The KOBELCO Group aims to further increase its corporate value by fulfilling various social responsibilities and contributing to solving social issues through providing technologies, products, and services under the framework of sustainability management based on the Group Corporate Philosophy.
By promoting sustainability management based on the Group Corporate Philosophy, our Group will fulfill its various corporate social responsibilities and contribute to solving social issues through the provision of technologies, products, and services, in order to achieve sustainable growth and pursue medium- to long-term enhancement of corporate value.
In recent years, companies are required to practice sustainable management, starting with addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the world facing various social issues today, the common goal of society and companies is to enhance sustainability. In this context, what is important for a company is the idea of striving for sustainable growth by solving social issues through business activities.
With this in mind, our Group has organized its approach to sustainability management into a framework for sustainability management. Under this framework, we are working to further enhance corporate value by fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities and contributing to solving social issues through the provision of enhanced technologies, products, and services.
In 2021, based on the Group Corporate Philosophy, we identified five items of materiality (key issues) that our Group should address to achieve sustainable growth and become a corporate group indispensable to society through providing solutions to the needs of society and promoting value creation over the medium to long term. Through identifying these key issues, we have reaffirmed the Group’s view of the future and its mission.
The environment surrounding our business activities continues to undergo significant changes. In the past year alone, we have been required to take actions from a variety of perspectives, including further strengthening efforts to address climate change, initiatives related to biodiversity, and initiatives for supply chains and human rights. The Group will promote the resolution of these issues by tackling the five items of materiality and achieve sustainable growth.
Our Group has a diverse employee base because we operate a wide range of businesses with business sites around the world. We are committed to developing diversity, respecting each other’s personality, individuality, and diverse qualities, and creating a work environment where individual employees can work actively while performing to the best of their abilities. We will work together with all employees to address social issues and create new value.
We appreciate continued support and encouragement of our stakeholders.
Director and Executive Officer
Chair of the Sustainability Management Committee