ROHM Group CSR/CSV
Ever since there has been attention drawn to the importance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), there have also been questions asked about whether "management quality" has been secured for a company. This management quality refers to the quality of the overall management of a company and goes beyond just the QCDS (Product Quality = Quality, Cost, Delivery, Service, etc.) for the "goods" and "services" that a company supplies. At ROHM Group, we consider the satisfaction of both of these requirements to be the "quality of the company" and are striving to achieve this each day.
ROHM aims to correctly grasp the changes in society and strives to become a company that is selected by our customers and other stakeholders around the world. To improve the "quality of the company" even further, ROHM Group has worked to put CSR into practice by realizing the mission and policy in the "Company Mission" and "Basic Management Policy" that we have set ourselves since the foundation of the business.
The "Company Mission" and "Basic Management Policy" stated by ROHM Group reflect our strong desire to enrich society through our business activities and each and every employee uses them as a foundation when executing their duties. We also use this mission and policy as a foundation to define our "ROHM Group's CSR Policy" for each separate stakeholder from the aspect of CSR and we have defined "ROHM Group Business Conduct Guidelines" as more specific rules for action for ROHM employees.
The mission and policy in the "Company Mission" and "Basic Management Policy" will remain unchanged from now on, but the "CSR Policy" and "ROHM Group Business Conduct Guidelines" will continue to evolve in response to our dialogue with our stakeholders and the shifts in international norms. By approaching CSR in this way, we will further develop our actualization of CSV to solve the issues of society. We believe that the result of this will be that we will earn the trust of society and that it will lead to the sustainable growth of the company.
ROHM Group's CSR Policy
|Customers||ROHM seeks to obtain customer satisfaction and confidence by continuing to supply of high quality products and services in a timely and appropriate manner. ROHM is also open to customer feedback and suggestions, and will evaluate them internally. ROHM places the highest priority on the safety of its products and strives to disclose relevant information as necessary.|
|Business Partners||ROHM selects its business partners according to equitable and rational criteria. ROHM values the relationship with its business partners and conducts equal and fair transactions for mutual prosperity.|
|Employees||ROHM strives to ensure a safe and pleasant working environment, respect human values and individuality, and create a fair and appropriate workplace where each employee may demonstrate individual initiative.|
|Shareholders and Investors||ROHM seeks to continuously improve corporate value and secure appropriate profits in order to provide a steady return to both shareholders and investors. ROHM offers financial information in order to keep shareholders and investors actively informed.|
|Local Societies and Communities||ROHM works to deepen its relationship with each country and local community, respect their culture and custom, and implement and support social, cultural, and art activities. ROHM also endeavors to preserve the global environment throughout its daily business activities.|
It is now ten years until the deadline for SDGs established to be achieved by 2030. The world is still faced with social issues such as global warming, major natural disasters caused by climate change, food and water shortages, and human rights problems, and some issues are more serious than ever. In order for us to work together with all of our stakeholders to realize a sustainable society, it will be important that we work on these issues throughout the entire value chain.
ROHM Group believes that the linking of business activities to these SDGs will lead to the realization of CSV, which is value common to both society and the company. In order to make CSV a reality and to advance the company and society, we arrange opportunities for dialogue with various stakeholders globally and define the priority CSR issues for ROHM Group so that we can actively contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through our business activities.
Priority CSR Issues
ROHM Group has actively spoken to its stakeholders within and outside the company and examined the opinions, requests and interests they expressed in line with the core themes of ISO26000. We have identified the impact ROHM Group has on society and established six “Priority CSR issues.” These six priority issues include "Creating Shared Value (CSV), that is Resolving Social Issues through Business Activities," in which, by playing a part in solving social issues, our business activities themselves will also lead to ROHM’s own growth. They also include "Business Activities that Could Bring Positive Social Impact to the Society," in which we will meet the expectations of our stakeholders by mitigating the impact that our business activities have on those around us. We are pursuing initiatives tailored to each of these challenges.
