CSR Management


The Sojitz Group carries out CSR activities in line with the following policies under the Sojitz Group Statement.

Main Policies

Measures to address human rights, labor, the environment and issues related to our business activities conducted in cooperation with partner organizations throughout the supply chain.

CSR Focus Areas

Through consideration of our stakeholders’ expectations and interests, as well as level of importance to the Sojitz Group, we have established the following six “CSR Focus Areas” as mid and long-term Group goals.


  • Human rights: Respect the human rights of people involved in our businesses
  • Environment: Contribute to the global environment through our businesses
  • Resources: Develop, supply and use sustainable resources
  • Local communities: Develop and grow together with local communities
  • Human resources: Promote opportunities for diverse human resources and workplace diversity
  • Governance: Emphasize effectiveness and transparency

CSR Focus Areas

CSR Committee

The CSR Committee discusses important matters concerning the Sojitz Group’s CSR. This executive committee is under the control of the President and CEO, and reports the proceedings of its meetings to the President at meetings of the Board of Directors and the Management Committee.

The Public Relations Department includes an organization dedicated to CSR which serves as the secretariat of the CSR Committee. This section cooperates with relevant organizations within the Group to promote the Sojitz Group’s CSR-related activities.

(As of October 1, 2017)

Committee Chair Representative Director,
Senior Managing Executive Officer,
Executive Management of Investor Relations, Structured Finance, General Accounting, IT Planning
Members Senior Managing Executive Officer,
Special Assistant to the President
President, Sojitz Research Institute, Ltd.
Senior Managing Executive Officer,
Corporate Planning, Overseas Project Development Office
Managing Executive Officer,
Human Resources & General Affairs
Corporate Officer,
Public Relations, Investor Relations

Corporate Auditor
General Manager, Secretariat Dept.
General Manager, Investor Relations Dept.


Public Relations Dept. (CSR & Environment Section)

Managing Environmental & Social Risk

= Risk Management by the CSR Committee / Reports Submitted to the Board of Directors (Supervisory Body) =
Sojitz Group classifies and defines the many risks associated with our businesses according to our Basic Code of Corporate Risk Management, and we establish a risk management policy and management plan for these risks each year, based on a resolution by the Board of Directors. (See this page for details.) Among these risks, countermeasure policy and initiatives regarding environmental and social risk (including risk related to climate change) are deliberated by the CSR Committee. These policies and initiatives may then be put into action following a report to the Management Committee and Board of Directors.

= Deliberation by the CSR Committee =
Sojitz has established six CSR focus areas (human rights, environment, local communities, resources, human resources, and governance) which all organizations are expected to address, as well as accompanying CSR policies. In establishing these focus areas and policies, we referenced international standards—such as the SDGs to be met by 2030—and identified issues facing our business in the long term, including environmental issues like climate change.
Specifically, the CSR Committee deliberates policies related to response to environmental and social risk, climate change countermeasures, promotion of supply chain CSR, ESG disclosure, environmental ISOs, promotion of the Sojitz Wood Procurement Policy, social contribution activities, and other CSR topics.

= Establishing Action Plans for Departments and Offices =
The policies and items resolved by the CSR Committee and reported to the Management committee and Board of Directors are made known to employees not only through the company intranet, but also through regularly held briefing sessions with each department, organized by the CSR Committee secretariat.
Items resolved by the CSR Committee are established by each department and office at the beginning of the period. These consist of 1) environmental impact of business activities around the world, and an analysis of related laws and regulations; and 2) goal setting and action plans to mitigate these environmental impacts, including those related to climate change. These items are reviewed by each department and office every six months, and the results of these reviews are evaluated by the CSR Committee and reported to the Management Committee at the beginning of the following year.

= New Investment Projects =
The CSR Committee resolves investments after deliberation encompassing analysis and evaluation of business plans from the perspective of their environmental risk (risk related to climate change, etc.) and social risk (risk of impact to local communities, etc.)