SDGs by 2030: How Should We Think and Act in Relation to the World?


Hello, I am Ichiki of Sync Logistics.
In this issue, I would like to talk about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share with you our company’s stance and efforts in achieving these goals.

These common goals for the international community were adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, and aims for a sustainable and better world by 2030.

■SDG number 8: Decent work and economic growth in relation to our customers


Through our logistics business, we uphold our vision of “supporting the progress of each and every person.”Among the many SDGs, we believe that goal number 8 is where we most want to contribute.

In addition to the value we provide with our general logistics services (moving goods from point A to point B), the scope of our business extends to commercial distribution support.

Based on my long-held desire of supporting people who take on challenges, since our company’s establishment, we have been committed to building services centered on how exporters can expand their business.

The revitalization of this industry and the source of its growth lies in trade – in superior merchandise sourcing and excellent sales. By providing a system that delivers automobiles affordably, quickly, and reliably, we help in letting our customers focus on what they do best, and by doing so, we hope to contribute to even more decent work and economic growth.


■Decent work and economic growth in relation to our employees

For the growth of our business to continue, it is also necessary for our organization to grow.

We are committed to presenting our employees with a clear vision, and creating an environment wherein all of them, who are in their 20s to 50s, can grow, have a sense of fulfillment, and are able to do what they couldn’t previously do. Also, we will continue to apply an equal personnel system by using the same wage scale for our foreign employees from developing countries as with our Japanese employees. In addition, we are doing our utmost in cultivating employees with a sense of purpose.

Consisting of functions such as planning, sales, and delivery, logistics services are provided by assembling these functions on a team-by-team and company-by-company basis.

Our daily operations is a build-up of all these functions, and this is how goods are exported overseas. Our main cargo, used automobiles, changes the lifestyles of our end users in the countries we export to, and makes their lives richer. Creating a training program that allows our employees to think about how their work is connected to our end users is also important to us.


■Decent work and economic growth in relation to our partner companies

We build services with partner companies such as overseas agents, domestic operations companies, customs clearance companies, maritime companies, transport companies, and inspection companies.

People and companies have their strengths and weaknesses, and a forwarder’s role is to maximize value by integrating their respective specializations.

We believe that our partner companies can continue to grow by adapting the services of companies with advanced technologies and equipment to market demands.

By continuing to share information from overseas in this blog, we hope to remind you that “each step of the process delivers an automobile to a local community overseas.”

There are 17 sustainable development goals with 169 targets, and are contributions are still few.

But as we keep growing, we would like to grow into a company whose development goals are those in terms of the environment, social responsibility, and governance. I hope you will share your thoughts on about this with us.

Related SDG targets:

Target 8.1: Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries

Target 8.2: Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors

Target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

Target 8.6: By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education, or training

Target 8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Thank you for your time.