Sustainability

External Evaluation

External Evaluation

We promote ESG initiatives and have been highly evaluated by evaluation organizations.

Received AA in MSCI ESG Ratings

As of December 2021, we have received its MSCI ESG Rating of AA, , the second highest rating, the MSCI ESG Rating, in which companies from around the world are rated from an ESG perspective by MSCI (USA). This is an improvement from our previous A rating and is recognition that our ESG initiatives are rated highly.

MSCI ESG Ratings

*THE USE BY ZOZO, INC. OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES ("MSCI") DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF ZOZO, INC. BY MSCI. MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED 'AS-IS' AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, a leading index of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment. The index is adopted by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), as references for making its investments.

ESG Select Leaders Index

* THE INCLUSION OF ZOZO, INC. 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 ZOZO, INC. 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.

MSCI Japanese Empowering Women Index (WIN)

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for companies with exceptional gender diversity. This inclusion indicates that we have  been assessed as a company leading efforts to support the participation and promotion of women in the workplace through diversity policies. The index is adopted by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), as references for making its investments.

MSCI Japanese Empowering Women Index (WIN)

* THE INCLUSION OF ZOZO, INC. 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 ZOZO, INC. 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.

FTSE4Good Index Series

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, the world's leading ESG index developed by FTSE Russell.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, an ESG index designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices developed by FTSE Russell.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, an index that reflects the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices in each sector, developed by FTSE Russell.

Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index(GenDi J)

In the Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index, an ESG index newly adopted by the GPIF (Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund), ZOZO is selected as "Group-1", the highest rated in the index's "gender equality score.

Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index(GenDi J)

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

We have been selected as a component of the "Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index," developed by the U.S.-based S&P Dow Jones Indices. This index comprises global publicly listed companies that excel in long-term sustainability strategies and initiatives.

S&P/JPX carbon efficient index

ZOZO is selected as a constituent of the S&P/JPX carbon efficient index,which is offered by S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for member companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX). It decides on the investment weights to be applied to such member companies with a focus on the disclosure of environmental information and level of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per sales).

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

iSTOXX MUTB Japan Platinum Career 150 Index

ZOZO is selected as constituent of the iSTOXX MUTB Japan Platinum Carrier 150 Index, which was jointly developed by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and STOXX, an index provider affiliated with the Deutsche Börse, to conduct scoring focusing on the three points of "long-term perspective," "autonomous learning," and "contributing to society."

iSTOXX MUTB Japan Platinum Career 150 Index

Nikkei SDGs Management Survey - Four Stars

We have been awarded four stars in the 7th Nikkei SDGs Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc. This survey comprehensively evaluates corporate efforts in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through business activities and enhancing corporate value.

Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey - Four Stars

We have been recognized with four stars in the 7th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc. This survey selects pioneering companies that are challenging a productivity revolution through workstyle reforms.

HDI Five-Star Certification Program

  • HDI Five-Star Certification Program

In HDI Five-Star Certification Program defined by HDI-Japan, we were the first in the apparel industry to receive the five-star certification, the highest rating, for the fourth consecutive time.

Received the Highest Rating “Gold” in the “PRIDE Index 2023” for the Third Consecutive Year

  • Received the highest Gold Rating in the PRIDE Index 2021

We have achieved the highest “Gold” rating for the third consecutive year in the PRIDE Index 2023, formulated by “work with Pride,” a voluntary organization that supports the promotion and establishment of diversity management concerning sexual minorities such as LGBTQ.

Received "BEST WORKPLACE" Rating in the "D&I Award 2023" for the Two Consecutive Years

  • Received the “Advanced” Certification in D&I Award

We have obtained the “Best Workplace” recognition for two consecutive years at the D&I AWARD 2023, Japan's largest award honoring companies leading in Diversity & Inclusion.

Award NameAward DetailsYear
Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon/Special Municipal Merit Award and Municipal Merit Award for Reiwa 2nd Year

In recognition of our disaster relief support to Chiba City following the impact of Typhoon No.15 in September 2019, we were awarded the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon by the government and honored as municipal meritorious individuals by Chiba City.

2020
3rd Japan Open Innovation Prize

The "Open-Source Development & Implementation Platform for Social Decision-Making Algorithms" developed by a joint research team of researchers from ZOZO Technologies (*)'s research and development organization, ZOZO Research Institute, and Hanjuku Virtual Corporation, received the Prime Minister's Award at the Japan Open Innovation Awards sponsored by the Cabinet Office.

(*) Our company completed the absorption-type split and the change of the subsidiary's corporate name of ZOZO Technologies Co., Ltd. on October 1, 2021

2021
34th Nikkei New Office Award

"ZOZO Headquarters Building" received the "New Office Promotion Award / Creative Office Award" at the 34th Nikkei New Office Award sponsored by Nikkei Inc. and the General Incorporated Association New Office Promotion Association.

2021
2021 Good Design Award

"ZOZO Headquarters Building" received the 2021 Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

2021
JPM POP Creative Award

The limited-edition shipping box created in the summer of 2020 featuring fireworks design and the enjoyable sound of summer, such as fireworks and crickets when opened, won the Gold Award at the JPM POP Creative Award.

2022
Chiba City Urban Culture Award 2021

"ZOZO Headquarters Building" received the Grand Prize at the Chiba City Urban Culture Award 2021.

2022
Chiba Prefecture Architectural Culture Award

"ZOZO Headquarters Building" received the Highest Award at the 28th Chiba Prefecture Architectural Culture Award (Reiwa 3rd Year).

2022
SDGs Action Award 2021

We received the "Disclosure/Communication Award" in the "SDGs Action Award 2021," hosted by SoftBank Group, for our efforts in disseminating information related to SDGs.

2022
STARTS Prize 2022

The joint research project "Ambient Weaving" by ZOZO NEXT, The University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory, and Hosoo Co., Ltd. received the Honorary Mention at the "STARTS Prize 2022" organized by the EU Commission.

ZOZO NEXT, The University of Tokyo and Hosoo's Joint Research Project "Ambient Weaving" Won the "STARTS Prize 2022" Honor Award

2022
42nd Operations Research Society of Japan Case Study Award

The research conducted by ZOZO Research Institute, the research and development organization of ZOZO NEXT, on "Inventory Placement to Minimize Inter-base Transport after Logistics Warehouse Expansion" received the 42nd Case Study Award from the Operations Research Society of Japan.

2022