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Awards and Certifications

List of certifications and awards

Providing Safe and Secure Services

Prize/Certification
(Institution)
Overview Scope
Motor Vehicle Operation Manager Training Certificated Organization
(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
Certified as an organization to provide training recognized by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in accordance with the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Business Transportation Rules and the Freight Vehicle Transportation Business Transportation Safety Rules. Sagawa Express
Excellent Safe Driving Workplace Award
(Japan Safe Driving Center)
Award for business sites that have achieved no accidents and no violations through site-wide utilization of driving history certificates for safe driving and traffic accident prevention. Sagawa Express
SG Moving
SG Motors
Excellent Safety Workplace certification
(G mark)
(A National Trucking Rationalization Organization)

The mark shows that the sales offices were certified in a Japan Trucking Association freight vehicle transportation safety evaluation project, which evaluates the traffic safety measures of trucking businesses.

(As of the end of March 2020)

  • Sagawa Express's 377 sales offices
  • SG Moving's 11 sales offices
  • World Supply's 3 sales offices
Sagawa Express
SG Moving
World Supply
Excellent Safety Workplace Bureau Director-General's Award
(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
The Excellent Safety Workplace Bureau Director-General's Award is granted to business sites that have obtained Bureau Director-General's Awards. SG Moving's
Nagoya sales office,
Sendai sales office,
Kyoto sales office,
Fukuoka sales office
Road Transport Bureau Director-General Award for Safety Excellence
(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
The nominees for Tthe Road Transport Bureau Director-General Award for Safety Excellence is awarded granted toare business sites recognized by the Regional Transport Bureau Chief Award.
  • SG Moving's Kitakanto sales office Receives itsthe Company'‘s First Regional Transport Bureau Chief Award
SG Moving Kitakanto sales office
ISO 9001
(Certifying Organizations)
International standard on quality management systems. This is the most widely accepted management system standard, and it is used by more than one million organizations in 170 countries or more nationwide. Sagawa Express's
460 business sites
SG Moving's
Head Office Sales Department,
Transport Quality Department,
TOKYO BASE
SG Systems's Kanto branch office and five other sites
Expolanka Freight
SG Sagawa Ameroid

Promoting Environmentally Friendly Business Activities

Prize/Certification
(Institution)
Overview Scope
ISO 14001
(Certifying Organizations)
International standard on environmental management systems. This indicates an organizational framework for protecting the environment and responding to changing environmental conditions while maintaining a balance with socio-economic needs. Sagawa Express
Expolanka Freight
ISO 14064
(Certifying Organizations)

International standard for self-verification of reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

Obtained by Expolanka Freight in Sri Lanka for the first time in 2018.

Expolanka Freight
Five Star certification under DBJ Green Building Certification System
(Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ))

It is a certification system created by the Development Bank of Japan in April 2011 with the aim of forming a bridge between business operators and financial institutions/investors through the valuation of real estate that gives consideration to the environment and society.

SG Realty Wako, a property owned by SG Realty, obtained the highest-ranked certification of five stars in 2017. It was assessed highly in the four areas of Ecology, Amenity, Community, and Risk Management.

SG Assetmax Co., Ltd., which manages a private placement fund owning the Sagawa Tokyo Logistics Center (STLC), obtained the highest certification of "Five Stars" in 2019. It was assessed highly in the three areas of Ecology, Community, and Risk Management.

SG Realty
SG Assetmax
Five Star certification under the Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System (BELS)
(Association for Housing Performance Evaluation & Labeling)

A system using a third-party evaluation body for certifying energy saving in buildings in accordance with the Guidelines on the Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System (Guidelines on Representation of the Energy Consumption Performance of Buildings) established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

SG Realty Wako, a property owned by SG Realty, obtained the highest-ranked certification of five stars. The equipment used in the facility was mainly selected from among devices with a high energy-saving effect, with LED lighting adopted for all lighting throughout the facility. Moreover, solar power generation equipment was installed on the entire roof.

SG Realty
"A" Rank on JHEP Biodiversity Assessment

Developed and operated by Ecosystem Conservation Society Japan, JHEP is a quantitative assessment system designed to measure the effectiveness of organization's efforts to conserve and restore the environment biodiversity.

Sagawa Tokyo Logistics Center (STLC), which is owned by a private placement fund managed by SG Assetmax Co., Ltd., became the first logistics facility to obtain JHEP certification. SG Assetmax was recognized for planting numerous trees around the facility and greenifying its roof to sustain the original flora of the surrounding community, thereby both maintaining the natural environment and creating relaxing spaces for employees.

SG Assetmax
MLIT Minister Award at 18th Green Logistics Partnership Conference

An award for business operators that have significant accomplishments in the creation of a sustainable logistics system through efforts such as the reduction of environmental impact in the area of logistics or productivity of logistics.

