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External Evaluation

Achieving a Safe and Secure Transportation Society

Excellent Safe Driving Workplace Award

Ninety-six Sagawa Express workplaces received the excellent safe driving workplace award from the Japan Safe Driving Center in 2017. This program utilizes certification of driving history to provide bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards to workplaces that have achieved accident/violation-free operations by working together to drive safely and prevent traffic accidents according to their level of achievement.

Results in Fiscal 2017

Results in Fiscal 2017

Excellent Safety Workplace Certification

Sagawa Express, SG Moving, and World Supply have obtained Excellent Safety Workplace (G mark) certification in 390, 11, and four workplaces, respectively, (total of 405 workplaces) as of March 31, 2018. This certification is granted to workplaces that are recognized for traffic safety initiatives by a national trucking rationalization organization.

Excellent Safety Workplace
certification mark (G mark)

Excellent Safety Workplace certification mark (G mark)

Motor Vehicle Operation Manager Training Certified Organization

Sagawa Express has been certified as an organization to provide motor vehicle operation manager training stipulated by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism pursuant to the motor truck transportation business transportation safety rules. Basic courses and general courses can be implemented in the freight category. The company is one of the few certified organizations in the trucking industry.

Promoting Environmentally Friendly Business Activities

Minister of the Environment Award at the "Seventh Carbon Offset Awards" (Sagawa Express)Ecological Life and Culture Organization Chairman's Award in the "Sustainable Society Creation Awards" (Sagawa Express)

Sagawa Express was recognized by the ecological life and culture organization for its initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of transportation and delivery, measures taken and creativity aimed at sustainable development, and coordination with local communities.

Hiroyuki Uchida, Sagawa Express Director responsible
for General Affairs and CSR (left)

Hiroyuki Uchida, Sagawa Express Director responsible for General Affairs and CSR (left)

ISO14001 Environmental Management System

Sagawa Express (Tokyo Head Office)

Covering the oversight and management of freight transportation services, Sagawa Express sets goals according to the company's main business and continually verifies the level of achievement of these. Transition made to the 2015 version in July 2018.

ISO14001 Certificate

ISO14001 Certificate

Expolanka Freight (Sri Lanka)

ISO14064 Standard for Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals

Expolanka Freight (Sri Lanka)

EcoAction 21

SG Motors

Acquired in all business sites (certification registration period: November 22, 2017 - November 21, 2019). The company established an environment in which all employees voluntarily and actively engaged in environmental activities, and 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) utilization of waste oil for floor heating in plants and road heating within the premises to recycle resources.

Certificate

Certificate

SG Moving

Certification was obtained by the Head Office and the Kitakanto Sales Office (certification registration period: March 1, 2018 - February 29, 2020). To obtain the certification, 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.

Certificate

Certificate

EcoAction 21: Guidelines drawn up by the Ministry of the Environment for the purpose of ensuring all business operators effectively and efficiently engage in environmental initiatives.

Building an Organization of Diversity and Inclusion

J-Win Diversity Awards Corporate Prize

In March 2018, SG Holdings was the first logistics company to win the Corporate Prize, Basic Division at the 2018 J-Win Diversity Awards sponsored by the NPO J-Win. This award acknowledges companies and individuals who promote and maintain diversity management. The Basic Division is given to a business that has initiated a system for encouraging the participation of women.
The Company works to create an environment where women can play active roles in many types of work and positions throughout the Group, and actively promotes women to decision-making management positions while also working to enhance awareness among male management. In keeping with diverse lifestyles, we encourage male employees to also take childcare leave and promote a work-at-home program and other work style innovations.

