Sustainability Activities

Sustainability Activities of The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group

The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group is implementing sustainability activities, including social and environmental issues, based on the "Basic Policy on the Social Responsibility of the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group(the Sustainability Policy)".

Initiatives for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 comprise 17 goals and 169 targets that bring together global-scale priority issues that should be addressed collectively worldwide toward 2030. The SuMi TRUST Group, which became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in July 2005, has pursued various initiatives related to sustainability, and will continue working to provide value to our stakeholders including from the perspective of solving the issues raised by the SDGs.
The Group’s activities are as follows.

Providing Value to the Community

As a good corporate citizen, the SuMi TRUST Group considers it important to contribute to strengthening the environmental and social foundation on which we depend, and actively promotes social contribution and environmental activities rooted in the local communities primarily through its local branch offices. We also play an active role in maximizing stakeholder value as a member of the financial industry by participating in various partnerships both in Japan and overseas.

Sustainability Initiatives in Our Business

Financial institutions play a vital part in creating a sustainable society, and are called upon to be involved in SDG-related themes through their businesses. The SuMi TRUST Group, which aims to be our clients’ “Best Partner,” is deepening its engagement with the SDGs by using the unique functions of a trust bank to actively pursue sustainability businesses that help resolve the environmental and social problems faced by our clients.

Disclosure of the Group's Sustainability

The Group issues a ESG/CSR Report that summarizes sustainability activities that contribute to both sustainable development of the environment and society and the Group’s long-term growth. Separately, the Group publishes a feature booklet on four themes, Climate Change, Natural Capital, Responsible Investment, and Environmentally Friendly Property as well as a digest report for seniors (not available in English).

ESG/CSR Reports

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