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External Ratings and Evaluation

NEC is included in world-renowned Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) indexes.

FTSE4Good Index Series

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 2020).

(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.)

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

Designed by MSCI, these indexes are the globally recognized ESG_indexes. Companies that have received high evaluations based on ESG are included in these indexes. NEC has been included since 2015. (The name of the Indexes was changed from the “MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes” in 2017.)

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.

CDP (Climate Change and Water Security)

CDP CLIMATE logo & CDP WATER logo

CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Over 8,400 companies with global market capitalization of over50% around the world disclosed environmental data through CDP Climate Change in 2019.NEC has been included in “A List 2019” for both Climate Change and Water Security.

ISS ESG Corporate Rating

oekom Corporate Rating

ISS ESG is an ESG investing solution unit of ISS, the world's leading provider of proxy voting and distribution solutions, and evaluates companies with social and environmental criteria. Companies that are received high evaluation in their industry sectors are rated "Prime." NEC was rated "Prime" in March 2018 in the "Electronics Devices & Appliances" industry sector. (The name of the Indexes was changed from the "oekom Corporate Rating")

Euronext Vigeo World 120

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

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 continuously since 2012.

Ethibel Pioneer & Excellence

Ethibel 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 was selected for the ETHIBEL “EXCELLENCE” Register in 2009, receiving ETHIBEL “PIONEER” Register, the higher evaluation in 2013. NEC has been selected for PIONEER & EXCELLENCE continuously from 2013.

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

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 continuously 2014.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the first global collaborative platform that provides Supplier Sustainability Ratings and assesses suppliers with a methodology which covers 180 purchasing categories, 150 countries and 21 CSR indicators grouped in four themes (“Environment,” “Labor Practices,” “Fair Business Practices” and “Sustainable Procurement.” NEC has been awarded “Gold” CSR rating, the highest rating, continuously since 2012.

Other External Evaluations