Sustainability


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Key Materiality Issues / 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.

Key Materiality Issues / Philosophy & Sustainability
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Key materiality issues: Our Process

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.

Key materiality issues: Our Process
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5 key materiality issues and 19 items creating value
Economic revitalization of companies and regions through open innovation
Creation of a Pro-Sharing market
A robust system that actualizes sustainable management
Inclusive partnerships that maximize the potential of people
Ethical energy action
5 key materiality issues and 19 items creating value
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Commitment to SDGs

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."

Commitment to SDGs
Promoting open innovation
Promoting open innovation
We are moving away from the traditional full-time employee way of working to a way of working where individuals and companies are connected through trust and projects.
Individuals will be able to make use of their own experience and knowledge and have new options that are not limited by time, place, or organizational framework. Companies will accelerate innovation by proactively bringing in know-how from outside that is not available within the company. We will create a society in which individuals and companies can expand their options and connect and activate as each changes.
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
We will create a system in which knowledge does not stay in one place but circulates. By improving the CIRCULATION of "knowledge," we will make people who do not know things into people who know things. By spreading "knowledge" to every corner of the world, encountering "knowledge," and nurturing "knowledge," each person and each company will create as many opportunities and as many possibilities as possible.
Making the most of diversity
Making the most of diversity
Because of the unpredictability of our society, we should not be bound by preconceived notions, but rather be unafraid of differences from the norm and new innovations.
It is only by combining the differences in experiences, knowledge, work styles, ideas, orientation, cultural backgrounds, and attributes of each individual that we can create something that has never existed before. Our goal is to create a society where we can create new value together by making the most of the individuality of each person.
Co-creation to help solve social issues
Co-creation to help solve social issues
From competition to co-creation. From division to sharing. From an economy that harms the environment to one that's regenerative. Creating partnerships for the planet, a sustainable society, and the future of humanity. In order to solve our vast, complex social problems moving forward, we will form empathetic ties and while circulating knowledge, transcend boundaries.
Five Materialities
01
Key Materiality Issues
/ 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.
Key Materiality Issues / Philosophy & Sustainability
02
Key materiality issues: Our Process
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.
2030 external environment analysis
/ opportunity and risk assessment
Identification of key materiality issues
  • Items with a strong impact on company business
  • Items regarding stakeholders expectations
  • Importance rating of key issues
Key materiality issues plotted on graph
Key materiality issues categorized
Key materiality issues categorized
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5 key materiality issues
and 19 items creating value
Economic revitalization of companies and regions through open innovation
Creation of a Pro-Sharing market
A robust system that actualizes sustainable management
Inclusive partnerships that maximize the potential of people
Ethical energy action
5 key materiality issues and 19 items creating value
04
Commitment to SDGs
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."
Commitment to SDGs
Promoting open innovation
Promoting open innovation
We are moving away from the traditional full-time employee way of working to a way of working where individuals and companies are connected through trust and projects.
Individuals will be able to make use of their own experience and knowledge and have new options that are not limited by time, place, or organizational framework. Companies will accelerate innovation by proactively bringing in know-how from outside that is not available within the company. We will create a society in which individuals and companies can expand their options and connect and activate as each changes.
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
Encountering knowledge
and nurturing knowledge
We will create a system in which knowledge does not stay in one place but circulates. By improving the CIRCULATION of "knowledge," we will make people who do not know things into people who know things. By spreading "knowledge" to every corner of the world, encountering "knowledge," and nurturing "knowledge," each person and each company will create as many opportunities and as many possibilities as possible.
Making the most of diversity
Making the most of diversity
Because of the unpredictability of our society, we should not be bound by preconceived notions, but rather be unafraid of differences from the norm and new innovations.
It is only by combining the differences in experiences, knowledge, work styles, ideas, orientation, cultural backgrounds, and attributes of each individual that we can create something that has never existed before. Our goal is to create a society where we can create new value together by making the most of the individuality of each person.
Co-creation to help solve social issues
Co-creation to help solve social issues
From competition to co-creation. From division to sharing. From an economy that harms the environment to one that's regenerative. Creating partnerships for the planet, a sustainable society, and the future of humanity. In order to solve our vast, complex social problems moving forward, we will form empathetic ties and while circulating knowledge, transcend boundaries.
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