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The Chiyoda Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


Corporate philosophy

Enhance our business in aiming for harmony between energy and the environment and contribute to the sustainable development of a society as an integrated engineering company through the use of our collective wisdom and painstakingly developed technology.

The Chiyoda Group’s Backgrounds as a Social Entity

The Chiyoda Group has contributed to society with engineering and cutting-edge technologies ever since it was founded in 1948. We are now celebrating over seventy successful years and continue to contribute to the growth of Japan’s energy and chemical industries through plant engineering and construction.

In the pursuit of our goal of a sustainable society through advanced technology and human assets*1, we also meet global environmental challenges by providing optimal industrial infrastructure and responding to regional expectations required at the time by, for example, developing commercial technologies to alleviate air pollution and facilitate more efficient wastewater treatment etc.

The Chiyoda Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Throughout our history, the Chiyoda Group has conducted business under the Corporate Philosophy of ‘Energy and Environment in Harmony’.

We are committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact*2 that we signed up for in 2012 and continually strive to address safety and environmental issues, correct disparities, uphold human rights, eliminate corruption and actively engage with local communities. In the course of our business, we are devoted to recognizing stakeholder requirements and use engineering as a tool to create value in working towards the sustainable development of society.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)*3 adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and the Paris Agreement, represent shared global goals and corporations are being called on to take the initiative in their business dealings to resolve global issues. By fulfilling our CSR, the Chiyoda Group will continue to work towards a carbon-free society where climate change impacts are mitigated and sustainable economic growth is realized. As an engineering company, it is our mission to resolve social issues and improve corporate value for shareholders by effectively utilizing our advanced technologies and human assets.

To Achieve Our Ultimate Goal, 'a Reliable Company'

Chiyoda recognizes that human rights come first in our increasingly global corporate activities and we are dedicated to creating an efficient worldwide working environment within which all our stakeholders, including customers, business partners, local communities and employees can actively participate regardless of gender, nationality, age or religion.

In 2018 the Chiyoda Group introduced a ‘Chief Officer’ System. By appointing a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), we will further integrate the above principles into our business and the Chiyoda Group, as a world leading fully integrated engineering and construction company, will act as ‘One Team’ with all stakeholders to meet the demands of an increasingly diversified energy market in realizing a sustainable society and environment globally.


President & COO, CSO 
Masaji Santo

  • 1: In the Chiyoda Group, human resources are a valuable asset and are referred to by the term ‘human capital’.
  • 2: UN Global Compact was announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the World Economic Forum held in 1999. It is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Chiyoda has signed up in UN Global Compact in 2012.
  • 3: SDGs are a set of global goals to be achieved by 2030, adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. They are common goals for the international community, consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, for both developed and developing countries to tackle to eradicate poverty and realize a sustainable world.