Designations and Certifications
Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization
On February 21, 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry awarded Kewpie Corporation the “White 500” certification in recognition of its health and productivity management. The marks the second year Kewpie was selected for certification under the Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program since its launch in 2017.
Kewpie is a seven-time recipient of the Kurumin certification, awarded by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies providing outstanding support for childcare. In May 2018, Kewpie was awarded the Platinum Kurumin* certification.
The Platinum Kurumin certification was instituted in April 2015 to recognize companies that have met and surpassed the standards for Kurumin and to encourage businesses to pursue further initiatives to support work-life balance.
Secures Three Stars under the Healthy Meal & Dietary Environment certification system
Kewpie applied for first round Healthy Meal & Dietary Environment certification from the Healthy Meal & Dietary Environment Consortium in the cafeteria segment, with the Sengawa Kewport complex being awarded the highest “3 star” rating.
Selection as ESG/SRI Index Constituent
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index*
MSCI is a leader in research and analysis to support ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing. The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index consists of the highest-rated ESG performers in each sector of industry, chosen from Japan’s top 500 listed companies by market capitalization. Kewpie has remained a constituent stock in the index, which is selected by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for passive tracking, since first being included in 2017.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)*
MSCI Japan scores Japanese companies on gender diversity and equal opportunity using multiple indicators, including employment data made public under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. It then selects high-scoring companies from each sector for inclusion in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN). Kewpie has remained a constituent stock in the index, which is selected by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for passive tracking, since first being included in 2017.
*THE INCLUSION OF Kewpie 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 Kewpie 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.
SNAM Sustainability Index
The SNAM Sustainability Index, managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management, is a proprietary active index the constituents of which are selected with an emphasis on ESG evaluations by research organizations. The index is used for weighting in SNAM Sustainable Management, which was launched in 2012. Kewpie was selected as a target for investment in fiscal 2019.
Kewpie wins in the 6th Food Industry Mottainai Awards
Kewpie and Green Message received the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Food Industry Affairs Bureau’s Top Award in the 6th Food Industry Mottainai Awards for promoting the recycling of unused (vegetable) resources.
Kewpie Dressing wins World Star Award from the World Packaging Organisation
The 180ml Kewpie Dressing container was awarded the 2019 WorldStar Packaging Award in the foods category, sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation.
2018 Excellent Green Logistics Partnership Award: Joint winner of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award
Kewpie, Lion Corporation, and Japan Pallet Rental Corporation, as well as three other companies (K.R.S. Corporation, Lion Logistics, and Kanko Kisen) were jointly awarded the 2018 Excellent Green Logistics Partnership Award from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Kewpie Group Shares Prime Minister’s Prize in the Fiscal 2018 3Rs Awards
Kewpie and Green Message received the Prime Minister’s Prize for their efforts in promoting the recycling of unused (vegetable) resources in the Fiscal 2018 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Awards.