Evaluation by External Party
Since 2011, NSG Group has participated in annual CDP* Climate Change and Water reporting.
This year, the Group's CDP Climate Change 2022 score was B management rating. It encourages the Group to continue its ongoing efforts to achieve its 2030 Science Based Targets for CO2 emission reduction.
Please refer to the "Roadmap to Carbon Neutral".
Rating on Climate Change (Excerpt from the CDP report)
NSG Group's CDP Water 2022 score was B management rating.
NSG Group uses CDP's global environmental disclosure system to transparently respond to multiple stakeholder requests in a consistent way. CDP reporting allows investors and customers to understand how emerging risks and opportunities on climate change and water security are managed in the value chain and quantify embodied impacts in products.
In addition, as a result of our collaborative efforts with our suppliers in the area of ESG, we were recognized as a leader in supplier engagement in the 2022 CDP assessment. This ranks us in the top 500 companies worldwide, including 105 Japanese companies, out of a total of more than 13,000 companies evaluated, placing us in the top 3% of the glass industry.
CDP reporting has guided NSG Group to develop a data driven strategy, prepare for environmental regulation, set challenging Science Based Targets, introduce internal carbon pricing and align to best practice TCFD recommendations.
Annual feedback scores allow NSG Group to track progress and benchmark its environmental performance against the industry peers.
*CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts on climate change, water security and deforestation.
EcoVadis CSR Rating
EcoVadis operates an independent, external platform allowing companies to assess and benchmark their environmental and social performance on a global basis.
The process assesses company policies, implemented procedures and published reports with regards to environmental, labor practices & human rights, fair business practices and sustainable procurement issues. The assessment is conducted by CSR experts of EcoVadis on the basis of company answers to a survey which is dynamically adapted to country, sector and size, using scorecards covering 150 industry categories and 21 CSR criteria. The rating is based on supporting documentation, public and stakeholder (NGOs, trade unions, press) information.
We used this assessment tool to gain a picture of our CSR performance and to understand areas for improvement. We were rated as Silver regarding our approach to CSR management.
Inclusion in FTSE Blossom Japan Index
As in the previous year, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, an index of Japanese companies that demonstrate outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.
Evaluation by financial institutions
In 2018, NSG Group has received the highest rating as "especially progressive environmental initiatives" by Development Bank of Japan, Inc. (DBJ) under its "DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program". Also, NSG Group scored highly in the "commitment line syndication based on an ESG/SDGs evaluation" arranged by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 2021.
Please refer to the news releases.
NSG Received High Scores in the Commitment Line Syndication based on ESG/SDGs Evaluation by SMBC (November 25. 2021)
NSG Receives Highest Mark in Environmentally Rated Loan by Development Bank of Japan (October 1. 2018)
External Evaluation of Health Management (METI Health Management Survey)
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. has been certified by the Japan Health Council as a 2023 Excellent Health Management Corporation (Large Corporation Division) in 2023 as a result of its continuous efforts to address employee health issues based on its Declaration of Health Management.
This certification will continue for four years from 2020.
Certification as a Company Supporting Childrearing
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. was certified by the Tokyo Labor Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on December 4, 2015 as a "Child Rearing Support Company" under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, and acquired the "Kurumin" next-generation certification mark. Furthermore, on December 5, 2019, we acquired the "Platinum Kurumin" certification as an excellent company with a high level of commitment among "Kurumin" certified companies.
We have been actively supporting childcare and continuing our efforts to become a company where everyone can work more comfortably. Specifically, we have improved the work-life balance by promoting diverse work styles through the creation and distribution of childcare guidebooks, encouraging male employees to take childcare leave, making childcare leave partially paid, introducing telework throughout the company, expanding flextime, interviewing employees about taking planned annual leave, and revising employee nursing care leave regulations. We are also working to improve the work-life balance by promoting a variety of work styles. In addition, efforts to promote the advancement of women include building a women's network, holding women's career workshops, unconscious bias training for managers, and reviewing the personnel system to make it more conducive to diverse work styles and careers. We will continue to promote diversity, equity & inclusion, aiming to be a company where each and every employee can play an active role.
For more information, please see the press release.
(Release in Japanese) Obtained "Platinum Kurumin" certification as a childcare support company (as of December 24, 2019)
"Kurumin" Certification for Childcare Support Company (as of December 21, 2015)