Sojitz Corporation


Awareness Initiatives

In-House Seminars

We periodically hold seminars with guest experts to incorporate the views of stakeholders. In the year ended March 31, 2014, we held a seminar with the theme below.

Recent seminars held for Sojitz Group employees.

October 2017

“Human Rights Risk Seminar”
Guest speaker: Masataka Nagoshi, manager, EY Japan Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS)

March 2018

“A seminar of the Wastes Management and Public Cleansing Law”
Guest speaker: Nobuyuki Koyasu, Principal Consultant, Universe Inc.

September 2019

"Marine Litter and Microplastics Seminar"
Guest Speaker: Japan Environmental Action Network Vice-Representative Director Azusa Kojima
After attending the above seminar and learning about the global scope of the problem, attendees participated in a coastal cleanup (International Coastal Cleanup, ICC) organized by JEAN in October 2019, where they collected, sorted, and studied litter at Tsubasa Beach in Jonanjima Seaside Park (Ota-ku, Tokyo).


In order to communicate the company’s sustainability approach and related initiatives to Sojitz Group employees, and use questionnaire surveys to gauge their opinions to make future improvements.

Theme Number of
Employees Enrolled
FY 2015
Environmental & Social Risk within the Supply Chain
FY 2016
To Remain a Corporate Group Creating “Two Types of Value”
FY 2017
Response to Human Rights Risks

Other Initiatives

Sojitz is also undertaking initiatives such as the following, in addition to those listed above:

- Including regular sustainability-related features in the Sojitz Group magazine
- Providing environmental and social risk assessment tools on our company intranet
- Distributing the "Sojitz Group Sustainability Handbook"

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