Sagawa Express was honored with the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award. The award recognized the company's successful initiatives to deliver packages by combining cargo and passenger transport services. In this innovative scheme, Sagawa Express took delivery of packages at its Wakkanai sales office, transported the packages to Wakkanai Station, and then shipped the packages to Horonobe Station using the Soya Line passenger rail service operated by JR Hokkaido. At Horonobe Station, the Teshio Hire Company then delivered the packages throughout Horonobe Town.
The three companies started the business in April 2019. As a result, Sagawa Express expects to reduce the driving time of its truck drivers by about 417 hours annually (34% reduction), while reducing CO2 emissions by about 3.8 tons (83%) annually. The business has benefited the entire community by providing new sources of income to JR Hokkaido and Teshio Hire Company and by improving the efficiency of the Sagawa Express's business process which has led to the facilitation of its work style reforms. The minister's award recognizes the success of the three-company partnership to reduce the burden on the environment.

Sagawa Express
Minister of the Environment Award for Merit in the Promotion of the Creation of a Recycling-oriented Society at the 13th National Convention for the Promotion of 3R Activities
(Ministry of the Environment, Toyama Prefectural Government, 3R Promotion Forum)

The National Convention on the Promotion for 3R is a convention the promotion of understanding and initiatives related to the 3Rs by having people, business operators, and governmental organizations meet at once to share and communicate their initiatives and knowledge. Business sites and other organizations that make a significant contribution to promoting the formation of a recycling-oriented society are awarded.

The initiative for which Sagawa Express received an award this time was the elimination of emissions through the utilization of environmentally friendly packaging (foldable containers) by the SapporoKita Sales Office of Sagawa Express. The company introduced environmentally friendly packaging instead of using packaging cardboard when transporting packages for people being hospitalized or discharged at Hokkaido University Hospital. This created a system that contributes to the creation of a recycling-oriented society in terms of cost, the environment and social contribution by reducing the generation of waste.

Sagawa Express
Minister of the Environment Award for Merit in the Promotion of the Creation of a Recycling-oriented Society at the 13th National Convention for the Promotion of 3R Activities
(Ministry of the Environment, Toyama Prefectural Government, 3R Promotion Forum)

The National Convention on the Promotion for 3R is a convention the promotion of understanding and initiatives related to the 3Rs by having people, business operators, and governmental organizations meet at once to share and communicate their initiatives and knowledge. Business sites and other organizations that make a significant contribution to promoting the formation of a recycling-oriented society are awarded.

The initiative for which Sagawa Express received an award this time was the elimination of emissions through the utilization of environmentally friendly packaging (foldable containers) by the SapporoKita Sales Office of Sagawa Express. The company introduced environmentally friendly packaging instead of using packaging cardboard when transporting packages for people being hospitalized or discharged at Hokkaido University Hospital. This created a system that contributes to the creation of a recycling-oriented society in terms of cost, the environment and social contribution by reducing the generation of waste.

Sagawa Express
Ranked first in the Transportation Category of the 22nd Nikkei Environmental Management Survey
(Nikkei Inc.)

A survey evaluating companies engaged in balancing environmental measures with the improvement of management efficiency.

Sagawa Express was ranked first in the transportation category for the fourth year in succession.

Sagawa Express
EcoAction 21

Eco Action 21 is an environmental management system (EMS) unique to Japan that was established by the Ministry of the Environment.
It specifies methods for organizations and business operators to voluntarily carry out initiatives aimed at the environment based on the method of continuously improving performance called the "PDCA cycle."

All business sites of SG Motors have obtained the certification. The company implemented initiatives such as (1) reduction of electric power used by switching lighting to LEDs, (2) effective utilization of water resources by implementing systems utilizing rainwater in maintenance plants, and (3) thermal recycling of waste oil generated in vehicle maintenance for utilization as a heat source for heating water used for washing vehicles undergoing maintenance, floor heating in plants and road heating within the premises to recycle resources. (Certification period: November 22, 2019 - November 21, 2021)

SG Moving obtained certification in its head office and the Kitakanto Sales Office. The company engaged in activities matching the content of its business such as (1) collection of environmental impact data according to guidelines, (2) significant reduction of fuel with high CO2 emissions by improving the efficiency of vehicle assignment utilizing an independently developed vehicle assignment board, and (3) shifting to the use of public transportation by sales personnel. (Certification period: March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2022)

SG Motors
SG Moving

Building an Organization of Diversity and Inclusion

Prize/Certification
(Institution)
Overview Scope
Kurumin Mark
(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Proof of receiving certification from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as a "Child Raising Supporter Company." The certification is received by companies that have formulated a general business operator action plan, achieved the goals set in the plan and met certain standards based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children.

