1． Identify Material Issues (Mapping)
Toward the realization of a sustainable society, we had discussions on what we should work on as a company and then (1) identified our material issues (mapping) and (2) set our goals.
We will continue to promote SDGs awareness, working towards the goals in order to improve our corporate value and realize a sustainable society.
We analyzed our current activities, mapped them to the 169 targets specified for the 17 SDGs and then identified our material issues (materiality).
17 SDGs and 169 targets
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youths and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
- Educational system/training programs
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
- Treat everyone as a career-track employee
- Equal opportunities between men and women for promotions
Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
- Efforts to supply a renewable energy market
By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
- Introduce hybrid vehicles as company cars
- Introduce LED light bulbs
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification and technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors.
- Promote operational efficiency
By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
- Establish the Labor Committee
- Activities to improve work environments
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Develop quality infrastructure that is reliable, sustainable and resilient, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
- Make sales proposals to railway operators
- Make sales proposals to steel and paper industries
By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable to ensure increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
- Handle environmentally friendly products and goods
Enhance scientific research and upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, so that by 2030, having encouraged innovation, the number of research and development workers per one million people and public and private research and development spending will have substantially increased.
- Utilize funds for experiments and research to develop technologies
- Industry-academia collaboration
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all and improve road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations and also women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
- Make sales proposals to railway operators
Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
- Repair business
2． Define the Goals (Specific Numerical Targets)
Based on the items identified in the mapping work, we have defined specific numerical targets that are measurable and feasible.
We hereby declare the goals we will strive for, and we will make consistent efforts to achieve them by 2030.
Further expand employee training to strengthen human resource development
We will regard all of our employees as valuable human resources and will expand our training programs in terms of both quality and quantity and invest more time and money.
- Allocate 3% of our operating income to education
- Annual education/training time per employee: 30 hours or more
Realize gender neutrality in recruitment and promotion
We will strive to create a workplace where people with diverse values and abilities, including gender, age and employment status, can demonstrate their full potential.
- Female manager ratio: 15% or more
Create a rewarding work environment
We will support our employees in achieving a better work-life balance.
- Acquisition rate of paid holidays: 100%
Expand R&D investment and strengthen technological capabilities
We will expand our R&D investment continually to further strengthen our technological capabilities and give back to society through our products.
- Allocate 5% of our operating income to experiments and research.