|CSR Priority Issues||Reasons for Selection（※）||Contributions to SDGs Achievement||theme||chance||risk||CSR Website|
|Resolve social issues through innovative products||There are societal demands for the resolution or alleviation of environmental issues on a global scale, such as limited resources and climate change, as well as for increased energy conservation.||Development of Innovative New Projects||○||CSV Strategy 1|
|Development of Innovative New Technologies||○||CSV Strategy 2|
|Energy Saving||○||CSV Strategy 3|
|Develop a global workforce that can contribute to the international community||As economies becomes increasingly global, ROHM believes that it is crucial to cultivate a diverse workforce that accepts different backgrounds and values from each local region and works together to create new value.||Diverse Human Resources Development||○||Human Capital Development|
|Establishing an Environment where Diverse Values can be accepted||○||Creating a Rewarding Workplace|
|Diversity & Inclusion|
|Ensure a stable||There are societal demands for the organizational structure that enables stable, speedy supply of high quality products.||Improvement of Quality||○||CSV Strategy 4|
|Safe and Secure Procurement||○||Procurement Management|
|Business Continuity Planning||○||Risk Management|
|Make considerations for labor practices and thoroughly respect human rights in the value chain||ROHM believes that it is essential to make efforts for considering human rights, improving working environments, and promote anti-corruption activities based on international norms such as the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000 and the RBA Code of Conduct. ROHM also strives to comply with the RBA Code of Conduct as a fair company.||Respect Human Rights||○||Procurement Management|
|Promote Comfortable Working Environments||○||Creating a Rewarding Workplace|
|Labor Safety and Hygiene|
|Supply Chain Management||○||Procuremental Management|
|Carry out business activities that protect the global environment||There are societal demands for reducing the environmental load from manufacturing at all production companies in order to resolve or alleviate environmental issues such as limited resources and climate change.||Efficient Manufacturing||○||CSV Strategy 4|
|Combat Climate Change||○||Environmental Management|
|Reduction of Environmental Impact||○|
|Contribute to local communities through business activities||ROHM believes that it is important to contribute to the regional development through dialogue with the community as a corporate citizen.||Co-exist with Local Communities
Contribute to Local Communities
|○||ROHM Group's Social Contribution|
|Engagement with Local Communities||○|
- Opportunity：Resolve Social Issues through Business Activities
- Risk：Business Activities that Could Bring Positive Social Impact to the Society
- ※ROHM Group judges priorities based on the impact on stakeholder evaluation and decision-making and the impact the organization has on the economy, environment and society.
Process of Identifying CSR Materiality
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.
Communication with Stakeholders
The main stakeholders of ROHM Group are customers whom our products and services are provided to;
and all those individuals from the society such as shareholders, investors, employees, and suppliers who have direct stake in the functioning and performance of a company.
|Stakeholder Group||Main Responsibilities||Main Communication Methods & Opportunities|
|Customers||Ensure product qaulity||Contact our support team through the official website|
|Disclose relevant information of products||Exhibition|
|Improve customer satisfaction||Product information session|
|Meet potential requirements of customers||Customer satisfaction survey|
|Exchange of information during customer visit|
|Business partners||Conduct transparent and fair trade||Briefing for CSR Procurement|
|The concern for human rights, labor, safety, and environmental issues in global supply chain system||CSR Procurement Audit|
|CSR Procurement Self-Assessment (CSR Questionnaire)|
|Compliance Hotline for suppliers|
|Employees||Ensure labor, safety and hygiene issues in the workplace||Internal Online Portal Site|
|Respect for human rights and eliminate discrimination||Internal magazine|
|Human resources and talent development||Employee survey|
|Respect for diversity||Internal whistleblowing system (Compiance Hotline)|
|Agreement with labor union|
|Shareholders and investors||Appropriate and fair profit returns||Shareholders' meetings|
|Respect shareholders' voting rights||Briefing of financial results from President and Board of Directors|
|Disclose relevant and fair financial information||Visit overseas investors|
|Promote global IR activities||Conferences and technology seminars held by stock and securities company for Institutional investors|
|Company briefing for individual investors|
|Annual Financial Report|
|Official IR Website|
|Society and local communities||Leverage individual's skills and experiences that contribute to the society||Social contribution activities|
|Response to NPO (CDP etc.)||Answer to questionnaire surveys|
|Develop activities in response to issues differ from community to community||Business trips for education activities|
|Receive company and factory visit requests from schools|
|Music support (Music foundation)|
Dialogue with Customers
Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors
Dialogue with Employees
Dialogue with Business Partners
Dialogue with Local Societies and Community
CSR Management System
In ROHM Group, the CSR Committee, comprised of all the directors and division heads with their respective rights, fulfills responsibilities for CSR themes that spans the entire Group, such as the environment, society, and governance, with ROHM's President as the Committee Chairman. The CSR Committee includes seven subcommittees that make decisions based on discussions about objectives, plans, and performance in each area. Resolutions determined by the CSR Committee are conveyed to ROHM's internal divisions and group affiliates through the seven subcommittees then executed accordingly. Each member of the seven subcommittees is appointed by the respective committee chairperson at the same time the annual implementation plan is established, after which they begin fulfilling their duties. The CSR Office acts as both an office for managing the CSR Committee and a liaison with outside auditing organizations for CSR-related topics.
