ROHM Group's Sustainability
ROHM Group’s Sustainability
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 Sustainability 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 "Sustainability 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 Sustainability Policy
We will conduct sincere, fair, and transparent business activities from a global perspective in accordance with objectives and policies such as Company Mission and basic Policy, and work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to contribute to the sustainable development of society. In addition, we will build good relationships through communication with all stakeholders as follows, gain trust from society, and achieve continued growth of our company.
|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 aims to deepen exchanges with each country and local community, respect their cultures and customs, and create relationships that can develop together with society and local communities. In addition, ROHM will carry out social contribution activities, cultural and artistic activities, etc., and support activities, and actively engage in global environmental conservation activities through our business activities.|
The deadline for achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030 is less than 10 years. The world is still in the midst of social problems such as large-scale natural disasters caused by global warming and climate change. There are changes, food and water shortages, human rights issues, and more serious issues than ever before. In order to realize a sustainable society together with all stakeholders, it is important to tackle these issues throughout the 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 sustainability priority issues for ROHM Group so that we can actively contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through our business activities.
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.
ROHM Group have been 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.
Through these activities, 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|
|Product Quality||Quality||ISO 9001|
|Quality/Functional Safety for the Industrial/Automotive Industry||ISO/TS 16949
|Management Quality (Quality of Business Activities)||Environment||ISO 14001|
|Occupational Health and Safety||OHSAS18001/ISO 45001*1|
|Information security||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Labor, Health and Safety, Environmental, Ethics, Management Systems||RBA*2VAP audit*3|
- *1All production bases except ROHM-Wako Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Have acquired ISO 45001 certification.
- *2BA(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 RBA 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.