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Sojitz Corporation Integrated Report 2018 GRI Standars Content Index

Disclosure Description Reference page WEB
Foundation
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization
a. Name of the organization.
P.104 Corporate Profile
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services
a. A description of the organization’s activities.
b. Primary brands, products, and services, including an explanation of any products or services that are banned in certain markets.
P.50-87 Business Activities
102-3 Location of headquarters
a. Location of the organization’s headquarters.
Contact Us
P.104 Corporate Profile
102-4 Location of operations
a. Number of countries where the organization operates, and the names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report.
P.50-87 Business Activities
P.99-101 Operating Bases
   
102-5 Ownership and legal form
a. Nature of ownership and legal form.
P.104 Corporate Profile
102-6 Markets served
a. Markets served, including:
i. geographic locations where products and services are offered;
ii. sectors served;
iii. types of customers and beneficiaries.
P.6-7 Business Activities
P.50-87  
   
102-7 Scale of the organization
a. Scale of the organization, including:
i. total number of employees;
ii. total number of operations;
iii. net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations);
iv. total capitalization (for private sector organizations) broken down in terms of debt and equity;
v. quantity of products or services provided.
P.10 Financial Trends
P.50-87 Business Activities
P.88-89 Corporate Profile
P.104  
102-8 Information on employees and other workers
a. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by gender.
b. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by region.
c. Total number of employees by employment type (full-time and part-time), by gender.
d. Whether a significant portion of the organization’s activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.
e. Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c (such as seasonal variations in the tourism or agricultural industries).
f. An explanation of how the data have been compiled, including any assumptions made.
P.11 Related Data
102-9 Supply chain
a. A description of the organization’s supply chain, including its main elements as they relate to the organization’s activities, primary brands, products, and services.
Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain
a. Significant changes to the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain, including:
i. Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions;
ii. Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations);
iii. Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination.
 
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach
a. Whether and how the organization applies the Precautionary Principle or approach.
P.2 Corporate Statement
P.24-29 Risk Management
P.48-49 Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
P.47 Compliance
102-12 External initiatives

a. A list of externally-developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes, or which it endorses.
P.26-27 Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
  Measures Addressing International Norms
Respect for Human Rights
102-13 Membership of associations
a. A list of the main memberships of industry or other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations.
   
  Measures Addressing International Norms
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker
a. A statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy for addressing sustainability.
P.1 Message from the President
P.14-21 Integrated Report>President and CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto on Strategy
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities
a. A description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.


P.14-21
P.24-29

P.48-49
P.50-87
P.95-98
Message from the President
Integrated Report>President and CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto on Strategy
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Risk Management
Risk Information
Business Activities
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior
a. A description of the organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior.
P.2
P.2-3
P.24-29


P.30-33
P.47
Corporate Statement
Principles and Policies
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Human Resource Strategy
A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
Compliance
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics
a. A description of internal and external mechanisms for:
i. seeking advice about ethical and lawful behavior, and organizational integrity;
ii. reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and organizational integrity.
P.47 Compliance
Governance
102-18 Governance structure
a. Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.
b. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Sustainability Management
Corporate Officers
102-19 Delegating authority
a. Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental, and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Sustainability Management
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics
a. Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics.
b. Whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Sustainability Management
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics
a. Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental, and social topics.
b. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom it is delegated and how the resulting feedback is provided to the highest governance body.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees
a. Composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
i. executive or non-executive;
ii. independence;
iii. tenure on the governance body;
iv. number of each individual’s other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments;
v. gender;
vi. membership of under-represented social groups;
vii. competencies relating to economic, environmental, and social topics;
viii. stakeholder representation.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Corporate Officers
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body
a. Whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer in the organization.
b. If the chair is also an executive officer, describe his or her function within the organization’s management and the reasons for this arrangement.
P.34-46
Corporate Governance
Corporate Officers
Corporate Governance Report
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body
a. Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees.
b. Criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members, including whether and how:
i. stakeholders (including shareholders) are involved;
ii. diversity is considered;
iii. independence is considered;
iv. expertise and experience relating to economic, environmental, and social topics are considered.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance Report
102-25 Conflicts of interest
a. Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest area voided and managed.
b. Whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:
i. Cross-board membership;
ii. Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders;
iii. Existence of controlling shareholder;
iv. Related party disclosures.
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance Report
102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy
a. 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 topics.
P.2
P.2-3
P.14-19
P.50-87
Corporate Statement
Principles and Policies
Sustainability>Message from the President
Integrated Report>President and CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto on Strategy
Business Activities
102-27 The reporting organization shall report the following information:
a. Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body’s collective knowledge of economic, environmental, and social topics.
P.48-49
P.30-33
P.34-46
P.47

