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Relationship with Stakeholders

The business activities of our group are carried out in the context of relationships with a variety of stakeholders. By clarifying our responsibilities to stakeholders and implementing a variety of communication activities, we recognize social issues and work on measures to resolve them.

Our group's stakeholders Our group's responsibilities Main means of communication
customer We provide a variety of products and services in four segments: ``Coloring materials and functional materials related business,'' ``Polymer and coatings related business,'' ``Packaging related business,'' and ``Printing and information related business.''
  • Safe, secure and valuable products
  • Service provision
  • Improving customer satisfaction (CS)
  • Providing accurate and appropriate information about products
  • Appropriate management of customer information
  • Customer service in the sales department
  • Customer service at the customer desk
  • Disseminating information on the website
  • Dissemination of information via SNS and mailing list
  • Holding exhibitions, online events, etc.
Shareholders/Investors As of the end of December 2022, the total number of outstanding shares is approximately 58.28 million shares (total number after share consolidation), and the total number of shareholders is 21,023.
  • Maintaining and improving corporate value
  • Appropriate return of profits
  • Timely and appropriate disclosure of corporate information
  • Responding to ESG investment
  • General Shareholders’ Meeting (held once a year in March)
  • Financial results briefing (held twice a year, in February and August)
  • Individual meetings (held approximately 100 times)
  • Disseminating information on the website
  • Information disclosure using IR tools
    (“Integrated Report”, “To Our Shareholders”)
  • Response to SRI questionnaire
employee There are approximately 70 companies. As of the end of December 2022, the number of employees (consolidated) is 7,930, with 3,064 in Japan and 4,866 overseas.
  • Respect for human rights and diversity
  • Utilization and development of human resources
  • Creating a workplace where diverse human resources can thrive
  • Consideration for occupational safety and health
  • internal meeting
  • communication at work
  • labor-management council
  • Company newsletter, company intranet
  • Whistleblowing system
  • Holding seminars and providing information on health and nursing care
Business partners (suppliers) We have approximately 300 major business partners (in Japan).
  • Fair and fair transactions
  • Support and collaboration for sustainable procurement
  • Daily procurement activities
  • Factory tour
  • Implementation and cooperation of various surveys such as questionnaires
Government/industry organizations We are involved with the government and local governments in conducting our business activities. We also belong to a number of industry organizations for each business.
  • Compliance with laws, regulations, administrative guidance, etc.
  • payment of taxes
  • Cooperation with policies aimed at resolving social issues
  • Notifications and reports related to laws and regulations
  • Participating in and cooperating with government-sponsored seminars and events
  • Participation in various industry committees
  • Communication through industry organizations
Community We conduct business activities in approximately 20 countries around the world.
  • Contributing to regional development
  • Respect for local culture and customs
  • Prevention of accidents and disasters, environmental conservation
  • Cooperation and collaboration to solve environmental and other problems
  • Participation in community-sponsored activities
  • Risk communication activities
  • Factory tour, resident information session
  • Acceptance of social experience classes
  • Conducting dialogue
  • Social Contribution Activities
global environment We use a variety of raw materials, energy, water, etc. in our production activities, and place a burden on the environment through CO 2, chemicals, wastewater, waste, etc.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promotion of energy conservation and recycling
  • Reducing waste and chemical emissions
  • Conservation of water environment and biodiversity
  • Joint research with research institutions such as universities
  • Implementation of environmental education
  • Issuance of various reports
  • Response to environment-related questionnaires