CSR Action Plan and Targets

Marubeni’s CSR Action Plan and Targets

Based on our stakeholders’ expectations and concerns, and Marubeni’s impact on the environment and society, we have specified and addressed the high material issues (“material issues”) for our company. To give a clearer explanation of our approach to our stakeholders, we have set up the “CSR Action Plan and Targets” for each Business/Corporate Staff Group, and have presented the related “material issues.”

Narrow down by SDGsMarubeni supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 1. NO POVERTY
  • 2. ZERO HUNGER
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 4. QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 5. GENDER EQUALITY
  • 6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13. CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14. LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15. LIFE ON LAND
  • 16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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  • :Achieved goal
  • :Improving (but have not achieved goal)
  • :Continuing efforts
Division Grain Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Providing stable supply for unevenly distributed food (meeting demands of Japan and other countries)
Marubeni’s Approach Made good use of the group’s grain network owned by Marubeni, such as the pickup functions of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. and Columbia Grain, Inc., and the export shipping facilities of Terlogs Terminal Maritimo Ltda. and Pacificor, LLC, to export grain to Japan and other countries around the world, and contributed to providing a stable supply of food.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will continue to increase the trading volume and develop our global markets, while also cultivating new harvesting areas and strengthening procurement.
FY 2016 Performance Made good use of the Group’s grain network owned by Marubeni, such as the pickup functions of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. and Columbia Grain, Inc., and the export shipping facilities of Terlogs Terminal Maritimo Ltda. and Pacificor, LLC, to export grain to Japan and other countries around the world, and contributed to providing a stable supply of food.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to increase the trading volume and develop our global markets, while also cultivating new harvesting areas and strengthening procurement.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【2】End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Division Grain Division, Food Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Reduction of food waste
Marubeni’s Approach Through continuous activities for improvement based on the rules and guidebook on food safety in Division, we worked to reduce food waste while also promoting food recycling.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will continue its activities to improve food safety, and also promote food waste reduction and recycling.
FY 2016 Performance We carried out activities for improvement based on the rules and guidebook on food safety in Division. We also work on food waste reduction and recycling, though it is still not sufficient yet, and we will continue the activities.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to reduce food waste and promote food recycling when waste food does occur.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Division Food Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Production and sales of safe and secure animal products
Marubeni’s Approach We operate the broiler business in Japan with strict production management, providing safe and secure chicken meat to mass retailers, restaurants, and livestock product manufacturers.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will work to promote the existing business, while also seeking to develop new markets.
FY 2016 Performance Continued the strict production management in the subsidiary broiler business.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue the strict production management, and strengthen the sales of safe and secure chicken meat to domestic users (manufacturers, mass retailers, restaurants).
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Division Food Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting eco-friendly business
Marubeni’s Approach By selling MSC certified products, Marubeni promoted environment-friendly products (Certified products accounted for 3.5% of total marine products handled in 2015).
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will promote the sales of MSC and other fishing industry certified products, and contribute to a sustainable fishery.
FY 2016 Performance As our marine products imported from Alaska received the certification, MSC certified products increased to about 15% of total handling within Marubeni Corporation alone.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 Continue to promote environment-friendly products.
[Related “Material Issues”] Strengthening supply chain competitiveness
SDGs
Goals and targets
【14】Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Division Food Products Division, Lifestyle Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Supply Chain Management
Marubeni’s Approach To ensure the compliance of “Basic Supply Chain CSR Policy” such as human rights and work environments at our suppliers, Marubeni-related personnel conducted hearings on site.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue the surveys to check human rights and working conditions at the suppliers, and urge for improvements when needed.
FY 2016 Performance The Food Products Division works on requesting new suppliers to comply with “Basic Supply Chain CSR Policy.”
The Lifestyle Division ensures that the responsible personnel at the head office, the three overseas subsidiaries providing QC (quality control), and overseas branches, hold hearings and confirm the CSR situation when they visit the supplier (especially the production plant).
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to check the situation on human rights and working environment at our suppliers through investigation, and make requests them if needed.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting Supply Chain Management
SDGs
Goals and targets
【8】Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Division Lifestyle Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Waste reduction
Marubeni’s Approach We thoroughly manages the quality of import products instructed by the QC subsidiary companies, and minimizes the occurrence of defective products.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will continue to minimize defective products by a thorough QC. We will also consider their use as valuable resource.
