Awards and Recognitions

  • MSCI Indexes

    In 2020, Rakuten was selected again as an index component for the MSCI ESG Leaders Index and Japan ESG Select Leaders Index for its high Environmental, Social and Governance performances. Rakuten was also selected for the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Select Index, which list Japanese companies that exhibit a commitment towards promoting and maintaining high level of gender diversity among their workforce, while maintaining superior financial quality. 

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  • FTSE4Good Index Series

    In 2020 and for the second consecutive year, Rakuten was selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series published by FTSE Russell, an investment index calculator wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange. The index consists of companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices. We were also selected for the FTSE Blossom Japan Index which consists of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices.
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    In 2020, Rakuten was selected for the first time as a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. It was also selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the second consecutive year. These indices were jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM and are composed of listed companies which excel in long-term sustainability strategies and practices.
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

    Developed by Japan Exchange Group, Tokyo Stock Exchange and S&P Dow Jones Indices, the Index is designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index, while overweighting or underweighting those that have lower or higher levels of carbon emissions per unit of revenue. Rakuten is part of the first decile, considered as highly carbon efficient, among the Retailing constituents (consecutive inclusion).
  • CDP

    In 2020, Rakuten received first-ever selection to CDP Climate Change A List, the highest rating in the climate-related investigation conducted by the global environmental non-profit organization CDP. CDP is widely recognized as a global standard for climate-related information disclosure by businesses. Among over 9,600 companies disclosed in the latest 2020 survey, the largest number in its history, 270 were acknowledged as the CDP Climate Change A List.
  • Eco-First Certification

    In 2020, Rakuten, Inc. was certified as an Eco-First company by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. The Eco-First Program recognizes companies that are engaged in “advanced and independent industry-leading business activities” with regard to the environment. Upon obtaining this certification and as part of its “Eco-First Commitment” (Japanese), Rakuten has promised the Minister of the Environment that it will carry out environmental protection initiatives relevant to its different services.
  • Work with PRIDE Index

    In 2020 and for the fifth consecutive year, Rakuten achieved Gold Level in the PRIDE Index of “Work with Pride," an organization that promotes LGBT diversity-management initiatives in Japan.
  • Annual Randstad Awards 2019 Index

    Rakuten’s appeal as a great place to work was highlighted as the Japan edition of the annual Randstad Awards 2019 were announced in Tokyo. Rakuten placed 6th overall in the general ranking, and took the top spot in its category of "Information and Communications/Services" companies.
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