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.
Safer and more resilient connected world
Resilience to extreme weather events
Cyber security and privacy protection
Utilization of information assets and tightening of security
Fulfilled life brought through 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
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
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
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
KDDI engages in various business activities and initiatives that help contribute to the attainment of SDGs. As shown below, our material issues relate to the 17 SDGs in the following ways. By addressing our material issues, we also contribute to the attainment of the SDGs.
Under the medium-term management plan (FY2019-FY2021), management has set numerical targets for KDDI's Targeted SDGs, which clarify the fields that we will focus our efforts on addressing SDGs through business and corporate activities, while linking these initiatives to business strategies.