FY 2016 Performance For FY 2016, the amount of waste from defective products decreased 29% from the previous year on a weight basis.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to minimize defective products by thorough QC. We will also consider their use as valuable resource.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Division Lifestyle Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Creating a recycling society / Promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle)
Marubeni’s Approach The subsidiary Marubeni Mates Ltd. conducts company uniform sales and rentals. We contribute to creating a recycling-oriented society by promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to major companies in Japan that use many kinds of uniforms.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 By especially expanding rental trades at the subsidiary Marubeni Mates Ltd., we will realize the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and contribute to creating a recycling-oriented society.
FY 2016 Performance We promoted the 3Rs in the rental trades at the subsidiary Marubeni Mates Ltd., contributing to achieving a recycling-oriented society.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to promote the 3Rs in the rental trades at our subsidiary Marubeni Mates Ltd., and contribute to creating a recycling-oriented society.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Division ICT, Logistics & Healthcare Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Improving transportation efficiency
Marubeni’s Approach Based on experience, past performance, data, and research, we offer consistent solutions from logistic design to operation, and contribute to providing a more efficient transportation by building a logistic strategy making operational reforms for the clients.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will further promote the existing business, while also developing new markets.
FY 2016 Performance From March 2017, together with Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., we began the social experiment of the “Vehicle operation management support service via the ETC2.0 system,” a public tender by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, focusing on improving transportation efficiency.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will further promote the existing business, while also developing new markets.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Insurance, Finance & Real Estate Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Preventing soil contamination
Marubeni’s Approach When purchasing land, we conduct surveys on land history based on the soil contamination survey policy, and check for its contamination. If any contamination is found, soil improvement measures will be taken.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 When newly purchasing land, we will take appropriate measures according to the soil contamination survey policy and the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act.
FY 2016 Performance We made voluntary investigations on relevant sites, and confirmed these cases;
  • We confirmed non-contaminated soil or countermeasure work for the contaminated soil.
  • For the one case where the possibility of soil contamination cannot be ruled out, we will get approval from the buyer after notifying them of the responsibilities under the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act.
  • If we find out some problem during the research and development, we would take a necessary action.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 When newly purchasing land, we will take appropriate measures according to the soil contamination survey policy and the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【3.9】By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
Division Insurance, Finance & Real Estate Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting eco-friendly business
Marubeni’s Approach We will adopt Energy-saving features (double glazing, water-saving toilets, LED use for communal areas, etc.) in condominiums to be sold in Japan, and promote the sales of environment-friendly housing.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will actively promote energy-saving features for future projects.
FY 2016 Performance We adopted the following energy-saving features for the condominium projects planned for sale in FY 2016.
Project name: GRAND-SUITE YOKOHAMA Midori no Oka
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will actively promote energy-saving features for future projects.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Agri-Input Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Improving food productivity
Marubeni’s Approach Helena Chemical Company conducted service operations under the AGRIntelligence brand in the precision farming area, which utilize IT technology. Through Helena’s new technology, Marubeni offered attentive service in response to the needs of the farmers, and contributed to increasing productivity.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue to work on Helena’s existing business in the U.S., and make use of the knowhow and experience earned through Helena to seek for new projects outside the U.S.
FY 2016 Performance Promoted Helena Chemical Company's existing businesses in the U.S., while also expanding material sales mostly in Asia by making use of Helena's product, knowhow, and experience. We also continued to seek new projects outside the U.S.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to work on Helena’s existing business in the U.S., and make use of the knowhow and experience earned through Helena to seek new projects outside the U.S.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【2.4】By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
Division Agri-Input Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Contributing to the global warming issue
Marubeni’s Approach By selling and promoting environment-friendly functional fertilizers, Marubeni contributed to greatly decreasing the amount of chemical fertilizers used, and helped to reduce greenhouse gas (nitrous oxide) emissions.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue to promote the sales and new shipment of functional fertilizers, and contribute to reducing greenhouse gases.
FY 2016 Performance We continue to ship functional fertilizers with low risk of environment pollution, mainly to China and Southeast Asia.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to promote the sales of functional fertilizers. We will aim for new shipments and contribute to reducing greenhouse gases.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Chemical Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Appropriate management of hazardous chemicals
Marubeni’s Approach By utilizing the ISO 14001 environmental management system, Marubeni gained information on domestic and international chemical regulations and took appropriate measures, while also sharing information with subsidiaries through audit and information investigation.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will stay informed of domestic and international chemical regulations, and take appropriate responses, while also sharing the information with the subsidiary companies for a complete control.
