We will provide products and solutions that support the future of logistics and contribute to realizing a fulfilling society.
Since its foundation in 1935, UD Trucks has continued to pursue the creation of new products, services, and solutions, based on the cornerstone of our founder’s vision: “To make the trucks the world needs today.”
To realize this vision, it is vital that we listen to the many voices of customers and other stakeholders, resolve the various business and social issues, connect such activities to business growth, and approach business with a “creating shared value” (CSV) mindset, which values sharing of profits.
With these thoughts in mind, UD Trucks developed its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy in 2017 based on its business strategies and brand traits, while retaining consistency with the CSR policy of the Volvo Group, which was being practiced earlier. Under this strategy, in addition to strengthening the building blocks of CSR activities, such as corporate governance, compliance, and risk management, we will pursue CSV, which focuses on the logistics dimensions of “environment,” “safety,” “people,” and “community needs.”
As part of these efforts, Touch & Ride events were held nationwide for the new heavy-duty truck Quon in 2017, where customers experienced high levels of drivability, fuel efficiency and environmental care, and safety. When suggesting products that contribute to resolving customers’ business challenges and environmental issues through such activities, we focused on renewing workshops and improving after-sales service so that our strengths regarding productivity and uptime are sufficiently implemented at customers’ locations.
Since we are a community-based company, we also engage in activities such as traffic safety seminars for children in local areas where our business offices are located as well as Internet training courses for the elderly.
ESG, which indicates engagement in environmental, social, and governance-related activities, is currently receiving increasing attention on a global scale as a new metric in business management. Furthermore, to drive such efforts, the United Nations developed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and issued the Paris Agreement, an international framework for environmental issues. Responses to such requirements by the international community and participation in the development of a sustainable society are responsibilities of global companies, and they can lead to a sense of pride toward everyday work and provide motivation for the future.
By sharing such aspirations with all employees, we seek to realize our CSR vision: “Enhancing sustainable logistics and contributing to the welfare of people by resolving social issues.
President and Representative Director
UD Trucks Corporation