Sustainability

Ideal Vision

The realization of sustainable contributions to society as well as business growth

  1. In accordance with ISO 26000, we will continue working on activities that reduce risks and ensure social responsibility in building a strong management foundation.
  2. We will also work on expanding business opportunities by engaging in business that creates both social and business value that can lead to contributions to SDGs.

The Lion Value Evolution Plan and Lion Sustainability

Social Issues

  1. Improving quality of life (QOL)
  2. Response to rapidly advancing ultra-aging society
  3. Protection of global environment

Strategies

1. Expand and evolve our business domains through new value creation

2. Accelerate growth in overseas businesses through glocalization

3. Reinforce our management base through business structure reform

4. Creation dynamism to foster innovative change

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  • Promotion of “Eco Vision 2020” environmental targets that aim for the realization of a low-carbon society; a sound material-recycling society; and a society harmonizing with nature
  • Enhancement of chemical substances management
  • Promotion of environmental communication
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  • Contribution to the creation of people’s healthy living habits
  • Realization of health and productivity management
  • Building an advanced and sustainable supply chain
  • Respecting human rights
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  • Strengthening of corporate governance
  • Promoting risk management
  • Raising awareness of compliance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 UN member countries as common goals that the world should address in aiming for sustainable development. Regarding the SDGs as “a social issue to be contributed to through business,” Lion will contribute through its business.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: 17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD
  • #1. NO POVERTY
  • #2. ZERO HUNGER
  • #3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • #4. QUALITY EDUCATION
  • #5. GENDER EQUALITY
  • #6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • #7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • #8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • #9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • #10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • #11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • #12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • #13. CLIMATE ACTION
  • #14. LIFE BELOW WATER
  • #15. LIFE ON LAND
  • #16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • #17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Cited from the website of the United Nations Information Centre.

Identification of Sustainability Material Issues, Setting of Objectives and Managing Progress

In 2011, Lion confirmed and evaluated the progress of domestic group companies based on ISO 26000, a global social responsibility standard, as well as by listening to and incorporating the opinions of third-party organizations. Based on this outcome, Lion identified sustainability material issues in 2012 and set three-year, medium-term objectives, in consistent with its medium-term management plan. Since 2015, we have expanded coverage from the domestic group to overseas groups, and continue to address sustainability throughout the entire group.

With regard to sustainability material issues and objectives for the period from 2018 to 2020, we will identify social issues—extracted on the basis of ISO 26000, SDGs, the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, and the GRI Guideline—and analyze material issues by evaluating the degree of social and business impact.