FY 2016 Performance We promptly grasped trends on domestic and international chemical regulations and made appropriate responses, and also shared the information with our subsidiary companies for a thorough control of environmental risks.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to promptly grasp trends on domestic and international chemical regulations and make appropriate responses, while also encouraging information sharing with our subsidiary companies.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【14.1】By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
【15.1】By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Division Chemical Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting renewable energy
Marubeni’s Approach In addition to trading of raw materials and parts for solar cell module, we increased our handling of inverter batteries etc. and promoted sales of photovoltaic generation systems.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 With the current trading of raw materials and parts for solar cell modules as the foundation, Marubeni will work to develop new businesses in photovoltaic generation and contribute to promoting renewable energy.
FY 2016 Performance For the handling of solar cell modules, we achieved our goal of 150 MW in FY 2016, and contributed to promoting renewable energy.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 With the current trading of raw materials and parts for solar cell modules as the foundation, we will work to develop new businesses related to photovoltaic generation and contribute to promoting renewable energy.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Forest Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Waste reduction/effective use of resources
Marubeni’s Approach Through its subsidiaries, the Marubeni Group conducted waste paper recycling. Waste paper from the group and partner companies are collected through Marubeni Paper Recycle Co., Ltd., and made into recycled paper products at Marubeni Group paper manufacturers such as Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Fukuyama Paper Co, Ltd. to be reused.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue its existing business, while also seeking to develop new business partners.
FY 2016 Performance We developed new business partners. Through our group companies, we continued our approach in creating a circulating society with paper resources.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to develop our existing businesses while also seeking new partners, and create a circulating society with paper resources through our group companies.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Division Forest Products Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Maintaining the various functions of forests such as global environmental conservation, biodiversity preservation, and soil conservation.
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni began the afforestation project in the 1990s, and currently manages 220,000 ha of land for afforestation for four projects in three countries.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue to work on the proper management of the projects, and carry out sustainable forest management.
FY 2016 Performance We have kept up the proper management of our afforestation projects.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue to work on the proper management of the projects, and carry out sustainable forest management.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
【15】Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Division Energy Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Stable supply of Energy
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni participated in LNG projects around the world including Qatar, Equatorial Guinea, Peru, and Papua New Guinea. Through the safe operation of existing projects, Marubeni responded to the increasing global demand for LNG.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will ensure the smooth operation of existing projects while also seeking participation in new projects and trades.
FY 2016 Performance We maintained smooth operation of our existing projects.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will ensure the smooth operation of existing projects while also seeking participation in new projects and trades.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Division Metals & Mineral Resources Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Concern for the environment in resource development
Marubeni’s Approach As part of the participation in metal resources development projects, Marubeni monitored the maintenance and management methods of the major partners, and whether the approvals, licenses, and laws were being complied with.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 In the existing metal resources development projects, management through monitoring will be ensured, while also urging major partners to take action when needed.
FY 2016 Performance We closely monitored the management and operation of the metal resources development projects we participate in, and no environment-related problems occurred.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 In the existing metal resources development projects, we will ensure management through monitoring, while also urging major partners to take action when needed.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12.2】By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Division Metals & Mineral Resources Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Stable supply of metal resources
Marubeni’s Approach From mine development, smelting, primary processing, secondary and later processing, transportation and sales, to recycling, Marubeni was involved in a wide range of development and trading in metal resources, and contributed to providing a stable supply.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will contribute to the stable supply of metal resources by a thorough operation management in the participating development projects and trading.
FY 2016 Performance With thorough management of existing development projects and trades, we maintained stable supply of metal resources.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will contribute to the stable supply of metal resources by thorough operation management in the participating development projects and trades.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12.2】By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Division Power Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting renewable energy
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni develops and invests in renewable energy (wind, solar, micro hydropower, geothermal and biomass) projects both domestically and internationally. Our achievement in Japan is significant. Marubeni participates in multiple mega-solar projects in Tomakomai-City (Hokkaido), Iwanuma-City and Oyama-Township (Miyagi Prefecture). Marubeni also developed a micro hydropower project in Shimogo-Township (Fukushima Prefecture). All our assets are in operation. Marubeni also owns off-shore wind power projects in the U.K. and a photovoltaic power project in Chile.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 In addition to managing our portfolio assets, Marubeni is active in project development. Marubeni intends to promote renewable energy through our Power Producer & Supplier (PPS) business in Japan, distributing electricity generated by renewable generation.
