The Global Environment & Infrastructure Business Development Group, which was established as a group directly under the president, was reorganized into a business group on July 1, 2013, when it became the Global Environmental & Infrastructure Business Group composed of three divisions: Environmental Business Division, New Energy & Power Generation Division, Infrastructure Business Division.
This group mainly handles trade and related business operations in power generation, water, transportation, and other necessary infrastructure that have a direct impact on our quality of life. We are active in a number of areas that help to combat global warming and secure sustainable supplies of energy, such as our renewable energy. We are also involved in manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, an essential component for today's environmentally friendly vehicles and electricity storage.
Our aims are to foster the growth of stable, long-term earnings drivers and raise our corporate value, while at the same time working towards the realization of a sustainable society, with full consideration for the natural environment. Ours is a long-term approach, and we remain committed to developing mechanisms, technologies and systems in businesses and related transactions in fields that have high levels of public interest and growth potential, and that will enable more people to live on fewer resources.