Sustainability

Our Sustainability

Our initiatives based on our corporate philosophy of “We will meet people’s needs for energy without fail,
and play our part for the sustainable development of Japan and the rest of the world”.

Basic Policy on Sustainability

Under our Corporate Philosophy of “We will meet people’s needs for energy without fail, and play our part for the sustainable development of Japan and the rest of the world,” we, the J-POWER Group, will realize a prosperous society through our business activities both in Japan and the world, based on a relationship of trust with our stakeholders.

Sustainability Promotion Structures

We have established sustainability promotion structures led by the Executive Vice President (ESG Oversight). We have established the Sustainability Promotion Board and the J-POWER Group Sustainability Promotion Conference through which we promote environmental initiatives and other aspects of sustainability across the Group.

* CO2 emissions from J-POWER Group’s domestic power generation business (compared to the 3-year average of actual emissions for fiscal 2017-fiscal 2019)

Signing of the UN Global Compact

In April 2020, J-POWER was registered as one of the corporate signatories of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). At the same time, we joined Global Compact Network Japan, a group composed of Japanese signatories to the compact.

UNGC is a voluntary effort by which companies and organizations act as good members of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Companies and organizations that sign the UNGC are required to observe and practice ten principles related to the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption in the development of their corporate strategies and activities.

J-POWER has engaged in efforts to improve its corporate value in the fields of environment, society, and governance (ESG). By signing the UNGC and clearly expressing our corporate stance, we will further strengthen our ESG initiatives.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
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