FY 2016 Performance We have been very active in development and investment in renewable energy (wind, solar, small hydropower, geothermal, biomass) projects both within and outside Japan. We are developing a mega-solar project in Abu Dhabi of UAE. Marubeni also acquired solar assets in Ina City and Tomakomai City in Japan and began commercial operations.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 In addition to managing our portfolio assets, Marubeni will be active in project development. Marubeni intends to promote renewable energy through our Power Producer & Supplier (PPS) business in Japan, selling electricity generated by renewable generation.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Power Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting renewable energy / Preserving biodiversity / Utilizing unused natural resources
Marubeni’s Approach One of our micro hydro projects started operation in 2006. The project has minimal impact on the environment by mobilizing reginal water resources. Mibugawa Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni now operates 15 power plants in Nagao, Yamanashi, Fukushima and Hiroshima Prefectures.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni intends to contribute to regional economies by its safe and sustainable operation of our existing power plants.
FY 2016 Performance We started our small hydropower business from 2006 with minimal impact on the environment by mobilizing regional water resources. Mibugawa Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni, operates 15 plants in Nagano, Yamanashi, Fukushima and Hiroshima Prefectures.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We intend to contribute to local economies by Mibugawa Power Company's 15 environmentally-friendly power plants, using regional water resources.
[Related “Material Issues”] ・Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
・Contributing toward community development and strengthening our operating base
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
【15】Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Division Power Business Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Building the social infrastructure for the basis of living / Improving and stabilizing the living standards of the local community
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni's global power portfolio includes IPP, EPC and related activities. The business helps local economies reinforce social (particularly electricity) infrastructure. Marubeni currently owns a 10,273MW net generating capacity as of end of 2016.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni implements multiple services for its existing operating assets, while originating new development opportunities.
FY 2016 Performance Marubeni contributes to local communities and their social infrastructure development through its activities of independent power producer (IPP), engineering/procurement/construction (EPC) of overseas power plants, and operation and maintenance (O&M) projects. Marubeni's overseas net generating capacity is 11,350MW as of end of February 2017.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We ensure stable operation of our portfolio power assets while contributing to local communities and improvement of their social infrastructure with new projects.
[Related “Material Issues”] ・Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
・Contributing toward community development and strengthening our operating base
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Division Plant Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Building the social infrastructure for the basis of daily life / Contribution for improving and stabilizing the daily life standards of the social community by providing the water solutions
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni has built a well-balanced water asset portfolio in the Americas, China, Asia, Europe and Australia, ranging from water/sewage BOT/BOO projects, concessions, EPCs to O&Ms.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni manages its portfolio, ensuring the assets' sustainable operations and their improvement, while originating new development opportunities.
FY 2016 Performance Our stable portfolio management has created additional corporate value. We also continue to originate new investment and EPC opportunities.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 In addition to optimizing our operation and stabilizing our earnings base on existing projects, we also intend to grow our business and develop new projects.
[Related “Material Issues”] ・Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
・Contributing toward community development and strengthening our operating base
SDGs
Goals and targets
【6】Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
【11】Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Division Plant Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Building the industry infrastructure closely tied to the local community / Promoting the local industry and creating jobs
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni has developed multiple EPC projects, including railway systems and industrial plants, e.g. pulp/paper, sugar and textile facilities in South and Southeast Asia, Central America, Middle East and Africa. The Thai Metropolitan Railway Project is now under construction where Marubeni is providing maintenance services as well as project management of the project.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 While implementing existing projects is critical for Marubeni, we are also active in promoting project management/maintenance businesses, that are combination of EPC and post-completion services, e.g. O&M services for plants and transportation systems.
FY 2016 Performance While implementing existing projects, we also received orders of railway-related facilities in Asia and South and Central America, waste power generation facilities in Southeast Asia and energy-related facilities in Middle East.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will diligently work on our existing projects, and also contribute to building the industry infrastructures and promote the local industry through our projects on various plants and transportation facilities.
[Related “Material Issues”] ・Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
・Contributing toward community development and strengthening our operating base
SDGs
Goals and targets
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
【11】Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Division Aerospace & Ship Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Responding to the environmental burden caused by transportation/ Preserving biodiversity
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni sells ballast water clarification facilities for ships, and also provides energy-saving ships, conducting businesses for reducing the environmental burden caused by transportation.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will appropriately work on existing projects, while also seeking to develop new projects.
FY 2016 Performance We promoted sales to shipowners as well as shipyards based on retrofits.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will appropriately carry out our existing trades, while also seeking to develop new deals.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【14】Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Division Aerospace & Ship Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Providing energy with low environmental burden
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni will promote the LNG ownership and operation business, and contribute to providing energy with low environmental burden.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will appropriately work on existing projects, while also seeking to develop new projects.
