CSR Management

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 (Committee Chairperson: Chairperson and Representative Director), 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. Further, Compliance Special Committee is set up within the CSR Management Committee to address serious compliance problems.

CSR Promotion System(as of April 1, 2021)

Participation in UN Global Compact
画像The Tamura Group announced its support for the UN Global Compact's ten principles and became a member in 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

Engagement with SDGs
The Tamura Group, based on the understanding that the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 represent important agenda to be tackled by the society, has been undertaking efforts to integrate the concept of SDGs into its operation.

◆Establishment of basic policy
The “Tamura Group Code of Conduct” was revised to identify the SDGs to be worked on by the whole Group, and respective basic guidelines were established. At the same time, the Group has developed a strategy for achieving sustainability with the year 2030 as the target, and has been promoting it by incorporating the SDGs into the 12th Medium-term Management Plan that was adopted in April 2019. Furthermore, in order to show clearly the vision that the Tamura Group is conveying from an even longer-term perspective, address sustainability in a more strategic manner, and grow sustainably, the Group is formulating a new sustainability strategy with the target year set at 2050.

Basic policy on promotion of SDGs (Tamura Group Code of Conduct)

The Tamura Group recognizes our corporate social responsibility (CSR) of balancing the achievement of a sustainable society and the sustainable growth of the Tamura Group. We recognize the term “SDGs” as shared global language regarding social issues. In addition to understanding the business opportunities presented by SDGs and the responsibility of corporation in achieving SDGs, the Tamura Group will contribute to the solution of social issues through products, services, technology, and business activities.

Strategy for sustainability

・Business growth by solving social problems
 We are making efforts to improve the core competence of each business and to develop and supply products and
 solutions that can contribute to solving social problems.

・Contribution to the realization of a decarbonized society
 We are making efforts to promote energy saving and to reduce CO2 emissions in our business activities.

・Disclosure of non-financial information
 We are making efforts to improve corporate value by appropriately responding to information needs of stakeholders.

◆Company-wide dissemination
With the aim of having all employees of the Group understand and work toward realizing the SDGs as if it were their own, we have been promoting various in-house dissemination measures.

Introduction of sustainable seafood to Company canteens
Since January 2020, menus using sustainable seafood have been served on a regular basis at the canteens of Tokyo Factory and Sakado Factory. We choose sustainable seafood with the “MSC”/“ASC” global certification, which is given to sustainable fishery products that have been caught or cultivated in consideration of marine environment and fishery resources, thus contributing to “Life Below Water,” one of the SDGs, and supporting producers who observe the catch limit.


SDG training
Whereas it had provided training programs mainly to managers up until FY2019, the Tamura Group expanded the scope of training to include rank and file in FY2020, and introduced a small-group question-and-answer session. For its overseas bases, the Group provided educational materials (in Japanese, English, and Chinese) explaining the relationship between business activities at the respective overseas bases and the SDGs.

Internal magazine
In an effort to raise awareness of the SDGs, a column dedicated to the SDGs has been serialized since the October 2018 issue. In FY2020, the magazine carried articles aimed at familiarizing every employee with the SDGs, such as cases where the SDGs were leveraged through sales activities, or tips on how to put the SDGs into practice at home.

SDG badges and business cards
With the aim of communicating to outside stakeholders our commitment to business with awareness of the SDGs, our approval of the SDGs, and our proactive efforts, SDG badges are distributed to employees and the SDG logo appears on their business cards.

Diffusion of CSR

CSR activities include the implementation of such issues as stakeholders’ demands that need to be addressed in daily business operations while adhering to corporate ethics, laws, and regulations, and efforts are being made to increase the awareness of every director and employee regarding the importance of having a good understanding of CSR and putting it into practice.

Compliance education
To realize CSR management, it is essential to enhance the awareness and sensitivity of not only the management but also each and every employee. The Tamura Group has identified compliance education as an important means to achieve that purpose. In FY2020, the following compliance education programs were implemented. Aiming to facilitate the understanding of compliance and to reduce risks, we will continue to actively promote the programs.

Major Compliance education programs implemented in FY2020

・ Discussion-based training in small groups using training materials (in Japanese, English, and Chinese),
  which is held at both domestic and overseas bases
・ Training programs on legal practice, including patents, security trade control,
  contracts, and unfair competition prevention

◆Delivery of CSR e-mail newsletter
The CSR e-mail newsletter is published twice a month and contains easy-to-understand explanation of news, case studies, etc. of compliance violations occurring around us.

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.

External evaluations

◆CSR Ranking sponsored by Toyo Keizai Inc.
The “CSR Ranking” ranks “reliable companies” on the basis of “CSR evaluation” of HR utilization, the environment, corporate governance, and social performance, as well as financial criteria.
In the 2020 evaluation, Tamura Corporation acquired the highest of five ranks (AAA, AA, A, B, and C) in all categories. Furthermore, Tamura Corporation ranked 97th of 1,614 companies evaluated in SDGs Corporate Rankings based on CSR evaluation by Toyo Keizai.

HR utilization Environment Corporate governance Social performance

Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey (November 2021)
Tamura has been awarded a 3-star rating in the 5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which identifies forward-looking companies that take up the challenge of revolutionizing productivity through work style reform. The survey has been conducted by Nikkei Inc. since 2017 and covers both listed companies and leading unlisted companies in Japan. "Smart Work Management" is defined by efforts to maximize a company's organizational performance based on three elements: realizing diverse and flexible ways of working, establishing a system to generate new businesses, and having the power to tap a market, and is assessed on a five-star rating system.

Nikkei SDGs Management Survey (November 2021)
The Nikkei SDGs Management Survey assesses how companies address the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs). The survey comprehensively evaluates the efforts and initiatives of participating companies on a five-star rating system based on four categories: SDGs Strategy and Economic Value, Social Value, Environmental Value, and Governance. Tamura has been awarded a 3.5-star rating in the Nikkei SDGs Management Survey 2021.