The Sojitz Group has included preserving the global environment in the Sojitz Group Code of Conduct and Ethics and the entire organization is conducting environmental preservation activities.
Sojitz undertakes environmental preservation activities in accordance with the following Environmental Policy.
Now that environmental problems have become such pressing-and potentially long-term-issues, Sojitz considers environmental conservation to be one of its most important management challenges.
1. Environmental awareness
In the conduct of our business operations, we will be aware of their environmental effects. We will show due concern for ecological and environmental-protection issues on both a local community and a global basis, while working to prevent environmental pollution and striving to use energy and resources efficiently to reduce our environmental impact.
2. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations
We will in the course of our business operations comply with environmental laws and regulations, international treaties, and all agreements and standards to which we subscribe.
3. Implementation and continual improvement of an environmental management system
We will establish and periodically review environmental objectives and targets, and will work constantly to improve our environmental management system.
4. Promotion of environmental protection activities
We will contribute to the realization of a recycling-oriented society by actively promoting energy conservation and resource efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and green procurement in our daily office routine.
5. Promoting environmentally friendly businesses
To reduce the burden on the global environment and contribute to sustainable growth, we will promote environmentally friendly businesses through the manufacture and sale of products that conserve energy and resources, while at the same time developing recycling and new-energy businesses.
6. Promoting awareness of our environmental policy
We will ensure that all directors and employees are thoroughly familiar with this policy, and will release it to the public. In addition, we will promote environmentally conscious educational and training activities to ensure that all concerned have the deep understanding of environmental problems needed to ensure that due concern for the environment is reflected in all our business activities.
Enacted April 1, 2004