External Evaluations and Awards

Below is a summary of the external evaluations and awards that have recognized Benesse's efforts in various areas.

Environment-Related Awards & Achievements

  • Awarded top A evaluation in CDP’s 2020 climate change survey

    CDP 2020 climate change survey

    Benesse Holdings

    In the CDP’s climate change survey, we were selected in 2020 as an A List company, the highest evaluation for companies that conduct outstanding activities in greenhouse gas emission reduction, climate change mitigation measures, etc., for 3rd year in a row following our success in 2018.

  • Receiving the highest rank “A” in the CDP’s Suppliers Engagement Valuation

    CDP 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Rating

    Benesse Holdings

    In the CDP’s Suppliers Engagement Valuation, we have continuously been ranked the highest (A). On this supplier engagement leader board, we are among the 396 high-ranking companies taking action for climate change.

  • Acquired Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) certification

    Benesse Corporation

    In 2004, the company acquired ISO14001 certification as a company implementing Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO standards. Certification was renewed in the year ended March 2020.

  • Independently verified greenhouse gas emissions

    Benesse Corporation

    To ensure the reliability of our CO2 emission track record, our FY 2017 figures have been independently verified by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization.

Recognized efforts to provide a positive work environment for employees

  • Certified as a Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500)

    Benesse Holdings
    Benesse Corporation

    This is a system that recognizes companies that practice outstanding health management based on efforts that appropriately address local health issues, as well as initiatives to improve health promoted by Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council).
    Both companies were selected as "White 500" companies, which ranks the top 500 corporations among the 1801 corporations in the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category).

  • Certified as a Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

    Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute

    Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC. was selected in the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category).

  • Certified as a Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

    Benesse Business Mate

    Benesse Business-mate, Inc. was selected in the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (SMEs category).

  • Certified as an "Active Enterprise in Supporting Disabled Persons"

    Benesse Business Mate

    This certification is granted by the 'Japan Association of Employers of Persons with Disabilities' under commission of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. As of April 1, 2020, 58 companies have been certified nationwide.

  • Obtained "Eruboshi ," the highest level of certification based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

    Benesse Corporation

    In April 2016, Benesse was granted "Grade 3," the highest grade attainable in the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace certification system operated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

  • Received an "Award of Excellence" in the Large Enterprise Category with a "Corporate Award for Outstanding Efforts in Balancing Treatment and Work for Cancer Patients"

    Benesse Corporation

    The company received its first "Award of Excellence" in the Large Enterprise Category in 2017 with a "Corporate Award for Outstanding Efforts in Balancing Treatment and Work for Cancer Patients," a cancer response initiative implemented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Corporate Governance-Related Awards & Achievements

  • Registered as a business approved to display the PrivacyMark symbol

    Benesse Corporation

    After being assessed by JIPDEC , in November 2016 Benesse was registered as a business approved to display the PrivacyMark symbol. (Certification updated on November 2, 2020)

  • Obtained Information Security Management System (ISO27001) certification

    After certification was completed in March 2016 for Benesse Holdings, Benesse Corporation (except for some offices), and Benesse InfoShell, we continue to expand certification to companies throughout the Benesse Group. We are also expanding certification for individual group companies.

Other: SRI Index, etc.

  • MSCI ESG Indexes

    Benesse Holdings

    • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

    We have been selected in the “MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index” (WIN) category.

  • Rated as “Prime” in sustainability by Germany’s ISS-oekom.

    Benesse Holdings

    Our company has been recognized as a leading "Prime" company in the ISS ESG Corporate Rating by the ISS ESG (the ESG investment solutions business of U.S.-based ISS, the world's leading voting advisory firm). The "Prime" certification signifies our company as a sustainability leader in the Education industry to which we belong.

  • Selected to the SOMPO Sustainability Index

    Benesse Holdings

    Selected for nine consecutive years as a stock that makes up the SOMPO Sustainability Index, which is independently managed by SOMPO Asset Management. This index is used in SOMPO Asset Management's sustainable investment.
    Sustainable investment is a responsible investment product for pension funds and institutional investors that SOMPO Asset Management started in August 2012. They invest in a wide range of companies with high ratings in ESGs (environmental, social, and corporate governance).

For more information, including disclosure of information regarding awards, please visit the "Awards" section of our investor relations website.

Last updated : 2021/04/01