In ROHM Group, we obtained management system assurance based on implementing PDCA (Plan->Do->Check->Action) according to CSR Management System structure with the cooperation from each specialized committee, division and group companies.
Therefore, we are aiming to get selected and recognized by stakeholders through improving company's management quality.
Management System Assurance & Operation Status
|Themes||Management System Certification/Customer Demands|
|Quality/Functional Safety for the Industrial/Automotive Industry||ISO/TS16949
|Management Quality (Quality of Business Activities)||Environment||ISO14001|
|Occupational Health and Safety||OHSAS18001*1|
|Labor, Health and Safety, Environmental, Ethics, Management Systems||RBA*2VAP audit*3|
- *1We are currently working on the transition from OHSAS18001 to ISO45001.
- *2：RBA(Responsible Business Alliance) Code of Conduct is a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, ISO and SA standards, and many more. While the Code of Conduct originated with the electronics industry in mind, it is applicable to and used by many industries beyond electronics.
- *3VAP stands for Validate Audit Process. This is a third-party Audit of the EICC code of conduct.
Participate in UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is an international initiative that enables businesses and other organizations to exercise responsible and creative leadership in order to achieve sustainable growth. Companies supporting UNGC must maintain 10 principles in the 4 areas of human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption. ROHM Group joined the membership of UNGC in May 2011 and continuing to support the 10 principles.
External (Third-party) Evaluation
ROHM actively communicates with shareholders and investors around the world, for example by disclosing business results and other corporate information promptly.
In addition, ROHM has formulated a disclosure policy and strives to provide fair and accurate information in a timely manner.
ROHM has been selected as a constituent in one of FTST4Good index
ROHM is selected as one of the "FTSE 4 Good Index" components by British Index Company - FTSE Russell for 17 consecutive years.
ROHM is also selected as the component of "FTSE Blossom Japan Index," Which is the new ESG investor index established by Government Pension Investment Fund(GPIF) for 4 consecutive years.
ROHM Has Been Received “A” Rank in MSCI ESG Rating
ROHM Group received "A" rank in the ROHM ESG rating conducted by MSCI of the US Morgan Stanley Group. MSCI is characterized by narrowing down the ESG issues of high importance based on the industrial characteristics of the companies subject to ESG evaluation and conducting evaluation.
ROHM Awarded Gold Rating of Sustainability 2019 by EcoVadis
ROHM has been awarded the top-rank Gold Rating of sustainability 2019 by EcoVadis, the France-based global assessment agency.EcoVadis, the world's trusted provider of business sustainability ratings assesses activities of Corporate Social Responsibility in 198 purchasing categories and in 155 countries according to the four themes: Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. The Gold Rating places ROHM among the top 5 percent of all businesses assessed by EcoVadis. In particular, ROHM is included within the top 1 percent of businesses in Environmental theme.
ROHM Received Bronze Class in Overall Category of SUSTAINA ESG AWARDS 2019.
ROHM was selected as bronze Class of “Sustaina ESG Awards 2019” by SUSTAINA, a company that provides an online platform using AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology to evaluate overall ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performances of more than 4,000 companies based on the International Standard of Social Responsibility - "ISO26000". The purpose of this “SUSTAINA ESG AWARDS” is to raise awareness and encourage more companies to be more actively involved in promoting CSR/ESG activities by rewarding selected leading companies to serve as role models. In overall category, 100 companies with highest total scores are selected as the "ESG Management Leading Companies". The top 20 companies are selected as Gold Class, 30 companies are Silver Class, and the rest 50 companies are selected as Bronze Class.
