Message The concept of 'Diversity & Inclusion' represents the essence of the SuMi TRUST Group's management principles and business model. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. Director, President Toru Takakura

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SuMi TRUST Group holds the concept of diversity & inclusion in the sense of "leveraging the diversity and creativity of each individual in management" as its Mission(management principles).

When the Group was formed in 2011, we set out three common aims: "Mission", "Vision" and "Value". The most important of these is the Mission (management principles).

We took the perspective of asking ourselves what our three stakeholders-our clients, society, and shareholders-demand of the Group, and added “offer a workplace where the diversity and creativity of its employees are more fully utilized to add value to the organization and where employees can have pride and be highly motivated in fulfilling their missions”, reflecting our thoughts on what kind of a company we want to be for the Group’s employees, as one pillar of our Mission. We have since then worked to make the creation of unique value through the interaction of diverse employees as part of our DNA.

Diversity & Inclusion Report

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Diversity & Inclusion Promotion System

In October 2017,SuMi TRUST Holdings established the Diversity & Inclusion Office and Diversity & Inclusion Committee to strengthen its commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in the Group.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee , membered by the Directors in charge of the Human Resources Department, the Corporate Planning Department, and the IT & Business Process Planning Department, is held on a quarterly basis, and discussed on Diversity & Inclusion promotion in the Group.

Guest speakers from each group company shared their initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion promotion in a group company.

Exteral Evaluation, Membership (as of July 31, 2022)

Exteral Evaluation

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Selected by Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year running, in which Bloomberg evaluates initiatives on gender equality.

Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations -White 500-

Selected in White 500 for the fifth year running by METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi as an organization having outstanding health and productivity management.

Kurumin and Platinum Kurumin

Each Group company is accredited with the Kurumin certification as a company that supports childcare by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. In addition, “Platinum Kurumin” is granted to the companies that engage in higher levels of initiatives to support balancing between work and childcare.

Companies that received the Kurumin certification
  • HR One
  • Nikko AM
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Panasonic Finance
Companies that received the Platinum Kurumin certification
  • SuMi TRUST Bank
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Systems & Services
  • Custody Bank of Japan

Eruboshi and Platinum Eruboshi

Each Group company is accredited with the Eruboshi certification as an excellent company regarding promoting women’s active participation and advancement, by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Act of Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. This certification sets three levels in accordance with the number of items meeting the standards. The Platinum Eruboshi is granted to the company that has met higher levels of requirements.

Companies that received the Eruboshi certification
  • HR One (level 3)
  • Custody Bank of Japan (level 2)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust TA Solution (level 2)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Systems & Services (level 2)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Panasonic Finance (level 1)
Companies that received the Platinum Eruboshi certification
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Business Service

2022 J-Win Diversity Award

An award sponsored by J-Win that evaluates the acceleration and progress of D&I efforts at companies and recognizes those at the front-line of D&I promotion. SuMi TRUST Bank was awarded Second Prize in the Basic Achievement category for 2022.

PRIDE Index 2021

Received Gold rating, the highest ranking in PRIDE Index, operated by work with Pride (wwP) on LGBTQ initiatives*.

SuMi TRUST Bank also received the Rainbow Award, which recognizes companies implementing collective impact initiatives.

*Year 2021: Six companies-SuMi TRUST Holdings, SuMi TRUST Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Business Service, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Card, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Club. Nikko AM was also awarded a Gold rating for its stand-alone initiatives.

D&I Award 2021

The D&I Award 2021 was newly established by JobRainbow Co., Ltd. as a certification for companies committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.

SuMi TRUST Bank and Nikko Asset Management received the highest certification of “Best Workplace for Diversity & Inclusion.”

Nadeshiko Brand

In March 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange jointly selected SuMi TRUST Bank as a “Nadeshiko Brand,” which recognizes listed companies showing an excellent active participation of women.

New Diversity Management Selection 100

In March 2019, SuMi TRUST Bank was selected as “New Diversity Management Selection 100,” in which the METI commends the companies proactively engaged in “diversity management.”


Challenge to 30% in 2030-#Here We Go 2030

SuMi TRUST Holdings endorsed a movement announced by the Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) to achieve the goal of increasing the percentage of female executives to at least 30% by 2030.

30% Club Japan

As the Investor Group members, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management and Nikko AM jointly participate in “30% Club Japan” that aims to achieve diversity of companies.

Business Support for LGBT Equality in Japan

SuMi TRUST Holdings endorsed a campaign to encourage companies and organizations to adopt the LGBT Equality Law in Japan.

Business for Marriage Equality

SuMi TRUST Holdings supported a campaign by three non-profit organizations operating in Japan to visualize companies that support equality in marriage (the legalization of same-sex marriage).

SuMi TRUST Group's promotion of Diversity & Inclusion

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