External Evaluation and Support for Initiatives
We were selected for the fourth consecutive year as a Certified Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization in the large enterprise category under a recognition program designed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in which the Nippon Kenko Kaigi recognizes enterprises that are engaged in efforts to address health issues or are particularly outstanding in the practice of health and productivity management for promoting health. In addition, we were selected as one of the "White 500" companies, under the program which recognizes the top 500 corporations among the Certified Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations in the large enterprise category.
We have received Kurumin Certification from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare since 2015, and acquired Platinum Kurumin Certification in March 2019. The Platinum Kurumin Certification system recognizes companies that are pursuing initiatives at an advanced level among companies that have received Kurumin Certification as childcare support companies.
We were awarded a gold rating, the highest on the PRIDE INDEX, for the fifth year in a row. The PRIDE INDEX, created by the voluntary organization "work with Pride," recognizes workplace initiatives for sexual minorities such as LGBT.
As a company that promotes the establishment of a work environment which accommodates both work and nursing care for family members, the prevention of voluntary resignation due to nursing care for family members, and support toward reinstating employment, we have received the symbol mark "Tomonin" set up by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Support for Initiatives
United Nations Global Compact
We signed the United Nations Global Compact as JAPAN POST INSURANCE Co., Ltd. in 2022 (and as Japan Post Group back in 2008). The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest sustainability initiative for the United Nations and the private sector (companies and organizations) to join forces to build a healthy global society. We support the four areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption and Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and will continue our efforts to achieve them.
We expressed support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in April 2019.
We signed the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2017.
The PRI is an action principle proposed by the United Nations in 2006, which consists of six principles, including the corporation of ESG issues into the investment decision-making process.
Since 2021, we have been supporting and participating in efforts by the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), a network committed to realizing a decarbonized society.
Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative
We have signed the "Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative" in 2021. It is an initiative to promote impact investment through cooperation and collaboration between diverse and multiple financial institutions that believe that the purpose of financial institutions is to actively address social and environmental issues, holistically understanding impact (environmental and social impact of the companies financial institutions are investing into).
We have participated in the Social Impact Management Initiative (SIMI), a collaborative effort of diverse stakeholders in Japan since 2021.
In 2022, we signed the CDP, an international initiative that encourages disclosure of environment-related information and resolution of environmental issues, in our capacity as an institutional investor.
Support for COOL CHOICE
COOL CHOICE is a government-initiated national movement to encourage people to make wise choices in their daily lives, such as replacing products, using services, and choosing lifestyles that contribute to the creation of a decarbonized society, to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2.
We support for COOL CHOICE and implement COOL BIZ between May and October to reduce air-conditioning use during summer in a bid to decrease electricity consumption.