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NEC Named to the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" List

*** For immediate use January 25, 2013

[ 2013 Global 100 ]
[ About NEC Group Vision 2017 ]
[ NEC's Corporate Social Responsibility ]

Tokyo, January 25, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today its selection to the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" for the second time.

The "Global 100" was established in 2005 by the Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada in recognition of global corporations that perform well in terms of environmental, social and governance issues.

This year's Global 100 was announced on January 23, 2013 at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. Evaluation was based on 4,000 companies from around the world; the Top 100 originate from 22 countries and represent a wide range of business fields. Canada and the USA led the way with 10 companies each, Australia, the UK and France followed with 9, Germany 7, Brazil and Sweden 5, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, and Spain 4.

Global 100 Key Performance Indicators:
Prioritized for the Technology Hardware & Equipment Industry Group

- Energy Productivity:   Revenue / energy use for FY2009-2011
- Carbon Productivity:   Revenue / GHG emissions for FY2009-2011
- Water Productivity:   Revenue / water use for FY2009-2011
- Waste Productivity:   Revenue / waste produced for FY2009-2011
- Innovation Capacity:   R&D expenses / revenue for FY2009-2011
- Pension Fund Status:   Unfunded liabilities / market capitalization for FY2011
- CEO-to-average worker pay:   Ratio of highest paid officer's compensation to average employee compensation for FY2011

At the same time, NEC was named a bronze medal winning company by RobecoSAM, one of the world's most prominent Sustainability Investment groups, in "The Sustainability Yearbook 2013."

Looking forward, NEC will continue to foster the values of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as part of the company's commitment to realizing the NEC Group Vision 2017 and the sustainable development of society.


About NEC Group Vision 2017

2013 Global 100

NEC's Corporate Social Responsibility

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

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