Key sustainability issues (materialities)
Defining our materialities
In 2022, we defined the following five points as our materialities to be addressed in 2030 by backcasting from our vision for the society of 2030, including our VISION2030 long-term management vision and contribution to the SDGs. With respect to these materialities, the Daiseki Group seeks to achieve both progress in our business activities and the sustainability of the global environment and society, based on our corporate purpose of "being an environment-creating company that contributes to society through the environment, making the best use of limited resources."
Materiality Assessment Process
Main opinions considered
Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions
Contribution to the water cycle
Disclosure of toxic waste emissions information
Strengthening employee education and labor management
Protecting human rights
Introduction of a safety management system
Introduction of performance-linked compensation system
Strengthening Group company management
Vision 2030 target management
Daiseki Group officers and employees
Realization of a circular economy society
Promotion of countermeasures for climate change
Demonstration of each person’s individuality and abilities
Workplaces prioritizing safety where employees can work with peace of mind
Co-existence and mutual prosperity with local communities
Gaining trust through compliance
Under our management principles of “Ideas,” “Plans,” “structures”,and “Actions” the Daiseki Group endorses the spirit of the specific action guidelines adopted by the United Nations as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and aims to become the No. 1 recycling company in Asia as "an environment-creating company that contributes to society through the environment."
The Daiseki Group's priority Issues and initiatives
best use of
|We obtained SBTi certification for our greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and worked toward these goals. We received a B score from the CDP.
|We promoted human capital management by formulating a human resources development policy and workplace environment improvement policy.
|We implemented thorough accident-prevention measures, including investigations into the root causes of accidents and safety patrols of our customers’ premises.
|We furthered our cooperation with local governments and universities by participating in local government events and implementing practical training in cooperation with universities.
of laws and
|We worked to increase employees’ knowledge and awareness of laws and regulations through compliance study sessions attended monthly by all employees.
In line with our vision for the society in 2030, the Daiseki Group continually engages in sustainability activities that must be carried out by that date. The content of our sustainability activities are formulated with consideration of factors including our corporate purpose and materialities, the VISION2030 long-term management vision and contribution to the SDGs. The activities are approved by the Sustainability Headquarters composed of our president, other executive officers, and the presidents of our Group companies, and are then reported to the Board of Directors.
Examples of initiatives
Making the best use of limited resources
- Fuel recycling (Daiseki)
- Cement material recycling (Daiseki)
- Lead recycling (Daiseki MCR)
Creating workplace that individuals shine
- Interviews with outside directors and female employees
- Utilization of childcare leave by male employees
- Certificate of a Health and Productivity Management Organization
Eliminating industrial and environmental accidents
- Danger Prediction Training
- Safety trainings for partner companies
(Daiseki Kansai Works)
- Disaster drill
(Daiseki Kanto Works)
A company well-liked by local communities
- Agreement signing ceremony on business partnership with Gamagori City (Daiseki)
- Plant tours are held regularly inciting residents in surrounding area (Daiseki Hokuriku Works)
- Cooperation with The University of
Tokyo One Earth Guardians
Promoting thorough understanding of compliance and observation of laws and regulations
- Corporate governance structure
- Compliance study sessions
- Certificate of an Excellent Industrial Waste Disposal Company