Awards Received in FY2019

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Awards from customers
Excellent Partners Meeting 2019 ECO-VC Gold Award (10th consecutive year) Panasonic Corporation Adoption of high-workability white-color VIEWKOTE™ for residential-use downlight lighting fixture (Nippon Steel)
Equipment Supplier of the Year Royal Dutch Shell Group Continued high performance in items, including high-grade product development, achievement of 90+% on-time delivery, cost reduction across the entire supply chain, and joint development of 20+ projects (Nippon Steel, Sumitomo Corporation)
Named Top 100 Global Innovator 2020 (the only steel company for the eighth consecutive year) Clarivate Analytics (USA) Awarded as one of the world’s most innovative companies by analysis of the trend in intellectual property and patents (Nippon Steel)
Awards from governments and institutions
2019 MEXT Minister’s Award “Prize for Science and Technology (Development Division)” Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Development of steelmaking process that achieved minimum outside emission of chrome (Nippon Steel)
2019 National Commendation for Invention: Invention Prize Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Invention of eco-friendly oil well pipe connection (Nippon Steel, Nippon Steel Technology)
The 2nd EcoPro Award “Sponsor’s Award (Prize for Excellence)” EcoPro sponsor group Vivary Unit™ iron supply unit, that uses steel slag (Nippon Steel)
The 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award (METI Minister’s Prize, Excellence Prize, and Prize of the Director of the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry) METI, MEXT, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Development of processing technology of ultra-high-strength steel sheets, which enable weight reduction in automotive parts and reduction in use of materials (Nippon Steel)
The 54th JSPMI Award (Chairman’s Award) Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry (JSPMI) Development of low-noise gear device for railways
The 16th LCA Japan Forum Award (Encouragement Award) LCA Japan Forum Initiatives such as production and website disclosure of an LCA-related video, donation of a cartoon “Secret of Steel” to elementary schools and libraries across Japan, distribution of a workbook on steel as novelty goods of a plant visit (Nippon Steel)
The 13th IEEJ Prize of Meritorious Deed The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) Contribution of non-oriented electrical steel sheets ORIENTCORE HI-B to an energy-saving society (Nippon Steel)
The 66th Okochi Memorial Production Prize Okochi Memorial Foundation Development of manufacturing technology of high-ductility steel plates for ships, that ensure collision safety (Nippon Steel)
The 52nd Ichimura Prize in Industry for Distinguished Achievement Ichimura Foundation for New Technology Improved safety of large vehicles by development of high-efficiency, light-weight permanent magnetic retarder (Nippon Steel)
The 52nd Ichimura Prize in Industry against Global Warming for Distinguished Achievement Ichimura Foundation for New Technology Technology to restore sea forest by use of steel slag, which benefits diverse ecosystems (Nippon Steel, Penta-Ocean Construction)
2019 Minister of MEXT Award “Prize for Science and Technology (Development Division)” MEXT Development of manufacturing technology of high-strength hot-rolled steel plates, that uses a new high-precision flatness meter (Nippon Steel)
2019 Steel Sustainability Champion World Steel Association Comprehensive sustainability-related actions, including actions based on strong commitment to the environment, measurement and disclosure of diverse data based on the environmental policy, and sending of information to stakeholders via a sustainability report

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