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Five Priority Materiality

Five priority materiality issues to be addressed by J. Front Retailing

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
Global goals for the period from 2016 to 2030, which are included in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted at the United Nations summit in September 2015. They contain 17 goals with 169 targets including “climate action,” “good health and well-being,” “gender equality” and “decent work and economic growth” and pledge to leave no one behind.

Materiality principles and specific actions

Contribution to a Low-carbon Society
We will aim to contribute to preventing global warming and air pollution and make the global environment sustainable by developing the long-term environmental vision and working by ourselves to reduce energy consumption, increase the efficiency of energy use and use renewable energy and working with business partners to achieve zero emissions.
Target for 2050
Reducing CO2 emissions to achieve zero CO2 emissions in 2050 (scopes 1 and 2)
Reducing CO2 emissions by 40% in 2030 (scopes 1 and 2) *Comparison to FY2017
Specific actions
Reduction of energy consumption
・Installing LED lighting in stores, rooftop greening, paperless operations, promoting telework, etc.
Shift to low-carbon energy
・Shift to renewable energy in directly managed stores
Energy Shift
・Shifting company cars to electric cars
・Reducing and recycling food waste
・Expanding ethical consumption and promoting awareness activities
Management of the Entire Supply chain
We will enhance the corporate values of both the Company and its suppliers by fulfilling social responsibilities and promoting environment-friendly initiatives at the entire supply chain to eliminate risks at the entire supply chain and providing the products that customers can use pleasantly and securely in terms of society and the environment.
Target for 2050
We will address the environmental issues and social issues seriously and meet responsibilities to upstream supply chain with suppliers by resolving these issues. At the same time, we will provide safe and secure products to customers and work with customers to realize a recycling society.
Targets to be achieved in 2030
Scope 3 CO2 emissions reduction target 2030 40% reduction
Target of awareness of supply chain policy 2030 100%
Specific actions
With suppliers
・Formulating a supply chain policy and making it known
・Finding green suppliers
Actions to realize a recycling society
・Expansion of Ecoff initiative
Actions to realize an environment-friendly society
・Scope 3 CO2 emissions reduction
・Shift to green supplies, paperless operations and tackling plastic issues
Actions to realize a recycling society
・Expansion of Ecoff initiative
Coexistence with Local Communities
We will aim to contribute to revitalizing the area and grow with local communities over the medium to long term by combining the realization of sustainable society and the realization of pleasant shopping unifying stores and communities in the area through coexistence with local communities to increase the appeal of the area.
Target for 2050
Local communities, governments and retailers cooperate in urban development using the assets of the area, which is what we are good at, and at the same time, resolving environmental issues to realize sustainable and advanced urban development.
Specific actions
Promotion of urban development
・New store planning of new Daimaru Shinsaibashi store and new Shibuya Parco, which will open in 2019
・Development by renovating local historic facilities
Expansion of local production for local consumption
・Expansion of local production for local consumption using our nationwide store network
・Expansion of the lineup of the products unique to Japan
Development of reconstruction assistance measures as social responsibility
Promotion of Diversity
Realizing a company in which people with different cultures and customs, ages, genders and disabilities exist together and diversity is respected and accepted as a source of growth, J. Front Retailing Group will make contact points with various stakeholders diverse and attractive.
Target for 2050
We will create the environments and systems in which all people working for the Group can show their originality to the fullest and perform well regardless of nationality, religion, gender, LGBT status, age and disability so that they can engage with all customers equally and realize their happiness.
Target to be achieved in 2030
Proportion of women in management positions
 2025 30%
 2030 50%, same as the employee composition
Mandatory retirement age
 2030 70 years old
Employment of disabled people
 2030 3.0%
Specific actions
Promotion of women’s empowerment
・Shortened working hours system for women coming back from child care and improvement of training and personal development during leave
・Women’s school and expansion of Mother Recruitment program for the child-rearing generation
Promotion of elderly empowerment
・Development of job categories / duties for employees aged 60 and older, optional working hours and lifting of the ban on second jobs and side jobs
Employment of disabled people
・Improvement of the work environments of operating companies in the Group
・Development of new business by a special subsidiary
Realization of Work-life Balance
With the aim of realizing true work-life balance that meets changes in lifestyles and diversified values, J. Front Retailing Group will innovate working styles using technologies, streamline operations, shift to creative operations and realize the work environment in which employees and their families feel happy.
Target for 2050
Corporate culture and work options will be provided so that individual employees can achieve work-life balance according to their life stages to make themselves and their family happy.
Target to be achieved in 2030
Male employees taking child care leave
 2030 100%
Turnover due to child/family care
 2025 0%
Specific actions
Expansion of work systems
・Homeworking, remote working (satellite offices), and minimization of transfer with or without family
Use of technologies
・Streamlining of operations and shift to high-value-added operations using technologies including AI and RPA
Expansion of work systems and rules
・Introduction of paid child care leave, improvement and expansion of nursing care leave, and child care facilities in offices