Global EHS

Organizations for CSR Promotion

EHS executive is leading the Takasago Sustainability Team. The team consists of the following 5 functions.
EHS, Human Resources, Supply Chain, R&D, and Quality Assurance.

■Sustainability Team

Sustainability promoting meeting has been held regularly. Each activity is reported and discussed at the meeting.

Message from Senior Vice President

Tatsuya Yamagata

Senior Vice President,

Global Integration Headquarters

and EHS Executive

Sustainability is defined as one of key corporate action plans under the new three-year management plan “One-T” that began in April 2018. Takasago group is committed to strengthen its activity on sustainability. Global Integration Headquarters, newly formed to achieve the aim, is responsible for strategizing and planning as well as leading Takasago Sustainability Team that consists of EHS, Human Resources, Supply Chain, R&D and Quality Assurance.

Takasago published the first Environment Statement in 2002 and has been working hard with a high level of environmental consciousness and objective. The EHS 100 Plan, drawn up subdividing the period from 2009 to 2020 into four phases with each three-years long, includes concrete action plans regarding EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), such as reduction of CO2 emissions, water use and waste disposal, risk management and operational safety. Our activities are not limited to only EHS-related matters, but also take social issues like responsible sourcing, human rights, education and training programs and community engagement as part of our program.
This is now playing as a central role in our sustainability position.

Each function in the Takasago Sustainability Team has established its global communication platform. Through such a framework, in this case, the global Human Resources team, we ensure the charter of corporate behavior and code of conduct are thoroughly incorporated into all the employees across the group companies. Not only one-way communication from the headquarters, activities by each affiliate such as community engagement are reported and shared among the global team.
In this way, we have Takasago Sustainability Way built in the global system.

During One-T period, we are focusing on 3 items in main:
climate change related-issues, information disclosure and acquisition of OSHMS certification. Takasago is actively addressing climate change related-issues in line with the recommendations of TCFD. To acquire SBT (Science Based Target) certification is one of important action plans and to show our commitment to Paris Agreement, which states to prevent dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. We have been working very hard on the reduction of CO2 emissions since the EHS100 Plan started in 2009. Takasago headquarters has a dedicated team for the energy management which was formed more than 10 years before following the enforcement of the Energy Conservation Act in Japan and has been working hard on the energy conservation programs as combating global warming.
During GP-3, we extended the scope to out of Japan, supporting group companies with the know-how developed. Now under One-T, we will further strengthen this cooperation and introduce Takasago best practice globally to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change.

Secondly, in terms of information disclosure, we are publishing this English report in accordance with the GRI standards (core option). With this, we have updated the system (called“T-ReCS”) to collect the associated information, which is gathered globally from all affiliates. We will continue to expand the scope and improve the information disclosures.

Lastly, OSHMS certification is also a key action item for the next 3 years. Having learned from the fire at Hiratsuka plant in 2013, Takasago has been working diligently on additional preventive measures with firm resolution toward “safety”.
We developed the EHS Minimum Requirement to provide the concrete guidelines during the GP-3 for all the group companies. Additionally, we are planning to introduce OSHMS into our safety management system. This will help accelerate global integration of our occupational safety activities as well as improve the capabilities.

Leveraging this sustainability promotion structure, not only economic activities, we are also keen to strengthen social activities, especially addressing the issues of environment, human rights, occupational safety, human resources development and social contributions, and continue to contribute to building of a sustainable society.