FY 2016 Performance We have transported approximately 110 cargos of LNG with the LNG carriers Marubeni jointly owns with our partners.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will appropriately carry out existing projects, while also seeking to develop new projects.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Division Automotive & Leasing Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Responding to the global transportation network and logistics
Marubeni’s Approach Through exports of automobiles and motorcycles, intermediary trades, import agency business, and sales finance business etc., Marubeni provided means of transportation and services to meet increasing demand, mainly in the emerging countries.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will appropriately work on existing projects, while also seeking to develop new projects.
FY 2016 Performance We contributed to the development of transportation means and services in emerging countries through our automobile and motorcycle import agency business, sales finance business, etc.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will appropriately carry out our existing trades, while also seeking to develop new deals.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【11.2】By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
Division Construction & Industrial Machinery Division
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Promoting renewable energy
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni conducted trading of solar cell manufacturing equipment and parts, sales of solar panels and systems, photovoltaic system installation business, and solar power generation business. Marubeni was appointed as the business operator for the mega-solar project in Miyagi Prefecture’s Iwanuma City, and began commercial operations in April 2015.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will appropriately work on existing projects, while also seeking to develop new projects.
FY 2016 Performance We contributed to expanding the photovoltaic market by increasing new merchandise with improved power generating efficiency.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will appropriately work on existing trades, while also seeking to develop new deals.
[Related “Material Issues”] Developing business that solves social and environmental issues
SDGs
Goals and targets
【7】Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
【9】Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Dept. Corporate Planning & Strategy Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Strengthening corporate governance
Marubeni’s Approach In announcing the Corporate Governance Code, Marubeni responded to all five guiding principles, 30 principles, and 38 supplementary principles, and presented the Corporate Governance Report to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 The Nomination Committee and the Governance and Remuneration Committee have been established as advisory organizations of the Board of Directors. The majority of the members for both committees are independent executives. The Nomination Committee discusses the appointment of directors/audit & supervisory board members, and provides reports to the Board of Directors. The Governance and Remuneration Committee deliberates on the policies for determining compensation and the appropriateness of the compensation levels, and provides reports to the Board of Directors. The committee also conducts evaluations and reviews on the Board of Directors overall, such as its constitution and operation, and provides reports to the Board of Directors.
FY 2016 Performance We established the Nomination Committee and the Governance and Remuneration Committee as advisory organizations of the Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee discussed the candidates of directors/audit & supervisory board members, and provided reports to the Board of Directors. The Governance and Remuneration Committee discussed the policies for determining compensation and the appropriateness of the compensation levels, and provided reports to the Board of Directors. The committee also evaluated the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, and provided reports to the Board of Directors.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 From the reports, we are able to confirm the effectiveness of the Board of Directors. We will also check the effectiveness of the Board of Directors through evaluation in FY 2017.
[Related “Material Issues”] Strengthening corporate governance
SDGs
Goals and targets
【16.7】Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Dept. Audit Dept., Legal Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Enhancement of the company's internal control
Marubeni’s Approach The Internal Control Committee which was directly under the President was set up in April 2008 to further strengthen internal control. Marubeni has promoted compliance with the “internal reporting system” related to the financial reporting defined by the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and compliance with the “system for ensuring proper activities of a company” defined by the Companies Act. Marubeni has established its internal control system for its whole group by making directions or managements against its subsidiaries by relevant departments including the business departments having the responsibility for its subsidiaries.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 While continuing to comply with various laws on internal control, mainly through the Internal Control Committee, evaluation on the effectiveness of the internal control on financial reporting will be carried out, and if any flaws or significant defects are found, the necessary improvements will be made. Also, from FY 2016, the company-wide promotion function (bureau) related to the operation and maintenance of internal control will be transferred from the Risk Management Dept. to the Audit Dept. to establish an efficient system. As for the subsidiaries, Marubeni continues to monitor its internal control operational status, and review its internal control system so that it establishes a more effective system depending on the situation.
FY 2016 Performance We continued to comply with various laws on internal control, mainly through the Internal Control Committee, and evaluated the effectiveness of the internal control on financial reporting. For the detected flaws, we applied necessary amendments.
From FY 2016 we transferred the company-wide promotion function (bureau) related to the operation and maintenance of internal control from the Risk Management Dept. to the Audit Dept., and established an efficient system.