J-Win Diversity Award 2018

Youth Yell Certified Company

In October 2016 Nouvelle Golf Club became the first golf course recognized as a Youth Yell Certified Company by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Youth Yell is a system of certification by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Youth Labor Welfare Act to recognize small- and medium-sized companies which excel in employment policies actively directed at hiring and developing youth. Nouvelle Golf Club gained certification by meeting all 12 of the certification requirements under that program. Having received its third consecutive certification in fiscal 2018, Nouvelle Golf Club, going forward, intends to strive to hire and develop the youth who will lead the next generation and to carry out employment management comprehensively to ensure an employee-friendly workplace.

Certification Ceremony at Chiba Labour Bureau on September 27, 2016

Certification Ceremony at Chiba Labour Bureau on September 27, 2016

Youth Yell Certification Mark

Youth Yell Certification Mark

Excellent Worker Dispatching Business

In 2018 SG Fielder was certified as an Excellent Worker Dispatching Business under the Excellent Worker Dispatching Business Certification Program consecutively since the first certification in March 2015. This certification is given to worker dispatching businesses which fulfill requirements such as supporting the career development of the dispatched workers, ensuring an appropriate work environment, and preventing problems, and it indicates that a certified dispatching business is one that can be trusted. SG Fielder earned this recognition for its awareness of the societal role of worker dispatching businesses and support for human resources development and career. Other recognized efforts include compliance, promotion of work-life balance, hiring of temporary workers as regular employees, and the "Give It Your All Support Program" and other initiatives aimed at acquisition of necessary work skills.

Excellent Worker Dispatching Business Mark

Excellent Worker Dispatching Business Mark

Excellent Worker Dispatching Business

Tokyo Work-life Balance Certified Enterprise

Sagawa Financial was selected in November 2017 as a Tokyo Work-life Balance Certified Enterprise. This selection is made by the Tokyo Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs to single out "enterprises which implement initiatives to create a workplace where employees can continue to work with energy and enthusiasm while striking a balance between work and their private lives." Eleven companies were selected in 2017 and Sagawa Financial was commended for its scheme to encourage employees to take their annual vacation days and its establishment of a new vacation system, among other things. The company promotes the "WakuWaku Vacation" for combining Saturday, Sunday, and a holiday for four or more consecutive days off and "Anniversary Vacation" which can be freely used for anniversaries and other special days. Many employees are taking advantage of these programs.

Tokyo Work-life Balance Certified Enterprise

Winning "Child Raising Supporter Company" Certification - the Kurumin Next Generation Supporter's Mark

The SG Holdings Group also continues its proactive efforts with measures to support raising next-generation children. In 2015, Sagawa Global Logistics was certified as a company that supports child-rearing, gaining the right to use the Kurumin mark. Currently five Group companies, including SG Holdings, Sagawa Express, SGH Global Japan, and SG Systems, are qualified to display the Kurumin mark.

Next Generation Supporter's Mark (Kurumin)

Next Generation Supporter's Mark (Kurumin)

Sports Yell Company

SG Holdings received "Sports Yell Company" certification from the Japan Sports Agency in December 2017. The Sports Yell Company program, which started in 2017, certifies companies which promote the health of employees in the prime of life who tend to lack exercise. The Company earned this certification in recognition of its efforts in sponsoring the activities of sports clubs and for many years holding sports days for all Group employees and their families, sponsoring sports events for elementary school students and being a special sponsor of the All Japan High School Ekiden [long-distance relay] Championships and other sports-based human resources development activities. The Company has also received certification for three years in a row as a "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company" by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for its active promotion of sports activities on the part of its employees and its support of activities contributing to society in the area of athletics.

