External Recognition and Awards

External Recognition and Awards

Inclusion in ESG index

  • FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index Selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

  • Selected as a constituent of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

External Recognition Regarding Sustainability and ESG

  • Recognized as an Eco-First Company by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment

  • Received approval from the international Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

  • Selected as CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

  • Obtained the Tomonin mark from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (The “Tomonin” mark, created by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, can be used by companies that strive to ensure workplace environments enable employees to balance work and nursing care)

  • Registered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a “company promoting a good balance between family and work”

  • Obtained Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan’s Kurumin mark (stage 1 certification)

  • Received the highest three-star rating in the certification system known as Eruboshi, based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

  • Selected as a constituent of Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index

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External Recognition Regarding Initiatives for Digital Transformation and IR Activities

  • Certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a DX Certified Operator

  • Received the Best IT Award (Transformation Area) at the 2021 IT Awards of the Japan Institute of Information Technology

  • Selected by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan for the Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure (FY2021) Second place in the retail sector as a “company with significant improvement in disclosure”

  • Selected as a “DX Stocks 2023” under the Digital Transformation (DX) Stock selection program, administered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (“METI”) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”).

External Endorsement and Participation

  • Participation in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

  • First Japanese EC operator to express support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • Participation in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP)

  • Declaration to achieve 100% renewable energy use across the Group by 2030, and participation in RE100

  • Declaration that 100% of owned/leased delivery vehicles ASKUL LOGIST will be EVs by 2030 and joins participation in EV100

  • Endorsement as one of the member companies of the Japan Climate Initiative’s (JCI) greenhouse gas emission reduction target message for 2030

  • Participation in the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB)

  • Participation in GX League of the Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry

  • Participation in the meeting of supporters of the Declaration of Action of the Male Leaders Coalition for Empowerment of Women of the Cabinet Office

  • Participation in 30% Club Japan

  • Declaration of support and voluntary action for the White Logistics* promotion campaign

    • White Logistics is an initiative that seeks to ensure stable logistics operations needed for daily life and industrial activities while also contributing to economic growth.
  • Endorsement of Consumer Affairs Agency’s consumeroriented management and formulation of Voluntary Declaration of Consumer Orientation (July 2021)