TOKYO, Mar 10, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has been awarded a "Gold" Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating for the third consecutive time by EcoVadis, a leading evaluator of supplier sustainability, after ranking in the top 1% of all suppliers evaluated.
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform for rating and monitoring supplier sustainability. The EcoVadis methodology framework assesses the CSR performance of companies covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries and 21 CSR criteria including "Environment," "Labor Practices & Human Rights," "Fair Business Practices" and "Sustainable Procurement." Approximately 30,000 companies use this platform, including NEC customers who refer to EcoVadis ratings when selecting their suppliers.
NEC's performance was rated particularly high in the "Environment" category, based on criteria such as "Environmental Management," "Product Stewardship" and "Energy Consumption." NEC recognizes that being granted a Gold CSR rating by EcoVadis for the third consecutive time is the result of its ongoing efforts to ensure the sustainable development of society.
As a social value innovator, NEC improves its CSR activities by engaging with stakeholders. Going forward, NEC will continue its efforts to solve challenging social issues using state-of-the-art information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable the realization of the United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs)(1).
(1) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGs consist of 17 goals on issues such as poverty, hunger, energy, climate change and peace. Efforts to attain these goals started in 2015 after they were adopted by 193 member states at the United Nations Summit held in September that year
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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.
Mar 10, 2017 11:04 HKT/SGT
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