NTT Communications Group Sustainability
Evolving as a Corporate Group
Realizing a Sustainable Future
We will continue rising to the challenge of creating a new way of communication*1 as your value partner to open up new possibilities for people and the world toward realizing a sustainable future.
Addressing the climate change situation, as well as other global issues and risks laid out by the SDGs and ESG, has become even more urgent today in order to pass on a sustainable society to the next generation and secure our future.
In May 2021, the NTT Communications Group revised its Fundamental CSR Policy and formulated a new Sustainability Policy to continue evolving as a corporate group that is realizing a sustainable future, in response to trends in SDGs and ESG in Japan and overseas and subsequent changes underway in the business environment, as well as trends in cutting-edge technologies that will support a future society.
Under the new Sustainability Policy, the NTT Communications Group is pursuing sustainability initiatives in the four Priority Areas of society, the environment, human resources, and governance.
In accordance with Our Mission, Our Core Beliefs, and the Re-connect X business vision, we are striving to achieve Our Vision for the Future in each Priority Area.
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A better future characterized by innovation, vitality, resilience, safety, and security, in which sustainable development is achieved through value creation.
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An eco-friendly future characterized by carbon neutrality, resource recycling, and harmonious coexistence with nature based on the preservation of biodiversity.
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A future rich in diversity based on mutual respect and enhancement and where everyone can shine in their own way and play a valuable role in society.
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A future in which the Company is trusted for its lofty ethics and solid governance and develops a sustainable society for the future based on diverse co-creation.
To realize this vision, we identified our materiality by referencing the SDGs to set our targets and relevant KPIs. They are the 12 Priority Activities, which include: Promotion of DX to connect society with the future; Promotion of innovations that break through limits; Promotion of a decarbonized society; Promotion of a recycling-oriented society; Respect for human rights; Promotion of diversity and inclusion; Enhanced value chain partnerships; and Thorough compliance and risk management, the Main Initiatives relevant to these Activities, and the goal of achieving carbon neutrality (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2030.
By promoting these initiatives and conducting sustainability management based on the PDCA cycle, we will further reinforce the positive impact of our business activities while minimizing the risks and negative impact*2 across the entire value chain toward our goal of realizing a sustainable society.
Moreover, these initiatives are founded on Our Mission and Our Core Beliefs, determined with the participation of all employees, and depend on each of us striving to realize a sustainable future by seizing the initiative to act, inspiring one another, and demonstrating our distinct abilities to meet social expectations through our daily operations, and the Re-connect X business vision.
By implementing these initiatives, we will co-create with diverse stakeholders, overcome various hurdles, and break through boundaries to sustainably serve society across the entire value chain. Also, by building on these efforts, we will promote DX, CX, and SX for society as a whole, contribute to achieving the SDGs, and pursue efforts to realize a sustainable future.
*1 Our initiatives for creating a new way of communication involve continuously challenging the infinite possibilities that communication has in creating innovative, user-friendly communication methods that optimize the flow of information in our society across every barrier and boundary, serving as a bridge between today and the future, and open up new possibilities for people, our world, and a future that lies beyond our imagination and allows for new wealth for society and the world.
This is the NTT Communications Group’s corporate mission and reason for existence, and it constitutes the core of Our Mission. These initiatives and our basic approach, together with the three Core Beliefs of “Taking the initiative,” “Inspiring Each Other,” and “Responding to Society’s Needs” that guide our actions, represent the backbone of the NTT Communications Group’s sustainability and related basic policies, and also reflect the aspirations expressed in our Corporate Message and Tagline, shown below.
*2 For more information, see “Initiatives for Realizing a Sustainable Future through the NTT Communications Group Value Chain” under “Contribution to Achieving the SDGs and Initiatives across the Value Chain.”
This tagline expresses our commitment to seek out and offer new value by going beyond time and distance and creating innovative and unprecedented communication methods.
There is also an underlying meaning to persevere, alluding to our resolution to surpass the expectations of our clients and society, be true to our core beliefs, and realize our mission with the integrity that we have embraced for a long time.