Sompo Japan Selected as One of the Ethisphere 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2013 --( Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (President : Kengo Sakurada; hereinafter, "Sompo Japan") was selected as one of the Ethisphere 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies as announced on March 6, 2013.

1. About Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank based in the United States dedicated to business ethics and corporate social responsibility, each year performs research as part of its effort to share best practices in business ethics, anti corruption and sustainability. Each year Ethisphere selects companies nominated from more than 100 countries and 36 industries and this year marks the seventh such selection.

The selection of companies are based on an evaluation of their guidelines on business ethics, history of litigation or regulatory violations, investments in innovation and sustainable business practices, activities as a corporate citizen as well as analysis from, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

Please visit the Institute using the following link for this year’s complete recipient list and to learn more about the methodology used for evaluations.

2. Sompo Japan’s Recognition

Sompo Japan was recognized as a company that is demonstrating leadership in ethical business practices based on research performed at multiple stages, including responses to questionnaires created by the Institute.

Going forward, Sompo Japan will continue to look one step ahead when it comes to addressing sustainability challenges through its business strategy as well as acting in a fair and honest manner based on highly-esteemed ethics and rational decision making.

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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