Acknowledgment as a Sustainable Company
The Z Holdings Group is highly recognized for its CSR and ESG initiatives by both national and international evaluation organizations.
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World)
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific)
In 2020, Z Holdings Corporation has been selected for the first time as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment. Out of all index components, Z Holdings Corporation was also selected as Industrial Leader in the Interactive Media, Services & Home Entertainment sector. In addition, Z Holdings Corporation was included in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index comprised of companies in the Asia Pacific region.
DJSI is a world leading index of ESG investment jointly developed by Dow Jones in the United States and RobecoSAM, an asset management company in Switzerland. Based on long-term shareholder value, the index makes a comprehensive analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of listed companies in the world, and selects leading sustainable companies.
FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Z Holdings Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess sustainable investment funds and other products.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Russell (trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Z Holdings Corporation has been independently assessed according to the index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index and data provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess sustainable investment funds and other products.
MSCI* Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
Z Holdings Corporation has been included in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for companies with exceptional gender diversity. This inclusion indicates that we have been assessed as a company leading efforts to support the participation and promotion of women in the workplace through diversity policies. This index was adopted as an investment target of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
- * THE INCLUSION OF Z HOLDINGS CORPORATION IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF Z HOLDINGS CORPORATION BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
ISS ESG Corporate Rating
Z Holdings Corporation received the “Prime” status in the ESG Corporate Rating of ISS ESG (the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.). Prime status is attributed to those companies with an overall rating/ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which means that they fulfil ambitious absolute performance requirements.
SNAM Sustainability Index
For two consecutive years, Z Holdings Corporation was selected for inclusion in the SNAM Sustainability Index, managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management. The index is used for the SNAM Sustainable Asset Management comprised of approximately 300 companies that excel in ESG, and is currently adopted by several pension funds and institutional investors.
2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection / 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, Large Enterprise Category (White 500)
Z Holdings Corporation was chosen as a brand of the “2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection.” The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange jointly select enterprises engaged in health and productivity management in which efforts regarding the employees’ health are strategically carried out from a management perspective. We have also been acknowledged in the large enterprise category (White 500) of the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program 2020 by Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
For a fourth year in a row since 2017, Yahoo Japan Corporation (“Yahoo! JAPAN”), its group company, has been acknowledged in the large enterprise category (White 500) of the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program by Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
We strive to maximize our performance, provide better services and improve our business results by having our employees in their top condition both mentally and physically. For this, we regard that the mental and physical health of the employees and their families is the most important foundation and our top priority, and will take on the challenges of pursuing health and productivity management.
- ※“健康経営” (Health and Productivity Management) is a registered trademark of Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.
Selection as Digital Transformation Stocks (DX Stocks) 2020
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange selected Z Holdings Corporation as DX Stocks 2020 (formerly, Competitive IT Strategy Company). This honor is awarded to companies listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange that take advantage of digital technologies to inspire radical reform of business models, organization, business, corporate culture/climate, etc., leading to new growth and enhancement of competitiveness, in order to realize customer value.
Z Holdings Corporation was recognized for its creation of practical and new technologies and active usage of digital technologies in various areas, such as usage of accumulated big data. Z Holdings Corporation* has been awarded with this prize for five consecutive years since 2016.
- * Awarded as Yahoo! JAPAN until 2019
The activities of Yahoo Japan Corporation are mainly covered in the awards history, but also includes information of some group companies. We intend to sequentially introduce the information of other group companies as they become available.