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Sustainability policy

Basic policy

1. Create value

Sustainability goes hand in hand with customer value creation and corporate value enhancement, which we consider the fundamentals of company management.

2. Keep to our business

We achieve sustainability through our business.

3. Make it duplicable

Our sustainability initiatives shall be duplicable over time or across the Group.

4. Align with the actual situation

The actual situation of our business operations shall reflect our ideas for sustainability.

5. Enhance disclosure

We shall disclose sustainability-related information to fulfill our accountability to stakeholders.

CEO's commitment to sustainability


While concepts such as CSR, ESG and SDGs are commonly used by businesses in the context of addressing societal challenges and creating non-financial value, we concluded that they all fall under “sustainability,” which is what we ultimately aim to achieve. We endeavor to drive sustainability incorporating activities that concern CSR, meet ESG standards, and contribute to SDGs.

Our involvement in sustainability initiatives

SATO is a participant in the following sustainability organizations.

Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ): Signatory

The Japan chapter of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a worldwide framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices

Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan (JLCA): Member

An organization for industry practitioners, academics, and national/public research institute members involved in the development and practice of life cycle assessment approaches

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA): Member

An alliance that promotes the sustainable use of plastic products and development of plastic alternatives to accelerate innovation and help tackle marine plastic pollution, a growing problem for the global environment

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP): Supporting member

A coalition of Japanese companies that aims to create a low-carbon society

Japan Earth Conscious Labeling Association (J-ECOL): Member

An organization that promotes circularity of materials used in stickers and labels.

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