Overview of CSR
Materiality and SDGs
Our Group has identified the materiality needed to realize our corporate vision in 2030 to become "A corporate group which provides new values for helping to enrich people’s lives by integrating internal and external knowledge with facing globally-changing society" and "A group of first-class pioneers who blaze a way to the future with enthusiasm by trusts they have built and skills they have cultivated".
Process of Materiality Identification
Comments from Experts
|・It is important to organize what should be done specifically to make the company how we want it to be by identifying materiality. Therefore, it is important to involve employees, people who are actually involved in making improvements, so that they can think about where their company is headed and what they can do for their company on an individual level.|
Professor, Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies
|・As the shortage of human resources in Japan worsens, companies are required to support the growth of people who are willing to work. It is important for top management to proactively create messages regarding diversity promotion, and to analyze and evaluate whether human resource related efforts are leading to improved employee performance.|
Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies
|・Human rights are an important theme of significant global interest which is also the starting point for SDGs. When examining human rights initiatives, the first step is to identify human rights related risks from a company's value chain perspective and stakeholders' perspective. After evaluating the importance of the identified human rights related risks, it is necessary to discuss how to respond to each risk in business processes.|
Professor (non-tenured), School of Business Administration
|・Goal of SDGs is to transform (innovate) the society. It is important to backcast from what the company should be like in 2030 and consider what must be done in the present.
・Climate change affects a wide range of fields such as agriculture and health, and is also an issue related to human rights. An approach from the perspective of adaptation to climate change can effectively contribute to SDGs.
|・Due to the fact that institutional investors, including pension funds in the US and Europe, have a deep interest in climate change, it is important to show concrete goals and results related to climate change.
・It is important not only to reduce your company's own greenhouse gas emissions, but also emissions through the supply chain.
- Note: Listed in no particular order. Affiliations and positions current as of time of opinion exchange.
Materiality and SDGs