Management Foundation

Background and significance of materiality initiatives

With the Japanese version of the Corporate Governance Code coming into effect in 2015 and later being revised in 2021, shareholder and investor interest in corporate governance and demands for proactive initiatives have increased.
As a Group that operates globally—Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia—we believe that building a highly transparent management foundation, strengthening compliance, and effective risk management are essential for the Group’s sustainable growth and improving our corporate value over the medium to long term.
We will continue to earn the trust of our stakeholders and improve our corporate value by fully implementing corporate governance to build a fair management structure as well as internal controls to govern business activities through appropriate and sound business systems.

Sanwa Group’s opportunities to create value and the risks to be addressed


  • Establish a stable management foundation by promptly responding to changes in the business environment
  • Preventing damage to our corporate value
  • Continuation of business as well as maintenance and improvement of corporate value
  • Coexistence and mutual prosperity with stakeholders


  • Business continuity risk and losses due to ineffective corporate governance
  • Sullied reliability and damage to corporate value due to factors such as failure of governance, fraud, misconduct, or legal violations
  • Actualization of operational risks due to inadequate internal controls and risk management

Targets (KPI) /Achievements and progress in fiscal 2022/Future challenges

ESG Materiality Targets (KPI) Achievements and progress in fiscal 2022 Future challenges
Corporate governance Ensuring the diversity of the Board of Directors:
Supporting board diversity (FY2024)
  • Appointment of a female outside director(June 2022)
  • 4 out of 10 directors are outside directors
  • Further improvement in the effectiveness and diversity of the Board of Directors
Number of stakeholder dialogues held:
200 times(FY2024)
192 times
(FY2021: 154 times)
  • Diversified stakeholder dialogues
Compliance Number of participants in compliance training:
(FY2021: 920)
  • Improvement in the quality and quantity of compliance training