Since our founding, the SUNDRUG Group has worked to contribute to society through our business activities. With the warm support of our customers, our aim is to realize healthy, rich lives for the Japanese people. Our basic stance of supporting the daily lives of our customers in this era of centenarians and solving the various challenges of a healthy, long-living society through the development of our core Drugstore Business and Discount Store Business will remain unchanged.
Meanwhile, awareness of environmental and social issues such as preservation of the global environment, effective utilization of resources, and respect for human rights and expectations for the role of corporations in solving these issues are increasing worldwide. We believe that solving these environmental and social issues is consistent with the realization of healthy, rich lives, which is our reason for existence. In light of these changes in the business environment, we will work even harder to put ESG management, which links ESG to business strategies, into practice.
What we believe is important when carrying out ESG management is to promote corporate activities that not only solve social issues but also secure the profits necessary for commercial viability. ESG activities are not an extension of social contribution activities but an investment in the business foundation necessary for the Group to continue creating economic value into the future. By positioning ESG activities as activities to increase economic value, we will be able to promote a culture in which every member of the Group incorporates ESG into their work as something that concerns them individually at each stage of business development so that the entire Group comes together to take it on.
We will aspire to be a corporate group that creates social and economic value which contributes to the realization of a sustainable society while contributing to the achievement of SDGs*1 based on our business development capabilities backed by organizational strength.
Thank you in advance for your continued understanding and support.
*1. SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
These goals for the international community were adopted at the Sustainable Development Summit of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets call for universal action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
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