ESG & Sustainability Management

Basic Approach

The YAMADA HOLDINGS Group’s management philosophy is Creation and Challenge, and Appreciation and Trust. The Group is engaged in various businesses and initiatives for its own growth and development of society. It also plays a role in supporting the social infrastructure with a network that utilizes numerous types of store formats. With the aim of being a corporate Group that continues to grow with society, YAMADA HOLDINGS is promoting sustainability activities based on Appreciation and Trust with respect to its stakeholders in accordance with its specific guidelines, the CSR Code of Ethics. Furthermore, in order for the Group to continue to be a company that contributes to solving social issues and improves corporate value, it recognizes that consideration to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is essential. By actively working both inside and outside the company, the Group will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.


The YAMADA HOLDINGS Group has established the ESG & Sustainability Promotion Committee as a place to deliberate policies and measures on environmental and social issues and to confirm the progress of its targets. The committee makes decisions on all the important matters related to ESG and sustainability. The four subcommittee under the ESG & Sustainability Promotion Committee, namely the Group CSR Subcommittee, the Environmental Measures Subcommittee, the Work Environment Improvement Subcommittee, and the CS Improvement Subcommittee, discuss the content of individual activities and confirm targets and progress of ongoing activities. In anticipation of greater climate change-related information, they work on projects to analyze the current state of CO2 emissions in Scopes 1, 2, and 3 and to oversee progress in terms of set targets. In addition, a system for sharing and coordinating information on efforts to create sustainable stores has been established in the Development and Refurbishment Committee, and on human rights issues and gender discrimination in the Personnel Committee.

ESG & Sustainability Promotion System


To achieve the mission in support of “Total-Living,” the YAMADA HOLDINGS Group aims to create sustainable businesses by identifying risks and opportunities related to sustainability. To help create a sustainable society through its business as a whole Group, YAMADA HOLDINGS has formulated, and is working toward, goals linked to material issues related to the SDGs.

Risk Management

The YAMADA HOLDINGS Group recognizes that sustainability-related risks are serious risks to the sustainability of its business. Risks are managed through a regular review and assessment of risks and opportunities at the Risk Management Committee.

Metrics and Targets

The YAMADA HOLDINGS Group sets targets for each of its material issues related to the SDGs, and regularly monitors the progress of all metrics at the ESG & Sustainability Promotion Committee.

Sustainability Training & Education

YAMADA HOLDINGS Group regularly conducts training on sustainability to promote activities across all companies in the Group. In fiscal 2023 and in continuation from the previous year, videos talking about the sustainability issues that employees should be concerned about in their daily work and how to address these issues were shown to all employees, including those at Group companies, on the Group’s dedicated learning site, My Learning. In April 2022, YAMADA HOLDINGS established the SDGs Meister System, an internal certification system that acts as a new training system to address the Group’s stated material issues on SDGs, and in January 2023, conducted the SDGs Pre-Meister Test. The Group encourages its employees to gain qualifications for the purpose of improving knowledge about the SDGs and developing human resources who can see social issues as their own so they can change their actions.

Sustainability Training & Education

Stakeholder Engagement

The YAMADA HOLDINGS Group is working to increase corporate value by building a relationship of mutual appreciation and trust by recognizing the importance of a healthy dialogue with all its various stakeholders, including its customers, all its shareholders and investors, all its suppliers and business partners, and its employees and local communities.

Stakeholder Engagement