Sanyo Trading’s mission to fulfill is “We foster an open, down-to-earth, and entrepreneurial corporate culture that drives our collective efforts to deliver the best solutions flexibly and timely so that we can help achieve the sustainable development of the global community and fulfill employees’ aspirations for well-being”, and we have set “Deliver tangible solutions to social issues to make the world a better place for everyone” as our vision to aim for.
To accomplish the missions and realize the vision, the Sanyo Trading Group positions sustainability initiatives as an important management task.
To contribute to creating a sustainable global community as well as to achieve the growth of the company in the medium to long term, we will strive to provide solutions to social issues such as reduction of environmental impact.
In April 2022, Sanyo Trading established the Sustainability Committee which formulates sustainability policies and initiatives of the Group and monitors their implementation.
The Sustainability Committee is chaired by an officer responsible for sustainability who is appointed by the President, and the chairperson appoints several members of the Committee who are chosen from the administrative division, business division, and departments directly under the President.
The chairperson of the Committee may request attendance from the Group companies as needed and exchange opinions with outside experts.
In principle, the Committee holds a regular meeting every three months to discuss various initiatives to address sustainability issues and confirm the progress of performance. Ad hoc committee meetings are held as needed.
The chair of the Sustainability Committee reports policies, issues, and other matters which were examined and deliberated at the committee to the Board of Directors and the Committee of Executive Officers. Important matters shall be brought to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors supervises the process and gives instructions as needed and then discusses and makes decisions on important matters such as management policies and annual budgets, taking into consideration sustainability issues, including climate change.
*Committee members (as of June 2023): Executive officer in charge of sustainability (executive officer in charge of Administration Divisions), executive officer in charge of Business Divisions, general managers of Human Resources & General Affairs Dept., Finance & Accounting Dept., IT Promotion Dept., and Corporate Strategy Dept. (six members in total).
To contribute to the sustainable development goals, Sanyo Trading focuses on four fields to create new value.
Based on the management resources utilizing the strengths that we have cultivated over the years, we provide a wide variety of products and services by exercising business functions that meet customer needs.
Solid Financial Base
We offer professional
teams to provide support
in niche markets
We have built strong
relationships of trust with
our business partners
We are devoting resources
to globalization as well
as the Japanese market
Goods and services that use our products
Social and environmental value we aim to provide through our products and services
OUTCOMEFour Focus Markets
Contribute to complementary technologies and environmental adaptation through stable supply of high-value-added fine chemicals to a wide range of industries
Generate added value by providing products and services anticipating the industrial structure of the 2030 and beyond
Contribute to realizing a sustainable society by providing livestock feed that promotes renewable energy and improved food safety and quality
Contribute to improving quality of life by providing products and services focused on food and medical care
Contributing to the SDGs
In July 2022, Sanyo Trading identified its Materiality, key material issues, to be addressed to increase sustained corporate value through business.
We will steadily promote initiatives in Materiality and review them appropriately based on social trends and other factors.
Contributing to tackling climate change and building a recycling-based society by offering environmentally friendly products
Contributing to realizing healthy, secure, comfortable lives by pursuing appropriate products and ensuring their stable supply
Ensuring financial soundness and strengthening corporate governance and legal compliance
Developing human resources who create new value, respecting their diversity, and providing them with opportunities for active participation