External Recognition


Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Indices

MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index

An index developed by MSCI of the U.S. Companies are selected based on their promotion of women's empowerment and high scores for gender diversity, from among companies in the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index. Otsuka Holdings has been included since 2018.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

An index constructed by global index provider FTSE Russell is designed to be sector-neutral, reflecting the performance of Japanese companies with relatively superior environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Otsuka Holdings has been included since 2022.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

An index for ESG investment drawn from TOPIX-listed stocks, with portfolio weight determined by the disclosure status of environmental data and level of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit of revenue). Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)—one of the world's largest pension funds—has selected this index for investment. Otsuka Holdings has been included since 2018.

External Recognition


An international NGO based in the U.K. that works on climate change and other environmental issues. It asks the world's major companies and cities to disclose information on how they address issues such as climate change and water management, and conducts surveys and evaluations. In 2020, Otsuka Holdings received an evaluation of A- for climate change, and A- for water resources.

Nadeshiko Brand

A selection jointly determined by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange of listed companies with an outstanding record in empowering women in the workplace. Otsuka Holdings was selected as a Semi-Nadeshiko Brand in 2019 and as a Nadeshiko Brand in 2020.*

* Scope of survey: Otsuka Holdings and Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Platinum Kurumin and Kurumin

A certification system based on Japan's Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, operated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Platinum Kurumin is a certification for Kurumin-certified companies that have carried out higher-level initiatives. Among group companies, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Taiho Pharmaceutical and Otsuka Chemical are certified as Platinum Kurumin, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Otsuka Foods are certified as Kurumin.


A certification system based on Japan's Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, under which the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare certifies companies that meet certain criteria and are recognized for excellence in empowering women in the workplace. Among group companies, Otsuka Chemical is certified as Eruboshi (Level 3).

MONISU Certification

The Monisu Certification System is a system in which the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare certifies small- and medium-sized enterprises that excel in their efforts to hire more people with disabilities and provide them with stable employment. Among group companies, Heartful Kawauchi was certified in 2020, as one of the first companies to be certified under the program.

Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization

A program, led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, that examines organizations such as large corporations as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises working to overcome health-related challenges in local communities or to promote health-conscious activities. The program recognizes organizations that make outstanding efforts in health and productivity management. Among group companies, Otsuka Holdings, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and Taiho Pharmaceutical were certified as among the “White 500” enterprises.

Sports Yell Company 2022

Program recognizing companies that actively support and promote measures to improve employees' health through sports. (Japan Sports Agency)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Sports Promotion Model Company

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Sports Promotion Company certification program recognizes companies that implement quality initiatives to encourage and support employee participation in sports.