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Principal Challenges and Initiatives

As a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, we promote a variety of environmental and social contribution initiatives based on Management of Sustainability (MOS), a proprietary Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group management method founded on the concept of management that advances sustainability.

The Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group’s ESG Initiatives

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group uses account processes set forth in globally recognized sustainability guidelines and stakeholder perspectives to identify key, i.e., material, issues facing the Group, as well as to prioritize such issues, that is, conduct materiality assessments. We have identified those that are of material importance to the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group, taking into account the unique characteristics of its businesses, as well as its impact on the environment and society. We are also promoting a variety of initiatives with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, which were adopted at the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.

Material issues Role of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group Principal initiatives in fiscal year 2019 Pertinent SDGs
Management issues Compliance In adherence to high ethical standards, strive to conduct corporate activities in a fair, impartial and sincere manner by promoting and maintaining compliance with relevant laws, regulations, international norms and internal rules. See 2019 Integrated Report
Corporate governance Reinforce corporate governance by improving management transparency and fairness, as well as by increasing management agility through efforts to enhance management oversight functions and accelerate decision making.
Process safety Strengthen independent systems for ensuring process safety in line with our belief that selling gases is commensurate with selling safety. Initiatives to ensure safe and stable supplies
Relations with customers
Global environment Efficient use of resources and energy Introduce effective air separation units that help reduce electric power consumption and CO2 emissions.
Lower fuel consumption by tanker trucks to reduce related CO2 emissions.
Environmental management
Initiatives to protect the global environment
Environmental data

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate change Fortify framework for mitigating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other efforts.
Promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation and expansion of opportunities to mitigate/adapt to climate change through the sale of vacuum-insulated bottles and cookware.
Society Contribution to maintenance of physical health
Contribution to medical care
Contribute to health and medical care through the provision of products for the medical field. See 2019 Integrated Report

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Response to food and agriculture-related issues Provide industrial gases and related equipment that help resolve key issues by helping protect food resources and improve agricultural productivity. Developing environment-friendly products

See 2019 Integrated Report
Increase in consumer satisfaction Leverage the advantages of LPG, including its low carbon footprint and the disaster-resistant nature of its distribution system, to create business opportunities and expand business.
Contribute to the realization of comfortable and environment-friendly lifestyles through the sale of Thermos-brand products.
People
(Taiyo Nippon Sanso and its organizational structure)
Product and service reliability Ensure that customers can use products with peace of mind by strengthening systems to ensure quality and safety across the entire product life cycle. Initiatives to ensure safe and stable supplies
Relations with customers
Developing environment-friendly products

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Human development and training Offer equal opportunities in hiring, placement, advancement and skill development as well as seek to foster and develop human resources from medium- and long-term perspectives. Relations with employees
Occupational health and safety Promote health management in accordance with relevant national and regional laws and regulations, create safe work environments while at the same time maintaining and advancing the physical and mental health of employees.
Respect for human rights Respect human rights in corporate activities and require that business partners do not violate human rights or engage in any form of discriminatory behavior (through such measures as the promotion of anti-harassment initiatives and the establishment of hotlines).
Promotion of measures to improve information security and privacy Recognize the importance of and responsibilities associated with protecting information assets in corporate activities and ensure appropriate information management to prevent leaks of confidential information pertaining to customers, business partners, Taiyo Nippon Sanso and other parties. Relations with customers
Diversity and inclusion Actively seek to secure diverse human resources with diverse values without regard to considerations such as nationality, age or creed and promote diversity and inclusion in corporate activities. (Examples: Advance career opportunities for female employees, expand hiring of foreign nationals, promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities) Relations with employees
Contribution to communities Step up efforts to contribute to society through business activities and deepen understanding of communities while at the same time working continuously to respond to communities’ requests and expectations. Relations with local communities
Stakeholder engagement Earn stakeholders’ trust through respect and close dialogue and by reflecting their views in corporate activities, and work with stakeholders to realize a better society. Relations with employees
Relations with suppliers
Relations with shareholders
Relations with local communities