Integrating ESG into Investing and Financing Processes
Sompo Japan engages in investment and financing in fast-growing areas including infrastructure, such as roads, airports, electric power-generating facilities, water supply, sewerage systems, with special focus on environmentally conscious renewable energy projects.
Recently, the energy market has been destabilizing due to the high volatility of fossil fuel prices and rapid increase in energy demand of emerging countries. Additionally, the reduction of GHG emissions from fossil fuel combustion is becoming a pressing issue.
In order to support the expansion of renewable energy generation, the company has taken the lead in making personal loans from fiscal year 2007 to business alliance with solar energy generation projects with a smaller ecological footprint and no risk of resource depletion. Since then, the company has been expanding its target of investment and loans to the businesses in photovoltaic and wind power generation.
Serving Sustainable Coffee in Our Cafeteria
Changing Consumption Behavior to Support the SDGs
In the staff cafeteria at our headquarters building in Shinjuku, Tokyo, we now serve sustainable coffee made from coffee beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance certified farms.
Rainforest Alliance certification shows that producers meet rigorous criteria for protecting the environment and improving the lives of farm workers. By buying coffee from certified farms, we are supporting the activities of the Rainforest Alliance.
By serving sustainable coffee, we encourage employees to change their behavior as consumers, contributing towards the SDGs.