YAMADA HOLDINGS’ management philosophy is “Creation and Challenge”. 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 stores. 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 improving 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 Work Environment Improvement Subcommittee, the CS Improvement Subcommittee, and the Environmental Measures Subcommittee, discuss the content of individual activities and confirm targets and progress of ongoing activities. And to further enhance disclosure on climate change-related topics, we have set up a project team to set targets and analyze the current state of CO2 emissions in Scopes 1, 2, and 3. 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.
YAMADA HOLDINGS regularly conducts training on sustainability to promote activities across all companies in the Group.
In fiscal 2022, 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. Moreover, a study session was held in October 2021 for those in charge of Group companies to help them understand and help reduce the impact on the environment throughout the entire supply chain. Going forward, we will continue to foster and strengthen awareness about sustainability among our employees, and promote it throughout the Group to further improve the initiatives we are taking.
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.