Sojitz Corporation


Stakeholder Relations

Sojitz Group Stakeholders

The Sojitz Group is engaged in various kinds of activities all over the world. Those activities are made possible by relationships with many stakeholders.
What we value most is building trust with everyone, through business activities reflecting our awareness of stakeholders' views.

Sojitz Group Stakeholders

Stakeholder Dialogues

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

◆February 2020

February 2020

Hiroshi Komiyama (Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. and Chairman of Platinum Society Network)
Akitsugu Era (Managing Director of BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.)
Toshihide Arimura (Professor at Waseda University’s School of Political Science and Economics)
“External Trends Related to Decarbonization”

* Attendees from Sojitz: Members of the Sustainability Committee (Committee Chair: CEO), and two Outside Directors

Under the theme of Decarbonization, we invited experts in environmental and international standards trends to discuss changes in the thinking of stakeholders, external trends in energy- and carbon-related policies, and Sojitz's concrete medium- to long-term plans and how we should set related targets and policies.


◆February 2019

February 2019

Masako Konishi (WW Japan Expert Director (Conservation & Energy))
Saul Takahashi (Former Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Japan Representative)
Akitsugu Era (BlackRock Japan Col., Ltd. Director)
“Sojitz's Sustainability Initiatives”

* Attendees from Sojitz: Members of the Sustainability Committee (Committee Chair: CEO)

We invited experts in the environmental, social, and governance-related fields to exchange opinions on climate change and human rights, which are the themes of Sojitz Group’s Sustainability Challenge.

Through these dialogues, we have received a variety of opinions and points to note that will help improve our sustainable company management and company value, including the necessity of understanding continuous social trends and ensuring the objectivity of our sustainability, and, based on this, the importance of commitment and disclosure from top management.


◆February 2018

February 2018

Takejiro Sueyoshi (Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative)
Tsuyoshi Mizuguchi (Professor at the Takasaki City University of Economics)
Keiichi Ushijima (EY Japan Climate Change and Sustainability Services Principal)
“Sustainable Business Management”

* Attendees from Sojitz: Five members of senior management, including the president

Under the theme of Sustainable Business Management, we invited experts on international standards and trends in the environment and human rights fields to discuss and exchange opinions on business management going forward, and key sustainability issues and sustainability goals to undertake.


◆Dialogues between the CSR Committee and stakeholders
January 2014 Muramoto Masaaki, Executive Officer at Nestlé Japan Ltd.
“Creating Shared Value (CSV) of Nestlé worldwide”
July 2012 Masahiko Kon, a board member at Sumitomo 3M Limited,
“Using CSR Management to Address Change:
Instilling Personnel with the Corporate Statement.”

* Titles are current as of the time the dialogue took place.

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