GRI Content Index

Sojitz Corporation Integrated Report 2016 G4 GRI Content Index

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Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decisionmaker of the organization (e.g., CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy. C.2-P1 Sustainability>Message from the President
P.28-33 Integrated Report>Message from the President and CEO
G4-2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. P.28-33

P.36-39
P.60-97









P.109-113
Sustainability>Message from the President
Integrated Report>Message from the President and CEO
Risk Management
Risk Information
Business Activities
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of the organization. P.106 Corporate Profile
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and/or services. P.60-97 Business Activities
G4-5 Location of organization's headquarters. P.106 Corporate Profile
G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. P.60-97 Business Activities
P.102-108 Operating Bases
   
   
   
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form. P.106 Corporate Profile
G4-8 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries). P.18-19 Business Activities
P.60-97  
   
G4-9 Scale of the organization, including:
・Total number of employees
・Total number of operations
・Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations)
・Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations)
・Quantity of products or services provided
P.22-24 Financial Trends
P.60-97 Business Activities
P.98-99 Corporate Profile
P.106  
G4-10 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.  
G4-11 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.  
G4-12 Describe the organization's supply chain.  
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
・Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
・Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations)
・Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination
   
P.106 Corporate Profile
   
Commitments to External Initiatives
G4-14 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. C.2 Corporate Statement
P.36-39 Risk Management
P.44-45 Focus Areas
P.48-53 Corporate Governance
P.52-53 Compliance
G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. P44-45 Focus Areas
  Measures Addressing International Norms
G4-16 Memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
・Holds a position on the governance body
・Participates in projects or committees
・Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
・Views membership as strategic
   
P.48-53 Corporate Governance
P.54-57 Corporate Officers
   
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. P.60-97 Business Activities
P.102-103 Operating Bases
Major Group Companies
G4-18 Process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries including the organization which has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content. P.1  
G4-19 All the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content. P.1  
G4-20 For each material Aspect, reprt the Aspect Boundary within the organization, as follows:
・Whether the Aspect is material within the organization
・If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization
・Specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization
P.1  
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization, as follows:
・Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organization
・If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material. In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified
・Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization
P.1  
G4-22 Effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.  
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. P.1  
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.   With our stakeholders
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.   With our stakeholders
G4-26 Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-27 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
Honoring the “Supply Chain CSR Action Guidelines” in our Lumber Business
Social Contributions
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.  
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report.  
G4-30 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)  
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.  
GRI Content Index
G4-32 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. This table  
Assurance
G4-33 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the organization and the assurance provider and whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization's sustainability report. P.42-43 Discussion between Chairman of the Board Yutaka Kase and Sojitz’s Outside Directors
Governance
Aspect:Governance Structure and Composition
G4-34 Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts. P.42-43
P.48-53
P.54-57
Discussion between Chairman of the Board Yutaka Kase and Sojitz’s Outside Directors
Corporate Governance
Corporate Officers
G4-35 Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-36 Explanation of whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-37 Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom and any feedback processes to the highest governance body. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-38 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-39 Explanation of whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement). P.48-53
P.54-57
Corporate Governance
Corporate Officers
G4-40 Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
G4-41 Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
Aspect:Highest Governance Body's Role in Setting Purpose, Values, and Strategy
G4-42 Highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts. C.2 Corporate Statement
P.1  
P.16-17 Principles and Policies
P.28-33 Message from the President
Integrated Report>Message from the President and CEO
P.28-33 Business Activities
Aspect:Highest Governance Body's Competencies and Performance Evaluation
G4-43 Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics. P.36-39 Risk Management
P.46-47 A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
P.48-53 Corporate Governance
P.52-53 Compliance
G4-44 Processes and actions taken in response for evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics.   Corporate Governance Report
Aspect:Highest Governance Body's Role in Risk Management
G4-45 Highest governance body's role in the identification and management of economic,environmental and social and explanation of whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body's identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. P.36-39
P.48-53
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
G4-46 Highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics. P.36-39
P.48-53
P.52-53
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Compliance
G4-47 Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. P.36-39
P.48-53
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Aspect:Highest Governance Body's Role in Sustainability Reporting
G4-48 Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
Aspect:Highest Governance Body's Role in Evaluating Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body. P.36-39 Risk Management
P.48-53 Corporate Governance
P.52-53 Compliance
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them.  
Aspect:Remuneration and Incentives

G4-51

Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives and explanation of how performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body's and senior executives' economic, environmental and social objectives. P.48-53 Corporate Governance

G4-52

Process for determining remuneration and explanation of whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. P.48-53 Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance Report

G4-53

Explanation of how stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable.  

G4-54

Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.  

