TAIYO YUDEN

CSR Management

CSR Charter and CSR Code of Conduct

The TAIYO YUDEN Group's management philosophy is to support the happiness of employees, contribute to local communities, and take responsibility for producing dividends for shareholders. The Group works hard to build good relationships with all stakeholders and to raise corporate value.
To present this way of thinking more clearly to stakeholders, in 2005 the CSR Charter (TAIYO YUDEN Group's Charter on Social Responsibility) was established.
The following year, in 2006, specific action policies were established to ensure that employees adhere to the letter and spirit of the CSR Charter in the form of a CSR Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct Regarding Social Responsibilities of the TAIYO YUDEN Group).

CSR Charter

CSR Code of Conduct

CSR Communication

TAIYO YUDEN Group proactively implements training aiming to disseminate and understand CSR.

We provide the CSR Code of Conduct Handbook, which has simple explanation and illustration of the code in six languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Malay), to all executives and workers.

When enter the company and get promoted, the related workers have group training, and also all workers have e-Learning on an annual basis. Furthermore, the executive management regularly has a seminar by an external lecturer.

CSR Activities Promotion Framework

In the Group's CSR activities, overall management is provided by the Internal Control Committee. The promotion organization is comprised of officers in charge and HQ divisions appointed for each provision of the Code of Conduct and each applicable risk, and management is carried out according to a system (the Compliance and Risk Management System) implemented by each group company in accordance with the activity policy and rules in common established by the promotion organization.

Whistleblowing System

At TAIYO YUDEN we have introduced a whistleblowing system aimed at quickly discovering and correcting any behavior in the workplace that either violates or threatens to violate laws or internal regulations. This system is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. It protects whistle-blowers, prohibiting treatment that penalizes the whistleblower for reporting improper behavior, for example; it also allows whistleblower anonymity. The whistleblowing system is communicated via internal posters, annual training for all workers.

CSR Management System

The TAIYO YUDEN Group has built a CSR management system to achieve the goals set forth in our CSR Charter and assure compliance with the CSR Code of Conduct.
In carrying out CSR activities, we follow the provisions of our Code of Conduct and comply with laws and regulations as a matter of course. We also have a framework and rules in place for promoting proper conduct and all of our group sites employ a management system based on the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle.
These activities are checked through internal audits and a notification system. An annual review of CSR performance is conducted and activities are continually being improved.

Compliance and Risk Management

At TAIYO YUDEN compliance and risk management is a key activity of our CSR management system.
The laws and regulations that require compliance are listed by organization along with the risks that might adversely affect business, and regulatory compliance procedures and risk mitigation measures are drafted and implemented as part of the system.
New laws/regulations and risks are regularly added to the list and the compliance procedures and mitigation measures pertaining to existing laws/regulations and risks are reassessed for aptness each fiscal term. We are making thorough efforts to achieve regulatory compliance and prevent and minimize risks.

Relations between TAIYO YUDEN and Stakeholders

Stakeholder Relation Major Opportunities
Employees Labor Supply ⇔ Employment Opportunity
  • Employee Survey
  • Whistleblowing System
  • Discussion with Labor Union
Customers Product Purchase ⇔ Product Sales
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Audit by Customer
  • Exhibition and Product Explanation
Supply Chain Material Purchase ⇔ Material Procurement
  • Briefing to Supplier
  • Audit to Supplier
Local Communities Social Infrastructure Supply ⇔
Job Creation, Tax Payment
  • Contributing to Communities
  • Information Disclosure
Shareholders and Investors Funding ⇔ Dividends
  • Financial Results Briefing
  • General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Investor Visit