Every year since Fiscal 2014, an NTT Group CSR Conference has been held to share excellent CSR measures throughout the Group. The seventh such conference was held in February 2020. Approximately 260 employees participated, comprising CSR and environmental staff from each group company, and employees interested in CSR, resulting in a successful event.
Introduce activities of the 7th NTT Group CSR Conference on video.
The conference began with Akira Shimada, Senior Executive Vice President and Representative Member of the Board, giving opening remarks, in which he reflected on how NTT Group initially became conscious of CSR and, after explaining that the group’s vision and mission were defined in the previous year, he rallied employees, saying, “However, we must evolve further.”
Touching on the 17 goals of the SDGs, he closed the address saying, “To date we have been considering solutions based on the skills and technology we have, but now we have to break away from this and become a bold group that thinks about what we can do to solve social issues, and if such a solution does not yet exist, we must create it.”
Senior Executive Vice President Shimada delivering the opening remarks
After that, superior CSR measures were announced which had been selected from submissions by group companies, both foreign and domestic, with six measures being selected in the CSV section and four measures being selected in the social contribution section. The people responsible for each measure were brought to the stage. It was a conference with plenty of global flavor as there was participation in each section from foreign group companies, in addition to domestic group companies.
Representatives from NTT East and NTT FIELDTECHNO., which won the Grand Prize in the CSV section
Representatives from NTT Ltd., which won the Grand Prize in the social contribution section
This time we had Yoko Ishikura, Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, lecture about what the role of leaders will be as the world faces new issues. Professor Ishikura discussed topics such as what is needed to become a leader, and how companies should become leaders who consider the future of the world, saying, “Currently the world is being faced with a range of social issues but politicians are no longer thinking globally.”
At an exhibition area separate from the main conference hall, there were booths introducing and selling fair trade-related products connected to NPOs, booths introducing NTT Group special-purpose subsidiaries, areas where it was possible to experience Paralympic sports, etc.
|Agricultural Innovation Lab @Yamanashi City: Community development that starts
with vitalizing the region’s key industry
|Expansion of the Food Waste Recycling Solution to Promote More Widespread Food Waste Recycling||NTT FIELDTECHNO
(NTT West Group)
|Contribution toward Carbon Offsets & Social Safety Net by Subsea Cable Recycling||NTT Communications|
|Market innovations through our payment platform “Payoo”||NTT DATA Group|
|origAMI-Smart Water Management||NTT DATA Italia|
|Using Jspeak to Provide Better Multilingual Assistance in Japan||NTT DOCOMO|
|Empowering 840 Girl Children through Right to Learn Mission||NTT Ltd., India|
|Our Presence at Sendai Student City||NTT East|
|Coding at schools||NTT DATA Italia|
|Regional Contribution through Parasport Experiences and Barrier Free Classes||NTT Claruty|