SG Holdings
Sagawa Express
SG Moving
SGH Global Japan
SG Systems
Sagawa Financial*
SG Expert*
"Eruboshi" ("L Star")
(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Based on Japan's Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, this certification granted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare recognizes companies which have made exceptional progress in promoting the active inclusion of women in the workplace.

Sagawa Global Logistics
SG Systems
Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program 2020, White 500
Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program 2020
(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Nippon Kenko Kaigi)

A system for commending corporations such as large enterprises and SMEs practicing particularly excellent health management based on initiatives matching community health issues and health promotion initiatives being promoted by Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Sagawa Advance was recognized under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program 2020, White 500, for the second year running following its inclusion in 2019. In 2020, the company was recognized for meeting all four inclusion criteria: Management Philosophy and Policy, Organizational Structure, System and Initiative Execution, and Assessment and Improvement. The company received high marks for specific measures to clarify policies in writing, promote the participation of management, build structures, and understand and assess the effects of its initiatives.

Sagawa Global Logistics, SGH Global Japan and SG Expert were recognized as Health & Productivity Management Organizations (Large Enterprise Category) for the first time in 2020.

SG Holdings Group Health Insurance Association was recognized as a Health & Productivity Management Organization (SME Category) for the first time.

Sagawa Advance
Sagawa Global Logistics SGH Global Japan
SG Expert*
SG Holdings Group Health Insurance Association
Nickname: "Hataraku Yell" (Work Yell)
(Welfare Awards and Certification System Committee)

The system certifies and recognizes companies, organizations, and governmental bodies that actively promote welfare activities.

SG Holdings has been certified as a welfare promotion enterprise and further selected as an Excellent Welfare Enterprise (Comprehensive). The company was recognized for fulfilling the five main criteria: Addressing Welfare as a Management Issue, Understanding Welfare Needs, System Comprehensiveness, Operational Status, and Philosophy. The award particularly recognized SG Holdings's approach to welfare as a management issue (treatment of welfare as a labor issue).

SG Holdings
Certified as Excellent Worker Dispatching Business
(Labor Management Education Center)

Worker dispatching business operators that not only comply with laws and regulations, but also meet certain standards on supporting the formation of careers and providing a good working environment for dispatched workers, preventing trouble at the locations where workers are dispatched, and providing service that is reassuring for both the dispatched workers and the locations where workers are dispatched are certified as "Excellent Worker Dispatching Businesses."

SG Fielder received certification on March 12, 2015, and was recertified on March 30, 2018. Certification is valid for three years.

SG Fielder
"N-Pika" 4-star Certification
(Nagasaki Prefecture)

SG Expert's nearshoring site*, Nagasaki Business Support Center, were certified as "4 Star" by "N-Pika (nickname: Nagasaki kirakira kigyo)," a program to certify companies that create excellent workplaces for all employees.

SG Expert's nearshoring site*, Nagasaki Business Support Center, were certified as "4 Star" by "N-Pika (nickname: Nagasaki kirakira kigyo)," a program to certify companies that create excellent workplaces for all employees.

*Nearshoring site
Moving corporate functions from large urban environments to smaller cities.

SG Expert*

*Effective October 1, 2020, Sagawa Financial and SG Expert were merged into SG Systems.

Contributing to Communities

Prize/Certification
(Institution)
Overview Scope
Promoting Company under the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's system for certifying companies that promote the prevention of employees from heading home at once
(Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government created a certification system for companies promoting the prevention of employees from heading home at once in the event of a disaster in Tokyo, pursuant to the "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Ordinance on Measures Concerning Stranded Persons". Companies actively engaged in reducing employees returning home at the same time are certified as "promoting companies" and those that have particularly excellent initiatives or initiatives with large knock-on effects are selected as "model companies."

Sagawa Express was selected as a "model company for promoting the prevention of employees from heading home at once in Tokyo" (total of 12 companies).

Sagawa Express
Certified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company
(Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

Since fiscal 2015, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has certified companies implementing excellent initiatives aimed at the promotion of employees' sporting activities and providing support in sports as "Tokyo Sports Promotion Companies."

SG Holdings has been certified for five years in succession.

SG Holdings
Certified as a Sports Yell Company
(Japan Sports Agency)

The Japan Sports Agency certifies companies actively engaged in sport-related initiatives for promoting the health of employees as "Sports Yell Companies" to foster public spirit to play sport by promoting sport among people in the prime of life who tend to lack exercise.

SG Holdings has been certified for three years in succession.

