Policy and Systems


The SG Holdings Group has established an Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Policy aimed at the realization of a sustainable society, and performs reduction of CO2 emissions through business, 3R promotion activities, preservation of biodiversity and environmental education for the next generation. Furthermore, the Group is engaged in environmental initiatives in collaboration with the national government, local governments and other companies. We will fulfill our responsibility to provide social infrastructure by actively engaging in the reduction of environmental impact as a leading company in the industry.

Environmental Philosophy

The SG Holdings Group engages in voluntary and continuous environmental management by conducting environmentally friendly business activities while seeking to coexist with society and nature.

Environmental Policy

Prevention of global warming

We will engage in the reduction of CO2 emissions in our business activities and the prevention of global warming through the provision of environmentally friendly products and services, and resource-saving and energy-saving activities.

Prevention of pollution

We will strive to prevent air pollution, water pollution, and soil contamination in our business activities.

Promotion of the 3Rs*

All Group companies will further promote the 3Rs in business activities, contributing to a sustainable society.

*The 3Rs refer to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Environmental education initiatives

We will provide environmental education on reducing environmental impact in addition to preservation and regeneration of the natural environment to all Group employees in an effort to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Environmental communication initiatives

We will endeavor to provide active disclosure with the aim of achieving mutual understanding with local communities, and broadly engage in environmental communication to children who will be responsible for the next generation.


CSR Committee

The CSR Committee holds quarterly meetings, attended by SG Holdings directors to discuss and share information on policies and initiatives for activities related to sustainability. Besides, some Group companies (SG Realty, SG Moving, etc.) also have their CSR Committees hold meetings.

CSR Manager Meetings

Group companies have also appointed CSR personnel, and they all meet biannually (first half and second half of the fiscal year) to promote activities aimed at the reduction of environmental impact by sharing information on initiatives and holding workshops.

Attendees of the CSR Manager Meeting

Company Department in Charge
SG Holdings PR and CSR Unit in the General Affairs Department
Sagawa Express Environmental Section in the CSR Promotion Department
SG Motors CSR Promotion Office
Other Group companies Departments related to management and general affairs

Environmental Data Management System

In the SG Holdings Group, SG Holdings gathers environmental data for Japan and overseas, and each company implements efforts aimed at reducing environmental impact accordingly. The same system is used to centrally manage domestic environmental data, and management is performed by each company overseas.

  • Japan: Forms related to fuel, electricity, and water are consolidated in SG Expert*, which operates a shared service business.
  • Overseas: Similar forms are aggregated for each Group company.

Flow Diagram of Environmental Data Aggregation

Flow Diagram of Environmental Data Aggregation

*Effective October 1, 2020, SG Expert merged into SG Systems.

Please see the linked ESG Data Book for the following information.

  • Status of acquisition of environmental management system certification P3
  • Status of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) P3
  • Status of environmental fines and penalties P3
  • Pollution prevention targets P9
  • Volume of emission of chemical substances P9

Promoting Environmentally Friendly Business Activities