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Kajima Group’s Material Issues

In July 2019, we looked at the relationship between the Kajima Group’s business activities, the measures in Medium-Term Business Plan (FY2018-2020) and social issues, starting with the SDGs. We then grouped the results into seven categories to identify our material issues for both solving social issues and achieving sustainable growth for the Kajima Group. In March 2021, in conjunction with the formulation of the Kajima Group Vision and Medium-Term Business Plan (FY2021-2023), we revised these material issues to take into consideration significant changes in the social environment, including the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating shift toward carbon neutrality.

Determination of Material Issues

Based on the chart above, we identified issues that are important to the Kajima Group and have a major impact on society. We have condensed, reorganized and labeled these as seven material issues: four to which the Kajima Group can contribute through its businesses and three that form the basis for business sustainability

Environment
4
  • Responding to climate change
  • Promoting efficient use and ensuring a stable supply of energy
  • Preserving biodiversity
  • Promoting resource recycling
Platform for Business Sustainability
5
6
  • Assuring and improving quality
  • Increasing labor productivity
  • Improving employment conditions for skilled workers
  • Nurturing human resources
  • Strengthening partnerships
  • Ensuring occupational safety
  • Championing diversity
7
  • Conducting fair business practices
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Respecting human rights

Process for Revising Material Issues

  • 1Organize recent changes in the social environment and their impacts on the Kajima Group
  • 2Exchange opinions with external experts
  • 3Consider issues together with the Kajima Group Vision and the new Medium-Term Business Plan to identify points that should be revised, and create a revision proposal
  • 4Obtain feedback from each department on the proposed revisions
  • 5Reflect changes in the new Medium-Term Business Plan and obtain approval from the Board of Directors

Our Material Issues and Related SDGs

Environment

4 Contributing to society’s transition to a carbon-free footprint

Kajima contributes to society’s transition to a carbon-free footprint by reducing CO2 emissions during construction and by developing energy-efficient technologies and eco-friendly materials, as well as by building, developing and operating power generation facilities that use renewable energy, developing green buildings, and managing energy efficiently. We are also committed to recycling resources and harmoniously co-existing with nature based on Kajima Environmental Vision: Triple Zero 2050.

Contribution through Customers’ Businesses

  • Delivering zero-emission and other energy-efficient buildings
  • Structuring optimal energy systems
  • Constructing power generation facilities that use renewable energy
  • Promoting green infrastructure

Contribution through Our Businesses

  • Reducing CO2 emissions during construction
  • Developing green buildings
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Developing and using eco-friendly materials
  • Achieve Triple Zero 2050
Related SDGs
  • 7
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
Platform for Business Sustainability

5 Focusing on unwavering technological innovation and Kajima quality

Kajima strives to build sustainable next-generation construction systems and create new value by developing technologies and carrying out digital transformation to improve productivity and safety. In addition, in order to deliver buildings and infrastructure to customers with confidence, we continuously improve the quality of inspection and assurance systems with a commitment to ensuring building, infrastructure and environment quality, safety and security.

Platform for Business Sustainability

  • Promoting technology development and digital transformation to improve productivity and safety and to create new value
  • Ensuring safe, high-quality buildings through rigorous quality assurance systems
Same initiatives as 6
  • Mechanizing, automating and employing ICT in construction
  • Kajima Smart Future Vision
Related SDGs
  • 11
  • 12

6 Construction that emphasizes people and partnerships

Kajima promotes work-style reform at construction sites, secures construction personnel, hires and nurtures human resources, and creates an attractive working environment in which every employee can excel. We create value in cooperation with our business partners and promote innovation through collaboration with external parties.

Platform for Business Sustainability

  • Ensuring occupational health and safety
  • Promoting work-style reform and securing construction personnel
  • Reforming the multilayer subcontracting structure
  • Training and developing people with an emphasis on diversity
  • Using open innovation
Same initiatives as 5
  • Mechanizing, automating and employing ICT in construction
  • Kajima Smart Future Vision
Related SDGs
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 10
  • 17

7 Practicing corporate ethics

Kajima promotes fair and honest corporate activities by practicing thorough compliance and risk management. Each employee and director of the Group acts ethically and earns the trust of customers and society through initiatives in all parts of the supply chain.

Platform for Business Sustainability

  • Ensuring rigorous compliance
  • Enhancing risk management systems and process management
  • Conducting fair supply chain management
  • Respecting human rights
Related SDGs
  • 16

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