The CTC Group’s materiality and SDGs

The CTC Group is identifying key issues that should be prioritized and is advancing its CSR activities based on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The CTC Group is undertaking CSR activities to address social issues and realize a sustainable society.

The CTC Group’s materiality (material topics)

1. Provide trusted IT services

  • Ensure rigorous information security
  • Improve quality
  • Compliance

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2. Cultivate personnel who can change society for the better

  • Conduct personnel development and training
  • Promote diversity and change work styles
  • Help cultivate people who can be a bridge to the next generation

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3. Harness IT to build a sustainable society

  • Address issues related to aging societies
  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Contribute to regional economies

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What is SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Adopted at the united nations general assembly in september 2015, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 targets that should be achieved by 2030 for the future of mankind and the planet. There are growing expectations that companies will work to achieve these targets universally applied in the global community. The CTC Group aims to contribute to the achievement of SDGs through its approaches to materialities (material topics).

The CTC Group’s materiality – material topic assessment process

By absorbing information such as international guidelines on sustainability, key social challenges viewed as important issues by CSR assessment organizations, etc., and the opinions of its stakeholders, the CTC Group has identified material topics to forcus on its CSR activites.

Step 1: Compiled and organized material issues to be considered
We compiled a list of 27 candidates for material topics based on a wide-ranging review of our corporate philosophy, the Generation 4 Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines (G4 Guidelines), the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and disclosure requirements set out by institutions that use socially responsibility investing (SRI) strategies.

Step 2: Surveyed stakeholders
We carried out a survey of our stakeholders, asking them to evaluate the importance of each of the 27 material topic candidates.

Step 3: Conducted dialogue with experts
Based on the results of the stakeholder survey, we carried out a dialogue with experts to narrow down the material topics the CTC Group should tackle. We then evaluated and organized their proposals and suggestions from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

Step 4: Created a Materiality Map for review by management executives
Based on the survey results and analysis in steps 1 through 3, we created a Materiality Map visualizing the impact of each of the 27 material topic candidates on our business and stakeholders using concrete figures. As the final step in the verification process, we asked CTC’s management executives to review the material topics.

Step 5: Identified materiality
We extracted materiality – the areas that the CTC Group should address as a matter of priority in terms of the impact on its business and stakeholders. The extracted materiality is defined as the CTC’s Group materiality, which reflects our corporate philosophy in more straightforward terms.