Summary of 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

  • Granted the highest rating of "A" in the 'Climate Change' category of CDP2018

    Benesse Holdings

    In the CDP survey on climate change, Benesse was granted the highest rating, "A List," recognizing us as a company that has applied outstanding efforts in the areas of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. (The company also attained an "A-" rating for two consecutive years up to 2017)

  • 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 2019, completing transition to the 2015 version.

  • 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

  • Benesse has been officially certified as a "White 500 Company" in the large enterprise category of the 2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

    Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute
    Benesse Holdings

    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).
    Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute and Benesse Holdings were selected in the large enterprise category of the "2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program."

  • Certified under the "2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME category)"

    Benesse Business Mate

    Benesse Business Mate was selected for recognition in the SME category of the "2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program."

  • 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 Severe Disabilities' under commission of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. As of March 2018, 21 companies have been certified nationwide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • Obtained Information Security Management System (ISO27001) certification

    Certification was completed in March 2016 for Benesse Holdings, Benesse Corporation (except for some offices), and Benesse InfoShell.

Other: SRI Index, etc.

  • MSCI ESG Indexes

    Benesse Holdings

    • MSCI World ESG Leader Index
    • MSCI World SRI Index
    • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

    The inclusion of Benesse Holdings, Inc. 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 Benesse Holdings, Inc. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. MSCI exclusive property: MSCI, MSCI index names and the MSCI logo are the trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

  • FTSE

    Benesse Holdings

    • FTSE Blossom Japan
    • FTSE4Good

    FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Benesse Holdings, Inc. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good and FTSE Blossom Japan Index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index are designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. These indexes are widely used to create and assess sustainable investment funds and other financial products.

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

Last updated : 2019/04/26