Sustainability

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We aim to create a sustainable society where “No One Will Be Left Behind” through various kinds of activities such as contribute to the local community.- Action of Abo Shoten, Ltd. -

We aim to create a sustainable society where “No One Will Be Left Behind” through various kinds of activities such as contribute to the local community.- Action of Abo Shoten, Ltd. -

Sustainability Activities

“Sustainability” is widely known as a key word for our future not only in the maritime industry but also across businesses and nations today. In addition to the once-posited concepts of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), ESG Investment (Sustainable Investment) and SDGs (UN’s Sustainable Development Goals) have drawn keen attention and we all have high expectations for companies to play an important role in building a sustainable society.
We, Abo Shoten, are not only engaged in the local community but are also striving to build a sustainable society in our home town Onomichi, where "Leaving No One Behind" can be realized through our achievements of the SDGs.

Our SDGs Activities

Our "Sustainable Development Goals"

We will create an opportunity such as internal workshops to exchange opinions on our new project, “SDGs Activities”, by aiming to cover as many of the 17 goals and 169 targets of SDGs as possible in our engagements. We will also evaluate our achievements against the concepts of SDGs, and will post all our SDGs activities to keep you updated.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

ABO SHOTEN, Ltd. supports the Sustainable Development Goals

Our Achievements

Green action

  • 13:Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

    1Following ratification of the Poseidon Principles by our main banks, we provide CO2 emission data and liaise with the concerned parties for green action and environmental protection measures.

  • 13:Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts* 14:Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    2We have taken action in compliance with regulations for ballast water management and NOx (nitrogen oxide) & SOx (sulphur oxide) emissions. Furthermore, we are always on the lookout for new information and next generation technology such as renewable energy solutions.

Social Activities

  • 8:Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    1We create a comfortable workplace for our employees with different life-styles and values; e.g., paid leave system for various purposes, flexi-time system, remote work system, etc.

  • 5:Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    2We do not tolerate gender discrimination and foster a work environment where everybody can work to their full potential regardless of their gender.

  • 8:Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    3We invest in HR development to assist our employees with their career development. Most of all, we are focusing on globalizing our workforce to perform their daily operations in English efficiently.

  • 11:Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 12:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    4We support local artists based in the Onomichi and Seto inland sea area by presenting their artwork for prizes in our Neptune Golf Tournament.

  • 11:Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    5We contribute to funding and sponsorship for local festivals in Onomichi to revitalize our community.

Governance

  • 1We will realise a sustainable business model and maintain it based on our mid-term management plan.

  • 12:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 14:Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    2We will put our utmost effort into preventing major incidents in our ship operations, and will establish and enhance our risk management system in case of an accident in order to deal with it appropriately.

  • 3We will comply with the law and relevant treaties to be proud of our corporate promotion not only to our customers but also to the world.