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Sustainability Management of Toyo Seikan Group

The Toyo Seikan Group has established “Management Philosophy of Toyo Seikan Group” in 2016.
Under this Management Philosophy serving as the Group’s common direction, we will exercise our collective power, looking to the next 100 years.

Management Philosophy of Toyo Seikan Group

Management Philosophy of Toyo Seikan Group Management Policy We will constantly create new and innovative values, aspire to achieve a sustainable society and contribute to people’s happiness. Creed We will honor dignity and always strive to be fair and unbiased in every way. All of us will fully demonstrate our own strengths and expertise, and contribute to social prosperity while we grow and thrive as an individual, a corporation or a group. Vision We will aim to become the Group which can provide unique and innovative technologies and products that will meet global expectations.

Fundamental Principles of Toyo Seikan

In 1933, our founder Tatsunosuke Takasaki clearly stated our founding philosophy as the fundamental principles in the handbook “The Mission of Toyo Seikan,” which was distributed to shareholders, employees, and partners in the industry. Since then, we have fulfilled our duties based on the principles. This is the origin of Sustainability activities of the Toyo Seikan Group.

  1. 1.Our aim is to achieve results that bring happiness to mankind.
  2. 2.We shall work not just for profit, which is merely a result of our business activities and not the main purpose.
  3. 3.All of us shall have a spirit of service to fulfill our respective duties and demonstrate the spirit as the entire organization, striving for the prosperity of our business partners in the same way as for our own success.

Toyo Seikan Group CSR Policy

The Toyo Seikan Group defines CSR as “continuous contribution to the happiness and prosperity of mankind through fair and honest business activities.” All employees of the Group understand its CSR commitment and work for all stakeholders.

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All stakeholders We will respect basic human rights and diversity of people, and communicate and act sincerely.

Value Co-Creation with Stakeholders

Our business is based on mutual trust with various stakeholders. We work to identify various social issues in countries and regions where we operate and find solutions to those issues through our business activities in cooperation with customers, suppliers and other partners and communities. We aim to create an inclusive workplace for diverse employees and foster human resources that will lead our value creation, thereby maintaining and enhancing our competitiveness. In response to the growing interest in ESG investment in recent years, we are also focusing on communication with shareholders and investors so that they can better understand ESG initiatives of the Group.

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Stakeholders Our focus Communication methods
  • Providing reliable and safe products and services
  • Building long-term relationships of trust
  • Sales and marketing activities
  • Responding to general inquiries via website
  • Responding to inquiries about product safety
  • Joining exhibitions / holding Collaboration Fair
  • Innovation Gallery at the head office building
  • Building fair business relationships
  • Smooth communication to share information for better partnerships
  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Procurement activities
  • Suppliers’ self-assessment regarding Toyo Seikan Group Supplier CSR Guidelines and their feedback (from approx. 200 suppliers)
and investors
  • Reflecting viewpoints of shareholders and investors in management
  • Appropriate disclosure of information
  • Gaining understanding and support for our operations and management policies
  • Financial results briefing (semiannual)
  • General meeting of shareholders (annual)
  • Investor relations tools (Integrated Report, etc.)
  • Disclosure for shareholders and investors on website
  • Individual meetings with institutional investors and financial analysts (102 meetings during FY2021)
  • Building an inclusive workplace that is supportive to all
  • Advancing occupational health and safety
  • Initiatives related to health promotion management and diversity development
  • Information sharing through intranet
  • Internal newsletters
  • Employee satisfaction surveys
  • Personnel evaluation systems and career development meetings
  • Activities for greater organizational commitment
  • Sharing benefits with local communities
  • Fulfilling responsibilities as corporate citizens
  • On-site classes provided by our employees for students of elementary and junior and senior high schools
  • Disaster reconstruction support activities
  • Environmental protection activities
  • Volunteer activities by employees
  • Next generation fostering activities (Donation for children in local communities, including lunches, stationery, sports equipment, and funds for musical instruments)
  • Accepting interns (116 persons during FY2021)
  • Increasing corporate value through constructive communication
  • Periodic disclosure of information on environmental impact (Integrated Report, Sustainability Report, etc.)
  • Business activities in line with Eco Action Plan 2030 to contribute to environmental protection
  • Efforts to achieve a horizontal recycling system for metal cans
  • Offering environmentally friendly products, including aTULC

Examples of value co-creation with stakeholders

Enhancing direct communication with customers: Collaboration Fair 2022

On March 9 and 10, 2022, we held a private exhibition at theTokyo International Forum, inviting customers by appointment only, and had around 740 visitors. Through this event, we communicated the Group’s combined strength and its commitment to environmental protection, aiming to enhance relationships with partners in value co-creation activities.

Dialogue with investors

To have dialogue with investors and shareholders (“Investors”), we appoint an officer in charge of investor relations (a director or operating officer), who meets with them as far as reasonably possible. Our IR division (Corporate Planning Dept. and General Affairs Dept.) will also handle such meetings. The officer in charge of IR will work with internal divisions such as Corporate Planning, General Affairs, Accounting, Finance and Legal Departments to establish constructive dialogue.

We also hold individual IR meetings and regular financial briefings to facilitate dialogue with Investors. The IR division will share with the management team, the Board of Directors and concerned parties the comments and input from dialogue, and strive to incorporate them appropriately and effectively into business activities.

To prevent disclosing non-public material information only to specific Investors, we will ensure that personnel concerned with such information will thoroughly control information in accordance with the internal rules.

FY2021 financial results briefing held in May 2022

IR/SR meetings for FY2019, 2020 and 2021

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Activities FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Individual meetings with investors
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Financial results briefing
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Individual meetings with shareholders
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Securities house conferences




  • Notes: 
  • 1.The FY2020 results briefing was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2.The conference for FY2019 results was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 3.We did not attend the conference for FY2020 results because it was held at a smaller scale.

Sustainability Promotion Framework of Toyo Seikan Group

In April 2022, we established the Sustainability Department, which has responsibility for internal and external communication and public relations in addition to environmental and CSR issues. As a key organization for implementing corporate strategies, the new department will drive group-wide sustainability initiatives to ensure the continuity and development of society and our business.

We also established the Group Sustainability Committee for sustainability management in operations across the Group. The committee, chaired by the president of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings and attended by presidents of major group companies, meets once a year in principle. The issues discussed by the committee are reported to the Management Strategy Meeting and the Executive Management Meeting, as appropriate, to be reflected in our corporate strategies. The committee’s activities are also immediately reported to the Board of Directors to be supervised by the board.

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Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.

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