Environmental PolicySojitz Group Environmental Policy

As a global company, Sojitz Group considers environmental issues a crucial topic to be addressed in management. Striving for a sustainable society, we will work to preserve the environment and prevent pollution in our business activities, while creating businesses that are both highly competitive and environmentally friendly.

  1. Comply with environmental laws and regulations

    In the course of our business operations, we will comply with laws and regulations concerning the environment, international treaties, and agreements to which we subscribe.

  2. Continuously improve our environmental management system

    Under our environmental management system, we will establish and periodically review environmental objectives and aim for constant improvement, in order to enhance our environmental performance.

  3. Minimize environmental burden

    Through reducing greenhouse gases such as CO2 to prevent climate change and preserving biodiversity, we will strive to minimize the environmental burden of our businesses.

  4. Conserve resources and reduce/recycle waste

    We will engage in curbing the use of natural resources such as energy and water, and the reducing and recycling of waste.

  5. Consider the environment in new businesses

    When starting new businesses and expanding or further developing existing businesses, we will work to reduce the burden on the environment and prevent pollution.

  6. Pursue sustainable resources

    We will promote initiatives for the stable supply of resources and realization of a suitable energy mix.

  7. Educate and promote awareness on the environment

    In addition to ensuring that all of our officers and employees are notified of this policy, we will implement educational activities to ensure widespread awareness.

Enacted on April 1st, 2004
Revised on July 2nd, 2007
Revised on August 6th, 2013
Revised on January 1st, 2017
Revised on May 9th, 2018

The SDGs We Are Aiming For

Sojitz Group pursue Two Values, one “value for Sojitz” such as expansion of business basis and sustainable growth, another “value for society” such as development of regional economy and conservation of environment.

Goal01Contributing to reduction of food waste

How to reduce food loss and waste is getting an essential global issue under current global population increase. We contribute to solving this issue through sales of “gas barrier* films” which can extend shelf-life of foods by keeping freshness longer.

*Gas barrier: Also known as oxygen permeability, this shows the difficulty for oxygen permeate the substances, here in this case food package. This property prevents the deterioration of food and pharmaceuticals packed in.


01Social challenges

Global population increase / competition in securing food resources

Solutions to this issue

  • Reducing food loss and waste

  • Keeping freshness

  • Spreading cold chains

  • Longer shelf-life under room-temperature

02Social challenges

A new lifestyle in the with-COVID era

Solutions to this problem

  • Individually packed, ready-to-eat meals

  • Contactless, individual packaging

  • Mono-material (single-material) packaging

  • Longer shelf-life under room-temperature

We endeavor to solve above social issues by supplying followings

  • EVOH


    EVOH is widely applied to food barrier package with its highest level of gas barrier property amongst plastic resins

  • BOPA


    BOPA has good lamination performance and is widely applied for food package such as vacuum pouch, liquid type food package, frozen foods package, retortable pouch, vegetable pouch, as multi-purpose commodity polyamide film.

  • 透明蒸着フィルム

    Transparent vapor deposition films

    This is a sort of functional film that prevents gas permeation such as vapor and oxygen. It has high transparency and less environmental impact than conventional aluminum foil lamination multilayer films.

Goal02Contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and addressing the marine plastic litter problem

We will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and address the marine plastic litter problem by supplying plant-derived resins and marine-biodegradable resins.


01Social challenges

Reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions

Solutions to this problem

  • Carbon Pricing

  • Recycling and resource circulation (material recycling, chemical recycling, thermal recycling)

  • Green plastics & bioplastics
    (biomass, biodegradable)

02Social challenges

The problem of (marine) plastic litter

Solutions to this problem

  • Recycling and resource circulation
    (material recycling, chemical recycling, thermal recycling)

  • Green plastics & bioplastics
    (biomass, biodegradable)

We endeavor to solve above social issues by supplying followings

  • GPE


    This sugarcane-derived polyethylene reduces CO2 emissions by around 70% compared to petroleum-derived polyethylene.

  • リサイクル材

    Recycled materials

    Recycled plastic materials (recycled materials)

  • PHA


    This is a sort of biodegradable resins in seawater which has less bacteria condition than it in soil. It will contribute to solve marine plastic pollution issues.


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