Sustainability Management

We aim to achieve the Tamura Group Mission in order to contribute to the development of society. To this end, we are actively promoting sustainability, as we recognize the importance of each and every employee understanding the concept and acting accordingly.

Sustainability Promotion System

The Sustainability Promotion System was established under the leadership of the Sustainability Management Committee. Furthermore, the Compliance Special Committee was set up within the Sustainability Management Committee to address serious compliance problems.

■Sustainability Promotion System(as of October 1, 2022)

Participation in UN Global Compact
画像The Tamura Group announced its support for the UN Global Compact's ten principles and became a member in 2008. Our commitment to the ten principles concerning the protection of human rights, elimination of forced and compulsory labor, support for environment, and working against corruption, is reflected in the Tamura Group Code of Conduct, with which we carry on our activities. 

Please see here for our efforts on UN Global Compact

Engagement with SDGs
The Tamura Group, based on the understanding that the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 represent important agenda to be tackled by the society, has been undertaking efforts to integrate the concept of SDGs into its operation.

◆Establishment of basic policy
TheThe “Tamura Group Code of Conduct” was revised to identify the SDGs to be worked on by the whole Group, and respective basic guidelines were established. At the same time, the Group has developed a strategy for achieving sustainability with the year 2030 as the target, and has been promoting it by incorporating the SDGs into the 12th Medium-term Management Plan that was adopted in April 2019.

Basic policy on promotion of SDGs (Tamura Group Code of Conduct)

The Tamura Group recognizes our corporate social responsibility (CSR) of balancing the achievement of a sustainable society and the sustainable growth of the Tamura Group. We recognize the term “SDGs” as shared global language regarding social issues. In addition to understanding the business opportunities presented by SDGs and the responsibility of corporation in achieving SDGs, the Tamura Group will contribute to the solution of social issues through products, services, technology, and business activities.

◆Company-wide dissemination
With the aim of having all employees of the Group understand and work toward realizing the SDGs as if it were their own, we have been promoting various in-house dissemination measures.

Introduction of sustainable seafood to Company canteens
Since January 2020, menus using sustainable seafood have been served on a regular basis at the canteens of Tokyo Factory and Sakado Factory. We choose sustainable seafood with the “MSC”/“ASC” global certification, which is given to sustainable fishery products that have been caught or cultivated in consideration of marine environment and fishery resources, thus contributing to “Life Below Water,” one of the SDGs, and supporting producers who observe the catch limit.


SDG training
Whereas it had provided training programs mainly to managers up until FY2019, the Tamura Group expanded the scope of training to include rank and file in FY2020, and introduced a small-group question-and-answer session. For its overseas bases, the Group provided educational materials (in Japanese, English, and Chinese) explaining the relationship between business activities at the respective overseas bases and the SDGs.

Internal magazine
In an effort to raise awareness of the SDGs, an internal magazine dedicated to the SDGs has been serialized since the October 2018 issue. In FY2022, we published articles on reducing environmental impact through proper management of chemical substances, reducing in-house power consumption, and reviewing packaging methods.

SDG badges and business cards
With the aim of communicating to outside stakeholders our commitment to business with awareness of the SDGs, our approval of the SDGs, and our proactive efforts, SDG badges are distributed to employees and the SDG logo appears on their business cards.

Diffusion of CSR

CSR activities include the implementation of such issues as stakeholders’ demands that need to be addressed in daily business operations while adhering to corporate ethics, laws, and regulations, and efforts are being made to increase the awareness of every director and employee regarding the importance of having a good understanding of CSR and putting it into practice.

Compliance education
To realize CSR management, it is essential to enhance the awareness and sensitivity of not only the management but also each and every employee. The Tamura Group has identified compliance education as an important means to achieve that purpose. In FY2022, the following compliance education programs were implemented. Aiming to facilitate the understanding of compliance and to reduce risks, we will continue to actively promote the programs.

Major Compliance education programs implemented in FY2022

・ Discussion-based training in small groups using training materials (in Japanese, English, and Chinese),
  which is held at both domestic and overseas bases
・ Training programs on legal practice, including patents, security trade control,
  contracts, and unfair competition prevention

◆Delivery of CSR e-mail newsletter
The CSR e-mail newsletter is published twice a month and contains easy-to-understand explanation of news, case studies, etc. of compliance violations occurring around us.

Release of "CSR/SDGs Information Site"
As a source of information for understanding the Tamura Group's CSR activities, we have established a "CSR/SDGs Information Site" on our internal network, which is used for introductory education on CSR and SDGs.

External evaluations

◆CSR Ranking sponsored by Toyo Keizai Inc. (December 2023)
The “CSR Ranking” ranks “reliable companies” on the basis of “CSR evaluation” of HR utilization, the environment, corporate governance, and social performance, as well as financial criteria.
In the 2023 evaluation, Tamura Corporation acquired the highest of five ranks (AAA, AA, A, B, and C) in all categories. 

HR utilization Environment Corporate governance Social performance

CDP(February 2024)
The Tamura Group has received the following ratings out of 8-rank scale (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D-) from CDP.

- CDP Climate Change 2023 : B
- CDP Water Security 2023 : B-

CDP is a global non-profit organization that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions.


◆FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index (April 2022)
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index designed by FTSE Russell is a sector-neutral index to reflect the performance of Japanese companies that excel in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives in each sector. Tamura Corporation was selected as a constituent of this newly-established index.


◆Psychological Safety AWARD 2022 - Gold Ring Award

Tamura Corporation was selected to receive the Gold Ring Award at Psychological Safety AWARD 2022 organized by ZENTech Inc. to celebrate teams and organizations that work to create psychological safety.