Sustainability | How the Public Sees UsTDK Included in FY 2019 Social Assessment Index

Social Assessments by Investors and Rating Agencies

ESG investment and socially responsible investment (SRI), which consider not just financial aspects, but also investment that takes into consideration social aspects including environmental initiatives, is spreading, particularly in Europe and the U.S. TDK is included in the following indexes.

  • FTSE4 Good Index Series
    An index provided by FTSE Russell (based in the U.K.) that was designed to measure the performance of companies that implement strong ESG measures.
  • FTSE Blossom Japan Index
    An index provided by FTSE Russell (based in the U.K.) that was designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies with outstanding ESG responses.
  • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
    An index provided by MSCI (based in the U.S.) that selects companies with outstanding ESG assessments.
  • Ethibel Investment Register "Ethibel EXCELLENCE"
    An investment universe of Forum ETHIBEL, a socially responsible investment advocacy group headquartered in Belgium.
  • ECPI Index
    A global ESG index created by ECPI.

TDK has also received assessments of A- in both the climate change and water security categories from CDP, an international non-profit organization headquartered in London.

TDK Named to Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020

「Derwent Top100グローバル・イノベーター 2020」を受賞
「Derwent Top100グローバル・イノベーター 2020」を受賞

TDK was selected for the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 by Clarivate Analytics (headquarters in Philadelphia in the U.S. and a Japan office in Minato-ku, Tokyo). This marks the sixth time that TDK has been named to the list.

For this list, intellectual property and patent trends are analyzed based on patent data from Clarivate Analytics, and companies and research organizations are selected for the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators based not just on patent applications, but also on outstanding, global-scale inventions. To determine the world's most innovative companies, Clarivate Analytics uses four screening criteria: total patent volume (a minimum of 100 patents in the past five years), success rate, globalization (the number of basic patents filed in four key markets: China, Europe, Japan and the U.S.), and the number of citations by other organizations as evidence of patent influence. This year, TDK scored highly on success rate and globalization.

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