External evaluations

The Nankai Group has been incorporated into sustainability indexes and has received a number of positive sustainability-related reviews, certifications, and awards.

Our presence in sustainability indexes

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

We have been continuously selected as one of the companies that form the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index run by MSCI since it was launched in 2017.

THE INCLUSION OF Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 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 Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

We were selected as one of the companies that form the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index run by FTSE Russell since it was launched in 2022.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series. The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

We have been continuously selected in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which is jointly operated by S&P Dow Jones Index and Japan Exchange Group, since it was established in 2018.

Reviews and certifications

Our Integrated Report was awarded Excellence in “NIKKEI Integrated Report Award 2022”hosted by Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.

In March 2023, the "Nankai Group Integrated Report 2022" won the "Award of Excellence" at the Nikkei Integrated Report Award 2022 hosted by Nikkei Inc.

 

Click here for more information about the Nikkei Integrated Reporting Awards.

 

Selected by GPIF's domestic equity managers as one of the "Highly Improved Integrated Reports

In February 2023, the "Nankai Group Integrated Report 2022" was selected as a "Highly Improved Integrated Report" by the investment institution to which the GPIF entrusts its domestic equity investments.

Click here for more information about the Nikkei Integrated Reporting Awards.

* Read more about GPIF's Domestic Equity Managers' Choice for Outstanding Integrated Reporting and Highly Improved Integrated Reporting

Awarded 3.5 stars in the Nikkei's "SDGs Management Survey 2022"

We were awarded 3.5 stars in the Nikkei's "The 3rd Nikkei SDGs Management Survey."

 

Selected in CDP rankings

We were selected in climate change "B" and water "B" in the FY2021 survey by the non-profit organization CDP, which collects and analyzes information on companies' and organizations' operations toward resolving climate change issues.

Received the highest rank in the DBJ environment rankings by the Development Bank of Japan

In December 2020, in the environmental ranking audit for the "DBJ environmental ranking loan system" by the Development Bank of Japan, we received the highest rank for our environmental corporate management, with an evaluation that our "initiatives for the environment are particularly sophisticated."

Obtained DBJ Green Building certification

In the DBJ Green Building certification system established in April 2011 by the Development Bank of Japan to support buildings that are considerate to the environment and to society (Green Buildings), we received the following certifications.

A building that is exceptionally considerate to the environment and to society that ranks as one of the highest in Japan (5-stars) :NAMBA SkyO

Our website was awarded AA Corporate Website in “All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking 2022” hosted by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.,

In "All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking 2022", Nikko InvestorRelations Co., Ltd., evaluated 3,970corporate websites of all Japanese ListedCompanies. In the survey, our official corporate website was ranked as AACorporate Website. (All Markets Ranking: 203AAA companies, 132AAcompanies, 173A companies)

In-House Report Award 2023: Nankaijin won Gold Award(Ranked third in the country)

Nankaijin was awarded for the won Gold awards in the “In-House Report Award 2022” hosted by wis works, Inc.. The two awards are as follows.We will continue our efforts to improve internal communication in the future.

 

【Awards】
◆Fiscal year 2023
・Gold Award in the Web in-house magazine and stand-alone planning categories
◆Fiscal year 2022
・Silver Award in the Web in-house magazine category/independent planning category.
・Bronze Award in the overall media category in the in-house web magazine category.
Click here for more information about the In-house Bulletin Awards.

Parks Garden certified as a city oasis by "SEGES (Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System)"

The rooftop park "Parks Garden" in the Namba Parks shopping center that we operate was certified as a FY2014 city oasis by "SEGES (Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System)" hosted by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure.

Obtained the next-generation certification mark "Kurumin"

We received "Kurumin," which is the certification granted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies that among the companies that formulated an action plan to support employees' child care based on the "Law for Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation," satisfied the planned targets and certain criteria.

Certified as "Health and Productivity Management 2022 (SMEs division)" companies

In a system jointly run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi to certify large corporations with excellent health management policies, three of our subsidiaries (Nankai Fudosan, Nankai Management Service, and Nankai Grief Support) were certified as "Health and Productivity Management 2022 (SMEs division)" companies.

Awards

eSports initiative won FOST Social Contribution Award

In March 2023, the eSports initiatives promoted by the Company received the 'FOST Social Contribution Award' organised by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology Fusion. The FOST Award recognises outstanding researchers and organisations in the field of simulation and gaming, and the Company was recognised as an organisation that has made outstanding achievements in terms of social contribution, whether academic or business.

Won the "Award of Excellence" in the "Osaka Climate Action Award"

Osaka Prefecture grants the "Osaka Climate Action Award" to business operators that undertake particularly excellent initiatives for climate change and heat island phenomenon, to commend their efforts. In March 2022, we received the "Award of Excellence" in the "Alleviation" sector of the awards for greenhouse-gas-reduction initiatives and so forth.

Received the "Award for advancing forestation for people"

On May 1, 2021, the "Gokurakubashi Forestation Project Committee" that we are a member of received the "Award for advancing forestation for people" in a letter of appreciation from the Director-General of the Forestry Agency. This letter of appreciation recognized that our forestation project, which since 2009 has continuously worked on the forestation of the area around Gokurakubashi (a state-owned forest) named "Gokuraku Forest," for working together with citizens to create a natural landscape deserving of its location as an entrance to the Mt. Koya world heritage site and for nurturing healthy forests, thereby contributing to the promotion of forestation in state-owned woods and forests designated by the Forestry Agency.

Parks Garden wins the "Green Society Contributions Award"

In January 2020, the rooftop park "Parks Garden" in the Namba Parks shopping center that we operate won "The 8th Green Society Contributions Award" hosted by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure.

Won the "Award of Excellence" in "Environmental Communication Award"

In the Environmental Communication Award hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum to award excellent environmental reports for various stakeholders in various media, including CSR reports, integrated reports, and environmental management reports, we won the "Award of Excellence" (FY2016 to 2018).

Kinki District Transport Bureau Award for Transport Operators Conducting Environmental Conservation Projects

In September 2018, we won the Kinki District Transport Bureau Award for Transport Operators Conducting Environmental Conservation Projects. Our "Nankai Environmental Vision 2030" sets targets to comply with the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% (compared to FY2013) by FY2030 for the first time in the railway industry, and the Vision's initiatives were positively received.

Letters of appreciation from the Committee of Wakayama World Heritage (for the organization of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range)

Since FY2010, we have been organizing routes for Koyasan Choishimichi and Kumano Kodo, which are both designated World Heritage sites, and we received letters of appreciation from the Committee of Wakayama World Heritage in March 2015 and in April 2018 for this work.

Parks Garden wins "Architectural Institute of Japan Prize"

The rooftop park "Parks Garden" in the Namba Parks shopping center that we operate won the "Architectural Institute of Japan Prize 2016 (performance)" awarded by the Architectural Institute of Japan. The garden's multi-terraced, diverse rooftop gardens received positive reviews for organizing a large space of greenery and being organically linked to the shopping center, continuously creating a sustainable and thriving environment coexisting with nature in the city center.

Received the "Minister of the Environment Award" in the EST Transport Environment Awards

In February 2016 at "The 7th EST Transport Environment Awards" hosted by the EST Promotion Committee and the Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation, we won the "Minister of Environment Award."

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