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ROHM Group CSR and CSV Activities

ROHM Group CSR Activities

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

CSR and CSV Compromise the Core of Our Business Activities

The ROHM Group's Company Mission and Basic Management Policy embody our firm desire to enrich society through our products and provide a basis for each employee to integrate into their own work.Based on these goals and policies, we will work to be a company that can meet the expectations of our shareholders by further expanding CSV to solve social issues through CSR initiatives in line with social requirements and international norms.
CSR and CSV compromise the core of our business activities

CSR/CSV Initiatives

The ROHM Group believes it is necessary to be proactive in solving social issues to ensure the sustainable growth of the company.In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formulated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) consisting of 17 objectives and 169 targets as action plans to resolve social issues by 2030.SDGs indicate actions universally required around the world that demand the proactive involvement of companies.The ROHM Group believes that linking these SDGs to our business activities will help make CSV, which are the shared values of society and the company, a reality.In order to incorporate CSV and advance the company and society, we set up opportunities for dialogue globally with different stakeholders, establish CSR Priority Issues for the ROHM Group, and actively contribute towards the realization of a sustainable society through our business activities.
CSR/CSV Initiatives

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
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
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
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.