Defining Material Issues
Of the wide range of issues that KDDI faces in the course of its business activities, in FY2008, we identified a number of topics of significant social concern as "four material issues for CSR" that we particularly need to focus our efforts on to grow sustainably and with society at large. We also established the KDDI CSR & Environment Committee to formulate initiatives for resolving these problems and report on these activities.
The phenomenon of children using mobile phones to access the Internet and get into trouble is becoming a social problem. KDDI is addressing this situation by conducting the KDDI Mobile Phone learning Class, through which it aims to raise children's "information literacy." We also encourage the use of filtering to block harmful content. These are some of the many initiatives under way at KDDI with the aim of creating a safe and secure information and communications society
ICT provides important "lifelines" for society. As KDDI sees it, the biggest responsibility the Company faces in its operations is to provide customers with stable information and communications services.
We are therefore committed to avoiding network outages due to natural disasters and equipment failures to the greatest extent possible, and maintaining our ability to always offer high-quality information and communications services.
Environmental preservation is a need that all mankind faces, and one that requires long-term initiatives. Accordingly, every five years KDDI formulates a Medium-term Environmental Conservation Plan including initiatives involving a "low-carbon society," "recycling-oriented society," and "biodiversity." To achieve these objectives, in addition to reducing its own environmental impact KDDI provides ICT services that help to reduce the environmental impact of society and promotes a host of activities involving customers and employees.
At KDDI, promoting diversity is one aspect of its management strategy for achieving sustainable corporate growth. Respecting the individuality of employees, rather than forcing different people to fit into the same box, we are working to create an organization and environment that harnesses our employees' capabilities by leveraging external differences, internal differences, and differences in corporate organizations. Encouraging diversity goes back to one of the original tenets of the KDDI Philosophy, namely "Happy employees and a dynamic company."