KAMIGUMI

Sustainability

Our basic perspective on sustainability

Japan depends on imports for a significant share of the goods, energy, and industrial raw materials needed for food, clothing, and shelter. Japan is also a major power in international trade, with various major export industries including motor vehicles and other industrial products. Japan’s total international trade is equivalent to about 1.7 times its national budget (general account). Since 99.7% of its export/import cargo is transported by sea, activities such as harbor transport and warehouse storage for such cargo are key infrastructures in livelihoods and industry.
As a leading player in port logistics and accounting for the highest share of cargo handled at Japan’s six largest ports, our mission is to maintain the continuity and progress of our businesses to maintain the delivery of the goods society needs. Key factors in doing so include building stronger ties to shareholders, customers, partner companies, employees, local communities, and other stakeholders and strengthening our consideration for the environment, legal and regulatory compliance, safety, and governance. We aim to pursue creation of new value capable of further enriching society, keeping in mind the sustainability of both society and the Company at all times.

Our sustainability initiatives involve putting into practice our Charter of Corporate Behavior.

Charter of Corporate Behavior Related items
ENVIRONMENT
5. Promoting Environmental Management

Recognizing that addressing environmental problems is essential to corporate existence and activities, in addition to complying with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards in our business activities, we will take a proactive and voluntary role in activities that protect the environment.

●Environmental management ●Environmental Philosophy ●Environmental Policies ●Rules on Environmental Protection ●Preventing global warming ●Total energy use and carbon intensity in domestic businesses ●Managing CFCs ●Promoting eco-friendly driving ●Adopting energy-conserving and low pollutant vehicles ●Energy conservation activities in offices, warehouses, and other facilities ●Switching to LED lighting ●Reducing CO2emissions through the solar power business ●Effective resource use ●Reducing waste generation and ensuring appropriate waste treatment ●Water conservation initiatives
SOCIETY
1. Enhancing Customer Satisfaction

We will win the satisfaction and trust of our customers and promote social contributions by offering quality distribution services based on the experience and know-how gathered since our establishment.

●Provision of optimal logistics solutions
2. Fair and Transparent Business Practices

We will engage in fair, transparent and free competition and proper business transactions.

●Building equitable trading relationships
3. Communication Activities

We will communicate actively with our stakeholders and disclose information in timely and appropriate ways.

●Communication with shareholders and investors
4. Creating an Open and Active Corporate Culture

Our perspective is grounded in respect for human rights. We will not engage in or permit discrimination in or outside the company on the grounds of gender, creed, physical condition, or social status. We will also strive to create positive work environments in which employees can work in comfort and seek fulfillment.

●Health and safety ●Basic policy on transport safety ●Transport safety management rules ●General Safety Manager/safety management organizational structure ●Gaining G-Mark certification as an outstanding safety business ●Safety initiatives ●Implementing safe-driving training ●Implementing periodic health exams and stress checks ●Our mission as a logistics business ●Reducing CO2emissions through third-party logistics (3PL) ●Drawing on various modes of transport to contribute to customer business continuity planning (BCP) ●Respect for human rights ●Employee training and education ●Employing those with disabilities ●Promoting women in the workplace ●Encouraging employees to take childcare leave ●Managing working hours to promote work-life balance ●Labor management dialogue ●Healthy Company Statement
6. Contribution to Local Communities

We will take an active role in social contribution activities to ensure harmonious coexistence with local communities in our role as good corporate citizens.

●Coexistence with local communities ●Kobe Prot facilities experiential tour ●Mori no Sewanin forestry activities ●Cleanup activities ●Participation in community events ●Social contributions ●Sponsorship of social contribution activities ●Sponsorship of the Kobe YMCA
8. Cooperation with International Society

In our international business activities, in addition to full compliance with international rules and the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we operate, we conduct business with all due respect for local cultures and customs, with the ultimate goal of strengthening cooperative ties and building mutual trust within the international community.

●Contributing to local communities through international businesses
GOVERNANCE
7. Response to Antisocial Forces

We are committed to resolutely confronting antisocial forces and organizations that threaten the order and security of civil society.

●Basic stance on exclusion of antisocial forces
9. Implementing the Spirit of the Charter

Top management of Kamigumi Group companies must recognize its leadership role in ensuring that all affiliated companies and business partners are fully aware of and understand this Charter. Additionally, top management must seek to keep abreast of the opinions of those both inside and outside the corporation at all times and revise the Charter accordingly, as well as establish effective systems throughout the Group and thoroughly implement the Charter’s provisions.

10. Responsibility of Top Management

In the event of violations of the Charter, the top management of Group companies must demonstrate, both internally and externally, their determination to resolve the problem, identify the cause, and take measures to prevent the recurrence of similar violations. At the same time, top management must make prompt and full public disclosure of the incident, thoroughly explain the incident, and, upon clarifying the relevant authority and responsibility, take strict disciplinary action against those held responsible, including top management itself.

●Basic concept of corporate governance ●Basic policy on internal controls systems ●Appointing external Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members ●Composition and meetings of the Board of Directors ●Compliance structures and state of operations ●Promoting compliance risk management activities ●Export/import controls ●Operation and widespread awareness of the internal whistleblower system ●Internal audits ●Business continuity planning (BCP) initiatives
・Countermeasures in anticipation of major earthquakes
・Deployment of IP transceivers and periodic communication drills
・Responding to novel influenza viruses

●Responsible tax payment ●Information security initiatives