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CSR Management


CSR Management

At the HTS Group, we are all about treating people and nature with great respect. In this connection, our fundamental policy is to do our part to help create an affluent society through fair business practices, as we boost our value for all of our stakeholders.

HTS Group Basic CSR Policy

Guided by our basic CSR policy, we promote integration of CSR and management with an eye to creating a sustainable society.

HTS Group Basic CSR Policy, Recognize:Properly recognize our social responsibility. Act:Identify relevant issues, establish priorities for addressing issues, and act on them. Review and Improve:Confirm and enhance CSR activities through proactive communication and stakeholder engagement.  


Recognition of Social Responsibility:Identification of Material Issues

After assessing and prioritizing social and environmental issues as well as public expectations in light of international standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, ISO 26000, UN Global Compact, and SDGs, we identified material issues in 2017. Once we have a good grasp of the social and environmental problems we face and what people expect us to do about them, we will work on implementing effective CSR initiatives aimed at solving those problems.

Material Issues

  • ・Safe and healthy work environment
    (occupational safety and health)
  • ・Social and environmental responsibility in supply chains
    (socially responsible procurement)
  • ・New technologies
    (creating/utilizing innovations and cutting-edge technologies)
  • ・Diversity and employee development
  • ・Job creation
    (promoting employment in the local community)
  • ・Dialog with employees
    (labor-management relations, collective bargaining)
  • ・Respect for human rights
    (addressing global human rights issues)
  • ・Quality and safety (service quality and safety)
  • ・Environmentally and socially responsible logistics services 
  • ・Carbon (low carbon)     
  • ・Stopping pollution     
  • ・Renewable energy (use of clean energy)
    • ・Compliance/governance  
    • ・BCP <including climate change adaptation>     
      • ・Information disclosure (operational transparency)

Material Issues


Corporate Activities :Development of CSR Objectives

Looking at material issues, we specified CSR objectives to be addressed on a priority basis. In FY 2018 we will identify specific areas to focus on and key performance indicators (KPIs) as we forge ahead to create a foundation upon which we can implement a PDCA cycle.

CSR Objectives

We will focus on four objectives to drive innovation forward in supply chains with an eye to creating a sustainable society.

The HTS Group is committed to supporting supply chains, which are the foundation of society and industry, through our logistics and related businesses. Working to meet the wants and needs of people today, we will move forward to take the lead in enabling supply chains to solve various social and environmental problems with an eye to creating a sustainable society.

We will focus on four objectives to drive innovation forward in supply chains with an eye to creating a sustainable society. Objective 1:Pursue Next-generation Industries and Lifestyles, Objective 2:Enhance Occupational Safety and Productivity, Objective 3:Ensure Excellent Quality and Resilience
Objective 4 Realize:Low-carbon Business Processes.

The HTS Group is fully aware of the importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs*), the universal goals the international community is aiming to reach by 2030. Among the 17 SDGs the following eight goals are especially relevant to our CSR objectives. We will work with various stakeholders to do our part in achieving these SDGs as we move into high gear to reach our objectives.

Among the 17 SDGs the following 8 are especially relevant to our CSR objectives.
Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

SDGs were unanimously adopted by 193 UN member nations at the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015. SDGs are essentially a universal call to action, involving both developing as well as developed countries, and a commitment to "leave no one behind."

Core Competencies

We believe that strengthening our core competencies is crucial to implementing initiatives that will enable us to realize our CSR objectives. Our three core competencies, advanced technologies, personnel/organization/global network, and open innovation, are all interwoven with one another. Enhancing each core competency will create the synergy that will enable us to reach out four CSR objectives.

Core Competencies. Advanced technologies, Personnel/organization/global network, Open innovation

Four CSR objectives

Objective 1:Pursue Next-generation Industries and Lifestyles

With the power of logistics, we will develop businesses to support the realization of the next-generation sustainable industries and social infrastructure in various areas across the globe.

Theme of activities Closely related SDGs
  • Promote total optimization of supply chain by making full use of advanced technologies
  • Respond to local logistics needs and issues while further boosting response capability

Objective 2:Enhance Occupational Safety and Productivity

We will work on realizing further occupational safety and enhancing productivity in logistics sites across the globe.

Theme of activities Closely related SDGs
  • Secure safety in operation and transportation
  • Minimize workload at logistics sites
  • Promote diversity of the workplace

Objective 3:Ensure Excellent Quality and Resilience*1

We will pursue quality of the next-generation logistics that meets the social expectation and resilience against disaster and climate change.

Theme of activities Closely related SDGs
  • Pursue high quality logistics services
  • Reduce wastes and emissions
  • Contribute to disaster recovery assistance

Objective 4:Realize Low-carbon Business Processes

While we steadily proceed with initiatives to enhance efficiency of energy and resources, we will also work on decarbonizing*2from the long-term perspective.

Theme of activities Closely related SDGs
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Introduce renewable energy
  • Strengthen environmental management

*1 Resilience:Defined as "the capability of a people or things to recover quickly from difficult conditions such as shock and injury" or "the ability to return to its original form after being bent, stretched or compressed." Enhancement of resilience to emergencies including climate change, disasters and financial crisis is one of the big themes of CSR.

*2Decarbonizing:Reduce the emission of greenhouse gases including CO2 to virtually zero. Decarbonization requires one step further than "low carbonization" focusing on reduction of emissions.

Review and Improvement of CSR Activities:Information Disclosure and Communication

We will review and improve CSR activities through disclosure of ESG information and dialogues with stakeholders based on CSR objectives. By repeating a cycle of basic policy for CSR promotion, we will promote effective CSR activities toward a resolution of social issues and facilitate integration of CSR and management.