Risk Management
A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
Corporate Governance
Compliance
Corporate Governance Report
102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance
a. Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental, and social topics.
b. Whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency.
c. Whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
d. Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental, and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
P.43 Corporate Governance Report
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts
a. Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities– including its role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
b. Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
P.48-49
P.24-27
P.34-47
Risk Management
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Corporate Governance
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes
a. Highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes for economic, environmental, and social topics.
P.48-49
P.34-46
P.47
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Compliance
102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics
a. Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
P.48-49
P.34-46
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
102-32 Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting
a. The highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report and ensures that all material topics are covered.
P.24-27 Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Corporate Governance
102-33 Communicating critical concerns
a. Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body
P.48-49
P.34-36
P.47
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Compliance
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns
a. Total number and nature of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body.
b. Mechanism(s) used to address and resolve critical concerns.
P.46 Internal Control System
102-35 Remuneration policies
a. Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the following types of remuneration:
i. Fixed pay and variable pay, including performance-based pay, equitybased pay, bonuses, and deferred or vested shares;
ii. Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments;
iii. Termination payments;
iv. Clawbacks;
v. Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees.
b. How performance criteria in the remuneration policies relate to the highest governance body’s and senior executives’ objectives for economic, environmental, and social topics.
P.34-36 Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance Report
102-36 Process for determining remuneration
a. Process for determining remuneration.
b. Whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management.
c. Any other relationships that the remuneration consultants have with the organization.
P34-36 Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance Report
102-37 Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration
a. How stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration.
b. If applicable, the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals.
Corporate Governance Report
102-38 Annual total compensation ratio
a. 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.
102-39 Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio
a. Ratio of the 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.
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups
a. A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
With our stakeholders
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements
a. Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
P.11 Related Data
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders
a. The basis for identifying and selecting stakeholders with whom to engage.
With our stakeholders
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
a. The 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.34-46
P.105
Corporate Governance
Our Major Activity Lists
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
a. Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, including:
i. how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting;
ii. the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
P.34-46 Corporate Governance
Honoring the “Supply Chain CSR Action Guidelines” in our Lumber Business
Social Contributions
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements
a. A list of all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
b. Whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
P.50-87
P.99-101
P.102-103
Business Activities
Operating Bases
Major Group Companies
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries
a. An explanation of the process for defining the report content and the topic Boundaries
b. An explanation of how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for defining report content.
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102-47 List of material topics
a. A list of the material topics identified in the process for defining report content.
C2
P.24-25
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)

102-48

Restatements of information
a. The effect of any restatements of information given in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.
 

102-49

Changes in reporting
a. Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries.

102-50

Reporting period
a. Reporting period for the information provided.
Integrated Report / Annual Report / CSR Reports

102-51

Date of most recent report
a. If applicable, the date of the most recent previous report.
Integrated Report / Annual Report / CSR Reports

102-52

Reporting cycle
a. Reporting cycle.
Integrated Report / Annual Report / CSR Reports

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report
a. The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
Contact Us

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
a. The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards, either:
i. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option’;
ii. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option’.
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102-55

GRI content index
a. The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report.
b. For each disclosure, the content index shall include:
i. the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);
ii. the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;
iii. if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made.
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102-56

External assurance
a. A description of the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
b. If the report has been externally assured:
i. A reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;
ii. The relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;
iii. Whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization’s sustainability report.
C2
P.11
Environmental Data
Related Data
Management Approach

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
a. An explanation of why the topic is material.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur;
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether
the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly
linked to the impacts through its business relationships.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary.
P.14-19


