/ Philosophy & Sustainability
CIRCULATION's sustainability statement calls for "Eliminating opportunity gaps and maximizing human potential." In line with this, we have identified five material issues to help achieve sustainable growth and provide social value through our corporate and business activities. By committing ourselves to these, we will maintain a long-term perspective and work towards sustainable management, helping to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. We will apply our management philosophy while embodying sustainable management, and continue to provide value that looks forward 10 years, helping alleviating the problems of society.
We have identified key issues for our company and stakeholders based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets, SASB standards, GRI standards, and other metrics. Based on an analysis of the external environment starting from 2030, opportunity and risk assessments, and the changes and opportunities stakeholders might expect, we have evaluated the importance of a variety of items for both the present and medium to long-term regarding the company and our stakeholders. This is plotted on the graphs below, with a horizontal axis of "Company Relevance" and a vertical axis of "Shareholder Expectations." These key issues have been categorized into 5 groups and set as CIRCULATION's materialities.
We commit to the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 through the key issues of CIRCULATION's five materialities. We believe that through Pro-Sharing?our core business?we can help achieve SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth. At the same time, along with our current business, we are taking on the challenge of starting new businesses along with new HR plans and systems. We think this will have a particularly significant impact through efforts concerning SDG 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 4, Quality Education; and SDG 5, Gender Equality. By continually providing value in relation to these, we will also help achieve SDG 10, Reduced Inequality. This is closely tied to our own position of "eliminating opportunity gaps and maximizing human potential."