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KDDI's Commitment to Sustainability

KDDI's ultimate goal is to achieve a truly connected society. As a telecommunications operator providing social infrastructure, we have an important social mission to provide reliable telecommunications services at all times under any circumstances.

We also consider it our social responsibility to be ambitious in tackling many challenges our society faces.
The KDDI Group Philosophy, which sets out our vision and values as a company as well as the code of conduct for our employees, ensures that we always aspire to be a company valued and trusted by all our stakeholders.

KDDI's Material Sustainability Issues

There are numerous issues we face in our business activities. We have identified six material sustainability issues in particular, based on two perspectives: their influence on stakeholder reputation and on decision-making; and the company’s impact on the environment, society and economy in relation to them.

Material issuesChallenges

1. Safer and more resilient connected world

  • Resilience to extreme weather events
  • Risk management

2. Cyber security and privacy protection

  • Utilization of information assets and tightening of security
  • Data privacy

3. Rewarding workplaces for diverse talents

  • Promotion of diversity and inclusion
  • Human resource development and career development
  • Pursuit of employee satisfaction
  • Promotion of health-focused management and improvement of employees' health

4. An energy-efficient, circular economy

  • Energy efficiency improvement and utilization of clean energy
  • Zero emissions and 3Rs
  • Mitigation of society's impact on environment through ICTs

5. Fulfilled life brought throught ICTs

  • Contribution to economic growth through robust information communication infrastructure
  • Improvement of access to education, medicine and other public services through ICTs
  • Promotion of employment creation and capacity building
  • Innovation management

6. Respect for human rights and fairness in business

  • Pursuit of sustainable procurement
  • Respect for workers' rights
  • Prevention of corruption and bribery
  • Promotion of fair and proactive communication

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SDGs and KDDI Business toward Sustainability

We develop various business activities related to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement sustainability initiatives.
We will comprehensively contribute to the achievement of these global goals based on the specific themes that we set for each material issue.

1. Safer and more resilient connected world

2. Cyber security and privacy protection

3. Rewarding workplaces for diverse talents

4. An energy-efficient, circular economy

5. Fulfilled life brought through ICTs

    6. Respect for human rights and fairness in business

1. NO POVERTY

2. ZERO HUNGER

3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

4. QUALITY EDUCATION

5. GENDER EQUALITY

6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES

11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

13. CLIMATE ACTION

14. LIFE BELOW WATER

15. LIFE ON LAND

16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS