Sustainability Action Plans

We have defined our "Basic Policies for CSR Promotion," which is the orientation of our activities based on the corporate philosophy and the external environment changes. We also set our "material issues," which is the priority issues to be solved through our business activities. Each organizational unit develops Sustainability action plans, according to those policies and material issues, and promotes them in a PDCA cycle. These activities also contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), which were established by the UN in 2015.

Basic Polices for CSR Promotion

  1. Strengthening communications with stakeholders and the disclosure of CSR information
  2. Promoting businesses that contribute to solving materiality (Sustainability issues)
  3. Strengthening supply chain and business investment management to lead to sustainable use of natural resources with respect for human rights and consideration for the environment
  4. Promoting education on CSR and environmental conservation
  5. Engaging in and contributing to development of local and international communities

Materiality (Sustainability Issues)

  1. Consideration for the environment
  2. Sustainable use of resources
  3. Respect and consideration for human rights
  4. Contribution to local communities
  5. Improving labor conditions (attractive working place, human resource development, promotion of diversity, etc.)

[cs50_ic04.gif]The Energy & Chemicals Company and the Food Company have determined priority tasks of their own in addition to the tasks noted above.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

  • Goal 1.End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2.End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4.Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5.Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6.Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7.Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8.Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9.Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10.Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11.Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12.Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13.Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15.Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16.Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17.Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development