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.
We hold periodic stakeholder dialogues as part of our goal to incorporate the perspectives of stakeholders with a variety of management styles.◆February 2022
Hikaru Hiranuma (Senior Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research; Member of the Sub-Committee on Energy Supply Issues, Science Council of Japan within the Cabinet Office, Committee on Supporting Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake)
Outside experts were invited to share their in-depth knowledge of the trends in decarbonization and information disclosure through a discussion of the technological innovation and business opportunities related to decarbonization as well as the best practices for information disclosure based on the various standards announced in Japan and overseas.
* In light of current circumstances, Sojitz held the stakeholder dialogue event with rigorous measures to prevent the spread of infection and made the event accessible online in addition to in-person attendance.
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* Attendees from Sojitz: Members of the Sustainability Committee (Committee Chair: CEO) and three outside directors.
We invited experts on environmental and international policies and standards and ESG investment trends to discuss the accelerating transition towards a decarbonized society. A wide range of topics were covered during the dialogue, including changes in stakeholders’ awareness, external trends such as governmental policies on energy and carbon, and the role and expectations of Sojitz as a general trading company amid constant social change.
Hiroshi Komiyama (Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. and Chairman of Platinum Society Network)
* 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.
Masako Konishi (WW Japan Expert Director (Conservation & Energy))
* 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.
Takejiro Sueyoshi (Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative)
* 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.