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 15 consecutive periods since September 2006.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has also been selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index for four 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 six 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 been actively supporting the success of women for more than 10 years and set targets related to initiatives for empowering women in 2015. We have helped women to balance work and child-rearing while providing them with 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 playing active roles in their workplace. The number of female managers has increased approximately fivefold across the Group from the level before the implementation of these initiatives, with three women now serving as directors of Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

Health & Productivity Stock Selection

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. has been selected as a "Health & Productivity Stock Selection" for six 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.

Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock)

Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock)

In August 2020, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. was selected as a “Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock)” under the DX Stock Selection program operated jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The title is awarded to companies for actively working on digital transformation that enhances corporate value and competitiveness from the perspective of medium- to long-term corporate management.
This marks our third consecutive year of recognition, if the “Competitive IT Strategy Company” title awarded under the predecessor program is included. This also means that we were selected for all three titles available under the program for three years in a row. The program changed the title “Competitive IT Strategy Company” to “DX Stock” to put focus on digital transformation. It selects, from among companies listed on the TSE, companies that actively promote digital transformation, thereby introducing appealing companies to investors who put emphasis on enhancement of corporate value from a medium- to long-term perspective. At the same time, it also aims to encourage companies to take initiatives for digital transformation.
We completed the distribution of mobile devices for work to all employees of Daiwa Securities, a major subsidiary, by February 2020 and thus developed a working environment enabling them to work comfortably at anytime and anywhere. This initiative, along with the establishment of CONNECT, a new brand aimed at attracting asset building generations, were highly evaluated.

"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 2019 "Green Star"

In the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey, Daiwa Office Investment Corporation has received the Green Star, the highest category of recognition, for eight consecutive years (Four Star in FY2019). Daiwa Securities Living Investment Corporation has also received the Green Star for two consecutive years (Three Star in FY2019).

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.