Awards and Commendations from External Organizations(FY2021)

Awards Received in FY2021

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Award name Sponsor Detail
2021 Innovation Award Schneider Electric (France) The advanced technology of grain-oriented electrical steel sheets used in Schneider’s strategically important distribution transformers (Nippon Steel)
2021 Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure (27th) in Steel/Non Ferrous Metal Industry Category, ranked first for two consecutive years Securities Analysts Association of Japan Recognized for an increase in opportunities to disseminate information from the top management, and their clearer message. The Company disclosed its medium- to long-term management plan and Carbon Neutral Vision 2050 and fully explains their progress and concrete measures for achieving them. Its integrated report discloses non-financial information, which may lead to improvement of its corporate value in the medium- to long-term. (Nippon Steel)
The 68th Okochi Prize “Production Prize” Okochi Memorial Foundation Hot rolling technology of high-strength steel sheets by measurement and control adapted to harsh environments (Nippon Steel)
Environmentally Sustainable Company at the 3rd ESG Finance Awards Japan Ministry of the Environment Extensive disclosure of “Risks, Business Opportunities and Strategy,” “KPI” and “Governance” concerning important environmental issues (Nippon Steel)
The 54th “Ichimura Prize in Industry for Distinguished Achievement” and “Ichimura Global Environmental Prize in Industry for Distinguished Achievement” Ichimura Foundation for New Technology
  • Ichimura Prize in Industry: Development of new brake pads for Shinkansen (Nippon Steel)
  • Ichimura Global Environmental Prize in Industry: Development of a low-energy separation and recovery system for CO2 in plant exhaust gas (Nippon Steel, Nippon Steel Engineering, and the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth)
2021 MEXT Minister’s Award “Prize for Science and Technology (Development Division)” Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Development of the NSafe™-Auto Concept, an ultra-high-strength steel sheet processing technology that supports the evolution of automobiles (Nippon Steel)
2022 Steel Sustainability Championship World Steel Association Sustainability activities such as measures demonstrating strong environmental commitment, and measurement and disclosure of various data based on environmental policies; and publication of Sustainability Reports to stakeholders (Nippon Steel)
Red Dot Design Award 2022 Nordrhein Westfalen Design Center(Germany) Contributing to urban development and to the improvement of the living environment through products including TranTixxii™ titanium which enables good design appearance (Nippon Steel)
2022 National Commendation for Invention Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Invention of a hull structure with excellent collision safety using high-ductile steel plates (Nippon Steel, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology and Imabari Shipbuilding Co.)

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