TAMRON has set the Corporate Mission that aims to improve corporate value and create a sustainable society. Toward the realization of the Corporate Mission, we identify issues that must be resolved for the sustainable growth of our company and society as key CSR issues.
TAMRON creates emotion and
reassurance through its mastery of light,
contributing to the realization of a fulfilling society.
Twelve Themes for Enhancing CSR Management
Twelve Themes for Enhancing CSR Management
We have been working on our business operations under twelve themes established for being a company acknowledged by stakeholders, and we have established the "Standards of Business Conduct", which is the way TAMRON behaves as a company.
We have established a sound corporate governance system and carry out management with a fundamental focus on compliance,while also considering the economy, society and the environment.
Furthermore, by engaging in themes such as the environment,quality/product safety, and employment/human resources and other social issues, we are striving to be a company that has the power to be selected by customers.
Twelve Themes and Standards of Business Conducts
1.Contributing to social issues through business（SDGs）
Looking to providing solutions to social issues, TAMRON creates new value through its corporate activities to achieve economic growth, solve social issues and contribute to the realization of a fulfilling society.
2.Quality and product safety
TAMRON combines innovation with its technological capabilities to create excitement and peace of mind by providing high quality products that earn the trust of customers while considering safety and the environment.
TAMRON recognizes that global environmental issues are issued shared by humanity, endeavors to reduce the impact on and conserve the environment, and contributes to the development of a sustainable society in harmony with the environment.
TAMRON is aware that it exists together with society. We place a priority on observing laws and regulations while respecting social rules, and carry out our corporate activities with a high sense of ethics.
To enhance corporate value, TAMRON actively works to disclose corporate information effectively and fairly, and engages in constructive dialogue with the stakeholders associated with its business.
6.Occupational safety and health
To develop a pleasant workplace environment that considers the health and safety of each employee, TAMRON monitors the state of health of its employees, undertakes initiatives on the maintenance and management of health, and makes every effort to ensure employee safety.
To create a society in which people can experience spiritual fulfillment, TAMRON engages in activities contributing to the development of photography and film culture, and acting as a good corporate citizen, takes part in local community activities and contributes to their development.
8.Human resources/human rights
TAMRON makes every effort to provide employees with opportunities to develop and demonstrate their abilities in ways that respect their diversity, character and individuality. We embrace a global perspective, value teamwork and endeavor to cultivate human resources who harness creativity.
TAMRON establishes protections from threats such as information asset incidents and crimes, and lives up to the trust placed in it by customers and society.
TAMRON engages in sound trade practices, and works with its business partners to promote procurement activities that consider social responsibility including human rights, labor standards and the environment.
11.Risk (crisis management)
TAMRON prepares against risks that could threaten civic life or corporate activities, and does the utmost to prevent such risks from occurring. Should any such crisis occur, we will make every effort to minimize damage and loss, effect a swift recovery, prevent recurrences and fulfill our social responsibility.
Top management works to build up sustainable corporate value by establishing governance to engage in fair, transparent and swift decision making in response to a changing business environment.Standards of Business Conduct
Management system for CSR ( SDGs )
TAMRON holds CSR Committee to make decisions on important matters regarding CSR management and to confirm the progress of goals. The management department of the 12 CSR themes reports the progress of the target once a quarter, and reports it whenever there is a major environmental change or important matter need to be decided. With TAMRON’s president serving as committee chair, CSR Committee holds teleconferences with officers and the managers of divisions in head office and plants in Japan and overseas to consider various matters.
Initiatives Aimed at Key CSR Issues
Method of Identifying Key CSR Issues
In order to accurately grasp social issues, we used three steps to identify key CSR issues (materiality).
First, in consideration of the fact that our business is global, we have identified and recognized social issues from guidelines and indicators that are used internationally, such as “ISO 26000,” the “10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact,” “SDGs,” and the “RBA Code of Conduct.”(Note 1) Next, we evaluated the degree of importance for each stakeholder with whom we have business ties, and the likelihood and degree of impact of risks related to each social issue (importance for Tamron). After reviewing the validity of the evaluation results, 15 key CSR issues were identified, and decided by the CSR Committee.
(Note 1) The RBA Code of Conduct refers to ensuring a safe working environment, treating workers with respect and dignity, being environmentally responsible, and conducting business ethically in the supply chain of the electronics industry.
(Note 2) Nurturing the next generation is a social contribution that supports the development of primarily local area young people who will be responsible for the future of photography and imaging culture.
Initiatives Aimed at Key CSR Issues
TAMRON has established goals among the key CSR issues.
|Key CSR Issues||2021 results||2022/mid-term goals||SDGs|
|Contributing to social issues through business||Contributed to social issues through each business||Penetration of the idea of SDGs||
|Reducing CO2 emissions||Reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 5.6% compared with FY2015 levels||CO2 emissions
2022: 6% or more reduction compared with FY2015 levels
2030: 30% reduction compared with FY2015 levels
2050: 100% reduction compared with FY2015 levels
|Recycling resources and reducing waste||
|Environmentally friendly design||
||Reduce bags used for user manuals|
|Reducing harmful chemical substances||Leaks of harmful chemical substances from business locations: 0 incidents||Leaks of harmful chemical substances from business locations: 0 incidents|
|Water management||Water use
Foshan Factory: 4.6% YoY reduction
Vietnam Factory: 8.7% YoY reduction
|Water usage (groupwide): advance
activities for reduction of water usage
|Human resource development Providing comfortable workplace environments and promoting diversity||
|Fostering the development of the next generation||Social contribution activity costs: 0.9% of previous year's consolidated operating income contributed||Social contribution activity costs: contribute 1% of previous year's consolidated operating income||
|Expanding the disclosure of nonfinancial information||Corporate website access: 4% YoY increase||Enhanced information disclosures related to the TCFD recommendations||
|Enhancing product quality and safety management||Improved design quality and lower defect costs: YoY improvement||Improved design quality and reduced defect costs||
|Promoting CSR procurement||Add CSR assessment items to supplier management indicators||Revised self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) details to reflect changes to external conditions related to the environment and human rights issues||
|Preparing for major disasters||Prevent or minimize disasters by performing simulations||Conducted disaster response headquarters simulations||
|Improving the governance system||
||Complied with all principles of the revised Corporate Governance Code||―||―|