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Evaluations by Society

The CITIZEN Group has continued to carry out business activities by putting into practice our corporate philosophy “Loved by citizens, working for citizens.” Based on our determination never to violate social norms, bring doubt in our customers or business partners, or behave dishonestly, we implement a wide range of CSR activities aiming to deliver solutions to social issues in order to contribute to sustainable development of society. These concepts and initiatives have been rated highly by external evaluation institutions, and we have been selected for ESG indices and other honors.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

FTSE Blossom Japan

Since December 2019, we have been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index.

*Created by the global index 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 has been selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan as an index for use in ESG investment.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

2021 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) We have been included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index since December 2019 and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) since June 2017.
2021 CONSTITUENT MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index.

* The inclusion of CITIZEN WATCH company, ltd. 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 CITIZEN WATCH company, ltd. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and t he MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

We have been included in the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.

*Designed by S&P Dow Jones Index, one of the world’s largest independent index providers, to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX), (the “underlying index”), while overweighting or underweighting those companies that have lower or higher levels of carbon emissions per unit of revenue.
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index has been selected by the GPIF as an index for use in ESG investment.

CDP Supplier Engagement Evaluation

In 2021, we have been included in CDP’s supplier engagement as Leaderboard, the highest evaluation.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

SOMPO Sustainability Index2020

Since 2017, we have been included in the SOMPO Sustainability Index (previously known as the SNAM Sustainability Index).

*The SOMPO Sustainability Index is a stock index developed independently by Sompo Asset Management (previously known as Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management) by combining the ESG evaluation with a stock price evaluation.
The 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program under the large enterprise category.

The 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program under the large enterprise category

In February 2020, CITIZEN WATCH was recognized by the 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program under the large enterprise category.

*Under the recognition program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi examines large enterprises, SMEs and other organizations engaging in initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities or for promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity.

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun IDEA Machinery Industry Design Award

IDEAロゴ

The Cincom L20 ATC sliding-headstock automatic CNC lathe developed by CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD., won the 50th IDEA Machinery Industry Design Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun newspaper. This award for products emblematic of their times and innovative new products was presented in recognition of the way this improvement on a previous model has shortened the time required to exchange implements and reduced the size of the machinery.

Cabinet Office Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon

In 2020, CITIZEN WATCH was presented with the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon by the Cabinet Office of Japan in recognition of its efforts to donate part of the sales of the CITIZEN xC women's watch brand to the Because I am a Girl campaign, which helps women and girls in developing countries. The Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon is intended to reward contributions of private funds in the public interest.