companies, to select 150 excellent companies. NEC has been included since 2003. (As of June 2017)

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index(MS-SRIļ¼‰ (Japanese only)

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

This is a ranking of the 100 most sustainable companies in Asia. The companies were selected by Channel NewsAsia, CSR Asia, and Sustainalytics based on ESG. Japanese companies have been included since 2015. In 2016, NEC ranked 10th (2nd among Japanese companies), making it to the ranking for the second straight year.

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the first global collaborative platform that provides Supplier Sustainability Ratings and assesses suppliers with their CSR assessment methodology which covers 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries and 21 CSR indicators including “Environment,” “Labor Practices & Human Rights,” “Fair Business Practices” and “Sustainable Procurement.” NEC has been awarded “Gold” CSR rating, the highest rating, for the third consecutive time since 2014.

EcoVadis

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