In consideration of ESG initiatives, we identified the following material issues related to the SDGs using the identification process below. In addition, regarding the 14 key issues, we work to solve environmental and social issues through business and mitigate the negative impacts of our business activities on the environment and society.
1.How the Shindengen Group Identifies SDG-Related Material Issues
There are 169 SDG targets. The Shindengen Group’s approach to material issues involves prioritizing key items by the degree of impact they will have on stakeholders and the degree of importance to the Group. After regularly holding dialogues with outside experts, the CSR committee identifies the material issues.
We carefully looked at the 169 SDG targets; evaluated items related to the businesses of the Shindengen Group, the impact on stakeholders, and the importance to the Shindengen Group; and decided on focus areas.
Step 3 Select key matters
After conducting the assessment outlined in step 2, we selected 14 items for the focus area.
Steps 4-5 Identifying material issues
Regarding the 14 items selected in step 3, we narrowed those items down to four SDG material issues. The CSR Committee identified the following SDG-related material issues for the Shindengen Group.
2.Initiatives for SDG-Related Material Issues & Medium-Term Targets
3.Case Study on Initiatives for SDG-Related Material Issues
SDG Target 7.3
Case Study on Reducing CO2 Emissions through Sales of Environmentally Friendly Products (FY 2021)
SDG Target 13.2
The Shindengen Group’s (Domestic) CO2 Emission (Intensity) Targets and Progress Made
SDG Target 8.8
Shindengen’s Occupational Accidents and Commuting Accidents Over the Past Six Years
SDG Target 11.b
Status of implementation Shindengen’s education and training on business continuity in FY 2021
4.SDG Initiatives at Production Sites
Akita Prefecture SDG Partner
In September 2021, Akita Prefecture created the unique Akita Prefecture SDG Partner Registration Program to register and promote local companies that deliberately work to achieve the SDGs through their business activities.
To realize sustainable local communities driven by the SDGs in cooperation with government and civilians, Akita Shindengen has made its relationships of trust with stakeholders more solid by promoting activities aimed at growing its and the Shindengen Group’s business and achieving the SDGs. The company works to solve various issues to realize decarbonization by innovating the core technologies cultivated to date and creating future-oriented advanced technologies. It declared it will help realize a sustainable society. For these reasons, the company became an Akita Prefecture SDG Partner.
On November 19, 2021, a ceremony was held at the Akita Prefecture Hall to bestow Akita Prefecture SDG Partner (First Year) registration certificates.