SG Holdings

Other Certifications and Awards

Prize/Certification
(Institution)
Overview Scope
3 Star Resilience Company Certification
(Research Organization for Grading Japan, Association for Resilience Japan)

Resilience ratings are given to local government bodies, companies, and other organizations that promote disaster-prevention and mitigation programs. These ratings signify that the organizations are taking a leading role in building a nation and local communities resilient to various types of disasters. The criteria for achieving "3 Star" certification is the obtainment of Resilience Certification and the Japan Resilience Award, as well as selection by National Resilience Promotion Office, Cabinet Secretariat as a model private-sector program.

Sagawa Express was designated a "3 Star" resilience company after receiving the Resilience Award in the energy sector in 2017, followed by an award in the national land conservation and information sector in 2018.

Sagawa Express
High Grade Agent (HGA) certification
(Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited)

This certification is given to agents that have the highest agent operations rank at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, and have met all requirements in a stringent review from various perspectives such as operational quality, management structure, and operating revenue.

Sagawa Advance obtained HGA on April 1, 2018, to enhance its operational quality and management structure in the insurance sales business.

Sagawa Advance
Obtained high scores in "SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loan" and "SMBC Business Continuity Assessment Loan"
(Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loan: A loan product in which Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation assesses a company's ESG disclosure and initiatives aimed at sustainability based on unique assessment criteria created with the Japan Research Institute, Limited, and provides information aimed at the enhancement of such initiatives.

SG Holdings was assessed to be conducting a high level of corporate management aimed at sustainability in "initiatives to address climate change in business continuity," "initiatives in environmentally friendly products and services," and "consideration for local and global communities" from the perspective of ESG and disclosure.

SMBC Business Continuity Assessment Loan: A financial product in which Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation assesses a company's creation and operation of its Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on unique assessment criteria created with MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting, Inc., and provides information aimed at the enhancement of such initiatives.

SG Holdings was recognized for the three following points concerning its Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

1. Establishment of means of communication in emergencies

In addition to the introduction of a unique Web system as a means of communication in emergencies, satellite mobile phones are installed in 26 major business sites to ensure communication between business sites. Furthermore, disaster PHSs are available in all 650 locations nationwide to ensure multiple means of communication are available.

2. Implementation of BCP drills throughout the entire Group

BCP drills are implemented throughout the entire Group to verify the effectiveness of the BCPs of each Group company. The Group is engaged in efforts to strengthen the ability to respond in the event of a fire including Group coordination.

3. Monthly Risk Management Meetings

The condition of BCM initiatives and progress made to address various issues are checked by management in Group Risk Management Meetings held monthly. Ongoing improvements are being made to BCM.

SG Holdings Group
Award for Excellence in the "Magazine/Newspaper Type Internal Newsletter Category" of the FY2018 "Keidanren Recommended Internal Newsletter Review"
(KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) Business Services for Internal Communications)

Held every year since 1966 for the purpose of increasing the level of internal newsletters by evaluating and encouraging day-to-day activities with the aim of promoting internal communication activities useful for management.

Sagawa Express received the award for its HIKYAKU Company Newsletter. HIKYAKU was first published in 1974, and continues to be published to communicate management policies to all employees, including Sales Drivers®, who are at the core of the company, and to activate internal communication.

Sagawa Express
DEALWATCH AWARDS 2017 IPO of the Year Award
(Thomson Reuters Japan)

These awards were established in 1995 with the aim of developing and expanding capital markets related to Japan, and award excellent issuers issuing bonds and shares in Japanese capital markets, Japanese issuers making offerings overseas, and underwriting securities companies that handle such issues and offerings.

SG Holdings received the "IPO of the Year" award. It was recognized for being highly regarded among a wide range of investors for its listing being one of the largest IPOs in fiscal 2017, the creation of a governance system and highly transparent management system with the aim of becoming "Asia's Leading Comprehensive Logistics Company," diversification of procurement methods, focus on distribution between businesses, and highly profitable business model.

SG Holdings
Second Japan Open Innovation Prize Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Prize
(Cabinet Secretariat)

The Cabinet Secretariat launched the Japan Open Innovation Prize as a way to further encourage open innovation among organizations in Japan. The prize recognizes innovative and original initiatives which can be used as models for future efforts.

Sagawa Express collaborates with CBcloud Co., Ltd., which leverages IT to create new value in the transport industry, and ANA Cargo Inc. to promote automation and efficiency in the transport industry using new IT solutions. Additionally, the companies are striving to solve overarching issues impacting the transport industry, including structural reforms and improving the work environment of drivers at small- and medium-sized transport companies. These collaborative initiatives were highly regarded by the prize committee.

Sagawa Express

*Effective October 1, 2020, Sagawa Financial and SG Expert were merged into SG Systems.