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ROHM Group CSR Priority Issues

ROHM Group and ISO 26000

The ROHM Group verfies business activities from a CSR perspective and carries out initiatives on a global scale in accordance with ISO 26000 in response to challenges identified for each of the seven core subjects identified in 2011.

ISO 26000 Core Subjects

[What is ISO 26000?]

An international standard related to social responsibility for different types of organizations, developed in a multi-stakeholder process by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Organizational Governance

Organizational Governance

The ROHM Group strives to improve corporate governance by carrying business activities rooted in fairness, soundness, and transparency.

Human Rights and Labor Practices

Human Rights and Labor Practices

The ROHM Group promotes the complete respect for human rights and consideration for labor practices throughout the entire value chain

The Environment

The Environment

The ROHM Group carries out various activities to protect the global environment centered around its environmental policies

Fair Operating Practices

Fair Operating Practices

The ROHM Group oversees the entire value chain and strives to do fair business globally

Consumer Issues
(Customer Support)

Consumer Issues (Customer Support)

The ROHM Group carries out business with a mission of meeting customer needs and contributing to the development of society by pursuing quality first and supplying products that help resolve social problems.

Community Involvement and Development

Community Involvement and Development

By globally pursuing social contribution activities centered on the three axes of Education, Culture & Exchange, and Environmental & Community Contribution, the ROHM Group contributes to the sustainable progress of society

The ROHM Group's Approach to CSR

Adhering to the Company Mission, Basic Management Policy, and other objectives and policies has allowed the ROHM Group to contribute to the sustainable growth of the Group and the healthy development of society by building a relationship of mutual trust with stakeholders.
The ROHM Group CSR Policy was established in order to apply CSR concepts to conduct business conscientiously from a global perspective and contribute to the sustainable progress of society based on these objectives and policies. Fundamental ethical rules for consistently implementing these objectives and policies are specified in the ROHM Group Business Conduct Guidelines.
Although the objectives and policies including the Company Mission and Basic Management Policy remain unchanged, the ROHM Group's CSR Policy and Business Conduct Guidelines continue to evolve in line with changing societal demands and the latest international norms, such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC), ISO 26000, and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct.

ROHM Group Business Conduct Guidelines

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct
Norms formulated by an organization comprised primarily of electronics manufacturers and major suppliers, involving labor, health and safety, environmental, ethics, and a management system for these areas.


ROHM Group CSR Policy

We conduct business conscientiously from a global perspective and contribute to the sustainable progress of society based on our company policies such as our Company Mission and Basic Management Policy. We also endeavor to establish good relationships with our stakeholders (as exemplified below), gain trust from society, and promote the continued growth of our company.

The ROHM Group's Approach to CSR

Cycle for identifying CSR Priority Issues based on GRI-G4

The ROHM Group regularly creates opportunities for dialogue with stakeholders around the globe while pursuing business activities.
We considered the opinions, requests, interests, and concerns received through dialogue from all of our diverse stakeholders and have identified CSR Priority Issues in line with the ISO 26000 guidelines. The validity of the CSR Priority Issues are evaluated from the perspective of stakeholders in a variety of positions, including external experts and specialists.
To ensure objectivity regarding the progress of initiatives (Do) aimed at achieving objectives and plans (Plan), ROHM receives external audits from third party organizations (Check) and decides on the next objectives and plans (Act) while periodically carrying out reviews based on PDCA.

Dialogue with stakeholders through the value chain

FY 2015 CSR Priority Issues and GRI-G4 Disclosures

CSR Priority
Issues
Relevant G4 Aspects
and Indicators
Indicators are in parenthesis
Reasons for Selection
Resolve social
issues through
innovative products
Emissions (G4-EN17) There are societal demands for the resolution or alleviation of environmental issues on a global scale, such as limited resources and climate change due to CO2 emissions, as well as for increased energy conservation. The ROHM Group is developing innovative new products and technologies with the goal of resolving a variety of social issues.
Products and Services (G4-EN27)
Ensure a stable
supply of high
quality products
Indirect Economic Impacts(G4-EC8) ROHM Group products are embedded and used in a variety of devices, including customers' finished products, and as such any reduction in quality or delays in supply could have significant adverse effects on customers and consumers. In response, ROHM is strengthening its organizational framework and carrying out business continuity planning (BCP) training in order to minimize risks and maintain a system that enables stable, speedy supply of high quality products.
Compliance (G4-PR9)
Develop a global
workforce that
can contribute to
the international
community
Employment (G4-LA3) As economies becomes increasingly global, the ROHM Group is establishing production facilities and sales and distribution sites around the world and cultivating a diverse workforce that accepts different backgrounds and values from each local region and works together to create new value.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity (G4-LA12)
Make considerations
for labor practices
and thoroughly
respect human
rights in the
value chain
Security Practices (G4-HR7) As the value chain grows, there will be a need to consider human rights in developing countries, improve working environments, and promote anti-corruption activities. The ROHM Group carries out business activities while taking these issues into account, based on international norms such as the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, and the EICC Code of Conduct. ROHM also strives to comply with the EICC Code of Conduct not only at its own sites, but throughout the entire value chain.
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on
Society (G4-SO9, 10)
Supplier Human Rights Assessment
(G4-HR10, 11)
Supplier Assessment for Labor
Practices (G4-LA14, 15)
Occupational Health and Safety
(G4-LA6, 7)
Anti-corruption (G4-SO4)
Carry out
business activities
that protect the
global environment
Energy and Emissions (G4-EN5, 15,
16, 17, 18, 20, 21)
Societal demands exist for the resolution or alleviation of environmental issues on a global scale, such as limited resources and climate change due to CO2 emissions, as well as for increased energy conservation. The ROHM Group strives to achieve a sustainable society by not only developing innovative products that resolve environmental issues, but also by reducing the environmental load from manufacturing at all production companies.
Effluents and Waste (G4-EN23)
Water (G4-EN8)
Energy (G4-EN3)
Supplier Environmental Assessment
(G4-EN32, 33)
Contribute to
local communities
through business
activities
Local Communities (G4-SO1) The development and revitalization of local regions through dialogue with the community in the course of implementing business activities are considered extremely important. In response, as an organization that pursues global expansion, the ROHM Group regularly carries out initiatives to resolve social issues in areas where business is conducted.

Dialogue with Customers

Public (Waigayas※1) meeting

Dialogue with Customers

Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

Briefings and dialog with investors

Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

Dialogue with Employees

World Cafe※2

Dialogue with Employees

Dialogue with Business Partners

Product development and technological trend briefings

Dialogue with Business Partners

Dialogue with Local Societies and Regions

Dialog and plant tours with the local community

Dialogue with Local Societies and Regions
※1 Waigaya Meetings:
Lively meetings that allow the free exchange of ideas.
※2 World Cafe:
Meetings held where everyone can participate in order to collect many ideas in a short period of time

Other dialogue opportunities