Sustainability Challenge: Sojitz's Long-Term Sustainability Vision for 2050

We aim to create sustainable growth for both Sojitz and society by working to help achieve a decarbonized society through our business activities, and by responding to human rights issues, including those within our supply chains.

We believe that it is our responsibility to realize a decarbonized society and respect human rights in our supply chains. Sojitz Group has established this long-term sustainability vision in order to continue to "create value and prosperity" as set forth in our corporate statement, given the trends of various countries to set 2050 decarbonization goals based on the Paris Agreement, and global issues addressed in sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Working to achieve this vision, we intend to expand our businesses aimed at achieving a low-carbon and recycling-based society, as well as our infrastructure-based businesses and services that will be essential during the transition period, while also developing our initiatives to consistently respect human rights.

1. Challenge of Realizing a Decarbonized Society

Sojitz Group, in developing business across a wide range of fields,

  • Conducts business that emits CO2; such as gas-fired power generation and manufacturing.
  • Will create and expand low-carbon businesses such as natural gas/LNG and recycling, which will support the transition period towards decarbonization, while also striving to expand renewable energy businesses that do not emit CO2, such as plant-based fuel and materials businesses.

For details on our initiatives, please see:

2. Respect for Human Rights within Supply Chains

Trading companies have global supply chains and conduct imports and exports of materials from countries around the world. Sojitz Group strives to maintain respect for human rights in all countries and regions in which it conducts businesses.

Sojitz Group conducts the following human rights due diligence together with the suppliers that make up its supply chain, striving to realize a society with respect for human rights of stakeholders and to build a sustainable supply chain.

For details on our initiatives, please see:

In addition, we will continue to build businesses that provide solutions to other social issues as defined in our Materiality (Key Sustainability Issues).

At our yearly stakeholder dialogues, we receive opinions from experts regarding the progress of our Sustainability Challenge and our actions taken in response to other social issues.