Third-Party Evaluations

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are stock indices of companies with sustainable practices selected by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is a constituent of DJSI World. Since DJSI World was launched in 1999, it has continually been included in DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific.

FTSE Indices

FTSE is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange. It develops global indexes and provides data for investment.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has been included in the FTSE4Good, an index of socially responsible companies compiled by FTSE, for 14 consecutive periods since September 2006.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has also been selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index for three consecutive periods since July 2017. This index is used as an ESG passive management benchmark by the Government Pension Investment Fund.

MSCI Indices

MSCI measures and publishes various indices.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has been selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index for three consecutive periods since July 2017.
This index is used as an ESG passive management benchmark by the Government Pension Investment Fund.

Nadeshiko Brand

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has been selected as a "Nadeshiko Brand" for five consecutive years since FY2014. This title is awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to listed companies for having excellent track records in empowering women in their companies. We have developed programs that exceed legal requirements to support the balancing of work and child-rearing and we provide career support. As a result of these continuous efforts to develop an environment enabling female employees to work energetically for a long time even after going through life events, an increasing number of female employees in various life stages are now playing active roles. The award has been given in recognition of this, as well as for other initiatives including the introduction of the Daiwa ELLE Plan, which helps to comprehensively address health issues according to employees' stages of life.

Health & Productivity Stock Selection

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has been selected as a "Health & Productivity Stock Selection" for five consecutive years since FY2014. This title is awarded jointly by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to companies promoting the health of their employees. We appoint a Chief Health Officer (CHO) and hold Health Management Promotion Meetings once every quarter as part of our efforts to enhance our health promotion system. We have also introduced the KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project and an employment support plan for employees with cancer which supports the balancing of work and cancer treatment, as well as the Daiwa ELLE Plan which provides comprehensive support for addressing health issues specific to women. These various initiatives have been highly evaluated.

Competitive IT Strategy Companies

In April 2019, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. was selected as a "Competitive IT Strategy Company"for the second consecutive year. The title is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is awarded to companies for engaging in strategic and proactive IT investment that enhances corporate value and competitiveness from the perspective of medium- to long-term corporate management.
We have worked to develop an API infrastructure to expand our customer base through flexible and timely alliances with external companies and provide financial services with high added value. We have also enhanced business efficiency through voice recognition and artificial intelligence (AI), while promoting digital transformation aimed at business innovation and reform of operational processes. The award was given in light of the high evaluation of our steady efforts.

"Kurumin" and "Platinum Kurumin" -Certified as a Family-Friendly Employer

The certified family-friendly employer logo (nicknamed "Kurumin") is the certification symbol for family-friendly employers provided by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. obtained certification as a family-friendly employer on June 9, 2008, and Daiwa Securities, Daiwa Institute of Research Holdings, Daiwa Institute of Research, Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation, and Daiwa Securities Business Center have also been certified.
Moreover, as of March 11, 2016, Daiwa Securities and Daiwa Securities Business Center received a "Platinum Kurumin" certification. That certification is given to especially excellent companies among the certified family-friendly employers that have implemented higher levels of initiatives.

"Tomonin"
-Logo for Promoting Work Environments for Balancing Work with Long-Term Care

Daiwa Securities Group has continually built a working environment where employees can find it easy to use work-life balance support programs, in an effort to help them to continue working while balancing work and nursing care. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conferred the logo (nicknamed "Tomonin") on us for promoting the provision of a working environment favorable for balancing work with long-term care.

GRESB 2018 "Green Star"

Daiwa Office Investment Corporation, an REIT managed by Daiwa Real Estate Asset Management, has received the Green Star, the highest category of recognition in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey, for seven consecutive years.

ISO Certification

ISO 14001
Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation has received ISO 14001 certification, which is an international standard for environmental management systems. Through its business activities, Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation has endeavored to realize a harmonious relationship with the global environment, and actively works to reduce the environmental load.
ISO 27001
Daiwa Institute of Research (Systems Management Division) and Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation (Systems Management Division and Systems Consulting Division, Social Insurance Customer Support Department, and BPO Center) have received ISO 27001 certification, which is an international standard for information security management systems. In order to maintain and manage the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information assets, both companies are continuing to improve their information security.
ISO 27017
Daiwa Institute of Research (Systems Management Division) and Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation (Systems Management Division) have received ISO 27017 certification, which is an international standard for information security in relation to cloud services. As an add-on certification to ISO 27001, ISO 27017 deals with information security specific to cloud services.
ISO 20000
Daiwa Institute of Research (Systems Management Division) and Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation (Systems Management Division) have received ISO 20000 certification, which is an international standard for IT service management systems. In order to provide customers with a high-quality IT service in a stable manner, both companies are engaged in organizational enhancement of the quality of their IT services, including cost management, business process optimization, and continual improvements.