Sustainability InitiativesCommitment and External Evaluation
Commitment to Society
Signing of the UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a global initiative in which companies and organizations take part in creating a global framework to act as good members of society and achieve sustainable growth by committing to responsible and creative leadership. This voluntary initiative encourages companies to comply with and implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Joined the Unstereotype Alliance
A global initiative led by UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to promote gender equality through media and corporate public relations activities, including advertising, and to end harmful stereotypes from the perspective of respect for human rights. We have been a member of the Japan branch of the Unstereotype Alliance since fiscal 2020.
Endorsement of the TCFD recommendations
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) at the request of the G20 to review how climate-related information should be disclosed and how the financial sector accounts for it. In June 2017, TCFD published recommendations on corporate disclosure of climate change initiatives.
Signing of the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century)
The Ministry of the Environment developed the Principles for Action as the secretariat, which are guidelines for financial institutions seeking to fulfill their responsibilities and roles required to shape a sustainable society.
Support for Fun to Share
Tokyo Century has supported the “Fun to Share” initiative, the Ministry of the Environment’s climate change campaign aimed at realizing a low-carbon society, since March 2014, Fun to Share is the watchword “Let's create a low-carbon society while sharing the latest wisdom with everyone.”
Inclusion in ESG Indices / Assessment
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
An index developed by U.S.-based MSCI Inc. with a particular focus on selecting companies that excel in environmental, social and governance (ESG). Tokyo Century has been a constituent of the index since 2020.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
An index based on the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index and composed of companies that have demonstrated outstanding ESG performance. Tokyo Century has been a constituent of the index since 2017.
MSCI ESG Ratings
MSCI ESG Research rates companies on a seven-tiered scale, from AAA to CCC scale, according to their exposure to ESG risks and others. Tokyo Century received an MSCI ESG RATING of AA in 2020.
CDP is a not-for-profit organization seeking disclosure of information on environmental issues such as climate change initiatives while conducting research and analysis. Tokyo Century received Climate Change B and Water Security C scores in 2021.
FTSE4Good Index Series
Tokyo Century has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a major global index series for socially responsible investment.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
An index designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices. Tokyo Century has been a constituent of the index since 2017.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An index designed to help improve corporates’ disclosure on carbon and data transparency, by adjusting constituents’ weights according to their relative carbon-to-revenue footprint. Tokyo Century has been a constituent of the index since 2018.
External Certification / Evaluation
Digital Transformation Stock Selection (DX Stock)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly conduct the Digital Transformation Stock Selection program to select outstanding companies that have established internal systems for promoting digital transformation (DX), which is an approach that contributes to improving corporate value, and that have achieved outstanding digital utilization. METI and TSE introduce the selected companies to investors as “DX Stocks.” Tokyo Century has been selected for seven consecutive years since the establishment of the program, which was renamed from the “Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection” program.
The DX certification system is based on the Act on Partial Revision of the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing. In line with the Guidelines for the Operation and Management of Information Processing Systems, Tokyo Century was certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2021 as a company that conducts excellent activities.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange have jointly selected companies that excel in empowering women. As a result, Tokyo Century has been selected as the Semi-Nadeshiko Brand for four consecutive years since 2019.
Platinum Kurumin Certification
Tokyo Century was granted the Platinum Kurumin certification by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a company pursuing a higher level of initiatives to support raising next-generation children.
Tokyo Century has obtained ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management systems.
Tokyo Century has obtained ISO/IEC 27001 certification, the international standard for information security management systems.
Tokyo’s model company for disaster prevention measures
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government certifies companies that actively work to restrain employees from returning home at the same time in the event of a disaster. This is due to the prevention of problems with lifesaving and rescue activities and secondary damage. Tokyo Century was selected as a model company that is working on this initiative in Tokyo in fiscal 2021, in recognition of its outstanding efforts that have a particularly large ripple effect to society.
|August 2020||Received “Lesser of the Year” at the Airfinance Journal Global Awards 2019|
|February 2020||Received ”Asia-Pacific M & A Deal of the Year” at the Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards 2020 by Airline Economics magazine|
|October 2019||loT SELECTION connected with SORACOM, an IoT subscription online marketplace , won Special Prize in the Service & Solution category at the MCPC award 2019|
|October 2019||Won Prize for Encouragement at the 4th Oita Godo Newspaper Advertising Award|
|April 2019||Mahoko Hara, then Managing Executive Officer of Tokyo Century, was selected for the Trailblazer Award by the Advancing Woman in Aviation Roundtable|
|January 2018||Received “Overall Equity Deal of the Year” at the Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards 2018 by Airline Economics magazine|
|March 2017||Named to Good Practice under the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) by the the Ministry of the Environment|
|January 2016||Won Award of Excellence in the Chiyoda Ward Global Warming Awareness Program|