Designations and Certifications
Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization
On February 20, 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry awarded Kewpie Corporation the “White 500” certification in recognition of its health and productivity management. This was Kewpie’s first selection under the 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, launched by METI in 2017.
Kewpie is a six-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.
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. It is one of the ESG indexes that was selected for passive investment tracking by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund.
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). WIN is one the ESG indexes that was selected for passive investment tracking by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund.
*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.
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index is Japan’s first socially responsible stock index. It consists of 150 publicly listed Japanese companies, selected on the basis of multiple indicators of social responsibility.
*Second inclusion; previously included in 2006.
Good Design Long Life Award 2017 for Kewpie Mayonnaise and Dispen Pak
The Kewpie Group received two Good Design Awards in 2017. Long Life Design awards (for long-selling products) went to Kewpie Mayonnaise, known for its iconic red lattice and red cap, and to Dispen Pak, a disposable condiment packet designed for easy one-handed use. (Dispen Pak is manufactured by Dispen Pak Japan, a member of the Kewpie Group.)
2017 Logistics Grand Prize for Improvements at the Kewpie Kobe Plant
At the 2017 All-Japan Convention for Logistics Improvement Case Studies, held by the Japan Institute of Logistics Systems, the Logistics Grand Prize was awarded to Kewpie Corporation, KRS Corporation, and Takenaka Corporation for improvements resulting in higher labor productivity, shorter lead time, and reduced inventory at Kewpie’s Kobe Plant.
JFMA Award for Utilization of Sengawa Kewport
Each year, the Japan Facility Management Association annually honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of facility management. Kewpie won the JFMA Award for its utilization of Sengawa Kewport (Chofu City, Tokyo) to facilitate collaboration among Group companies.
*Sengawa Kewport also won the Nikkei New Office Award in 2014.