Sustainability | How the Public Sees Us TDK Included in FY 2020 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.

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    • 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.

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    • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
      An index provided by MSCI (based in the U.S.) that selects companies with outstanding ESG assessments.

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  • THE INCLUSION OF TDK 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 TDK 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.

    • CDP Climate Change: A-
    • CDP Water Security: A
      TDK received the above evaluation from the highest ranking A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, D-, from global environmental non-profit CDP.

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    • CDP Supplier Engagement Rating: Leaderboard
      In the Supplier Engagement Rating, the answers provided to the CDP Climate Change Program are used to evaluate the companies by items related to governance, targets, estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in their corporate value chain (SCOPE3), and supply chain engagement. TDK was praised because it promotes environmental activities working with suppliers and discloses SCOPE3 emissions.

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    • S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook:Industry Mover2021
      Every year S&P Global assesses the sustainability performance of companies around the world from an economic, environmental, and social perspective based on Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) method and issues the Sustainability Yearbook. This year around 7,000 companies in 61 industries around the world were assessed on the basis of the CSA. Among the 220 companies assessed in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry, to which TDK belongs, TDK received the Industry Mover distinction for coming within the top 15% in the industry and achieving the strongest improvement over the previous year.

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TDK leadership in digital and energy transformation earns recognition as a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator TM 2021

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Clarivate recognized TDK for its innovation and leadership in digital transformation (DX) and energy transformation (EX) for the smart society, naming the company as one of the Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator 2021. In a record seven years on the prestigious list, TDK continues to push the boundaries of electronics innovation, prioritizing digital transformation and energy transformation as key components of the company’s growth and values. This recognition further solidifies TDK’s position as an industry leading solution provider and ecosystem partner for customers building revolutionary technologies.
Starting with more than 14,000 organizations, Clarivate selects the top innovators based on four primary criteria - including volume of patents received in the last five years and in all time, downstream impact an invention has on patent applications from others, a successful patent-application-to-grant ratio, and globalization of patents. This time, TDK received a high evaluation especially for the "successful patent-application-to-grant ratio".

TDK wins the 2020 METI Minister's Award for Corporate Governance of the Year

TDK has won the 2020 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Award for Corporate Governance of the Year, presented by the Japan Association of Corporate Directors (hereinafter “JACD,”).
The Corporate Governance of the Year is an award program that was launched in FY2015 as part of a Japanese government growth strategy. The awards have been provided for the purpose of supporting companies, which have achieved and maintained long-term profitability by implementing good corporate governance with the ultimate goal of revitalizing the earnings power of Japanese companies.
TDK has been selected as the 2020 winner in recognition of the company's advanced initiatives concerning its appointment and succession planning for its President and CEO, which forms the foundation of governance.

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