We consider that a corporate citizen should observe compliance, contribute to society, and take steps to protect the environment. These are the foundations of all corporate activity.
In addition, a corporation should build good relationships with its various stakeholders and advance by creating and offering new value to contribute to society. This is the kind of corporation that USHIO is working to become.
USHIO has created a CSR Action Plan (Policy) and taken steps to reinforce its CSR initiatives. Through dialogue with stakeholders, we have identified relationships between various social issues and our core businesses. To emphasize carrying out initiatives in line with our business strategy, we have set out basic principles in our Action Plan, which we incorporate into the strategies of each division and department.
In formulating the CSR Action Plan, the CSR Committee and other related organizations investigated CSR factors of the USHIO's business activities from various angles, while giving consideration to the 7 core subjects of ISO 26000 and many other sources of guidance and guidelines. As a result, the Group's issues were classified under the five pillars of governance, people, quality, society, and environment. These items are then broken down further into action policies. Currently the CSR Action Plan shows USHIO's CSR framework while forming the underlying philosophy for business planning at each business division and Group company. The Action Plan is modified each year to reflect the results of the listening survey.
|Five Issues||CSR Action Plan|
(Ensure transparency in sequences of business activities, information disclosure, compliance with laws and regulations and international rules, prevention of corruption, risk management, and others)
(Eradicate discrimination, respect diversity, respect the rights of all people related to operations to survive and live, eliminate harassment, ensure worker health and safety, prevention of child labor, forced labor, and slave labor, avoid complicity in human rights infringements)
(Realize attractive quality overall, not only in products, but also in concepts and service provision, including observance of market rules and guidelines)
(Maintain relationships with local communities, involvement with international society, contribution to education, culture, etc., social contributions through business such as products and services)
(Disclose information on greenhouse gas and other emissions affected by corporate activities, impacts on climate change and ecosystems, consideration for resource limitations, management of dangerous waste and hazardous chemicals, etc.)
USHIO has established a CSR Committee, which is chaired by the president. The committee decides on policies for the whole Company relating to CSR initiatives. The CSR Committee establishes subcommittees as needed to oversee practical implementation of the policies it has decided, and discusses specific initiatives and ways to promote them.
At the 26th CSR Committee held in May 2016, the members reached an agreement on a new CSR medium-term plan following a discussion about the next initiatives to take after the previous CSR medium-term plan ended on March 31, 2016, deciding to redouble efforts on matters that take precedence (materiality) and to broaden the scope of Group efforts (boundaries).
USHIO intends to enhance corporate value from a long-term perspective through measures to strengthen its presence in fields where it aims to advance as a corporation while enhancing social contributions, and to come together as a group determined to improve corporate value.
USHIO has declared its support for the United Nations Global Compact of principles concerning human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption. We have joined the local UN network supporting the compact, Global Compact Network Japan, and are working to promote all facets of CSR among the many other participating companies and NGOs. To this end, we are continuing to play an active role in sectional activities for sharing information on necessary specific measures, and enhancing the activities of each company.
|United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles and Our Initiatives||USHIO's Related Initiatives|
|The third section of USHIO's 10 Action Guidelines sets out clear requirements for respecting basic human rights for all people, and prohibits unfair discrimination, among other measures.|
|The USHIO Group respects the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Under the third section of USHIO's 10 Action Guidelines, the Company strives to promote good labor-management relations, abolish discrimination in the workplace, and create working environments that are cheerful, safe, and comfortable.|
|Section 8 of USHIO's 10 Action Guidelines clearly states the Company's position on actively working to protect the environment. We also formulated our 2020 Environmental Vision and are now working to implement Phase Three of the Environmental Action Plan.|
|Under section 6 of the 10 Action Guidelines, USHIO strives to prevent corruption and to conduct fair business activities. We have also set up a Compliance Committee and the USHIO Hotline (internal reporting system).|
Sustainability report 2016 (PDF) update schedule:
Japanese version: End of October
English version: End of November