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Materiality (Material issues)

Materiality (Material issues)

We have identified six "materialities" (important issues) as themes for promoting sustainability activities. This materiality serves as a vertical and horizontal activity guideline for achieving our management philosophy and long-term targets, and we will contribute to the realization of an affluent informatio​n-oriented​ society through ICT services.

Management philosophy and long-term goals

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Materiality

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Identifying Materiality

When identifying materiality, we organize the content using the following steps and then set it.

  1. List of social issues through 17 goals and 169 targets of SDGs, Global Risk Report 2021, etc.
  2. Identifying social issues that have an impact on our company
  3. Content evaluation based on the importance of the themes identified in "2." by customers/shareholders/investors, and the importance of employees' activities toward 2030 through company-wide work.
  4. Based on the above, identification of materiality in line with SBT 's medium- to long-term business through consideration by senior management
Identifying Materiality

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Materiality KPIs (Targets and Results)

We have established "initiative themes" for each of the six materialities as values that contribute to a sustainable society through activities and results. Furthermore, we have set 13 KPIs as indicators to realize these created values and steadily promote materiality. While we regularly evaluate progress and report on performance based on these KPIs, we also review the indicators in response to the status of our business and changes in society.

Materiality KPIs (Targets and Results)

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Value Creation Process

Maximize corporate value by working to solve social issues through technology

While striving for sustainable growth in our ICT business, we are maximizing our corporate value by actively developing our business in the cloud/security field, where we have strengths.
We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by promoting the digitalization of society as a whole through the provision of services to our customers and solving social issues with the power of technology.

SB Technology 's value creation process (overall)

Value Creation Process

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Value creation process in "the Cloud"

Value creation process in "the Cloud"

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  • By using the cloud, it is possible to reduce physical assets including servers and IT costs. Utilizing cloud infrastructure that is highly power efficient and powered by green electricity can reduce energy use and GHG emissions, contributing to reducing environmental impact and addressing climate change. (According to our results in 2021, 99.53% CO2 reduction effect compared to on-premises construction)
  • Cloudization improves system flexibility and scalability compared to on-premises systems. In a rapidly changing business environment, we encourage companies to improve their productivity and create innovations that maintain competitiveness through a system environment that can flexibly change costs and resources.

  • It is possible to create a working environment that is not subject to geographic restrictions, such as telework. As the working population continues to decline, the ability to work without being restricted by location or time will help secure a wide range of talented human resources and encourage companies to improve their occupational safety and health and human capital management.
  • From a BCP perspective, cloud computing minimizes damage to business assets in the event of a disaster, enables early recovery, and contributes to ensuring business continuity and the stability of service infrastructure in society.

Value creation process in "the Security"

Value creation process in "the Security"

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  • In order to protect important assets from various threats, it is necessary to visualize security risks and perform appropriate risk controls.
    By providing a wide range of one-stop services, from consulting that supports comprehensive security measures, to security product implementation and operation support, managed security services, and recovery support after an incident occurs, we are able to protect our customers' important information assets. Supports business continuity.
    Strengthening the security governance of the entire organization will help maintain and gain social trust and improve corporate value.

  • Our 24-hour, 365-day security monitoring service provided by specialized security analysts enables us to quickly detect and respond to cyberattacks, fraud, and their precursors, thereby preventing the occurrence of serious incidents. By strengthening the information security of more organizations and society as a whole, it will contribute to the realization of cyber resilience.
  • By establishing a robust security environment, you can telework safely and securely. By accommodating a variety of work styles that suit employees' lifestyles, we promote diversity and contribute to a sustainable society.

Value creation process in "the Data"

Value creation process in "the Data"

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  • By converting the information you own into data, you can visualize various situations surrounding your company. By using numerical values as decision criteria and making it easier to identify useful data, it becomes possible to make speedy management decisions, such as taking productivity improvement measures and developing new services.
  • By collaborating with other companies using data as a common language, we can create innovation through cross-industry exchange, encourage further business development, and create economic value.

  • By managing data in an integrated manner on a secure platform, the risk of information leakage is reduced and organizational governance is strengthened. By expanding the options for working styles using IT technology such as telework, it is possible to provide more flexible working styles, which can have ripple effects such as reducing the company's turnover rate and promoting diversity.
  • Promoting the use of secure data will lead to the strengthening of organizational foundations, allowing companies to gain social trust, maintain and improve their competitive advantage, and realize business continuity and growth.

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