CSR

Glory’s CSR-Related Material Issues

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We introduce the relevance between CSR-related material issues and SDGs.

CSR-Related Material Issues and SDGs

In order to gain trust of stakeholders, Glory has identified its important issues having organized to understand CSR-related material issues, and considered in conjunction with the importance of the company and the degree of influence on society to continue being the company that contribute to the realization of sustainable society. Glory also has associated the identified issues with the SDGs which was adopted in September 2015 and organized those issues. Glory attempt to achieve SDGs by taking actions on important issues and challenge to solve various issues that the world faces, and will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Process for Identifying Material Issues and Associated with SDGs

Glory has identified its CSR-related material issues through the following process and associated the issues with SDGs.

Creating new values

Priority CSR Themes : New value creation through business

Material Issues Targets for Fiscal Year 2018 Results for Fiscal Year 2018 Targets for Fiscal Year 2019
• Build a business model that contributes to the advancement of customers’ business and helps them boost their operational efficiency
 
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• Build solutions using diverse data • Planning of an identity verification authorization platform through the combination of facial recognition and voice recognition
• Development of a prescription input support system based on optical character reading (OCR) technology for insurance pharmacies
• Participation in “S Coin” trial
• Build solutions using diverse data
• Aim to be a reliable partner to customers, and establish a scheme for periodically confirming progress and customer satisfaction
 
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• Select model customers and periodically review • Selection of “model customers,” quarterly review meetings (July, September, November, March) • Select model customers and periodically review
 

Environment

Priority CSR Themes : Environmental protection

Material Issues Targets for Fiscal Year 2018 Results for Fiscal Year 2018 Targets for Fiscal Year 2019
• Reduce energy consumption per employee
 
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• Reduce energy consumption per employee by 1% (base year: fiscal year 2010) • Annual average energy consumption per employee reduced by 2.2% (base year : fiscal year 2010) • Reduce energy consumption per employee by 1% (base year: fiscal year 2010)
• Reduce CO2 emissions from new products
 
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• Improve energy efficiency of newly developed products by at least 15% compared to previous models • Average reduction of 16.1% (targets achieved for 14 out of 32 models, which were approved as G-Eco products) • Improve energy efficiency of newly developed products by at least 15% compared to previous models
• Carry out biodiversity preservation activities in cooperation with stakeholders
 
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• Carry out 100% of activities planned for this fiscal year • 100% achievement ratio for yearly plans
Himeji : Glory Yumesaki Forest - Forest conservation activity (83 participants, including 16 from three suppliers) - Nature experience event for families (94 participants including nine from one customer)
Kanto area : Kamikawa in Hachioji, Tokyo (designated greenery conservation area) - Forest conservation activity (54 participants, including three from one supplier)
Arakawa riverside in Tokyo - Riverside clean-up project (28 participants)
• Carry out 100% of activities planned for this fiscal year
 

Society

Priority CSR Themes : Human resource initiatives

Material Issues Targets for Fiscal Year 2018 Results for Fiscal Year 2018 Targets for Fiscal Year 2019
• Promote work-style reform
 
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• Implement and verity new ways of working
• Boost operational efficiency
• Trial implementation of teleworking (mobile work, working at home)
• Consideration of flextime, preparations for trial implementation
• Introduction of new system to reduce the administrative burden of travel expenses and reimbursements
• Implement and verify new ways of working
• Support and secure human resources essential to Glory’s business
 
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• Offer job-level-specific training and support candidates who can lead the company in the future • Implementation of Glory Business College training for future executives (total of five programs) • Offer job-level-specific training and support candidates who can lead the company in the future
 
 

Priority CSR Themes : Promotion of CSR in the supply chain

Material Issues Targets for Fiscal Year 2018 Results for Fiscal Year 2018 Targets for Fiscal Year 2019
• Conduct CSR-oriented procurement worldwide
 
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• Continue to use the CSR voluntary checklist, and work to improve assessment score
• Spread activities to overseas sites
• Implementation of survey using the CSR voluntary checklist (452 primary suppliers), feedback to companies that responded (96% response rate)
• Implementation of survey by GLORY Products Ltd. using the CSR voluntary checklist (95 primary suppliers), feedback to companies that responded (100% response rate)
• Preparation for implementation of CSR voluntary checklist survey at overseas sites
• Continue to use the CSR voluntary checklist, and work to improve assessment scores
• Spread activities to overseas sites
 

Governance

Priority CSR Themes : Strengthening of governance

Material Issues Targets for Fiscal Year 2018 Results for Fiscal Year 2018 Targets for Fiscal Year 2019
• Strengthen corporate governance
 
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• Conduct activities in line with Corporate Governance Guidelines • Amendment of Corporate Governance Guidelines
• Revision of remuneration system for directors (improvement of linkage with performance)
• Analysis and assessment of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, implementation of improvements
• Conduct activities in line with the Corporate Governance Guidelines
• Strengthen risk management activities and communicate to Glory Group companies
 
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• Conduct risk management from a global perspective and communicate activities to Glory Group companies • Risk assessment using a standard Group assessment method
• Implementation of countermeasures against significant risks
• Conduct risk management from a global perspective and communicate activities to Glory Group companies
• Strengthen compliance management and communicate to Glory group companies
 
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• Conduct job-level-specific compliance education, and strengthen collaboration with Glory Group companie • Implementation of compliance education (e-learning) for Glory and Group companies in Japan (attendance: 100%)
• Formulation and implementation of compliance improvement plan for Group companies in Japan
• Introduction of measures to strengthen harassment prevention, extension of the measures to Group companies in Japan
• Conduct job-level-specific compliance education, and strengthen collaboration with Glory Group companies
 

About the Sustainable Development Goals

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development -adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit- officially came into force.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

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*Source : Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN-DESA

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