Sustainability

Itoki SDGs Declaration

Based on our vision statement of "For lively people, and a green Earth," the Itoki Group has established initiatives to support the working activities of all people. Having set our sights on the vital goals for the international community as outlined in the development goals that are sustainable up until the year 2030 (SDGs) established by the United Nations in 2015, we have been contributing to achieving individual happiness, corporate happiness and social happiness by establishing initiatives for both attaining the economic value of the company and solving social issues.

Materiality

Itoki has established four steps to materiality (vital issues) that we are forging ahead with through our business activities. None of these materiality steps are resistant to change, and we will revise them when necessary in accordance with future changes in social issues and the business environment. In alignment with this, we have also established our goals and KPIs through to the year 2030.

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Signing the United Nations Global Compact Pact

Itoki signed the United Nations Global Compact pact in June 2018. The United Nations Global Compact pact is designed to encourage all companies and organizations to take part in worldwide initiatives for autonomously achieving sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership and acting as responsible members of society. Participants are required to support the ten universal principles pertaining to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption advocated by the United Nations, and to contribute to creating a sustainable society.
We are also taking part in activities established by a sub-committee sponsored by the local network in Japan, the Global Compact Network Japan, in order to solve issues related to SDGs.
For further details, visit the Global Compact Network Japan website.

Approval of TCFD Recommendations Announced

The Itoki Group believes that taking action against climate change is an important administrative issue, and therefore announced its approval of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations in June 2020. In addition to taking action against climate change in combination with our KPIs, we will analyze the risks and opportunities brought about by climate change based on the TCFD recommendations and publicize the progress we make.

Itoki Group CSR Policies

The Itoki Group is contributing to achieving a sustainable society "for lively people, and a green Earth."
The Itoki Group is meeting its social responsibilities in dealing with a wide range of issues, including human rights, labor practices and climate change, throughout all stages of our value chain. And, we will continue to provide practical assistance for creating spaces, environments and workplaces for our clients by offering a new sense of value through not-yet-seen products and solutions, based on our innovative "We Design Tomorrow. We Design WORK-Style" activities.


CSR Action Plan

Corporate Governance

The Itoki Group is promoting CSR and administrative policies that are combined with our business strategies in order to achieve the sustainable development of society and business. We are fully aware of the fact that CSR is a vital administrative topic for ensuring the creation of corporate value, and we have adopted it wholeheartedly.

Labor Practices and Healthy Management

The Itoki Group promotes fair and healthy labor relations and maintains an environment that makes the best possible use of the individuality of our diverse human resources. The Group promotes good practices with regard to both work and health, thus facilitating good mental and physical health, and provides total support for all processes within and outside of the company for the purpose of achieving healthy administrative practices.

Corruption Prevention and Fair Dealing

In addition to placing the emphasis on strictly observing all laws and regulations and creating a system to promote compliance, which acts as a cornerstone for building up fair and transparent relationships that will never allow corruption, we have also established initiatives to strengthen and enforce an awareness of compliance throughout the entire Group.

Stakeholder Engagement

The Itoki Group interacts with all stakeholders within and outside of the company, and becoming actively involved in their development allows us to deepen their understanding of the Group, enhance their expectations for growth, and improve our mutual value.

Human Rights

The Itoki Group has established initiatives to ensure that human rights are respected by involving itself in all business activities and all aspects of the supply chain in order to guarantee that everybody remains "lively".

Diversity & Inclusion

The Itoki Group works hard to create organizations, environments and workplaces with an ingrained culture of mutually respecting the backgrounds of everybody who works for the Group.

Environment

The Itoki Group makes the most efficient use of limited resources, conserves biodiversity and reduces the burden on the global environment in all areas of its business activities in order to contribute to creating a sustainable society.

Procurement

Together with all suppliers, the Itoki Group pays close attention to respecting human rights, including in such areas as working environments, child labor and enforced labor, and has established initiatives for guaranteeing sustainable procurement from the development stages of products and services to enable us to reduce the burden on the environment and conserve biodiversity.

Information Disclosure

Not only does the Itoki Group strictly observe all relevant laws and regulations and timely disclosure rules, we have also established initiatives for ensuring that information is publicized in a timely and appropriate manner to deepen the understanding our stakeholders have in the Group.

