Tokyo, Japan, November 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (President: Kengo Sakurada; hereinafter “the Company”) was ranked 2nd out of Japanese companies and 18th overall out of 500 global companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2012, an environmental management ranking compiled by Newsweek.
1. Overview of Newsweek Green Rankings 2012
Started in FY2009 by Newsweek, the Newsweek Green Rankings rank companies by environmental management practices. In collaboration with Trucost and Sustainalytics, leading sustainability research organizations, the Green Rankings assess and rank the environmental impact, management and disclosure of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world.
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2. About This Year’s Assessment
The Company was ranked 2nd out of Japanese companies (1st in the financials sector) and 18th overall out of 500 global companies assessed. The Company received a high score particularly for its environmental footprint reduction initiatives, including CO2 reduction and waste recycling.
Moving forward, NKSJ Group will continue to make active efforts to address environmental issues and contribute to creating a sustainable society.
For more about their specific initiatives, please visit the Company’s official website.
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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 our 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.
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