In February 2020, we have set medium- and long-term targets to reach by fiscal 2030 so that the Unipres Group will achieve sustainable growth and help develop a sustainable society by providing solutions to global social issues that the SDGs address.
In the process of setting the medium- and long-term targets, we identified medium- and long-term materiality, drew up a basic framework of our initiatives to reach these targets (i.e., means for achieving the goals), and applied it to issues facing our departments.
We started applying the medium- and long-term materiality to our activities in fiscal 2020, and will keep revisiting it as necessary to adjust to social conditions and incorporate stakeholders’ opinions.
The process for identifying medium- and long-term materiality is shown below.
We have selected 110 issues, taking account of not only the relevant guidelines
(e.g., the GRI Standards, ISO 26001, and the SASB standards),
but ESG-related external assessments (e.g., the FTSE ESG and MSCI ESG Indexes), actions taken by competitors who serve as our benchmarks,
and new issues surrounding sustainability that the SDGs present.
A wide variety of important stakeholders have an effect on the Unipres Group’s business activities. We will continue our efforts to communicate with stakeholders, build mutual understanding, and forge relationships of trust in order to maintain the growth of the Unipres Group and facilitate the sustainable development of society at large.
■The Unipres Group’s Stakeholders
■Methods of Interacting with Stakeholders
Sales/proposal activities, quality assurance activities, and joint research activities
Employee performance appraisals, educational program, awards program, informal gatherings between workers and management, internal whistle-blowing (via internal and external contact points), occupational safety and health measures, stress checks, various counselling services, and in-house newsletter/intranet
Procurement activities, suppliers’ meetings, and awards program
Shareholders and investors
Disclosure of information (via statutory disclosure, the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s timely disclosure, mass media, and external websites), annual shareholders’ meetings and shareholder receptions, business reports, financial results briefings for analysts and institutional investors (twice in FY2019), small meetings (6 times in FY2019), individual interviews (with 111 individuals in FY2019), company briefings for individual investors (20 times in FY2019), shareholder questionnaires, and investor questionnaires
Sponsorship: Tricolore Club, Yokohama Human & Technoland, u-life 21, Mount Fuji Women’s Relay, Nissan Cup Oppama Championship, Fuji Festival, etc.
Donations: Foundation for Orphans from Automobile Accidents and More Trees
Plant tours: for nearby elementary schools and employees’ family
Disclosure of information and response to inquiries via external websites
Participation in business associations (the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association, etc.)