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NEC Awarded "Silver Class" and "Industry Mover" recognition in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2016

Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced it has been awarded "Silver Class" (*1) recognition in the RobecoSAM (*2) Sustainability Yearbook 2016, where companies are awarded based on their activities for promoting sustainability. At the same time, NEC has been recognized as an "Industry Mover" for placing within 15% of the "Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics" segment leader and achieving the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year. NEC will continue to promote CSR activities that contribute to the achievement of sustainable growth for society.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Award Silver Class 2016

RobecoSAM Sustainability Award Industry Mover 2016

RobecoSAM evaluates more than 3,000 leading global companies each year based on economic, environmental and social considerations in order to recognize companies across a wide range of industries that have achieved excellence in sustainability.

As a member of the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics segment,  NEC received high evaluations for its activities in the "Brand Management," "Climate Strategy," "Environmental Policy/Management System" and "Human Capital Development" categories,  leading  to the "Silver Class" and "Industry Mover" awards.

NEC will continue to promote CSR activities that contribute to the achievement of sustainable growth for society under the NEC Group Corporate Philosophy of "striving through "C&C" to help societies worldwide advance toward deepened mutual understanding and the fulfillment of human potential."

For more information related to NEC's CSR activities, please visit the following websites.


  • *1) Silver Class
    This award is given to companies that received scores within 1% to 5% of the industry leader. Including NEC Corporation, 74 companies were awarded this class across 59 industries.
  • *2) RobecoSAM
    Switzerland-based RobecoSAM is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of investment focused exclusively on sustainability investing. The company analyzes the activities of businesses in order to determine their level of sustainability. Together with the S&P Dow Jones Indices, it publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

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