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Identification of materiality

NRI's 15 material issues (materiality) were identified based on international standards and guideline categories from ISO 26000, GRI* G4 Guidelines, Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), and the SASB(United States Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), and the United Nations Global Compact.

1. Identification process of materiality

Step 1 Clarification of issue elements based on international standards
Clarify elements that may be issues to be considered for sustainable growth based on guidelines for international standards, etc., and prepare an exhaustive list.
Step 2 Identification of materiality
Extract and identify highly important elements clarified from management (horizontal axis) and external stakeholders (vertical axis) perspectives.
Step 3 Hearings with experts and management review
Adjust highly material elements based on the opinions from external experts, securing the reliability and objectivity of the elements, and identify through management review.

2. Materiality

Materiality for sustainable growth Issue
Reduction of environmental impact for preserving global environment
  • Response on climate change
  • Responsibility and conservation to the environment
  • Sustainable energy consumption
  • Environment-conscious supply chain
Provision of opportunities for all kinds of professionals to take on challenge
  • Human resource diversity
  • Customers interaction
  • Respect on human rights
  • Dialogue with civil society
  • Healthy employment and labor-management relationship
Compliance with laws, regulations and risk management to increase trust from society
  • Enhancement of corporate governance
  • Action against corrupt practices abroad
  • Risk management
  • Appropriate information disclosure to the customers
Management of the information systems that form social infrastructure
  • Management of information security and system
  • Access to information society
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