Fostering “Ties of reliability” with stakeholders and helping to realize a sustainable society
Since its founding in 1918 as a pioneer in the Japanese carbon industry, Tokai Carbon has pursued the potential of carbon and created products that anticipated the needs of the times. Our product line boasts world-class quality and a large market share, and we have built an overseas network spread across Asia, Europe and North America. By supplying various materials to a wide range of industries including steelmaking, automobiles, semiconductors, and electronic components, we are supporting people's lives in ways that are difficult to see.
Basic concept and governance of Sustainability
As various issues related to the global environment such as global warming and abnormal weather, and various social issues such as human rights violations and poverty become apparent, the importance and urgency of efforts to realize a sustainable society are further increased. We have established our basic philosophy "Ties of Reliability" and have been engaged in CSR activities aiming the coexistence and co-prosperity with society. In order to clarify our stance of contributing to the global environment and social issues aggregated into the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through our corporate activities, establishing ESG management base was set as a key medium-term measure.
Important managerial Issues (Materiality) and Goals
In November 2019, as a first step to establish an ESG management base, we specified our “Materiality” that we should focus on. In terms of specifying the materiality, we identified the issues from the perspective of both Tokai Carbon Group and our stakeholders, assessed each materiality, discussed those at the CSR Committee which works under the management committee, referring to the opinions of external experts and finally, it was decided by resolution of the Board of Directors. Hereafter, we will sincerely face each materiality, contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, and appropriately disclose the status of its efforts.
*Back in 2019, this was conducted by the CSR Committee. It has now been reorganized into the Sustainability Committee, which works under the Board of Directors.
Tokai Carbon's initiatives
Sustainability related materials