CSR Management

CSR Policy

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 of the sustainability promotion department 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.

Sustainability Working Group Structure

Materialities

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 to which were invited the three in-company standing officers, the external Director of Dexerials, Kazuko Takamatsu (Managing Director of Japan Institute for Women’s Empowerment & Diversity Management) and 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 review meeting

*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

Creation of New Values/
Solving Social Issues

Reinforcement of Governance
and Compliance

Cultivating Diverse Personnel
and Engagement

Ensuring Operational Safety
and Business Continuity

Compliance

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 Dissemination of the Code of Conduct

  • Compliance Handbook
    The “Compliance Handbook: Our Commitments” takes topics from within the Dexerials Group Code of Conduct which are of particular relevance to business activities and uses specific examples to explain concepts to employees simply. It is distributed to all employees in Japan and overseas, and is used for employee training.
  • Compliance Education
    Each year, our Group conducts training for all employees using e-learning, covering topics such as compliance, prevention of insider trading, import and export compliance, information security, management of personal information, and prevention of harassment. We also conduct stratified compliance training appropriate to role and rank, for example, targeting new employees and management. This training provides necessary legal knowledge and risk awareness, increases the understanding of compliance and further embeds the Code of Conduct.
    In addition, in FY 2017, in order to reinforce the management of information exchanged with other companies, information management training was provided to relevant employees in Japan and overseas.
  • Compliance Hotline
    The Dexerials Group has established internal and external (via attorneys) points of contact for the early detection of compliance risks, and to promote sound business activities based upon independent corrective measures. Regulations are in place to ensure that disadvantageous treatment of reporters does not occur.

Risk Management

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. Risk managers regularly meet with each subcommittee manager to confirm the major risks in each subcommittee and the progress of appropriate countermeasures. If a risk materializes, it is reported to the Risk Manager 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 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.

Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Organizational Structure and Functional Roles