CSR Management

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UACJ has established its CSR Committee to address a broad array of social demands. Chaired by the president, the committee’s membership also includes UACJ’s full-time directors, works managers, the head of its Research & Development Division, the heads of relevant departments, and the presidents of principal Group companies.

Basic Policy on CSR

Based on the UACJ Group’s management philosophy, we:

  • As a member of international society, abide by the laws, and respect the cultures and customs, of countries where we engage in business,
  • Contribute to the development of society through solid, sound business activities, and
  • Communicate with stakeholders to earn their confidence and trust.

Relationships with Stakeholders

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System for Advancing CSR

At UACJ, the CSR Committee, chaired by UACJ’s president and with membership consisting of UACJ’s full-time directors, works managers, the head of its Research & Development Division, the heads of relevant departments, and the presidents of principal Group companies advances CSR activities throughout the company.

The CSR Committee meets in May of every year to deliberate policies and measures on matters concerning all aspects of CSR and risk management, and exercises supervision of every fiscal year’s activities. Using case studies of compliance violations, and other tools, it also functions as a training venue for executives and managers.

Following the meeting, members of the CSR Committee share the committee’s decisions with the units they oversee in an effort that disseminates this information throughout the company. Information on CSR policies and measures is disseminated to affiliates in Japan via the General Affairs Liaison Committee and other channels.

In addition, the Safety and Hygiene Committee, Environmental Committee, Quality Committee, HR Development Committee, and R&D Committee address CSR issues in their respective areas.

CSR Promotion Organization Chart

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Responsibilities to and Methods for Communicating with Principal Stakeholders

  Key Responsibilities Communication Methods
Customers Maintain and improve the quality of products and services

Provide products and services that are good for society

Use a wide variety of technologies and expertise to solve customers’ problems
Dialogue in daily business dealings

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Dialogue through technology exhibits and trade shows

Customer satisfaction surveys
Suppliers Build sound relationships through fair transactions respecting laws and ordinances

Fulfill CSRs throughout the supply chain
Dialogue in daily business dealings
Environment Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Promote energy efficiency and recycling

Protect biodiversity

Reduce industrial waste

Manage and reduce harmful chemical substances
Operate within laws and regulations

Support the Kyoto Protocol on fighting global warming, the Nagoya Protocol on biodiversity, and other international agreements

Support environmental activities advanced by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and others
Investors Provide appropriate returns

Make timely and appropriate disclosures

Increase corporate value
General meeting of shareholders

Shareholder communications

Results briefings

Telephone conference

One-on-one meetings

Shareholder plant tours

Website
Employees Respect human rights

Develop personnel, and provide fair evaluations and compensation

Protect worker safety and health (including mental health)

Support diverse working styles, and employee efforts to meet work and personal responsibilities
Company newsletter and intranet

CEO’s inspections of individual business locations
Local Communities Support sports and cultural activities, and efforts to nurture future generations

Participate in and support traditional events

Support and work with local and other NPOs
Plant tours

Local events

Neighborhood clean-up and other social contribution activities by employees

Objectives and Results

  Fiscal 2015 Objectives Fiscal 2015 Results Assessment Fiscal 2016 Objectives
Highlight Compliance Move ahead with preparation of the Group Code of Conduct in multiple languages. Prepared and distributed Spanish and Vietnamese editions. Continue to prepare and distribute editions in more languages.
Pledge to abide by the Group Code of Conduct. Conducted Group Code of Conduct education programs for all UACJ and domestic Group company employees.

Executives and department heads at UACJ and domestic Group companies pledged compliance with the Group Code of Conduct to the president of their particular company.

The presidents of domestic Group companies and four overseas companies pledged compliance with the Group Code of Conduct to the president of UACJ.
Continue conducting education programs and having individuals pledge compliance with the Group Code of Conduct.
Formulate and implement rules for reporting compliance problems. Used Code of Conduct education programs and other opportunities to promote understanding of how to report compliance problems. Continue to promote understanding of reporting rules.

Eliminate reporting failures.
Raise awareness of and enhance the internal reporting system Used Code of Conduct education programs and other opportunities to promote understanding of how to report compliance problems. Promote understanding of how to report compliance problems.

Further enhance the credibility of the reporting system.
Hold workshops on the Antimonopoly Law and Subcontract Act. Conducted interviews concerning the Antimonopoly Law at the headquarters Sales Department and the sales departments of principal Group companies.

Included coverage of the Antimonopoly Law in job-level training.

Included coverage of insider trading in department manager training.

In department manager training and meetings of the General Affairs Liaison Committee, conducted seminars on aspects of the amended Companies Act dealing with internal controls within corporate groups.
Continue to conduct interviews concerning the Antimonopoly Law.

Continue to include coverage of the Antimonopoly Law in job-level training.

Continue education on insider trading.

Continue education on the amended Companies Act.
Promote Risk Management Conduct Group-wide risk management activities. Recorded the status of department-level activities in a risk management chart.

An overall review of activities was presented to the CSR Committee.
Revise the risk management framework.

Have each department record the status of its activities in a risk management chart at the end of September and March.

Present an overall review of activities to the CSR Committee.
Revise the BCP and prepare rules and manuals. Revised the emergency supplies manual.

Prepared a manual on assisting stranded individuals.
Prepare additional manuals.

Complete the BCP.
Implementation of employee safety confirmation systems and installation of emergency communications equipment throughout the Group. Implemented safety confirmation systems at three domestic Group companies where the systems were yet to be installed. Implement at seven domestic Group companies where the systems have yet to be installed.

Move forward with the installation of emergency communications equipment at domestic Group companies where the systems have yet to be installed.
Establish an emergency contact system and install an emergency communications system. Continued implementation of the emergency contact system. Continue implementation of the emergency contact system.
Conduct training for setting up a disaster-response headquarters and responding to a disaster Conducted training for setting up a disaster-response headquarters and responding to a disaster.

Conducted disaster-response training at the UACJ headquarters and at individual works.
Implement a more advanced training curriculum.