Nature in Japan follows four distinct seasons, replete with changes that benefit residents in a variety of ways. Due to the land’s unique geographic conditions, however, Japan has been among the countries most frequently beset by natural disasters. From earthquakes and volcano eruptions to typhoons and floods, the Japanese people have been tested in incredibly harsh ways through the time.
By interacting with these twin aspects of nature, both comfortable and harsh, the Japanese people have over many years developed a deep love for nature and awe of it. This has fostered a culture and set of values for living in harmony with nature and helping each other out.
As an energy co-creation company from Japan, we have managed our businesses with respect for this culture and set of values that have been cultivated throughout the country’s long history. This line of thinking is heavily emphasized when the company carries out its business activities. We have worked hard to coexist with nature and communities by, for example, establishing park-like green belts around the perimeter of our refineries and complexes.
Of the various global risks in recent years, environmental risks have started to rise to the top, and initiatives to address environmental problems have steadily grown in importance. In its business vision, the Group proclaims seeking harmony with the environment. Through its business activities, the Group aims to proactively help solve global problems.
Global environmental problems do not exist in isolation; they are all strongly interconnected. The Group recognizes this wider perspective and the true nature of these problems. Accordingly, we will continue to steadily embrace specific measures wherever we can.