External Recognition

Consecutive Selection in the Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

In June 2020, ESPEC was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the 2020 Global Niche Top (GNT) Companies Selection 100. The GNT Companies Selection 100 list was started in FY 2013. The second list was compiled in 2020, and 113 companies were selected including those succeeding in a niche field even in a difficult business environment with a changing international situation. Following on from our first selection in FY 2013, ESPEC was also selected for the 2020 list as a top manufacturer of environmental test chambers.

ESPEC receives the Excellence Award in the 24th Environmental Communication Awards

In February 2021, the ESPEC Sustainability Report 2020 received the Excellence Award in the Environmental Report category at the 24th Environmental Communication Awards, which is organized by the Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environment Forum, a general incorporated foundation.

ESPEC rated B in the CDP Climate Change Report 2021

In December 2021, ESPEC was rated B in the CDP Climate Change Report 2021, which is published by the international non-profit organization CDP.* In the 2021 survey, the climate change measures of more than 12,000 companies around the world were ranked in a system of eight grades (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D-). This was the second year that we voluntarily responded to a CDP climate change survey (last year being the first), and we were given the third highest grade of "B".

* CDP is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that surveys climate change, conservation of water resources, forest preservation, and other environmental measures taken by cities and corporations. It then makes this information available to investors.

ESPEC rated 3.5 stars in the 3rd Nikkei SDGs Management Survey

In November 2021, ESPEC was rated 3.5 stars (deviation between 55 and under 60) in the general ranking of the 3rd Nikkei SDGs Management Survey, which is organized by Nikkei, Inc. (the Nihon Keizai Shimbun).
The Nikkei SDGs Management Survey rates corporate initiatives for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The companies are evaluated and given general scores in four categories of SDGs Strategy & Economic Value, Social Value, Environmental Value, and Governance.

ESPEC rated 3 stars in the 5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey

In November 2021, ESPEC was rated 3 stars in the 5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey. The Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey is organized by Nikkei, Inc. (the Nihon Keizai Shimbun), and it targets all listed companies and leading non-listed companies in Japan. These companies are ranked in a system of five grades, and selected as leading companies taking on the challenge of productivity innovations through workstyle reforms.

ESPEC ranked 169th in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s 7th Corporate Strength Response Ranking

In November 2021, ESPEC was ranked 169th in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s 7th Corporate Strength Ranking (sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). A company’s Corporate Strength Ranking is a comprehensive evaluation of the company from qualitative evaluation based on questionnaires and quantitative evaluation based on performance. The list is a selection of only those truly strong companies that act as models for their industries.