Sustainability

Our Approach to Sustainability

Our Approach to Sustainability

The challenges facing international society today, such as climate change and other increasingly serious social and environmental problems, are growing more diverse and complex. We believe that carrying out corporate activities proactively, with an awareness of these challenges and a sense of mission, serves to both help address such challenges and promote the growth of the Kanematsu Group. With an eye toward cooperation and mutual development with our customers and business partners, we will continue to leverage the insight and know-how built up over Kanematsu's long history to provide goods and services with added value. Through these corporate activities, we aim to achieve the sustained development of the global environment, society, economy, and of the Kanematsu Group.

The Kanematsu Group's Value Creation Process

The Kanematsu Group is utilizing its capital in its corporate activities to provide new value to society and increase its enterprise value as it works to address its five key issues.

Five Key Issues

The Kanematsu Group's Capital

What We Do

Businesses in the areas where
we have strength and expertise

  • Electronics & Devices
  • Foods & Grain
  • Steel, Materials & Plant
  • Motor Vehicles & Aerospace

Bolstering the management base


  • Strengthen governance
  • Increase sophistication of
    investment risk management
  • Develop global professionals

Contributing to local
communitiesand the environment


  • Environmental management system
  • Social contribution activities

Where We Provide Value

Engagement with Stakeholders

Engagement with Stakeholders
Stakeholder Way of Thinking Main Dialog Methods
Customers and Business Partners We endeavor to improve customer satisfaction and garner customer trust through providing socially useful products and services in fair trading. Integrated report, official website, central inquiry desk, quality control, and response in line with Kanematsu's Code of Conduct and CSR Action Guidelines for Supply Chains.
Shareholders and Investors We not only aim to strengthen stable earnings power and maintain sound financial standing, but also commit to disclose information in a timely and appropriate manner in order to keep a high level of transparency. Integrated report, official website, general meeting of shareholders, business report to shareholders and IR activities
Local Communities As good citizens, we are aware of the importance of social responsibility and strive to live close together with local communities and conduct social contribution activities. Employee volunteer activities, support for economics and other studies through the Kanematsu Foundation for the Research of Foreign Trade, support for sports played by people with disabilities and acceptance of company visits
Employees We provide an environment that ensures each employee in the Kanematsu Group can work comfortably and find a sense of fulfilment, in addition to developing human resources with a unique personality. n-house magazine, Kanematsu Group website, employee awareness survey, Hotline, dialog with labor unions, and seminars/training
Government and Administrations We not only comply with laws and regulations at home and abroad while fulfilling the obligation to pay taxes, but also propose and promote projects in coordination with governmental bodies and municipalities. Activities through industrial associations, etc. and participation in councils, committees, etc. of government and municipal offices
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