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Involvement with SDGs

Involvement with SDGs

As a comprehensive logistics group, the SG Holdings Group aims for sustained growth by resolving social issues through business. Advancing these initiatives will also lead to achieving the SDGs, sustainable development goals adopted at the UN summit.

What are SDGs?

An abbreviation of "Sustainable Development Goals." Seventeen goals and 169 targets adopted at a UN summit in September 2015 where it was agreed that they should be achieved by countries worldwide over the 15 years from 2016 to 2030 to create a sustainable society. Companies are also required to take action to achieve the goals.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Processes for Identifying Material CSR Issues

As a corporate group serving as a public entity of society, the Group promotes Stakeholder Management, aimed at responding to the expectations of stakeholders including customers, employees, local communities, business partners and shareholders. As an indicator of those efforts, the material CSR issues are of great interest to society, and we have identified those issues which have a significant degree of impact on the Group as well. In the process of identifying these material issues, we have utilized the SDGs, which aim to resolve issues in international society, as a means of confirming that our material issues do not deviate from society's requirements.

Processes for Identifying Material CSR Issues

  • 01

    Reacknowledge our social mission and identify the elements and initiatives required for achieving this

  • 02

    Confirm the initiatives established in the Mid-term Business Plan

  • 03

    Confirm business area risks and identify the initiatives required for mitigating risks

  • 04

    Utilize SGDs to confirm that the initiatives identified in (1) to (3) do not deviate from the requirements of society

  • 05

    Group the initiatives identified in (1) to (3) to identify material issues based on discussion in the CSR Committee

  • 06

    Exchange opinions with experts on whether the identification processes and content of material issues are appropriate

01
Reacknowledgment of social mission

"To continue to unwaveringly provide the social infrastructure of logistics"

02
Confirmation of the initiatives established in the Mid-term Business Plan

The Group states in its Mid-term Business Plan that it aims to achieve sustained growth across a broader range geographically and in terms of business areas.

Mid-term Business Plan "First Stage 2018"
  1. Establish the platform for sustainable growth through productivity improvement and advanced logistics solutions
  2. Develop global logistics network through the enhancement and integration of domestic and overseas businesses
  3. Increase in value and optimization of ancillary logistics businesses
  4. Establish talent management system and make best use of diversified talent pool
  5. Employ the latest technology to deliver superior solution to our customers and streamline business activities
  6. Ensure enhancement of the compliance system

* As of FY2017 when Material CSR Issues were identified.

03
Risks in business areas

In addition to various risks overseas and in Japan, the Group as a whole faces and needs to address risks in areas such as governance, systems, the environment, safety, and quality.

Location of risks in busines areas
04
Using SDGs to confirm that there is no deviation from social requirements
Mapping of the initiatives identified in (1) to (3) in terms of "interest from society" and "impact on the company"
Mapping of the initiatives identified in (1) to (3) in terms of
SDGs that are highly compatible with the initiatives identified in (1) to (3)
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 5 GENDER EQUALITY
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
05-06
Material CSR issues identified in (5) and (6)

These were identified in discussion during the first to third meetings of the CSR Committee in fiscal 2017.

Material CSR issues identified

Comment from Expert

Kaori Kuroda
Kaori Kuroda
Executive Director,
CSO Network Japan

The SG Holdings Group has meaningfully re-identified material CSR issues by utilizing internationally agreed upon SDGs to ensure that there was no deviation from social requirements.
Indicating the processes for identifying material issues and risks in business areas in tables and diagrams also made these easy to understand. I would like to point out that although human rights and labor risks are only shown to be overseas, these also exist in Japan. I think it would be a good idea to identify risks and opportunities for each activity theme for the material issues.

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