NKSJ Holdings Received “Prime” Status by German CSR Ratings Agency Oekom Research AG

Tokyo, Japan, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (President: Kengo Sakurada) has been given the CSR rating of “Prime” status by German CSR rating agency Oekom Research AG (“Oekom”) in its biannual review of corporate sustainability activities.

1. Outline of Oekom’s CSR ratings

Oekom is a global rating agency that aims to promote sustainable investments. It appraises the achievements of companies using unique evaluation standards based on social and environmental perspectives. It announces ratings biannually.

The “Prime” rating is awarded to companies that are especially highly assessed by Oekom’s evaluation standards.

2. The recent rating

Oekom highly praised NKSJ Holding’s environmental management efforts, such as their initiatives and disclosure on CO2 emissions, climate change, and the environmental efficiency with which they use paper and other materials. Their Group will continue actively pursuing initiatives to address environmental issues and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

Please refer to official website for detailed information about their initiatives.

Official website: CSR Case Studies

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.

CSR Office
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