We believe that the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the Tamura Group is to achieve the Tamura Group Mission through our business activities. To this end, we are actively promoting CSR, as we recognize the importance of each and every employee understanding the concept and acting accordingly.
CSR Promotion System
The CSR Promotion System was established under the leadership of the CSR Management Committee, the aim of which was to promote CSR chiefly in the six areas of compliance and corporate ethics, risk management, information management, human rights and labor, environment and quality, and social contribution. Of these six areas, whereas activities related to compliance and corporate ethics had been carried out by an independent organization, the compliance promotion function was integrated into the CSR Promotion System in April 2016, which was then restructured as a new system. The Compliance Committee was integrated into the existing CSR Management Committee and the Compliance Consultation Committee, into the existing CSR Promotion Committee. Further, a Special Committee has been newly set up within the CSR Management Committee to deal with serious compliance problems.
■CSR Promotion System（as of April 2017）
Participation in UN Global Compact
The Tamura Group announced its support for the UN Global Compact's ten principles and became a member in September 2008. Our commitment to the ten principles concerning the protection of human rights, elimination of forced and compulsory labor, support for environment, and working against corruption, is reflected in the Tamura Group Code of Conduct, with which we carry on our activities.
Please see here for our efforts on UN Global Compact
Meeting ISO 26000 Standards
We ensure consistency between the Tamura Group Code of Conduct and the “related actions and/or expectations” as defined in ISO26000. In March 2014, the Tamura Group revised its Code of Conduct to stipulate the Group's fundamental policy of giving due respect to the seven principles stated in ISO 26000, which provides Guidance on Social Responsibility, and pursuing seven core subjects.
Diffusion of CSR
CSR activities involve the resolution of issues that need to be addressed, such as stakeholders' demands, in daily business operations, while adhering to corporate ethics, laws, and regulations.
◆CSR information session
As a new CSR promotion system was re-established in April 2016, the CSR promotion function that had been worked at by an independent organization and the compliance promotion function were integrated. Further, the whistle-blowing system was reorganized where a new function of consultation was provided in addition to reporting. A contact point independent of management is also available. It has already started as the “Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance Center”.
Aiming at promoting understanding and diffusion of these new systems and new rules, we conducted information sessions at 9 business establishments and affiliates targeting all employees in Japan. Compliance Cards with information about the contact points for whistle-blowing were distributed and disseminated.
◆Release of "CSR Information Site"
It is important that every employee and director understand CSR and implement it correctly. As an information source to understand the CSR activities of the Tamura Group, the “CSR Information Site” was initiated on the corporate network in 2011 and has been utilized in introductory education on CSR. In FY2014, CSR-related risk issues that are or may be encountered in the course of daily business operations were identified, and the “CSR Information Site-Practical Exercises” was prepared in the Q&A form and released company-wide.
◆Compliance educationImproving awareness and sensitivity among management executives and all employees is essential for the realization of compliance management, for the purpose of which compliance education has been focused on as an important tool. In FY2016, practical training courses and education were also implemented, aiming at the diffusion of CSR. Major compliance education programs implemented in FY2016
・Group training on cartel prevention, security export control, and the Unfair Competition Prevention Act: Total 10 times
・“Information management” self-check assessment for managers
・Small-group discussion-style training using video and training tools
・Issuance of mail magazine that explains immediate compliance violation issues, case studies, etc.: Semimonthly
◆Companies' Environmental Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc.
The “Environmental Management Survey” evaluates companies and presents their ranking from the standpoint of how they satisfy both environmental initiatives and improvement of management efficiency and how they are working on the internal environmental management promotion system, global warming measures, resource circulation, and so on.
Tamura Corporation was ranked 194th among 396 manufacturers in FY2016 (349th in FY2010, 229th in FY2011, 209th in FY2012, 212th in FY2013, 181st in FY2014, and 185th in FY2015).
◆CSR Company Ranking sponsored by Toyo Keizai Inc.
The “CSR Company Ranking” helps find “reliable companies” based on CSR initiatives in the fields of use of human resources, environment, corporate governance, and corporate sociality as well as financial data.
It is based on a survey of more than 1,000 companies and Tamura Corporation was ranked 317th of all in FY2016 (296th in FY2009, 265th in FY2010, 231st in FY2011, 220th in FY2012, 297th in FY2013, 246th in FY2014, and 244th in FY2015).
Our Initiatives for Issues of Conflict Minerals
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