Initiatives to Promote CSR Awareness

We implement various initiatives to ensure that all Group employees work proactively and sincerely to meet the expectations of society.

Stakeholder Dialogues

We hold periodic stakeholder dialogues as part of our goal to incorporate the perspectives of stakeholders with a variety of management styles.

Dialogues between the CSR Committee and stakeholders

July 2012 Masahiko Kon, a board member at Sumitomo 3M Limited,
“Using CSR Management to Address Change:
Instilling Personnel with the Corporate Statement.”
January 2014 Muramoto Masaaki, Executive Officer at Nestlé Japan Ltd.
Creating Shared Value (CSV) of Nestlé worldwide
Titles are current as of the time the dialogue took place.


CSR 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.

Seventh Seminar “Company Management and Human Rights with a Focus on Japanese Companies: How Sojitz Group Businesses are involved in Human Rights”
Guest speaker: Keiichi Ushijima, Principal Fellow, Ernst & Young Institute Co., Ltd.
Eighth Seminar A seminar of the Wastes Management and Public Cleansing Law
Guest speaker: Nobuyuki Koyasu, Principal Consultant, Universe Inc.
The CSR Seminar has been an ongoing program since November 2009.

CSR e-Learning

We regularly conduct e-learning to communicate the Sojitz Group’s CSR approach and initiatives to Group employees, and use questionnaire surveys to gauge their opinions to make future improvements.

Theme Number of Employees Enrolled
Year ended March31,2013 Supply Chain CSR
CSR through business operations
approx. 5,300 employees
approx. 5,500 employees
Year ended March31,2014 Business and Human Rights
An international framework for business and human rights has become increasingly important in recent years. How do the business activities of the Sojitz Group relate to the human rights of stakeholders? What kind of understanding should each of our employees have about this topic?
approx. 5,600 employees
Year ended March31,2015 Environmental and Social Risks
Employees will deepen understanding of the increasingly varied environmental and social risks we face as we conduct business in a more global context, and consider how to respond to these risks in daily work.
approx. 5,700 employees


Other Initiatives

"CSR & Environment" intranet website

Its “CSR & Environment” intranet website and its internal business magazine HORIZON to introduce Group CSR initiatives and social contribution activities, and to explain environmental laws and other pertinent information.


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