Information Security

Ensuring that all information pertaining to business management is appropriately managed is the social responsibility of the Itoki Group, and we are constantly strengthening our systems of information security management, including the protection of privacy, to ensure that we receive the trust of society at large.


Environment

Environmental Management

The Itoki Group operates an Environmental Management System based on our Itoki Environmental Policies, which regulate our environmental activities, and on our detailed Action Policies, and we strive to ensure that improvements are constantly being made.

Long-Term Environmental Plan

The Itoki Group has announced a target to reduce CO2 emissions by around 30% over 2013 figures by the year 2030 based on the Itoki Group Environmental Policies, and we enact Mid-Term Environmental Plans that represent detailed action plans once every three years.
Promoting the most efficient use of limited resources, biodiversity conservation and global environment burden reductions enables us to contribute to creating a sustainable society.

Environmental Management System

Ever since we first received certification in November 1999, Itoki has been implementing constant improvements to promote environmental conservation activities and strictly observe environmental compliance covering all aspects of our business, from manufacturing through to sales, in accordance with our ISO14001-based Environmental Management system. We have also expanded certification to cover the entire Group to involve all Itoki Group elements in environmental activities on an independent basis. The results of these activities are shared with top management, and the projects and their results publicized within and outside of the company.

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Effective Use of Resources Throughout the Life Cycles of Products

The Itoki Group is working to ensure that resources are used effectively throughout the life cycles of all products (design, procurement, production, transportation, usage, disposal). We have established targets for reducing waste, increasing the amount of waste recycled and reducing the amount of water used, and are striving to ensure the observance of the 3Rs for all resources, including the materials, water, packaging and other secondary resources used during production.

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Society

Promotion of CSR Procurement

Instead of just taking our social responsibility into account within the company and throughout the group, we have recently begun demanding the same from our suppliers.
The Itoki Group has issued a CSR Procurement Guidebook to promote CSR procurement activities that take compliance, the environment, human rights and other issues into consideration within both the Group and our suppliers. We have distributed CSR procurement check sheets to all suppliers who meet certain standards so that we can check on the progress each company is achieving. We intend to continue establishing mutual links with suppliers into the future as part of our procurement activities that take social responsibility into account.
CSR Procurement Guidebook (English Edition)

Diversity & Inclusion

Based on our top commitment, Itoki has set targets to make the best possible use of the "lively" characteristics of and bring out the best performance in each and every one of our diverse range of human resources, who share a wide range of genders, ages, nationalities, disabilities, employment styles, working methods, customs and sense of values, etc.

Promotion of Global Human Resource Activities

A large number of employees with foreign nationality are currently working for Itoki. As each of these have different backgrounds, our local employees are studying English and Portuguese and actively engaging their work colleagues in conversation to promote communications. Greeting people in their native tongues and casually engaging them in conversation helps nurture a corporate culture that is open to accepting diversity within the workforce.

Human Resource Training Initiatives

Our Training System was restructured in fiscal 2012 to support the growth of each and every employee based on the type of human resources that Itoki seeks.

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Promotion of Human Resource Training

Itoki has established human rights policies and is actively implementing these to guarantee respect for human rights.
We have launched e-learning seminars on human rights and have focused our sights on "people" and "work" as they relate to corporate activities based on a theme of "business and human rights" in order to strengthen an understanding of what people think of human rights and what action they should take to promote them, etc.

Governance

Basic Concept

Itoki has established corporate governance to increase our corporate value based on business ethics and strict compliance with laws in order to ensure compliance and administrative transparency, and to increase trust in the company through the active disclosure of information.

System Overview

Itoki has installed a Board of Directors consisting of seven directors, including two from outside of the company, and a Board of Auditors consisting of four auditors, including two from outside of the company. The Board of Directors oversee important administrative decision-making and the execution of duties. In addition to this, we installed an Executive Officer System in 2005 to strengthen our execution of duty functions, and to improve administrative efficiency. The Board of Auditors overseas the progress made during the execution of duties by the directors. In addition, the accounting auditors also audit our accounts from the viewpoint of account processing legality and the appropriate disclosure of information to investors. We have also established an internal auditing division independent of the executive division to ensure that internal auditing is carried out thoroughly for the entire Group.

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Director Diversity

The Board of Directors consists of a well-balanced group of diverse directors with the high level of skills required for responsibly enacting the Itoki Group's administrative policies and appropriately supervising its business affairs.

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