Our Commitment to Sustainability
At Nomura, our commitment to sustainability is rooted in our mission to help enrich society through our expertise in the capital markets and our management vision to achieve sustainable growth by helping resolve social issues. We collaborate across geographies, leveraging the full capabilities of our global team to meet the needs of our clients and all stakeholders.
Our sustainability policy is guided by Our Founder’s Principles, established by our founder Tokushichi Nomura, and underpinned by the Nomura Group Corporate Philosophy, Nomura Group Code of Conduct and Basic Management Policy. In addition, our Corporate Governance Guidelines set out our commitment to contribute to the development of society and our Sustainability Statement communicates our approach to sustainability-related activities and environmental and social risks.
Founder's Principles and Corporate Philosophy
Our Founder’s Principles express our overriding mission to contribute to society. These principles are deeply embedded in our sustainability initiatives, and drive the corporate philosophy that underpins everything we do.
Nomura Group Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct was established at the meeting of the Board of Directors as a guide for Nomura Group employees to translate the core values embodied in our Corporate Philosophy into actions.
Our Code of Conduct is in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Nomura Group Sustainability Statement
We established Nomura Group Sustainability Statement to further promote the realization of a sustainable environment and society by informing stakeholders about our approach to sustainability-related activities and our envisaged response to environmental and social risks.
Annex to Nomura Group Sustainability Statement
Nomura Group Social Contribution Activity Policy
Our Social Contribution Policy sets out our fundamental approach to social contribution as a global corporate citizen. Through our social activities, we aim to help build a more sustainable world.
In March 2010, Nomura formulated "For Future Generations" as a guideline to be shared among all executive officers and employees globally for our responsibilities as a corporate citizen.
For Future Generations
To ensure our business goals are aligned with providing positive contribution to our stakeholders and the communities where we operate.
We create opportunities for a sustainable future, making sure that the decisions we make today support the success of future generations.
Since our founding in 1925, this has underpinned everything we do.
Our mission to help create a truly enriched society through our expertise in the capital markets.
As a leading financial services group, we recognize the important role we have in resolving environmental and social issues such as climate change and widening social inequalities. We believe that role is to help build a sustainable world through our business. By striving for further growth, and through partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, we aim to strengthen our capabilities to solve social issues.
We are committed to building a sustainable future for all.
Social and Environmental Risk Management
Risks that could have a material impact on the firm’s management strategy or finance are managed under the “Top Risk” framework. Climate risk is recognized as one of the “Emerging Risks”, which includes those risks that are understood to affect the firm over the medium to long term. Climate risk is not recognized as an independent risk, but is understood to be a risk factor affecting various risk areas. Nomura has built an integrated risk management framework that manages the risks caused by climate change by adding new responses to the ones into the existing risk management frameworks.
A Wholesale ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement sets forth approaches by sector and approaches to ESG screening and due diligence in the Wholesale Division, and strives to identify, evaluate, and manage the environmental and social impacts of business activities.
The appetite forms the basis for the transaction screening process, which is live across the regions to ensure the firm operates in a consistent manner to address ESG risks. Where material ESG risks are identified in new transactional and product opportunities, they are escalated to the firm’s senior management committee for the top of the house decision making.