Strategy

Mercari’s Sustainability Strategy

Strategy

Five Material Topics

Mercari is taking on initiatives in five areas as part of our continued efforts to achieve a more abundant society, which are “Creating a Circular Economy/Mitigating Climate Change,” “Diversity & Inclusion,” “Local Empowerment,” “Safe, Secure, and Fair Transactions,” and “Corporate Governance and Compliance.”
Five Material Topics

Our Approach to Materiality Assessment

We have assessed our materiality (the most important issues Mercari has to resolve through its business activities) by referring to all types of ESG documentation, such as guidelines, and evaluationsby the company and our stakeholders.
Our Approach to Materiality Assessment

Our Structure for Promoting and Implementing ESG

In order to better incorporate ESG perspectives into management decisions and execution processes, Mercari established an ESG Committee in December 2021 to advise our Senior Executive Committee. We have also appointed ESG officers for each of our companies. Having these officers offer an ESG perspective in business-related management decisions allows us to balance our businesses and materiality-focused ESG initiatives, and ensures a structure that allows us to swiftly implement and promote these initiatives.
Our Structure for Promoting and Implementing ESG

ESG Committee

Mercari considers ESG to be an important management topic. The ESG Committee aims to ensure sufficient time for regular discussions regarding ESG in order to enable better discussions and enhance the quality of decisions made by the Senior Executive Committee. With Mercari CEO Shintaro Yamada as chairperson, this committee is composed of the CEOs of each Mercari Group company, as well as ESG officers and other members nominated by the chairperson. They meet four times per year to formulate ESG-related implementation plans and monitor progress on each of the material topics.



Meeting topics:

  • ・Materiality targets
  • ・Implementation plans for each material topic
  • ・Progress on each material topic and any necessary adjustments
  • ・Structure and responsibilities for promoting and implementing ESG
  • ・Policies regarding disclosure of ESG-related information

List of ESG officers

Overview of 3rd ESG Committee Meeting

Topics discussed
1. Mercari’s Sustainability Report
1-1. Our policy for calculating positive impact
1-2. Various plans of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
1-3. Information disclosure based on the TCFD recommendations

Discussion overview
The third meeting of the ESG Committee, chaired by Mercari Representative Director and CEO Shintaro Yamada, took place on July 5 (Tue.) during a meeting of the Senior Executive Committee, which engages in discussion and decision-making regarding the management of the Group.
At this meeting, committee members mainly discussed the key disclosure items that will be included in the Sustainability Report scheduled to be released this summer.
With regard to the quantified positive impact of Mercari’s business on the environment, the members talked over their points of concern with publishing the results of tentative calculations and what kind of wording to use to communicate this information better, among other topics. The committee continued to discuss and consider various plans of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also reached a consensus on what information to disclose based on the TCFD recommendations.

Overview of 2nd ESG Committee Meeting

Topics discussed
1. How to reflect ESG in each company’s roadmap
2. Greenhouse gas emission calculation results and each company’s plan of action to reduce emissions
3. Climate change risks/opportunities and our approach based on the TCFD recommendations
4. Our policy for calculating positive impact

Discussion overview
The second meeting of the ESG Committee, chaired by Mercari Representative Director and CEO Shintaro Yamada, took place on May 10 (Tue.) during a meeting of the Senior Executive Committee, which engages in discussion and decision-making regarding the management of the Group. The committee reconvened to go over topics regarding Mercari’s approach to its materiality, which will be reflected in the roadmap of each of its Group companies.
Specifically, with regard to Mercari’s initiative to create a circular economy and mitigate climate change, members exchanged opinions on how to maximize the Group’s positive impact on the environment. The discussion centered around how to prioritize the multiple initiatives being planned and implemented. With regard to these topics, the committee agreed for the basic approach to be to conduct business in alignment with ESG principles. The ESG Officers representing each company will continue discussing and considering these topics in detail. The members also shared and discussed the climate change risks/opportunities identified base
d on the TCFD recommendations as well as Mercari’s approach to these topics. The committee plans to continue discussions to disclose this information in the future.

Overview of 1st ESG Committee Meeting

Topics discussed
1. Mercari’s aims for ESG management
2. Results of each business's materiality-based risk/opportunity assessment
3. How we reflect ESG in each company's roadmap

Discussion overview
The first meeting of the ESG Committee, chaired by Mercari Representative Director and CEO Shintaro Yamada, took place on February 1 during a meeting of the Senior Executive Committee, which engages in discussion and decision-making regarding the management of the Group. The committee covered topics for discussion in reflecting Mercari's approach to materiality in the roadmaps of each company.
The meeting started with reports from the ESG officer of each company regarding the results of each business's materiality-based risk/opportunity assessment. Following the reports, the committee actively discussed each materiality point including how, through each company, Mercari can realize a circular society, respond to climate change, and embody Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the Group’s products and services.
Going forward Mercari plans to apply these ESG perspectives to each company roadmap and reflect the discussions of this first ESG Committee meeting in company management.
*Mercari’s Material Topics (Materiality) 1. Creating a Circular Economy/Mitigating Climate Change 2. Diversity & Inclusion 3. Local Empowerment 4. Safe, Secure, and Fair Transactions 5. Corporate Governance and Compliance

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