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Policy

Sojitz has selected the following Key Sustainability Issues (materiality) .

Themes Contents
Environment: Contribute to the global environment through our businesses Sojitz strives to preserve the environment and create businesses that are both highly competitive and environmentally friendly by pursuing environmental sustainability in its businesses.
We work to minimize our environmental burden with initiatives that include preventing climate change, reducing CO2 emissions and preserving biodiversity.

Sojitz Group Environmental Policy

As a global company, Sojitz Group considers environmental issues a crucial topic to be addressed in management. Striving for a sustainable society, we will work to preserve the environment and prevent pollution in our business activities, while creating businesses that are both highly competitive and environmentally friendly.

  1. 1.Comply with environmental laws and regulations
    In the course of our business operations, we will comply with laws and regulations concerning the environment, international treaties, and agreements to which we subscribe.
  2. 2.Continuously improve our environmental management system
    Under our environmental management system, we will establish and periodically review environmental objectives and aim for constant improvement, in order to enhance our environmental performance.
  3. 3.Minimize environmental burden
    Through reducing greenhouse gases such as CO2 to prevent climate change and preserving biodiversity, we will strive to minimize the environmental burden of our businesses.
  4. 4.Conserve resources and reduce/recycle waste
    We will engage in curbing the use of natural resources such as energy and water, and the reducing and recycling of waste.
  5. 5.Consider the environment in new businesses
    When starting new businesses and expanding or further developing existing businesses, we will work to reduce the burden on the environment and prevent pollution.
  6. 6.Pursue sustainable resources
    We will promote initiatives for the stable supply of resources and realization of a suitable energy mix.
  7. 7.Educate and promote awareness on the environment
    In addition to ensuring that all of our officers and employees are notified of this policy, we will implement educational activities to ensure widespread awareness.

Adopted April 1st, 2004
Revised July 2nd, 2007
Revised August 6th, 2013
Revised January 1st, 2017
Revised May 9th, 2018

Relative Policies

Sojitz Group CSR Action Guidelines for Supply Chains

Wood Procurement Policy

Target

Climate Change

Key Sustainability Issues Sustainability
Goal
Business Area Planned Approach
Environment
(low-carbon, decarbonization)
Qualitatively grasp CO2 emissions from business activities Company-wide We will regularly and consistently conduct surveys of direct CO" emissions from Sojitz Group business activities, and consider setting improvement goals for each sector.
We will conduct an analysis of the volume and impact of CO2 emissions of Sojitz Group, including its value chain, based on a objective climate change scenario.
Promote low-carbon businesses focused on decarbonization Renewable energy We will undertake the widespread use and expansion of renewable energy through development and business operation of solar power and wind power generation business, and sales of related facilities and equipment. We will also strive for investment in new renewable energy fields.
Natural gas/LNG In addition to development and business operation of natural gas and LNG generation business, which have relatively low CO2 emissions levels compared to fossil fuels, through investment in midstream businesses such as LNG port construction and sales of related facilities and equipment, we will strive for a full-fledged energy base focused on realizing a low-carbon society.
EV-related We will contribute to promoting the widespread use of EV cars which do not emit CO2, through providing manufacutinrg equipment and raw materials, and by establishing new, related businesses.
Contribute to creating a recycling society Recycling Sojitz is expanding the recycling business related to the wide range of products it handles, such as the reuse and sale of used parts from retired aircrafts, in order to promote reduction in CO2 emissions by doubling the lifecycle of products.
Low-carbon materials By expanding sales of plant-based raw materials, which offset CO2 emissions resulting from combustion of the final product, we will contribute to the shift away from fossil fuel based raw materials and to the reduction of CO2.

Target for CO2 Emissions Reduction

  • ◆ Group companies in Japan including Sojitz Corporation aim to reduce domestic CO2 emissions by a 1% reduction rate per fiscal year.

Target for Energy Usage

  • ◆ Our energy usage target for FY2020 is 45,000GJ
  • ◆ Actual energy consumption for FY2018 totaled 25,147 GJ. Sojitz will continue to strive for efficient energy consumption in pursuit of our targets for FY2020.

Biodiversity

Key Sustainability Issues Sustainability
Goal
Business Area Planned Approach
Resources Produce and supply resources at risk of depletion in the future Food resources We are contributing to securing food resources with a focus on future population growth, principally in the feed production and sales business, which require stable production and quality minantenance, and feed plant construction business.
Water resources Focused on developing countries with an expected increase in demand for water resources, we will strive to establish and expand businesses that provide a stable supply of domestic water.
Marine product resources Making use of the expertise acquired through the marine products business, we will take on the challenge of "whole cultivation," raising adult fish from artificially bred juvenile fish.
Forestry resources Strive for 100% traceability of the wood we handle by FY2020, and in the future, we will aim to ensure that 100% of the wood we handle is produced through suitable, environmentally/socially-conscious forest management.

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