ESG / SDGs

By combining companies’ ESG management practices with The Japan Times' ability to communicate in English, we hope to promote dialogue with investors, improve the value of member companies and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Possible tech for more viable recycling

R Plus Japan, Ltd.

More than half of the total output of plastic waste in Japan is currently used for thermal recycling. A new...

Japan alliance hopes to recycle 100% of plastic products by 2050

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance

With 2015 research led by University of Georgia professor Jenna Jambeck revealing that approximately 8 million tons of plastic waste...

Coronavirus likely to bring change to investment strategies

Japan Times ESG Consortium

Finance experts shared insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact responsible investment based on environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

Re-evaluating the social aspects of ESG investment

The coronavirus outbreak has taken a huge economic toll around the world, and some market experts have expressed fear that...

Work toward sustainability recognized with awards

The Japan Times launched the ESG Consortium in 2018 to help disseminate English information of engaged parties by covering their...

Suntory: Growing horizons in recycling

In Japan, most polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are collected and recycled after use. According to The Council for PET Bottle...

Oji committed to global forestation endeavors

Oji Group, established almost 150 years ago, is one of the world’s major pulp and paper producers. While its headquarters...

Seino strives to be environmentally friendly

Seino Holdings Co. is making sure it stands at the forefront of efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the...

Community, workers prioritized amid pandemic

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a global leader in both the alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages industry, has been making a shift from...

Skin care line explores greener packaging

ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Although the company Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. is instantly associated with eye drops for most consumers in Japan, it has constantly...

Seino works toward environmental change

Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.

Seino Holdings Co. is making sure it stands at the forefront of efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the...

Compelling need for adoption of ESG goals

Japan Times ESG Consortium

Intensifying pressure to limit global temperature increases and prevent ecological disaster is mounting and corporations and investors — including those...