Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Nomura, our commitment to sustainability is rooted in our purpose to aspire to create a better world by harnessing the power of financial markets and our management vision to achieve sustainable growth by helping resolve social issues. We collaborate across geographies, leveraging the full capabilities of our global team to meet the needs of our clients and all stakeholders.

Our sustainability policy is guided by Our Founder’s Principles, established by our founder Tokushichi Nomura, and underpinned by the Nomura Group Corporate Philosophy, Nomura Group Code of Conduct and Basic Management Policy. In addition, our Corporate Governance Guidelines set out our commitment to contribute to the development of society and our Sustainability Statement communicates our approach to sustainability-related activities and environmental and social risks.

Founder's Principles and Corporate Philosophy

Our Founder’s Principles express our overriding mission to contribute to society. These principles are deeply embedded in our sustainability initiatives, and drive the corporate philosophy that underpins everything we do.

Nomura Group Corporate Philosophy

About our founder Tokushichi Nomura

Nomura Group Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct was established at the meeting of the Board of Directors as a guide for Nomura Group employees to translate the core values embodied in our Corporate Philosophy into actions.

Our Code of Conduct is in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Nomura Group Code of Conduct (PDF 1,386KB)

Nomura Group Sustainability Statement

We established Nomura Group Sustainability Statement to further promote the realization of a sustainable environment and society by informing stakeholders about our approach to sustainability-related activities and our envisaged response to environmental and social risks.

Nomura Group Sustainability Statement (PDF 168KB)

Annex to Nomura Group Sustainability Statement

Investment Management Division: Policy regarding Sustainable Lending and Investing (PDF 368KB)

Nomura Asset Management ESG Statement

Wholesale Division: ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement (PDF 374KB)

Nomura Group Human Rights Policy

Based on our purpose to aspire to create a better world by harnessing the power of financial markets, Nomura Group is working to realize a sustainable society through our business activities. We recognize that respect for human rights is an essential and important element in achieving a sustainable society, and based on advice from outside experts, we established the Nomura Group Human Rights Policy following a resolution by the Board of Directors. The policy will be reviewed on a regular basis, and human rights initiatives will be periodically discussed by the Sustainability Committee and other related committees, with reports being made to the Board of Directors.

Nomura Group Human Rights Policy (PDF 128KB)

Nomura Group Social Contribution Activity Policy

Our Social Contribution Policy sets out our fundamental approach to social contribution as a global corporate citizen. Through our social activities, we aim to help build a more sustainable world.

Nomura Group Social Contribution Activity Policy (PDF 21KB)

In March 2010, Nomura formulated "For Future Generations" as a guideline to be shared among all executive officers and employees globally for our responsibilities as a corporate citizen.

For Future Generations

To ensure our business goals are aligned with providing positive contribution to our stakeholders and the communities where we operate.

We create opportunities for a sustainable future, making sure that the decisions we make today support the success of future generations.

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Since our founding in 1925, this has underpinned everything we do.
Our mission to help create a truly enriched society through our expertise in the capital markets.

As a leading financial services group, we recognize the important role we have in resolving environmental and social issues such as climate change and widening social inequalities. We believe that role is to help build a sustainable world through our business. By striving for further growth, and through partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, we aim to strengthen our capabilities to solve social issues.

We are committed to building a sustainable future for all.
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Social and Environmental Risk Management

Risks that could have a material impact on the firm’s management strategy or finance are managed under the “Top Risk” framework. Climate risk is recognized as one of the “Emerging Risks”, which includes those risks that are understood to affect the firm over the medium to long term. Climate risk is not recognized as an independent risk, but is understood to be a risk factor affecting various risk areas. Nomura has built an integrated risk management framework that manages the risks caused by climate change by adding new responses to the ones into the existing risk management frameworks.

Risk Management [Nomura TCFD Report 2022] (PDF 1,627KB)

A Wholesale ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement sets forth approaches by sector and approaches to ESG screening and due diligence in the Wholesale Division, and strives to identify, evaluate, and manage the environmental and social impacts of business activities.

The appetite forms the basis for the transaction screening process, which is live across the regions to ensure the firm operates in a consistent manner to address ESG risks. Where material ESG risks are identified in new transactional and product opportunities, they are escalated to the firm’s senior management committee for the top of the house decision making.

Wholesale Division: ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement (PDF 374KB)

Sustainable Finance Framework

In measuring and disclosing progress toward our Sustainable Finance target, Nomura has formulated the Green and Social Finance Framework and Transition Finance Guidance to define the scope of Sustainable Finance.

Green and Social Finance Framework (PDF 646KB)

Transition Finance Guidance (PDF 236KB)

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