Since its founding, GMO Internet Group has consistently provided Internet infrastructure and service infrastructure, which are indispensable services that do not disappear, under the corporate slogan “Internet for Everyone”. In order to realize this “Internet for Everyone” vision, we have clarified “Ideal Future Vision” as a corporate group and identified the key issues (materialities) that we need to address in order to realize this vision. Through its initiatives on materiality, we will contribute to the sustainable enhancement of corporate value and the realization of a sustainable society.
Ideal Future Vision
To become the company that is indispensable to society, bringing smiles and inspiration to customers by providing No.1 service.
With the corporate slogan: “Internet for Everyone” as the core concept, “Spirit Venture Declaration”, which clearly states GMO Internet Group’s dreams, vision and corporate philosophy, and the “55-Year Plan”, which is a quantitative goal for the period up to 2051, define the “Ideal Future Vision” for the realization of these goals.
The Materiality of GMO Internet Group
To achieve ideal future vision, we have examined the key issues we need to address from both a stakeholder and an internal perspective. As a result, we have identified six materialities that fall into two categories: solving social problems through business and strengthening our management fundamentals.
Solving social issues through business
1. ChallengeDedication to the No.1 Service.
We are dedicated to providing the dominant No.1 service in the Internet industry by operating and developing our own technology.
1Continuous development of new products, services, and businesses through cutting-edge technology.
2Improving service through the use of data.
3Improving service through the use of AI.
4Global expansion leveraging our No.1 service as a key strength.
2. SafetyResponsibility to protect our customers’ smiles.
We ensure a safe and secure Internet infrastructure to protect our customers’ smiles.
5Safe and secure Internet for all.
6Establish Business Continuity (BCP) System.
3. EnvironmentSolving social issues through business activities.
We strive to address pressing challenges that benefit the environment, society, and individuals.
7Tackling global warming through business activities.
Strengthening the foundation of management
4. Human TalentCultivating a group that evolves together.
An environment where every partner excels is key to creating the No.1 service.
8Initiatives to increase the smiles of our partners.
9Improve the performance of each and every partner.
10Build an organization that shares the values of GMOism.
5. TrustMaximizing stakeholders’ smiles.
We aim to increase our fanbase through dialogue with everyone involved.
11Creating smiles for everyone involved.
12Strengthening relationships with the local community.
6. GovernanceFoundation for Hundreds of Years.
We are building a robust structure that will ensure our business group thrives for hundreds of years, prioritizing sustainable growth.
13Establishing a global framework.
14Improving our global framework.
The Materiality Identification Process
STEP 1Defining Ideal Future Vision
We studied “Ideal Future Vision” based on “Venture Spirit Declaration” and “55-Year Plan” for the realization of these goals. The results of the study were discussed and approved by the Sustainability Promotion Committee and the Board of Directors. As a result, the ideal future vision of the company was defined.
STEP 2Selecting issues
After defining the ideal future vision , we seleced social issues that are highly relevant to our business, based on international sustainability indicators such as ESG megatrends and the GRI standards, taking into account the social trends surrounding our company.
STEP 3Assessing Materiality
We evaluated the selected social issues based on opportunities and risks from the perspectives of both “importance to stakeholders” and “importance to the GMO Internet Group. As a result of the evaluation, we investigated the materiality among the more important social issues.
STEP 4Identification of Materiality
The selected materialities were identified with the approval of the Sustainability Committee and the Company’s Board of Directors as the Company’s materiality.