The Ryoden Corporation Group seeks to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society through environment,
security and safety, so we do not exaggerate when we say that our SDGs-driven initiatives underpin the very
foundation of our business activities. The Group has selected seven goals to focus on most earnestly and we are
currently working to solve various social issues in ways that intimately link those goals and our business activities.
Our Approach to the SDGs
The SDGs clarify specific social issues, and, as such, they indicate the exact areas that we should be focusing on in our entire
Group business activities or the direction we should be taking. The Ryoden Group’s Management Philosophy and Guidelines for
Action agenda often coincide with the SDGs. We would even say that the activities designed to solve issues under the SDGs
framework are often the very business activities that we are also striving to attain. We consider the SDGs to be an important
factor in the sustainable development of our business activities, so we constantly strive to deepen the relationship between
our business activities and the SDGs in order to help solve social issues.
Framework for Promoting SDGs
We established our SDGs Promotion Committee to reflect SDGs initiatives in our Group strategy and management and to
pursue social value and economic value in tandem. The Committee, which is chaired by the director in charge of supervising
environmental and quality-related areas and comprises representatives from each business division, works closely with the
Executive Committee when promoting activities.
Selecting Important SDGs for our Business Activities
In order to further clarify our response to solving social issues, we selected seven SDGs that are the most important and
relevant to Ryoden Group business activities. We considered a comprehensive range of factors when selecting those goals,
including the degree of importance in relation to our business activities, the focus areas of our medium-term management
plan, and the perspectives of various stakeholders.
Each business division examined the relevance of the SDGs to their business activities, and
selected priority SDGs.
Our medium-term management plan focuses on the environment, security, and safety, so we
compared and confirmed the SDGs included as specific examples of these focus areas and the
selected priority SDGs.
We selected the SDGs that could be applied across our different businesses and were the most
important to our business, and the most relevant from the perspective of social issues and our
In addition to our focus areas, we have added Smart Agriculture Business (and other agricultural
businesses), in which we have been working hard uniquely as a company to add value, to the goals
as one of the important SDGs in our special businesses.
All seven of the SDGs that we selected are highly important issues both to society
and to our Group business activities. We believe that aiming to achieve these goals
will enable us to better help realize a sustainable society and achieve further
growth as a company.
Communication is being promoted at each stage in order to permeate the SDGs activities.
SDGs Management Seminar (March 2021)
We held seminars for upper management (company directors and executives) presented by external experts and centered on the themes of “Overview of SDGs,” “SDGs Management,” and “The Mindset for Sustainable Initiatives.”
Participants exchanged opinions on the content and deepened their understanding of the relationship between management and SDGs.
e-Learning for Employees (1st Round: February 2021, 2nd Round: October 2021, Overseas: September 2021)
All employees in Japan attended the 1st Round which was held with the objective of acquiring basic knowledge of SDGs and focused on the themes of “Why SDGs Now?” “What are SDGs?” “The Age When Non-performance Creates Risk” and “SDGs are Full of Appeal.” The 2nd Round was conducted for the benefit of all employees based in Japan and overseas and featured the themes of “What are SDGs?” “Social Trends in SDGs,” and “Case Studies of SDGs Initiatives” and included the relationship between ESG and sustainability.
Orientation Meeting for Management About “Our Company’s SDGs Initiatives” (November 2021)
The meeting shared information with management (section chiefs and above), including the relationship between the company’s management philosophy, guidelines for action, and SDGs, as well as the relationship between business activities and SDGs and the objectives of SDGs within business activities. Its objective is to make business activities and SDGs contribution activities “relatable” and stimulate communication.
Promoting Understanding through Internal Communication
We established the “SDGs Corner” in the company newsletter (Ryosho News) to appear four times a year starting in April 2021 and are providing information in installments.