Establishment of Sustainability Targets 2030 (environmental and social axis)

Establishment of Sustainability Targets 2030 (environmental and social axis)

May 12, 2023

ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka City, President: Masashi Sugimoto) has identified five key materiality issues that it prioritizes through its business activities: realizing Well-being through business, maximizing human capital to increase corporate value, contributing to a sustainable global environment, coexisting with society, and further strengthening its management base. We believe that pursuing the realization of a "Well-being" society through our business activities leads to sustainable growth. In our business fields, we are promoting the "Roht Group Comprehensive Management Vision 2030." This time, we have identified the following items that we are focusing on, from among our material areas, to the ideal form we want to realize by 2030 in non-financial areas (environmental and social dimensions). We have set targets for each of these areas as "Sustainability Target 2030," and have decided to promote initiatives while monitoring progress toward achieving these targets. We plan to add and revise targets in response to future environmental changes and expansion of initiatives. In the future, we plan to expand these initiatives to the entire Group, while at the same time promoting initiatives on a non-consolidated basis.

Vision and Direction

1.Contribution to Sustainable Global Environment [Environment (E)]

In addition to aggressively implementing environmental measures, including resource recycling and environmental considerations, we have established a system for collecting environmental data on a non-consolidated basis and on a group-wide basis, and we aim to be able to disclose the details and results of our various reduction targets in accordance with social rules both inside and outside the company. We will construct a system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the ROHTO Group's business activities and value chain, reduce waste and recycle from manufacturing processes, develop and provide low-carbon impact products, including containers and packaging materials, and address biodiversity issues.

  • Contributing to a low-carbon society

    We will continue to work toward achieving the target for the reduction target of Scope 1.2 on a non-consolidated basis, which we have already disclosed as a target. At the same time, we plan to switch the purchased power from our main business sites (Head Office Plant, Ueno Techno-Center, and RVK (Research Village Kyoto)) to CO2 free power.
    We will also work to formulate roadmaps to reduce the use of plastic for products that have a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Contribution to a recycling-based society

    For paper used in business activities (product packaging, offices, etc.), we will promote the switch to environmentally conscious paper and promote green purchasing of office supplies.

  • Environmental consideration

    We have our own R eco labels on our environmentally conscious product packaging. Since we did not establish clear standards for the grant of this mark, we plan to establish standards for the use of the mark, including our group, and to review and disclose the targets for the products to which the mark is granted at an early stage.

  • Toward Responsible Palm Oil Procurement

    Aiming to procure sustainable palm oil, we plan to participate in external initiatives and progressively implement countermeasures.

2.Maximization of human capital and coexistence with society [society (S)]

While contributing to the realization of a Well-being society, the Company must constantly create new value and be a company that is needed by society for sustainable growth. Each and every one of our employees, of course, does not grow the organization without the growth of our employees. Amid the rapid diversification and globalization of our business, it is essential that diverse human resources share values and grow through friendly rivalry in order for us to continue to create value. In order to promote Well-being management, we will promote diversity management so that our employees can participate in business activities on their own initiative and achieve their career vision autonomously as professional workers. At the same time, we will aim to create a Well-being community by enabling employees and companies to grow together through organizational development that makes the most of diverse "individuals." (Our Diversity Management Policy)

  • Promote diversity (Employment of people with disabilities, LGBTQ, promotion of active participation by senior citizens, promotion of active participation by women)

    Our employment rate of people with disabilities is higher than the legally mandated rate. However, we believe that there is still room for improvement, and we will create an environment in which more people can play an active role. We also believe that a more detailed response to LGBTQ is needed, and we will work to create a comfortable working environment. In addition to dealing with harassment, we will also work to improve the work environment.
    In addition, we will strengthen our training, including training, as we feel the need for career education, in order to increase the number of senior employees, including those who have reached the age of 100 in their lives and those who have reached the age of 65 in fiscal 2025. With regard to female employees' careers, the ratio of female employees is over 50%, the ratio of female employees in managerial positions is about 30%, and there is almost no retiree for the reason of childbirth or childcare. However, there is a gap in the human resource portfolio between some men and women, as the ratio of men in higher grades with long years of service is higher, and we will work to improve the portfolio ratio.

  • Improve employee Well-being (enhancing engagement)

    We conduct a Well-being survey (employee Well-being self-evaluation) to measure the affinity and satisfaction levels of our values, including how each employee is facing with their work. We pursue this improvement in satisfaction as an indicator of employee engagement. Our commitment to co-growth between individuals and organizations is not a matter of high average scores, but rather a goal of ensuring that no one is left behind. We will confront employees with a high goal of having all employees take full advantage of this indicator.

  • Promoting health management and ensuring occupational health and safety

    We believe that maintaining the safety, security and physical and mental health of our employees is the foundation of our corporate activities, and we promote health and productivity management with their own indicators. In addition, by further improving the rate of paid leave taken, we hope to help employees refresh their mind and body. We will also continue our efforts to prevent industrial accidents.

  • Respect for Human Rights and Promoting Procurement of CSR

    As a global company, we consider consideration of human rights among Group employees and business partners to be an essential part of our business operations. To this end, we will identify human rights risks within the Group and at suppliers in a timely manner. If any risk materializes, we will promptly remedy the risk and disclose the results both inside and outside the company. We will also seek the understanding and implementation of our approach to sustainability from our business partners, and aim to establish a relationship of trust with them.

3.Strengthen management base [Governance (G)]

Awareness is shared by the entire Group that compliance violations will never occur. If a compliance violation risk arises, we aim to ensure that cases are dealt with at an early stage and that appropriate responses are being taken by the entire Group. To this end, we will ensure thorough compliance education and strengthen internal and external reporting systems.

Future Materiality and Revision of Non-Financial Targets

In addition to responding to internal and external issues related to sustainability and changes in stakeholders' expectations, we will appropriately assess the environmental, social, and economic conditions both domestically and overseas, as well as the degree of impact on our group-wide business activities, and review materiality and non-financial indicators (KPI) as needed. Sustainability Target 2030 (Non-Financial Targets for 2030)