As for the subsidiaries, we continued to monitor the internal control operational status, and review the internal control system to establish a more effective system adaptive to the situation.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 While continuing to comply with various laws on internal control, mainly through the Internal Control Committee, evaluation on the effectiveness of the internal control on financial reporting will be carried out, and if any flaws are found, necessary improvements will be made.
As for the subsidiaries, we will continue to monitor the internal control operational status, and review their internal control system so that a more effective system is established adaptive to the situation.
[Related “Material Issues”] Strengthening internal controls
SDGs
Goals and targets
【16】Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Dept. Compliance Control Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Prevention of fraud and legal violation
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni is working to enhance and improve the compliance system.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Under the Compliance Committee, the Compliance Control Dept. will act as the administrative bureau and continue to enhance and improve the compliance system.
FY 2016 Performance Under the Compliance Committee directly overseen by the President, the Compliance Control Dept., a department dedicated to compliance, has been set up. The department has made action plans etc. for the Compliance Committee according to the plan–do–check–act (PDCA) cycle, reviewed and implemented action plans for Business Groups, branches, and offices (including overseas bases), published the 13th edition of the Marubeni Group Compliance Manual and collected written statements of adherence to the manual, while also enhancing the compliance system and programs centered on measures against bribery/competition law violation.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 Under the Compliance Committee, the Compliance Control Dept. will act as the administrative bureau and continue to enhance and improve the compliance system.
[Related “Material Issues”] Strengthening compliance
Dept. Human Resources Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Respect for human rights in the company
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni conducted internal training, selected officers for the Promotion of Fair Recruitment and Human Rights Awareness, and held Human Rights and Discrimination Issues Committee meetings.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will continue to implement, and update as needed, the measures for respecting human rights in the company
FY 2016 Performance Based on the spirit of Marubeni Corporate Principles and the Marubeni Group Compliance Manual, Marubeni supports the UN Global Compact's 10 Principles.
We conducted human rights internal training, selected officers for the Promotion of Fair Recruitment and Human Rights Awareness, and participated in the Promotion of Human Rights Top Level Seminar.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 Marubeni will continue to implement, and update as needed, the measures for respecting human rights in the company
[Related “Material Issues”] Respect for human rights
SDGs
Goals and targets
【8】Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Dept. Human Resources Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Marubeni’s human resources strategy
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni promoted its three-pronged HR approach on experience, assessment and incentives, as well as training. Overseas experience is now mandatory, and the overseas training system has been reviewed to promote overseas and on-site experience for junior professional staff. Training by groups is emphasized to implement training matched to the on-site needs.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Based on the Marubeni Group HR strategy of the Mid-Term Management Plan “GC2018” (FY2016-FY2018), Marubeni will promote assignment and development of strong personnel capable of succeeding in the global competition. Marubeni will also focus on further promoting diversity in the Marubeni Group.
FY 2016 Performance Based on the Marubeni Group HR strategy of the Mid-Term Management Plan “GC2018” (FY2016-FY2018), we established the specific measures.
  • Strengthen personnel development by further promoting on-site experience for the junior professional staff.
  • Develop and utilize personnel with strong skills for overseas projects/businesses by flexible stay periods and repeated assignments to the same countries.
  • Planned development of managerial personnel.
  • Further enrich training by revising the Marubeni Global Academy.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 Based on the Marubeni Group HR strategy of the Mid-Term Management Plan “GC2018” (FY2016-FY2018), we will promote assignment and development of strong personnel capable of succeeding in the global competition. We will also focus on further promoting diversity, and carry out the personnel system/measures established in FY 2016.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting human resources development
SDGs
Goals and targets
【4】Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Dept. Corporate Accounting Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Comply with accounting rules and strengthen tax compliance
Marubeni’s Approach To comply with accounting rules, we regularly update internal rules, policies and regulations, and explain them to all the officers, employees, and group companies. As for tax compliance, the proper filing of tax returns has been part of our compliance requirements in the Marubeni Group Compliance Manual. In addition, we are focusing on keeping our officers and employees updated on the latest information regarding OECD's BEPS Action Plans so we can respond in a manner that is appropriate for a global company.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 We will maintain the internal system to comply with accounting rules. As for the strengthening of tax compliance, we will continue to maintain our internal system to ensure the proper filing of tax returns. In addition, we will strengthen our tax management framework so we can respond appropriately to the changes in regulations and tax treaties resulting from OECD's BEPS Action Plans.
