The Group considers it its corporate mission “to contribute to enhancement of fair capital competitiveness of the clients (the publicly traded companies, investors and market participants) and the growth of the global economy.” Also, in accordance with its code of conduct for contributing to the development of a fair capital market, the Group helps resolve global ESG issues through its business activities, aiming to realize sustainable capital markets together with its clients, shareholders, employees and all other stakeholders.

Overall sustainability governance and risk management
To increase our corporate value with respect to sustainability and to strengthen our sustainability promotion structure, in June 2023, we established a Sustainability Committee as an advisory body to the Board of Directors. The committee is chaired by the director in charge of the Administration Department and convenes the heads of major divisions. It deliberates and decides overall sustainability policies, targets, and plans, and carries out studies and discussions for implementing plans. The Sustainability Committee reports the content of its discussions to the Board of Directors, which discusses and supervises policies for dealing with the Group’s sustainability risks and opportunities, implementation plans, and related topics.

Governance

The Group has established a governance system and is working to strengthen compliance, risk management and information security.

Social

The Group recognizes that human resources are essential to sustainable corporate growth and promotes the development of a work environment that takes human rights issues into consideration.

Environmental

Recognizing that one of its social responsibilities is to have each and every officer and employee address environmental issues, the Group is committed to carrying out its activities in consideration of environmental issues.

ESG Data