In recent years, there has been a growing movement to evaluate companies and their relationship with society in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that stems from a demand that companies make a global response to social and environmental issues as represented by the Sutainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We have clarified our stance on ESG undere the title "NTT DATA'S ESG-based Management Plan (FY2019-2021). Based on our consistent belief and our basic concept of "shape the future society with our clients," we will provide solutions for the sustainable development of our clients and society, while contributing to resolve social issues through our corporate activities, whick take into account cultivating IT talent, implementing workstyle transformation, and respecting diversity, ets, and sustainably enhancing our corporate value.
The Mission Statement of the NTT DATA Group calls on it to " use information technology to create new paradigms and values, which help contribute to a more affluent and harmonious society. "In accordance with this Mission Statement and in light of the SDGs, we will conduct business management with an amphasis on ESG factors (ESG management). Thus, while co-creating value with customers and other stakeholders, we will focus on Material CSR Issues that we have identified as having particular importance for us.
In light of ESG management in the medium-term management plan starting in 2019, we identified new Material CSR isssues reffering to the guidline for non-financial reporting, "GRI Guidelines".
NTT DATA Group has selected the following 12 items as its new Material CSR Issues. We will establish the goals to pursue based on these newly identified Material CSR Issues in order to proceed with the implementation of ESG management.