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Material issues

The SUNDRUG Group has identified material issues (materiality) to prioritize in order to fulfil our social and economic role as a social entity.

1. Background behind identification of material issues (materiality)

The Group aims to “create good cheer and fun in daily life to realize healthy, rich lives for the Japanese people,” which is our Corporate Philosophy, through drugstore, dispensing pharmacy, cosmetics store, and variety store operations.
In order to realize this Corporate Philosophy, the Group has come together to fulfill our mission as a part of the service infrastructure in the local community from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
For the Group to improve both social and corporate value, it will be necessary to identify management issues and to plan and implement appropriate measures to solve those issues after accurately ascertaining business opportunities and risks. As a part of this process, we identified material issues.

2. Identified material issues

The Group identified five material issues.
As our initiatives for solving material issues will lead to solving not only social issues but also management issues facing the Group, which then will result in further strengthening of the corporate structure, we will work on every issue in a balanced manner.

3. Process of identifying material issues

We selected material issues from a variety of perspectives, referencing international guidelines and sustainable development goals (SDGs) and considering current and future changes in the social structure, importance in the Group’s management, opportunities and risks, based on reaffirming the Corporate Philosophy.
On the basis of a list of these selected issues, the ESG Promotion Committee reviewed rough plans for each environmental, social and governance item. These were then discussed by the Board of Directors at a meeting chaired by the President for identification and approval.

4. Integration of material issues in management

The Group will pursue both its vision for society and business opportunities by integrating the identified material issues in management plans and management. Specifically, we will reflect them in an action plan for contributing to achievement of SDGs through strategic allocation of management resources and value creating activities.
Recognizing that the Group is both an economic and a social entity, we will develop strong connections with various stakeholders in society and enthusiastically fulfill our responsibilities to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society and ensure sustainable growth of the Group.

Related SDGsMaterial issuesDirection of initiatives
[Goal 7] Affordable and Clean Energy[Goal 12] Responsible Consumption and Production[Goal 13] Climate Action Promotion of environmental management(E)
  • ・Incorporate action on environmental conservation in all areas of management and contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented economy and society that effectively utilizes energy and resources without waste
[Goal 10] Reduced Inequality[Goal 16] Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions[Goal 17] Partnerships for the Goals Promotion of compliance management(S)
  • ・Take action based on the criteria of what is best for our customers, employees, shareholders, business partners, communities, society, and the global environment
  • ・Promote fair and appropriate management with the values and ethics required of us as a company and business people who are members of society, going beyond legal compliance
[Goal 5] Gender Equality[Goal 8] Decent Work and Economic Growth[Goal 10] Reduced Inequality Establishment of satisfying working environment(S)
  • ・Develop workplaces in which human resources with diverse values from various backgrounds can be themselves and shine where they are
  • ・Work to improve the competitiveness of the Company through active human investment, organizational reform, and enhancement of the personnel system to draw out the latent potential of each employee
[Goal 3] Good Health and Well-Being[Goal 8] Decent Work and Economic Growth Contribution to healthy, rich lives(S)
  • ・Work to propose and provide the healthcare products and services necessary for the daily lives of local customers, provide safety, reliance and convenience, and contribute to the creation of good cheer and fun in daily life
  • ・Combine digital (ICT), physical (stores), and format (drugstores, discount stores, and new formats) to provide customers with new added value
Promotion of governance management(G)
  • ・Apply various viewpoints to management of the Board of Directors and enhance and strengthen the system for appropriately determining the overall direction of the Group and monitoring its implementation
  • ・Properly manage a wide range of sustainability risks to simultaneously maximize opportunities and minimize threats