Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- NKSJ Holdings, Inc. a joint company of Sompo Japan and Nipponkoa founded in April 2010, has released its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2012. The purpose to publish this report is to engage with stakeholders both globally and locally in a more proactive way, to create synergy between affiliated companies and integrate CSR at the highest levels to the entire group.
To see the full CSR report, please visit:
Highlights in this year’s report include:
1. Specifying NKSJ Group’s New Five CSR Material Issues
They have defined “Five CSR Material Issues” they must focus by referring to stakeholders’ feedback and dialogue with experts, after conducting analysis based on the ISO26000 core subjects. The “Five CSR Material Issues” are as follows.
“Five CSR Material Issues”
1) Providing Safety and Security for the Society
2) Tackling Global Environmental Issues -Focusing on Climate Change
3) Providing Sustainable and Responsible Financial Services
4) Community Involvement and Development –Partnership with NGOs
5) Developing Human Resources and Promoting Diversity
2. A Special Features on “Rio+20” and “Tackling Extensive Natural Disasters”
1) In June 2012, 20 years after the Earth Summit, the United Nation’s Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20 was held again in Rio de Janeiro. The NKSJ Group has participated in Rio+20 and reaffirmed the significance of the role to be played by corporate enterprises in the development of sustainable societies. We have looked back on the NKSJ Group’s 20 years of approaches and also the initiatives taken place at Rio+20.
2) NKSJ Groups initiatives towards the natural disaster which occurred in 2011, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Flooding in Thailand. Also including challenges on development of insurance products and services in case of such natural disasters.
3. Third Party Comments
They received the Third Party Comments for this report from Ms. Carolyn Schmidt, Program Director of ECOLOGIA, also an expert delegate to the ISO 26000 Working Group on Social Responsibility.
NKSJ Holdings has been included in the following SRI indexes.
・Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (SAM Silver Class)
・FTSE4Good Global Index
・Ethibel Pioneer Register and Excellence Investment Register (universe)
・MS-SRI Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
About Sompo Japan
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. is a leading provider of Property & Casualty insurance in Japan. Together with Nipponkoa Insurance CO., Ltd., it established NKSJ Holdings, Inc. a joint holding company as comprehensive service provider group for risk and asset management in 2010 and is now preparing for a merger as “Sompo Japan Nipponkoa” by 2014.
As a long-time leader in CSR, Sompo Japan strongly commits to build sustainable society focusing on its own CSR material issues such as climate change and sustainable finance. The company is regularly recognized for their efforts to sustainability. Recent awards are “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2012, “SAM Silver Class” in 2011, and “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” in 2009 and 2010.
Corporate Communications Department
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
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