ROHM Has Been Certified as Health & Productivity Management Organization
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi jointly offer the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program to recognize enterprises that are outstanding in implementing initiatives to promote health and productivity management including efforts aimed at addressing regional health problems.ROHM has been certified to be among “White 500” large-scale Health & Productivity Management Organizations for the fourth consecutive year.
ROHM Ranked 5th in the “10th Quality Management Level Research”
ROHM is pleased to announce the result of the “10th Quality Management Level Research” in 2018 conducted by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (UJSE), sponsored by Nikkei Inc.. ROHM was highly evaluated and ranked fifth. Quality Management Level Research has been conducted by UJSE, once every two years. The purpose of this research is to raise awareness and encourage industries to be more actively involved in promoting 'quality management',
Awards and Evaluations from Customers
ROHM Group has been making daily efforts to improve quality and environmental issues in order to meet customer expectations. Our efforts have been evaluated by our customers and we have received the following awards.
|2011||"Global Supplier Award 2011/2012" from Bosch.|
|2011||"QCD Certificate" from Epson Engineering (Shenzhen).|
|2011||"2011 World Excellence Award" from Ford.|
|2011||"Excellence Award" from the Toyota Hirose Plant for quality control activities.|
|2011||Rated by Denso as the best "quality supplier" for the fifth consecutive year in the electronic component quality evaluation system in the signal transistor category.|
|2011||"Excellence Award" from Hanshin Electricfrom for quality improvement activities.|
|2012||"Supplier Quality Award 2012" from Continental.|
|2012||"Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence" from Delphi.|
|2012||"GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from General Motors.|
|2012||"Excellence Award" from the Toyota Hirose Plant for quality control activities.|
|2012||"Quality Excellence Award" from Denso.|
|2012||"Quality Excellence Award" from Mitsuba.|
|2012||"Quality Excellence Award" from Fujitsu Ten.|
|2013||"Supplier Quality Award 2013" from Continental.|
|2013||"GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from General Motors.|
|2013||"Excellence Award" from the Toyota Hirose factory for quality control activities.|
|2013||"Excellence Award" from Clarion for QCD improvement activities.|
|2013||Certified as "Best Supplier" by Pioneer.|
|2013||"Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from Honda Lock.|
|2013||"Quality Improvement Award" from Hitachi Automotive Systems Hanshin.|
|2014||"GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from General Motors.|
|2014||"Excellence Award" from the Toyota Hirose factory for quality control activities.|
|2014||"Excellent Supplier Award" from Mitsubishi Electric Communication Networks center for the achievement of zero defects over the long term.|
|2014||"Quality Excellence Award" from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Nagoya Works.|
|2015||"Supplier of the Year 2014 Best Performance within Category Discretes and Standard Ics" from Continental.|
|2015||"Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence" from Delphi.|
|2016||"Supplier of the Year 2015 Best Performance within Category Broadliner Electronics" from Continental.|
|2016||"GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award" from General Motors.|
|2016||"Quality Excellence Award" from Toyota Hirose Factory.|
|2016||"Best Supplier of Alpine electronics manufacturing of Europe Ltd." from Alpine.|
|2016||"Special Award" for its efforts in quality and service from Calsonic Kansei.|
|2016||Certified by Denso as the best "quality supplier" for the fifth consecutive year in the electronic component quality evaluation system in the transistor and signal application divisions.|
|2017||"Supplier of the Year 2016, Best Performance within Global Category Discretes" from Continental.|
|2017||"Partner Excellence Award" in 2016 supplier evaluation from TOTO.|
|2017||"Quality Excellence Award" from Asmo for its quality improvement activities in FY2016.|
|2017||"Quality Excellence Award" from Stanley Electric for its quality of delivery in 2016.|
|2020||“Certificate of appreciation” for its efforts in quality from Toyota.|
|2020||"Quality Excellence Award" from Sumitomo Wiring Systems.|