FY 2016 Performance We continue to regularly update internal rules, policies and regulations on accounting, and keep everybody in the company and group companies informed. As for tax compliance, the proper filing of tax returns has been part of our compliance requirements in the Marubeni Group Compliance Manual. We also properly filed our tax returns this fiscal year, and also informed related parties in Japan and abroad of our policies regarding the transfer pricing documentation requirements under OECD's BEPS Action Plans, which has a large impact. We have also been informing related parties as needed on new agreements and revisions on tax treaties, which is an important element in doing global busienss.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will maintain the internal system to comply with accounting rules. As for the strengthening of tax compliance, we will continue to maintain our internal system to ensure the proper filing of tax returns. In addition, we will strengthen our tax management framework so we can respond appropriately to the changes in regulations and tax treaties resulting from OECD's BEPS Action Plans.
[Related “Material Issues”] Improving corporate governance
Dept. Finance Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Communications with stakeholders and investors
Marubeni’s Approach We will make efforts to ensure management transparency and strengthen our disclosure regime. We will communicate with our stakeholders and investors to obtain their understanding on management policies, while we are concerned to understand their requirements properly and to respond appropriately.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016
FY 2016 Performance
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 In addition to one on one meetings, we will hold stockholder meetings, earnings conferences for institutional investors, group meetings, and briefings for individual investors in an effort to enhance our interactive communication.
[Related “Material Issues”] Strengthening corporate governance
SDGs
Goals and targets
【16.7】Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Dept. Information Strategy Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Waste reduction
Marubeni’s Approach Employees (managerial staff) will be supplied with tablet devices and encouraged to use them to promote streamlined workflow and reduce conference material printouts.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will actively adopt effective IT tools and services in the future to promote paperless and streamlined workflow.
FY 2016 Performance We will promote the use of paperless application for meeting material that has already been introduced. We will also place monitors in meeting rooms in the new office and encourage paperless meetings.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will promote the use of online calling services such as Skype, and reduce business trips especially to abroad.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【12】Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Dept. General Affairs Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Improving the energy efficiency in the office, energy saving
Marubeni’s Approach Set up target figures (FY2020) for saving energy and resources and reducing waste in the Tokyo Head Office and the Osaka Branch. Introduction of high-efficiency facilities. Disclosure of results from the latest fiscal year.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Based on the assumption that the Tokyo Head Office building will be reconstructed, plans will be made for office relocation to a Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE) S-rank (2014 version) equivalent new building.
FY 2016 Performance We proceeded with our plan to earn the equivalent of Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE) S-rank (2014 version) for the Tokyo Head Office building that will be reconstructed.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 For the Tokyo Head Office building that will be reconstructed, we will proceeded with our plan such as earning the equivalent of Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE) S-rank (2014 version), and aim for an environment-friendly new building.
[Related “Material Issues”] Protecting the global environment
SDGs
Goals and targets
【13】Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Dept. General Affairs Dept., Corporate Communications Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Social contribution measures
Marubeni’s Approach The social welfare corporation Marubeni Foundation has granted JPY 100 million annually to social welfare facilities and organizations (as of 2015, total ¥4.1 billion donated to 2,361 cases). Activities include selling of baked goods at the Tokyo Head Office by the grant recipient organization, the “TABLE FOR TWO” program at the Tokyo Head Office staff cafeteria, ecocap collection, postcards/used stamps collection, and clothing donations.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 In addition to continuing grants to social welfare facilities and organizations as well as holding various activities through the Marubeni Foundation, Marubeni will collect information toward new approaches.
FY 2016 Performance The social welfare corporation Marubeni Foundation has granted JPY 100 million annually to social welfare facilities and organizations. In 2016, we selected 64 cases from among 563 applications from welfare facilities and organizations. As of 2016, the foundation has granted a total of ¥4.2 billion to 2,425 cases. Additionally, in the wake of the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016, Marubeni raised funds for the "Kumamoto Earthquake Restoration Grant" and donated a total of ¥9.78 million to five cases in August, four months after the disaster. Since FY 2015, we called upon executives and employees to visit the beneficiaries for more awareness in Marubeni Foundation's activities, and in FY 2016, a total of about 100 employees joined the visits to the beneficiaries.
Other activities include selling of baked goods at the Tokyo Head Office by the grant recipient organization, the “TABLE FOR TWO” program at the Tokyo Head Office staff cafeteria, postcards/used stamps collection, and clothing donations.
