- CSR Policy
- CSR Promotion System
- CSR Targets
- Risk Management
- BCP Activities
- Dexerials Group Code of Conduct
Dexerials Group CSR Policy
Dexerials Group will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and aiming to improving corporate value by means of open and highly-transparent business management and the tireless development and provision of technology and products toward the realization of the Corporate Philosophy “Integrity” and the Corporate Vision “Value Matters.”
- 1．Creating value through business
We are promoting the development of new products and new technology development that responds to various social issues by means of the ultimate demonstration and improvement of the technology and know-how acquired by Dexerials through our business. Also, with pride in our great technological strength, we are striving to create value that goes beyond what is required of us from society and our customers.
- 2．Thorough compliance
We are complying with social norms including laws, and we are sincerely and honestly promoting fair business. Also, we are protecting the Company’s assets and values by thoroughly managing the information required for business and corporate management.
- 3．Respect for human rights
We respect all human rights and we do not discriminate or carry out forced labor or child labor.
- 4．Creating a lively workplace
We are creating a fair workplace with meaningful work, promoting dialogs with employees, and preparing and supporting environments required for all employees to independently demonstrate their abilities and grow. Also, we are promoting initiatives for active female participation and expanding opportunities for the active participation of people with disabilities.
- 5．Environmental conservation
We are conducting the proper management of chemical substances as we endeavor to reduce the environmental burden from our business activities, including global warming countermeasures. Also, we are contributing to solving environmental issues by developing environmentally-conscious products and promoting environmentally-consciousness in business.
- 6．Creating safe and healthy workplaces
We conduct activities to promote the active use and health of employees by preparing environments in which all employees can continue to work safely.
- 7．Contribution to local communities
We contribute to local communities as a good corporate citizen. We encourage communication with local areas, promoting activities and supporting initiatives related to the environment, sports, cultural activities and so on, mainly in the areas where plants are located.
- 8．Expanding together with suppliers
We strive to conduct activities that contribute to our social responsibility in the entire supply and procurement value chain as we share CSR initiatives with all suppliers.
Reason for use of current system
At Dexerials, CSR management is promoted based on the direction of the Executive Officer in charge of the CSR promotion division with the Representative Director and President as the final authority. For the expansion of specific CSR activities, on the basis of the Corporate Philosophy, Corporate Vision and CSR Policy, etc., the Company unitedly promotes activities and “Sustainability Working Groups” (referred to hereafter as “Sustainability WG”) are held regularly comprising the Division responsible for each CSR challenge. On the basis of important challenges (materialities) specified by the Board of Directors, Sustainability WG plan to ensure the fullness of activities and to promote in-company awareness by holding investigations into problems within activities, etc., from an inter-division perspective, including compiling up-to-date CSR activity status reports.
There are many social issues surrounding Dexerials at this time. Among these, Dexerials specified the issues (materialities) that are considered to be closely related to the Dexerials business and of high importance, and for which systematic engagement is important, using the process for specifying materialities as below. Dexerials will contribute to the further improvement of corporate values and the realization of a sustainable society by means of initiatives toward the issues specified as materialities.
*Materiality review meeting
In the process of setting materialities, it is important that we evaluate and verify the social issues to be tackled as we objectively consider not only the importance to our Company but also the importance to stakeholders. Dexerials held a materiality review meeting by the three in-company standing officers, the external Director of Dexerials, and, as an external expert, Kentaro Noda (Professor of Business Design at Rikkyo University Graduate School). At the materiality review meeting, there was an exchange of opinions from specialist and objective perspectives alongside analyses of the social situation around Dexerials in connection to the social issues in which Dexerials should be engaged in the medium-to-long terms from among the selected social issues.
*Materiality evaluation (materiality mapping)
We narrowed down social issues that are considered to be particularly relevant to the Company, which were identified by referring to various guidelines, etc. Then, we evaluated the importance of each issue to the Company and its stakeholders, and created a visualization of the results of the evaluation through two-axis mapping.
Challenges Specified as Materialities and related SDGs
Creation of New Values/ Solving Social Issues
Reinforcement of Governance and Compliance
Cultivating Diverse Personnel and Engagement
Ensuring Operational Safety and Business Continuity
Dexerials has set medium- to long-term CSR action targets in order to surely and effectively promote materiality initiatives. We will make a concerted effort to promote CSR activities to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) specified for each materiality theme.
Our Group has established the Dexerials Group Code of Conduct, which all employees should observe, and is promoting thorough compliance and sound business activities.
The basic policies of the Code of Conduct are implementation of our Corporate Philosophy “Integrity Have Integrity and Sincerity,” compliance with laws and regulations, and accountability and appropriate communication with stakeholders, and ensuring internal control through use of the Compliance Hotline. In addition, based upon the basic policies, we have established specific commitments which should always be upheld both by officers and employees. These include respect for human rights, product and service safety, environmental conservation, disclosure of corporate information, prohibition of harassment, prohibition of insider trading, measures against antisocial forces, and so on. The Code of Conduct has been translated into English, Chinese and Korean, and is applied to all group companies in Japan and overseas.
Initiatives for Reinforcing Compliance
- Distribution of the Compliance Handbook
The “Compliance Handbook: Our Commitments” picks topics from within the Group Code of Conduct that are of particular relevance to business activities and uses specific examples to explain concepts simply. In 2019, it was partially revised in consideration of the recent changes in social conditions, and redistributed to all Group officers and employees worldwide.
- Compliance Month
The Dexerials Group has designated October as “Compliance Month.” Educational activities are carried out every October on complying with laws and social norms as well as practicing the Group’s corporate philosophy and the Group Code of Conduct with the aim of improving compliance awareness within the Company.
- Compliance Education
The Dexerials Group conducts training for all employees using e-learning and other means, covering topics such as compliance, prevention of insider trading, import and export compliance, information security, management of personal information, and prevention of harassment.
- Compliance Hotline
The Dexerials Group has established internal and external (via attorneys) points of contact (Hotline) for whistleblowing by employees of the Group.
Anonymous reporting is permitted and disadvantageous treatment of whistleblowers is prohibited.
When the Compliance Hotline receives a report from an employee, the Compliance Hotline investigates the facts, and if the report is judged to be credible as a result of the investigation, the president, the relevant officers, and the standing audit & supervisory board members are notified. Then, the Risk Management Committee and the Board of Executive Officers will deliberate on measures necessary for correction and for prevention of recurrence.
Risk Management Committee
The Risk Management Committee has been established as the agency for Group-wide management of interdepartmental risk. The Committee is composed of 11 subcommittees in specialized fields, which gather and evaluate risk information and take countermeasures centering on risks related to business operations. The risk management officer confirms the major risks in each subcommittee and the progress of appropriate countermeasures at the committee meeting held regularly. If a risk materializes, it is reported to Risk Managers via the information transmission route stipulated by the Company. The Board of Executive Officers then deliberates on the response and reports to the Board of Directors regarding risks that may have a serious impact on the Dexerials Group.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Activities
Natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons and communicable diseases such as novel influenza may cause damage to the personnel, equipment and lifelines required for work. The Group has established a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for the minimization of damage during emergencies and the return to production activities through prompt restoration activities in order to prevent the interruption of business activities. We have clarified internal organizational roles, including the BCP Center, with regard to core functions for the supply of products to customers, such as materials procurement, production and distribution and sales, and support functions such as employee safety checks, and internal and external intelligence gathering. A restoration manual has been prepared based on their expected responses and actions. We aim to further strengthen the BCP and we are working to improve crisis management capabilities and business continuity capacities.