1.Basic Policy on Sustainability

ValueCommerce Group will move forward with business activities that contribute to the “realization of a sustainable society” through “business growth” with our numerous stakeholders.

To promote sustainability initiatives, we will manage risks appropriately and maximize business opportunities by carefully considering requests of society.

“Sustainability” in the ValueCommerce Group

It refers to the sustainability of the ValueCommerce Group’s growth. We believe that moving forward with our business in consideration of its connection with the environment and social issues will enable us to fulfill our social responsibility as well as create business growth opportunities.

“Materiality” in the ValueCommerce Group

It means material issues to be addressed by the ValueCommerce Group in order to achieve sustained business growth and corporate value improvement over medium- to long-term.

2.Sustainability Promotion Framework

Sustainability initiatives in the ValueCommerce Group will be promoted through integrated risk management in careful consideration of ESG-related risks.

The Risk Management Committee in charge of integrated risk management identifies risks from the perspective of the ValueCommerce Group’s growth sustainability and reports to the Board of Directors at regular intervals about materiality and the status of initiatives.

The Audit & Supervisory Committee consisting of Outside Directors recognizes various sustainability issues in the ValueCommerce Group and requests operating departments for reports as appropriate.

3.Identifying Materiality

Materiality is identified through integrated risk management as described below.

Step 1: Identifying issues

Aiming to achieve corporate value improvement of the ValueCommerce Group over the medium to long terms, issues to be addressed in achieving sustained business growth are identified from the perspectives of corporate strategy and business strategy, by referring primarily to various guidelines in line with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and through communications with customers, clients, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Step 2: Prioritizing issues

Materiality for the ValueCommerce Group are prioritized from among the identified issues.

Step 3: Reviewing the issues

Issues are reviewed every year, by considering the changing demands of society and through dialogues with stakeholders (back to Step 1).

4.Materiality, Five Themes in Our Activities and Contribution to SDGs

Materiality are stated under “Business risks” in the securities report. For details, please see here.

Materiality are aggregated in the “five themes in our activities” as the ValueCommerce Group’s areas of focus.

By promoting corporate activities under each theme, we will contribute to achieving the SDGs.

Materiality Five themes in our activities Contributions to SDGs
  • ・Business models/ Services
  • ・Impact of infectious diseases
  • ・Climate change
  • ・Management of personal information
  • ・Cyber security
  • ・System failure
  • ・Data governance
  • ・Business continuation/Response to risks
Bracing for business continuity crisis 11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES 13.CLIMATE ACTION
  • ・Parent company group
  • ・Group governance
Strengthening corporate governance 16.PEACE,JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • ・Human rights issue
  • ・Human resources
Respecting diversity and developing human resources 05.GENDER EQUALITY 08.DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
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