Fourth Mid-Term CSR Targets and Initiatives

We have been conducting unified, group-wide activities to achieve the 14 key performance indicators (KPIs), including compliance and CSR procurement, in our third mid-term CSR targets established in fiscal 2016.
As there are still many areas that can be improved, we will continue these activities for our fourth mid-term CSR targets taking effect from fiscal 2019.

We will set goals for each key action item in order to achieve our targets, and we will use KPIs for the items that can be quantified.
All employees will work to achieve the targets, and the achievement status of the targets will be checked with KPIs. We also aim to further improve the content of our activities.

Third Mid-Term CSR Targets (FY2016–2018) and Assessment

Key Action Items Target for end-FY2018 Result as of end-FY2018 Assessment*1
Implementation rate of training on Nisshinbo Group Corporate Philosophy 100% 100%
Implementation rate of training on Business Conduct Guidelines of Nisshinbo Group 100% 97%
Participation rate of compliance training 100% 82% ×
Response rate to corporate ethics reporting system 100% 100%
Implementation rate of human rights training 100% 97%
Employment rate of persons with disabilities 100% 50% ×
Achievement rate of FY2018 targets in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace—General Business Operator Action Plans 100% 42% ×
Rate of reinstatement after child care leave 100% 94%
Participation rate of regular health examination 100% 97%
Implementation rate of stress check 100% 93%
Implementation rate of activities to get main suppliers to understand and adhere to Basic CSR Procurement Policy 100% 89% ×
Implementation rate of CSR questionnaires to main suppliers 100% 100%
The number of violations of the Product Liability Act 0 0
The number of participants in volunteer work Grasping number of participants 7,997

*1 The assessment criteria is based on for targets that have been achieved, 〇 for targets with an achievement rate of 90% or higher, and × for targets with an achievement rate below 90%.

Fourth Mid-Term CSR Targets (FY2019–2021)

Key Action Items Target for end-FY2021
Implementation rate of training on Nisshinbo Group Corporate Philosophy 100%
Participation rate of compliance training 100%
Response rate to corporate ethics reporting system 100%
Implementation rate of human rights training 100%
Employment rate of persons with disabilities 100%
Achievement rate of FY2021 targets in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace—General Business Operator Action Plans 100%
Rate of reinstatement after child care leave 100%
Participation rate of regular health examination 100%
Implementation rate of stress check 100%
Evaluation of improvement efforts based on the results of the CSR survey to major suppliers 100%
The number of violations of the Product Liability Act 0

Relationship between Materiality, Business Conduct Guidelines, and Mid-Term CSR Targets

Materiality: Global Compliance

Business Conduct Guidelines Third Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items
Fourth Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items Mid-Term Goal
ISO 26000 Core Issues: Organizational Governance
Thorough compliance Instill the Corporate Philosophy Instill the Corporate Philosophy Instill the revised Group Corporate Philosophy
Thorough compliance Thorough compliance Regularly implement compliance training
Operate a corporate ethics reporting system
Strengthen internal controls Strengthen internal controls Continuously develop and operate an internal control system
Reinforce risk management Promote risk management activities Improve the effectiveness of risk management
Strengthen information security measures Defend against external threats
ISO 26000 Core Issues: Fair Operating Practices
Fair and Transparent Business Practices Promotion of CSR procurement Promotion of CSR procurement Improve CSR procurement in collaboration with suppliers

Materiality: Contribution in the Areas of Environment and Energy

Business Conduct Guidelines Third Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items
Fourth Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items Mid-Term Goal
ISO 26000 Core Issues: The environment
Awareness and Concern toward Environmental Burden Promote environmental management Promote environmental management Reinforcement of the maintenance of Biodiversity
Promotion of Life Cycle Assessment*1 (LCA)
Improvement of the sales percentage by the products that contribute to the development of the sustainable society
Reduction of the energy consumption per unit of sales
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales
Reduction of the volume of PRTR substance*2 emissions per unit of sales
Improvement of recycling rate
Reduction of water usage per unit of sales

*1 Life cycle assessment (LCA): Understanding of environmental load, through the life cycle of a product, from raw materials, to production, use, and finally to disposal

*2 PRTR substances: Substances subject to the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) system pursuant to the “Act on the Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof” and reports of their amounts of release and transfer must be filed.

Materiality: Creation of a Safe and Secure Society

Business Conduct Guidelines Third Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items
Fourth Mid-Term CSR Targets
Key Action Items Mid-Term Goal
ISO 26000 Core Issues: Human Rights and Labor Practices
Respect Human Rights Respect human rights Respect human rights Enhance human rights awareness-raising activities and prevent harassment
Respect for Diversity Promote diversity Promote diversity Increase employment rate of disabled persons
Create a comfortable workplace environment for female employees
Safety is the Basis for Everything Promote activities for occupational safety and health Promote activities for occupational safety and health Prevent occupational injuries
Cultivate employee health Cultivate employee health Promote health management
ISO 26000 Core Issues: Consumer Issues
Quality Communication Improve quality and customer satisfaction Improve quality and customer satisfaction Continuously promote measures to improve customer satisfaction
ISO 26000 Core Issues: Community Involvement and Development
Quality Communication Development of social contribution activities Development of social contribution activities Participate in local contribution activities