External Evaluations

Inclusion in SRI indexes

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

MSCI chooses the most outstanding companies in the field of gender diversity for this index.

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Sompo Sustainability Index

Sompo Asset Management chooses companies for this index that are recognized as having outstanding performance in ESG (environment, society, governance) parameters.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

Evaluations

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (highest award) in the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards

The Kiyohara Industrial Park Smart Energy Project, in which Calbee is a participant, won a Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the Energy Conservation Best Practices Category (the Joint Project Subcategory) of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards organized by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan. Calbee was recognized for its efforts to explore optimization for an entire region, and achieve energy efficiency and CO2 reduction by working closely with partners operating outside its value chain. In addition, Calbee was highly commended for its initiatives to improve resilience through a steady energy supply and to contribute to regional revitalization by developing infrastructure for locally-generated, locally-consumed energy.

Nadeshiko Brand

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange jointly selected Calbee as a Nadeshiko Brand 2022 in recognition of its outstanding achievements in promoting women’s advancement in the workplace. Calbee was recognized for its proactive efforts to promote diversity and inclusion as part of its key management strategy. This is the eighth time the Company has been selected as a Nadeshiko Brand, following consecutive selections from 2014 to 2020 (in 2021, it was selected as a Semi-Nadeshiko Brand).

Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization

Calbee was selected as a 2022 Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization (in the Large Organization Category) in a scheme organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi to certify organizations that practice outstanding health and productivity management. Calbee has received the certification for three consecutive years. The company was recognized for its efforts to set health and productivity management goals to strengthen a structure to achieve these goals and to take employee health-related measures (e.g. helping employees returning from medical leave maintain a balance between work and medical treatment, and reduce smoking rates among employees), and for the Calbee New Workstyle initiative.

Overall Excellence Award in the Keidanren-Recommended Company Newsletter Assessment

Calbee’s intranet newsletter “Loop plus Web” won an Overall Excellence Award in the Web Company Newsletter Category of the Keidanren-Recommended Company Newsletter Assessment organized by Keidanren Business Services’ Shanai Koho Center. Calbee was praised for its newsletter's specific aim and editorial policy that which are reflected in the content and the lively design of the website.

Gold Award (highest award) in the Gan-Ally Awards

Calbee won a Gold Award, the highest award, in the Gan-Ally Awards 2021 organized by the Gan-Ally-Bu. Calbee was recognized for its efforts to implement a peer support system that offers support for fellow employees and helps them maintain a balance between work and medical treatment, to provide a financial support scheme, and to offer support in building a cancer survivor and supporter community in the company, as well as fostering a corporate culture that supports a balance between work and medical treatment.

Retail AI Award

Calbee won a Retail AI Award (in the Full Member Category) in the Retail AI Awards organized by the Retail AI Institute, as a company that takes a progressive approach to the introduction of AI in retail and the promotion of digital transformation. Calbee was given the award in recognition of its efforts to rigorously verify the effectiveness of retail media and to put AI into practical applications in a wide range of fields including the marketing field.

Most Outstanding Emergency Food Award in the Emergency Food Awards

Frugra Bits BOX for Rolling Stock won a Most Outstanding Emergency Food Award in the Rolling Stock Category at the Emergency Food Awards 2021 organized by the Disaster Prevention Safety Association. The award was given in recognition of the product’s excellent features, such as bite-sized pieces, which are easy to eat even during an emergency, and a superb design that allows anyone to simply use the “rolling stock” method.