Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) /
United Nations Global Compact

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Foster Group will continue to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are proposed by the United Nations, and conduct sustainability activities through the UNGC framework.

What Are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

In 2015, “United Nations Sustainable Development Summit” was held at the United Nations Headquarters. With more than 150 leaders from member countries participating, “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was adopted as its resolution. The Agenda made declarations and set goals as an action plan for people, the planet and prosperity. They are known as “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” which consist of 17 goals and 169 targets.

Source: United Nations Information Centre website

United Nations Website: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Our Actions

We are promoting the following 13 items among the 17 goals through our business activities and will continue to take action to help achieve a sustainable society.

SDGs Actions Business Activities Social Contribution In-house
Donation activities for low-income households, assistance with food, clothes, necessities etc.
Participation in a blood donation program
Implementation of Health Point System and health enhancement online seminars
Provision of Speaker Craft Workshop and Parent-and-Child Speaker Craft Workshop, work experience program for junior high school students and provision of science education at junior high schools
Introduction of online training content related to diversity Implementation of career training for young and mid-career female employees
Water risk management
CO2 reduction
Management of environmentally hazardous substances
Work style reform
Reduction of scheduled working hours
Lifting the ban on second jobs
Enrichment of holiday/leave programs
Multi-track career course system
Education on promoting diversity
Driving the employment of diverse human resources, regardless of their nationality
Management of chemical substances
Promotion of recycling
Environmentally friendly products
CO2 reduction
Promotion of clean energy use
Environmentally friendly products
Planting activities
Initiatives for responsible minerals sourcing
Governance Structure
CSR assessments and audits
Responsible procurement

About United Nations Global Compact


The Foster Group signed and joined the “United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),” the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative promoted by the United Nations, on January 19th, 2017. As a company that operates globally, we support the 10 principles of the UNGC of “Human Rights,” “Labour,” “Environment” and “Anti-Corruption” and conduct activities for compliance, decent work, care for the environment, and sustainability procurement, etc.

Activities as a member of the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ)

The Supply Chain Subcommittee, Environmental Management Subcommittee, Subcommittee to Cultivate Awareness of the Global Compact, Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) Subcommittee, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Subcommittee, SDGs Subcommittee, ESG Subcommittee, CSV Subcommittee, WEPs Subcommittee, Reporting Study Subcommittee, and Circular Economy Subcommittee of the GCNJ, which consist of the member companies of the UNGC, not only share the sustainability-related latest trends and study cases of each company through lecture meetings by influential individuals, but also are working to achieve diverse results supporting the sustainability activities of many companies based on the wide-ranging experience of the member companies. In addition, the knowledge obtained through the subcommittees is reflected in our sustainability activities.