Sustainability | How the Public Sees Us External Evaluation / Status of inclusion in the ESG Index

Recognition by Investors and Rating Agencies

ESG investment and socially responsible investment (SRI), which consider not only 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 ESG Leaders Indexes
      An index provided by MSCI (based in the U.S.) that selects companies with outstanding ESG evaluation.

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

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    • MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index
      An index provided by MSCI (based in the U.S.) that selects Japanese companies with excellent gender diversity.

    • 2022 ESG Empowering Women
  • 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 (two consecutive years)
      TDK received the above rating out of eight levels (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D-) from CDP, an international non-profit organization that addresses environmental issues such as climate change.

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    • CDP Supplier Engagement Rating: Leaderboard (two consecutive years)
      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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    • Sompo Sustainability Index
      An index compiled based on the results of the Buna-no-Mori Environmental Questionnaire and ESG Management Survey conducted by SOMPO Risk Management Inc.

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TDK wins Semi-Grand Prix in CEATEC AWARD 2021

CEATEC AWARD 2021

TDK's VENUE has won the Semi Grand Prix in the Elemental Technologies/Devices in the CEATEC AWARD2021.
The CEATEC AWARD 2021 judging committee examined and evaluated, among the technologies, products, and services exhibited at CEATEC 2021 ONLINE, those entered by the exhibitors beforehand, from academic and technological perspectives, assessed their marketability and potential, and recognized the particularly excellent among them in terms of innovation.
TDK's VENUE, the winner of the award in 2021, is an indoor real-time positioning solution. VENUE is a solution using geomagnetism. It leverages a magnetic sensor and acceleration sensor, etc., that are installed in a smartphone, enabling highly accurate positioning of people and objects inside a building. One of its characteristics is that users can introduce the solution across an extensive area without making a big investment. It is considered as a solution that could also lead to work style reforms by enabling efficient object location control and effectively using the location information.
VENUE received the award because of the committee highly evaluated it as follows. VENUE opens the possibility of new applications since it is made more accurate and more cost effective than the conventional models by using mobile phones and devices through use of the long-time magnetism research know-how.

TDK again named among Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators

Global Innovator 2022

TDK Corporation was recently recognized as a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator™ 2022 for its innovation and leadership in digital transformation (DX) and energy transformation (EX) for the smart society. Since 2012 the Top 100 Global Innovators has identified companies at the pinnacle of the global innovation landscape by measuring the ideation culture that produces patents and puts them at the forefront. In a record eight years on the prestigious list, this recognition further cements TDK as an industry leading solution provider and ecosystem partner for customers designing and building transformational technologies.
Starting with more than 14,000 organizations, Clarivate selects the most innovative companies based on multiple criteria. It includes the amount of patents granted in the past five years, as well as the downstream influence of an invention on other companies' patent applications, success rate, globality, and breadth of technical field.

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