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Efforts for SDGs

Chodai's mission and goals to achieve SDGs

Worldwide, cross-border problems are becoming more serious nowadays, and such problems require solutions. In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the common global targets for balancing the three aspects of society (the economy, the communities, and the environment) in all countries--both advanced and developing nations. What is expected from these SDGs is to address issues regarding poverty, starvation, water, health, education, medical care, and freedom of speech and gender in order to develop infrastructures that will enable people to lead good lives by 2030.
At Chodai, our mission as a construction consultant is to provide people with safe and secure living conditions through infrastructure development. Our primary purpose of developing infrastructures all over the world is to create equality of opportunity, eliminate disparity in wealth, and achieve peace. At Chodai, we incorporate all the 17 SDGs into the scope of our business and strive to achieve them in order to create a sustainable world.

Yasuji Nagaya

Mid- to long-term vision and SDGs

SDGs include a large number of issues concerning society all of which coincide with those addressed by our business. So far, Chodai has expanded its business focusing on infrastructure development in Japan in order to support the growth of the country's economy. As for its business activities in overseas countries, Chodai has mainly contributed to the growth of developing countries through investigation, design, construction supervision, etc., in civil engineering. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of its foundation, and Chodai is currently planning the "Long Term Business Vision 2030" with the goals set for 2030 leading up to the 100th anniversary. In the "Long Term Business Vision 2030" Chodai would like to combine the SDGs with the pillars of its business and consider them shared beliefs in order to initiate its business activities. Chodai aims to contribute in solving the most important social issues by being committed to SDGs and continuously develop the organization by enhancing its corporate values, such as creating new business projects in collaboration with Japanese local communities and Asian countries.

Three pillars of business and target regions for overseas business expansion Applicable SDGs
Pillar I: Infrastructure Development & Maintenance

Chodai responds to public needs for the effective maintenance of infrastructures that form the platform of a country, natural disaster prevention/reduction, and the development of new infrastructures that will support the social system for Society 5.0 by combining high levels of infrastructure technology and cutting-edge IT technology.
Chodai is also planning to strengthen its service provider business, for e.g., infrastructure operation/maintenance, and expand into new business lines.

Pillar II: Environment & Alternative Energy

Chodai offers consulting services to renewable energy business operators in order to achieve an environment-friendly society and promotes its own environmental business, including a renewable energy business as a service provider. Furthermore, Chodai is planning to enhance its services by combining environmental technology and IT technology and expand into new business lines.

Pillar III: Community Development

Chodai provides consulting services for urban development for the next generation by shaping up plans for the creation of a smart city, revitalization of local communities, and strengthening of welfare services, in addition to designing facilities based on private funds/know-how and creating operation plans for such facilities. As a service provider, Chodai also offers comprehensive services for urban development in collaboration with business operators in various industries.

Target regions for its overseas business expansion

By targeting Southeast Asian countries enjoying rapid economic growth, Chodai promotes the regional economic development support appropriate for the characteristics of each country and region by restructuring its overseas operations and strengthening and working with the service system consisting of pillars I, II, and III. Starting with Southeast Asia, Chodai is scheduled to expand its business into other Asian regions as well as African regions.