G4-55

Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.  
Aspect:Ethics and Integrity

G4-56

Organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics. C.2
P.16-17
P.44-45
P.46-47
P.52-53
Corporate Statement
Principles and Policies
Focus Areas
A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
Compliance

G4-57

Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines. P.52-53 Compliance

G4-58

Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines. P.52-53 Compliance
Aspect:Disclosures on Management Approach

G4-DMA

Reason and impacts that aspect is material and way of organization management. P.28-33 Message from the President
Integrated Report>Message from the President and CEO
Focus Areas
Aspect:Economic Performance

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.   Support for Reconstruction after the East Japan Earthquake
Social Contribution Activities

Donations and other expenditures (political contributions, lobbying) in JPY

G4-EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.   Focus Areas

G4-EC3

Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations. P.155-157

G4-EC4

Significant financial assistance received from government.  
Aspect:Market Presence
G4-EC5 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.  
G4-EC6 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.  
Aspect:Indirect Economic Impacts

G4-EC7

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported.  

G4-EC8

Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.  
Aspect:Procurement Practices

G4-EC9

Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.  
Environmental
Aspect:Materials

G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume.  

G4-EN2

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.  
Aspect:Energy

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization.
Environmental Data

G4-EN4

Energy consumption outside of the organization.
 

G4-EN5

Energy intensity including the types of energy.
 

G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumption including the basis for calculating consumption and types of energy.
 

G4-EN7

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services including the basis for calculating consumption and standards. Environmental Data
Aspect:Water

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source.  

G4-EN9

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.  

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. Recycle Rate for Water Used by Sojitz Group
Aspect:Biodiversity

G4-EN11

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.  

G4-EN12

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Honoring the “Supply Chain CSR Action Guidelines” in our Lumber Business

G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored.  

G4-EN14

Total number of iucn red list species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. Environment
Aspect:Emissions

G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental Data

G4-EN16

Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.   Environmental Data

G4-EN17

Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental Data

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity. Sojitz Group's CO2 Emissions - Changes in Output

G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.   Changes in Sojitz Group's Total CO2 Emissions

G4-EN20

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).  

G4-EN21

NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions.  
Aspect:Effluents and Waste

G4-EN22

Total water discharge by quality and destination.  

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.   Environmental Data

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills.  

G4-EN25

Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the basel convention2 annex Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, and Ⅷ, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.  

G4-EN26

Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization's discharges of water and runoff.  
Aspect:Products and Services

G4-EN27

Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services.  

G4-EN28

Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.  
Aspect:Compliance

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.  
Aspect:Transport

G4-EN30

Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce. Environmental Data
Aspect:Overall

G4-EN31

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.  
Aspect:Supplier Environmental Assessment
G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.  
G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.  
Aspect:Environmental Grievance Mechanisms

G4-EN34

Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.  
Social
Sub-Category: Labor Practices and Decent Work
Aspect:Employment

G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region. Social Data

G4-LA2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or parttime employees, by significant locations of operation.  

G4-LA3

Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.   Social Data
Aspect:Labor/Management Relations

G4-LA4

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these arespecified in collective agreements.  
Aspect:Occupational Health and Safety

G4-LA5

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.  

G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender.  

G4-LA7

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation.  

G4-LA8

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.  
Aspect:Training and Education

G4-LA9

Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category. P.25
(Non-Financial Highlights)
Social Data

G4-LA10

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

G4-LA11

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.  
Aspect:Diversity and Equal Opportunity

G4-LA12

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.  
Aspect:Equal Remuneration for Women and Men

G4-LA13

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation.  
Aspect:Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria.  
G4-LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken.  
Aspect:Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms

G4-LA16

Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.  
Human rights
Aspect: Investment

G4-HR1

Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contractsthat include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening.  

G4-HR2

Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Aspect:Non-discrimination

G4-HR3

Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.  
Aspect:Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

G4-HR4

Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights. Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Aspect:Child Labor

G4-HR5

Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of childlabor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor. Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Aspect:Forced and Compulsory Labor

G4-HR6

Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor. Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Aspect:Security Practices

G4-HR7

Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's human rights.  
Aspect: Indigenous Rights

G4-HR8

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken.  
Aspect:Assessment

G4-HR9

Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments.  
Aspect:Supplier Human Rights Assessment

G4-HR10

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria.  

G4-HR11

Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.  
Aspect:Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolvedthrough formal grievance mechanisms.  
Society
Aspect:Local Communities

G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impactassessments, and development programs.  

G4-SO2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities.  
Aspect:Anti-corruption

G4-SO3

Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruptionand the significant risks identified.  

G4-SO4

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures. Compliance

G4-SO5

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken.  
Aspect:Public Policy

G4-SO6

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary. Total political contributions (JPY)
Aspect:Anti-competitive Behavior

G4-SO7

Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.  
Aspect:Compliance

G4-SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.  
Aspect:Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
G4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society.  

G4-SO10

Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken.  
Aspect:Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society

G4-SO11

Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.  
Product Responsibility
Aspect:Customer Health and Safety

G4-PR1

Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement.  

G4-PR2

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes.  
Aspect:Product and Service Labeling

G4-PR3

Type of product and service information required by the organization's procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements.  

G4-PR4

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcom.  

G4-PR5

Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.  
Aspect:Marketing Communications

G4-PR6

Sale of banned or disputed products.  

G4-PR7

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes.  
Aspect:Customer Privacy

G4-PR8

Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data.  
Aspect:Compliance

G4-PR9

Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.  

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