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取締役 常務執行役員 コーポレート本部長 兼 EHS Executive 山形 達哉
Tatsuya Yamagata
Senior Vice President,
Global Integration Headquarters,
and EHS Executive

The last phase of Takasago Global Plan, called One-T, ended in March 2021 and the first mid-term management plan of Vision 2040, NGP-1, has started in April 2021. Encompassed by the message, “Care for People, Respect the Environment” of Vision 2040, we are committed to strengthening the position of Takasago Group’s sustainability. To do this, we developed a 10-year plan with the following eight categories. This will help us address our material issues.

Categories

1. Climate Change 2. Reduction of Environmental Impact 3. Occupational Health and Safety 4. Local Communities
5. Green Chemistry 6. Responsible Procurement 7. Human Rights 8.  Transparency

 

During the initial three years, we will deepen the activities built up on what we have done during the One-T period. The following are examples of the activities.

With regard to climate change, we published Takasago Group’s plan in compliance with the TCFD recommendations (Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics and Targets) on our website last April, which shows the group’s strategy and plans to challenge the issue. To transform to a decarbonized society and seize the opportunity, we will pursue green chemistry and focus more on development of ecofriendly products and processes. To mitigate climate risks, we will investigate ways to introduce more renewable energy in addition to day to day efforts at all sites. CO2 emissions reduction target for the entire group has been set in accordance with the SBTi criteria, for Scope1 and 2, 27.5% and for Scope3, 13.5% reduction with 2019 as the base year. To accelerate the reduction, it is important not only to focus on Scope 1 and 2 but also on Scope 3 (Supply Chain), which accounts for the majority of our CO2 emissions.

Working closely with our business partners is a key to achieving the target.

Human rights due diligence, based on the group’s Human Rights Policy, has been conducted since 2019.

We conducted human rights due diligence in 2020 for the second time and did not identify any significant risks. This is a process to identify and prevent relevant risks in all the business activities including the supply chain. Through this process, we look into all important vulnerabilities and take immediate action to improve the vulnerability if found. To learn more about the global trend on the issue, we became a member of a related NGO last year. We will continue to make human rights due diligence more effective and fulfilling.

Responsible Sourcing is another very important issue to tackle. Supplier Code of Conduct was revised last year to broaden its coverage not only to raw material sourcing activity but also to other sourcing activities for the group such as logistics and IT devices. To fulfill our mission for CO2 emissions reduction as well as human rights protection, cooperation in supply chain is inevitable. We will work closely together with all our business partners to incorporate the code of conduct in their value chain including the upstream.