Sports Yell Company
2017 Certification Sticker

2017 Certification Sticker

Creating New Value through Comprehensive Logistics Solutions

Accreditation under the Act on Promotion of Integration and Rationalization of the Distribution Services in fiscal 2017

Date of accreditation Names of implementing business operators Area Business details Effect (result as percentage of pre-initiative level)
March 29, 2017 Sagawa Express,
Hokuetsu Express Corporation
Railway
modal shift
Initiatives for mixing freight and passengers on passenger railways CO2 emissions: 88%
Driving hours for drivers: 60%
August 8, 2017 Sagawa Express, Sagawa Advance,
Japan Freight Railway Company,
Japan Freight Railway South-Kanto Logistics Company,
Zenkoku Tsuun Co., Ltd.
Railway
modal shift
Railway modal shift such as for fresh flowers and fresh food utilizing containers with functions for maintaining freshness CO2 emissions: 89.3%
Driving hours for drivers: 88.5%
September 1, 2017 Sagawa Express,
Toyota Transportation Co., Ltd.
Railway
modal shift
Modal shift of transportation for package delivery services utilizing spare space on trains for carrying automotive parts CO2 emissions: 68.8%
Driving hours for drivers: 90.0%
March 22, 2018 Sagawa Express,
Hitachi Transport System West Japan Co., Ltd.
Transportation network consolidation business Transportation network consolidation associated with the establishment of the Oyamazaki Sales Office CO2 emissions: 31.6%
Driving hours for drivers: 16.1%

Six recipients of awards in the national competition of the "56th Telephone Response Competition" hosted by the Japan Telecom Users Association

Acquisition of ISO 9001:2015 international standard for quality management systems

  • Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. (458business sites)
  • SG Moving Co., Ltd. (Head Office Sales Department, Tokyo Branch)
  • SG Systems Co., Ltd. (Kanto Branch / Tokyo Contact Center, Telematics Solution Unit / BPO Sales Unit 1 / BPO Sales Unit 2 / BPO Strategy PJ, Kanto BPS Center, Kansai Branch / Kansai BPS Center, Telematics Solution Unit / Kansai BPS Center, Okinawa Contact Center, Fukushima BPS Center)
  • Expolanka Freight (India and Sri Lanka)
  • SG Sagawa Ameroid

SG Moving has passed "IKEA IWAY"

IWAY is "The IKEA Way on Purchasing Home Furnishing Products." It stipulates the minimum requirements demanded of IKEA's suppliers concerning the environment, working conditions and child labor, and what suppliers can expect of IKEA.

Letter from IKEA

Letter from IKEA

Building a Responsible Management Foundation

Japan Resilience Award 2018

Sagawa Express was awarded the Most Outstanding Resilience Award in the corporate and industrial category at the Japan Resilience Awards 2018.* Having previously been awarded the Most Outstanding Resilience Award in the energy category (logistics infrastructure resilience measures based on diversification of transport vehicles and energy sources) in 2017, this marks the second consecutive award for Sagawa Express. The fiscal year 2018 award was in the national land preservation and information area (model for logistics infrastructure strengthening regional resilience and regional collaboration). The company was recognized for its ongoing efforts to develop and implement a collaborative and cooperative model taking advantage of the respective resources and strengths of the company and regions (local governments, etc.) through the conclusion of "Comprehensive Partnership Agreements, Disaster Agreements, etc." between regions (local governments, etc.) and businesses to advance the "strengthening of regional resilience and creation of a sustainable society" contributing to increased resilience in the face of disasters and the mitigation of climate change (activities to reduce CO2 emissions).

*An award established by the Association for Resilience Japan evaluating and recognizing companies, organizations and other entities for technological development, product development and other activities that contribute to national or reginal resilience or to fostering personal and industrial resilience to build a resilient society for future generations.

The Awards Ceremony (On the right, Hiroyuki Uchida, Director, Sagawa Express)

The Awards Ceremony (On the right, Hiroyuki Uchida, Director, Sagawa Express)

Japan Resilience Award 2018

ISO 27001 Information Security Management System

  • Sagawa Express (Sales Department, Sales Section)
  • Sagawa Global Logistics (Head Sales Department, Sales Development Department, Logistics Solutions Department, Kita-Tokyo Sales Office in Kitakanto, Tokyo Branch Oi SRC)
  • SG Systems (Head Office, Kyoto SI Center, Fukushima BPS Center)

JIS Q 15001 Personal Information Management System

Sagawa Financial

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