There are various social problems in the world and the development of technology is bringing great changes to the world. Given these uncertainties, we recognize that our perceptions of the need to create a sustainable society are being questioned, so based on this social situation we formulated materialities. The business plans of each business are formulated by the materialities in order to solve the social issues.
7 materialities (priority items)
We integrated and rearranged 7 priority items based on ‘high importance in the group’ , which included 4 priority items that contribute to group materiality through business activities and 3 priority items that are the basis of management activities.
Materiality identification process
- STEP1.Identify the most recent changes in social issues and their impact on the Group for each segment
- STEP2.Review and organize changes/impacts in conjunction with our Mission, Vision, Values, and Long-term Management Strategy
- STEP3.Exchange opinions with external experts
- STEP4.Board of Directors decides on whether changes/impacts should become one of our materialities
Comment on materiality identification from an expert
In order to verify the appropriateness of our list of materialities from an external perspective, we conduct interviews with experts and identify materialities based on the opinions we receive.
Vice Director, Institute for Future
Initiatives Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives University of Tokyo
I believe that identifying a list of materialities is very important in order for companies to work on the SDGs and to promote partnerships. Specifically speaking, I see the consulting industry as a field where consolidation with other industries is a particular strength, and appreciate the fact that Nippon Koei has a business strategy based on their materialities and is committed to promoting co-creation.
I believe that the civil engineering world has been dominated by the construction and maintenance of existing infrastructure facilities. However, now that the public side is facing a decrease in manpower, the private side is required to make proposals for regional development and the development of society that will be fitting for our new society. I expect Nippon Koei to make proposals based on its wealth of experience and regional networks around the world as well as to further explore, for example, the definition of a “society where people can live with peace of mind” as well as what Nippon Koei considers to be “peace of mind” and “live,” and make proposals for the society of the future.
Materiality (priority items) of Nippon Koei Group & Key relevant SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
|Key relevant SDGs
|Examples of initiatives for each materiality
|Infrastructure development to protect safe and secure living
Development of infrastructure to protect safe living
|Development of smart city
Development of infrastructure where all people can freely interact and play an active role
|Creation of attractive cities
Creation of attractive cities where a diversity of people and industries are concentrated
|Challenge to decarbonization
Conservation of the global environment by achieving a decarbonized society
|Strengthening corporate governance
|A rewarding work environment where human rights are respected
|Development of human resources and technology