Environmentally Sustainable Company, the 4th ESG Finance Awards Japan
JFE Holdings was selected as an Environmentally Sustainable Company in the 4th ESG Finance Awards Japan’s Environmentally Sustainable Companies Category, presented by the Japanese Ministry of Environment. JFE Holdings has been recognized under these awards for the third consecutive year, including a special award received two years ago.
ESG Finance Awards Japan was founded to disseminate and expand ESG finance by commending institutional investors, financial institutions, intermediaries, and companies that have made an outstanding impact on the environment and society by proactively engaging in ESG finance as well as environmental and social projects. An Environmentally Sustainable Company is selected based on assessing the relative richness of disclosures regarding risks, business opportunities, and strategies, as well as governance associated with key environmental issues. The selected company must also be tackling issues through medium- to long-term strategies and have appropriate governance and management processes in place. The richness of our ESG-related information disclosure and our approach toward dialogue with stakeholders were recognized in our selection as an Environmentally Sustainable Company. We will continue to deepen our initiatives and expand our information disclosure.
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World Steel Association 2023 Steel Sustainability Champions
JFE Steel was awarded the 2023 Steel Sustainability Champions, selected by the World Steel Association. Once a year, the association commends member companies for demonstrating leadership in developing a sustainable steel industry and society and achieving outstanding results in enhancing sustainability.
The company formulated the JFE Group Environmental Vision for 2050 in 2021 and is developing ultra-innovative technologies for reducing environmental impact. In addition, it has formulated basic policies and discloses quantitative data on sustainability in diverse areas such as the environment, human rights, and occupational health and safety. It has also identified its material issues of corporate management, set KPIs, and increased the effectiveness of its indicators by periodically reviewing the appropriateness of the issues and KPIs for evaluating initiatives. JFE Steel has proactively disseminated this information to stakeholders through the JFE Group CSR Report 2022 and by other means.
These endeavors were recognized with the Steel Sustainability Champions award for the third consecutive year. Going forward, we will further strengthen CSR management, address environmental and social issues through our business activities, and contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
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External Awards for Research and Development
Awards for Technologies and Product Developments (FY2022)
|Safety and Health Excellence Recognition 2022
|Horizontal development to prevent similar accidents
|World Steel Association
|FY2023 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Awards for Science and Technology (Development Category)
|Development of extra-thick high strength steel plates that made possible the construction of super large container ships
|Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
|FY2023 National Invention Award: Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award
|Invention of ultra-high-strength thin steel sheet that improves fuel economy and collision safety of automobiles
|Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
|5th EcoPro Awards, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award
|Public-private partnership: joint research project in developing a rich ocean—demonstrating the use of steel slag products to improve marine environment and providing environmental education
|Sustainable Management Promotion Organization
|57th Machinery Promotion Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry Chairman’s Prize
|Development of an autonomous precision inspection robot
|Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry
|FY2022 Japan Institute of Energy Award (Technology Category)
|Development of a fuel and power management guidance system for steelworks
|Japan Institute of Energy
|FY2022 Energy Conservation Grand Prize, Product and Business Model Category, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
|Digital transformation service RODAS® for boiler power plants
|Energy Conservation Center, Japan
|2022 FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards Project of the Year
|Renovation work for the La Mesa Water Treatment Plant 1 in the Philippines
|International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)