Designed to provide a place for employees to practice the co-creation of next-generation businesses, SPARK workshops and discussion sessions are open to all Idemitsu Group members regardless of department. Through these events, we are engaged in ongoing discussions to create new ideas based on needs and seeds within and outside Idemitsu as well as rapidly advancing technologies. Promising ideas are then refined via the incorporation of further input from internal and external sources. With the goal of developing new businesses that align with company-wide strategies and enable Idemitsu to achieve growth via the use of its strength, individuals who propose such ideas play key roles in these endeavors and work together with like-minded colleagues. In this way, the Idemitsu Group is taking on the challenge of reaching a new stage as a value-creation company through the development of innovative businesses.