Approach to Nippon Koei Sustainability and the Promotion System
Nippon Koei Group Code of Conduct
- 1. WINNING THE CONFIDENCE OF SOCIETY
- 2. PROVIDING QUALITY TECHNICAL SERVICE
- 3. FAIR AND TRANSPARENT OPERATING PRACTICES
- 4. ESTABLISHING A MOTIVATING WORK ENVIRONMENT
- 5. PR ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION
- 6. CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT
- 7. CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
- 8. ENHANCING THE BRAND VALUE
The Management Philosophy of the Nippon Koei Group is "Act with integrity and contribute to society through technology and engineering." We believe that our approach to sustainability is manifest in it. Based on the Management Philosophy, the sustainability of our Group comes from developing business strategies to pursue opportunities in the risk related to environmental and social issues and proposing solutions for environmental and social issues through promoting business activities.
Under the Nippon Koei Group Code of Conduct based on international standards including ISO 26000 and the United Nations Global Compact, each and every one of our employees faces environmental and social issues with a high level of awareness looking toward the development of a sustainable society and aims to contribute on a global scale through the utilization of our five business domains.
The Corporate Planning Department, under the supervision of the Director General of Corporate Management Headquarters, is responsible for promoting sustainability activities.
Sustainability Basic Policy
The Management Philosophy of the Nippon Koei Group is "Act with integrity and contribute to society through technology and engineering." Based on this management philosophy, the Nippon Koei Group promotes sustainability management in order to establish trust with stakeholders and contribute to the development of a sustainable society under fair and transparent corporate management based on values shared within the Group.
Sustainability encompasses multiple perspectives, and we promote the following activities from the viewpoint of contributing to create social value through our business, in addition to the viewpoint of responding to the impact on society and social needs in the promotion of our corporate business.
|Contribute to society through business activities||We will proactively promote commercialization of efforts to solve social issues and contribute to the development of a sustainable society through business activities to support optimal infrastructure development according to the needs of the times.|
|Environment||Environmental consideration||We will strive to create a richer social environment that harmonizes the natural environment and the living environment by emphasizing climate change response, transition to a resource-recycling society and the need for biodiversity.|
|Social||Respect for human rights||Through the supply chain, we recognize diversity, respond to human rights risks related to race, nationality, gender, ideology, beliefs and social status, etc., and strive not to assist human rights violations.|
|Human resource development||We will develop human resources who have expertise to meet customer needs and can globally play an active role, and will maintain fair and impartial employment relationships so that employees can play an active role.|
|Improvement of working environment||We will support not only the safety of employees but also proactive health promotion, and will strive to develop an environment that is worth working in where they can actually feel comfort and richness.|
|Governance||Strengthening governance||We will comply with the policies for corporate governance and ensure transparency of management through complete communication with stakeholders to increase the degree of reliability.|
|Sincere business execution||We will comply with corporate ethics including laws and ordinances and social norms and carry out fair transactions with all the business partners by respecting mutual positions.|
Sustainability Promotion System
To strength efforts of achieving a sustainable society, Nippon Koei Group established Sustainability Committee in September 2021.
The Committee reviews important sustainability issues and key objectives across the company, and clarifies necessary implementation strategies, KPIs, and action procedures. The Committee is chaired by the Representative Director and Executive Vice President (in charge of Sustainability), with Outside Directors serving as advisors, and members from each operations headquarters, operations, and committees as committee members. Depending on the contents of the issue, the Committee also invites relevant parties and outside experts to attend.
The Committee is responsible for developing business policies, approving of, and deciding on activities which related to sustainability risks and opportunities in Nippon Koei Group. Also, those activities will be reported to the Board of Directors and the Management Council as appropriate. The Committee also discusses specific business operations that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Signatory of the UN Global Compact
Nippon Koei announced its support for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in July 2019. We are also a member of the Global Compact Network Japan, which is comprised of Japanese companies that have signed the UNGC.
Many of the projects in which we are involved, such as infrastructure construction, energy development, and environmental conservation in developing countries, will greatly contribute to the realization of the Ten Principles of the Global Compact. We will promote management in accordance with these principles and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through our business.