We also began planning the dispatch of Marubeni's senior employees to the beneficiaries of the foundation as human support. Operations are expected to begin from FY 2017.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We will continue grants to social welfare facilities and organizations through Marubeni Foundation. We plan to resume the sales of baked goods by the grant recipient organization, which has been suspended since September 2016 due to the relocation of the Tokyo Head Office. We will also continue the “TABLE FOR TWO” program at the Tokyo Head Office staff cafeteria, postcards/used stamps collection, and clothing donations.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting social contribution activities
SDGs
Goals and targets
【4】Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
【8】Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Dept. General Affairs Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Contributions to the local community / promotion of volunteer activities / conservation of the local environment
Marubeni’s Approach Through cooperation with NGOs and NPOs, plan and manage employee volunteer activities such as volunteers for the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction assistance and conservation of the environment.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 By continuing the activities of the existing volunteers, raise employee awareness of social contribution. Also, collect information with consideration for new activities.
FY 2016 Performance In addition to the existing "Mt. Fuji clean-up" and "Okutama forest thinning" volunteer activities, we held an "Everybody Cut Material"* activity in which employees can drop by at lunch time. Many employees responded to the widespread call for participation, and the program is well recognized as an employee volunteer activity.
Marubeni's chorus club also takes part in activities such as holding concerts at facilities for the elderly in Chiyoda-ku.

[About “Minnade Nuno Chokkin (Everybody Cut Material)”]
Supporters cut out material for stuffed toys according to the pattern, and send them to Cambodia along with some donations. Instead of sending finished products, by having them manufactured locally, it creates an opportunity for impoverished women to make cash earnings. The program also aims to develop human resources by training teachers with ways to play with the produced toys.

Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 While continuing our existing volunteer activities, we will also encourage company and group company employees to participate in the local volunteer program run by the Chiyoda Volunteer Center, and aim to further permeate employee-participation social contributions, and contribute to the local community.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting social contribution activities
SDGs
Goals and targets
【4】Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Dept. General Affairs Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
Support for art, culture, and education
Marubeni’s Approach Conducted maintenance and loans to exhibitions of the Marubeni Collection (approximately 600 paintings, 400 historical costumes, and 600 costume designs), valuable cultural properties owned by the Marubeni Group. Marubeni also accepted students in Japan for company tours.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Continue to maintain and loan the Marubeni Collection, to contribute to the development of art, culture, and education.
FY 2016 Performance We loaned two works to the 22nd Art Collection held by Hotel Okura in August.
We supported National Museum of Western Arts and Tokyo National Museum of Modern Arts in the art field, and five organizations in the music field including the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with donations.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017 We plan to create a gallery in the new Tokyo Head Office building, displaying paintings, historical costumes, and some works on loan, to be opened to the public.
We will also continue our donations to art organizations.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting social contribution activities
SDGs
Goals and targets
【11.4】Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
Dept. Regional Coordination & Administration Dept.
CSR Issues
(Social Issues,
Environmental Issues)
International Contribution and Exchange
Marubeni’s Approach Marubeni has established scholarship funds in seven countries in ASEAN and Brazil, and operates them in accordance with the educational situation in each country (fund total for seven countries US$ 3.53 million). Donations have also been given to support disaster-stricken regions. Other activities include acceptance of overseas interns and social contribution measures involving Qatar University.
Action Plan and Targets for FY2016 Marubeni will carry on the current approaches centered on continuous contributions through overseas scholarship funds in regions where the company operates businesses.
FY 2016 Performance
  • Overseas scholarship funds
    As for the scholarship funds in seven countries in ASEAN and Brazil, we operated them in accordance with the educational situation in each country.
  • Acceptance of overseas interns
    We accepted a total of 27 interns from Changchun City Youth Federation of China, All-China Youth Federation, National Mineral Resources University of Russia, Sabanci University of Turkey, École Nationale d'Administration (ENA) of France, and Qatar University.
  • Social contribution with Qatar University
    With a total of US$ 6 million in donations over a five-year period, we are currently working on a project contributing to the culture and education in Qatar.
  • Other
    Through the Philippine Society of Japan, we donated winter clothing to Filipino nurses and care worker candidates.
Implementation Status
Action Plan and Targets for FY2017
  • We will continue the FY 2016 activities shown on the left.
  • New CSR activities in Africa
    We are considering to provide support through an NGO, by building a facility for improving education, agriculture, and health in the Priority Area of Sub-Sahara.
[Related “Material Issues”] Promoting social contribution activities
SDGs
Goals and targets
【1】End poverty in all its forms everywhere
【4】Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Goal 1:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2:
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
Goal 3:
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
Goal 4:
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6:
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7:
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8:
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9:
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10:
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11:
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
Goal 12:
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Goal 13:
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14:
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Goal 15:
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Goal 16:
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Goal 17:
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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