P.24-29
Message from the President
Integrated Report>President and CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto on Strategy
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Sustainability Goals under the Medium-term Management Plan 2020
Sustainability Challenge

103-2

The management approach and its components
For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following
information:
a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that
component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
P.24-29 Sustainability Management
Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
Sustainability Goals under the Medium-term Management Plan 2020
Sustainability Challenge

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management
approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management
approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach.
P.24-29 Sustainability Management
Sustainability Goals under the Medium-term Management Plan 2020
Economic
Economic Performance

201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed Support for Reconstruction after the East Japan Earthquake
Social Contribution Activities
Donations and other expenditures (political contributions, lobbying) in JPY
Donations and other expenditures (political contributions, lobbying) <Breakdown>
Major donations which aim to contribute to society
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans P.141-144

201-4

Financial assistance received from government Reference: Annual
Market Presence

202-1

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum
wage
 

202-2

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community
Indirect Economic Impacts

203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported Key sustainability Issues (Materiality)

203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts  
Procurement Practices

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers
Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Anti-corruption

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption
Compliance

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures
Compliance

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
Compliance
Anti-competitive Behavior

206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices Compliance
Environmental
Materials

301-1

Materials used by weight or volume  

301-2

Recycled input materials used  

301-3

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials  
Energy

302-1

Energy consumption within the organization P.11 Environmental Data
Changes in Sojitz Group's Energy Usage

302-2

Energy consumption outside of the organization

302-3

Energy intensity

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption P.11 Environmental Data

302-5

Reduction in energy requirements of products and services
Water

303-1

Water withdrawal by source P.11 Environmental Data

303-2

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

303-3

Water recycled and reused Recycle Rate for Water Used by Sojitz Group
Biodiversity

304-1

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

304-2

Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Honoring the “Supply Chain CSR Action Guidelines” in our Lumber Business

304-3

Habitats protected or restored Environmental Management

304-4

IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations Environment
Emissions

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions P.11 Environmental Data
Breakdown of Sojitz's GHG Emissions Scope 1

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions P.11 Environmental Data

305-3

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions P.11 Environmental Data
Sojitz's Scope 3 CO2 Emissions by Categor

305-4

GHG emissions intensity Sojitz Group's CO2 Emissions - Changes in Output

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions P048 P.11 Changes in Sojitz Group's Total CO2 Emissions

305-6

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)  

305-7

Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions Sojitz Group's NOx and SOx Emissions
Effluents and Waste

306-1

Water discharge by quality and destination

306-2

Waste by type and disposal method P.11 Environmental Data

306-3

Significant spills  
306-4 Transport of hazardous waste
306-5 Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff  
Environmental Compliance

307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental Fines
Supplier Environmental Assessment

308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Percentage of suppliers who conduct monitoring, including on-site audits

308-2

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Social
Employment

401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover P.11 Related Data

401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees A Fulfilling Workplace Environment

401-3

Parental leave P.11 Related Data
Labor/Management Relations

402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes  
Occupational Health and Safety

403-1

Workers representation in formal joint management–worker health and safety
committees
A Fulfilling Workplace Environment

403-2

Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and
absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities
Related Data

403-3

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

403-4

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
Training and Education

404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee P.11 Related Data

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs A Rewarding Company

404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews A Rewarding Company
Diversity and Equal Opportunity

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees P.11 Related Data
A Fulfilling Workplace Environment
405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men  
Non-discrimination
406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken  
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Respect for Human Rights
Child Labor

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Forced or Compulsory Labor

409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Security Practices

410-1

Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures  
Rights of Indigenous Peoples

411-1

Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples
Human Rights Assessment

412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain

412-2

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Respect for Human Rights

412-3

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening  
Local Communities

413-1

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Honoring the “Supply Chain CSR Action Guidelines” in our Lumber Business

413-2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities  
Supplier Social Assessment

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria  

414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Promoting CSR within the Supply Chain
Public Policy
415-1 Political contributions Total political contributions (JPY)
Customer Health and Safety

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and service  
Marketing and Labeling

417-1

Requirements for product and service information and labeling Responsibility to Our Clients

417-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling

417-3

Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications
Customer Privacy

418-1

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
Socioeconomic Compliance

419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Compliance

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