CEO's Message

CEO's Message

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our stakeholders for their ongoing support and good wishes.

Fiscal year 2020 was a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic exerted a global impact. While the declarations of states of emergency in Japan and lockdowns in countries around the world have placed restrictions on people, remote work- and nesting-related demands have created new markets and brought great change to our lives.

Beyond that, changes are occurring in surrounding society itself. Under such circumstances, there is increasing momentum for companies to address the SDGs and otherwise take responsibility as members of a sustainable society. The Tokyo Seimitsu Group, too, is strongly aware that we have a responsibility to bring about a sustainable society.

Applying the precision positioning technology that we have built up since our founding, the Tokyo Seimitsu Group has provided the world with semiconductor manufacturing equipment that is indispensable for the production of the cutting-edge semiconductors and electronic components that are vital to digital transformation (DX), along with precision measuring instrument that contributes to energy conservation in automobiles and other areas.

In 2015, when the SDGs were adopted at the United Nations Summit, we established our CSR Department under the direct control of the President, and named an ongoing role in building a future full of dreams as the slogan for our CSR activities. We set issues (materiality) from the viewpoint of the ESGs and individual targets for solving those issues, and are working toward the achievement of a sustainable society.

Initiatives for ESG

Environment

With regard to the "E" (environmental) of ESG, we are promoting environmentally friendly product design using life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, which quantitatively evaluates the environmental impacts of a product over its entire life cycle. We have released semiconductor manufacturing equipment and precision measuring instruments that reduce environmental impacts during product use, which accounts for most of the life cycle of the products.

In response to environmental issues such as water resources, waste, and climate change caused by global warming, we are working toward the reduction of CO2 emissions from electricity used in our business activities, reduction of water and paper resource consumption, and improvement of waste recycling efficiency.

In the past, the Tokyo Seimitsu Group had implemented midterm targets with proprietary reduction targets. Upon the announcement by the Japanese government that it would raise its fiscal year 2030 target for greenhouse gas reduction, we revised our reduction targets. In addition, in 2021 we launched internal initiatives related to the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure), under which we plan to disclose risks, business opportunities, and Tokyo Seimitsu Group initiatives in the future.

Social
 

With regard to the "S" (social) of ESG, with a strong sense of pride and responsibility for supporting customers' manufacturing activities through measuring technologies and products, we have advanced activities to improve and enhance quality and service while continuing to change with the times. As measures against COVID-19, we are working to offer new services including web-based seminars, remote demonstrations, and remote support using wearable devices.

To strengthen sustainable supply chains, we are developing a web-based system for suppliers that will address the ever-growing need for information sharing, including supplier CSR questionnaires, notifications of disasters such as earthquakes and heavy rains, surveys of damage conditions, and communication of various notifications. In combination with the CSR seminar that we hold yearly, we aim to build a structure that enables more sustainable and active communication with suppliers.

With regard to people, we have formulated a new Action Plan for Promoting Employment and Careers of Women. We respect the diversity of our employees, and seek to create workplaces where we can leverage the individuality of all people.

We are also working toward the creation of rewarding workplaces by preparing safe and healthy working environments, promoting work efficiency, and reducing overtime.

Governance

Regarding the "G" (governance) in ESG, in response to the illegal behavior that occurred at a consolidated subsidiary of the Tokyo Seimitsu Group, we established a special investigation committee to clarify the whole picture. Based on the recommendations of the committee, we are formulating and executing recurrence prevention measures. To establish more transparent governance, we will undertake reforms of our organizational culture and enhancement of education, setting compliance as the highest priority for the whole Group.

While deepening WIN-WIN relationships with our many stakeholders and creating new value, the Tokyo Seimitsu Group will continue playing a role in building a future full of dreams.



Important issues (materiality)

 
 
 
Environmental
 
 Environmental contribution through products
 (eco-products)
 Environmental contribution through business
 activities (eco-factory)
 
 
 
 
Social
 
 
 
 Value provision through products
 Strengthening of sustainable supply chain
 Creation of workplaces where diverse people
 can play active roles
 Creation of rewarding workplaces
 
 
Governance
 
 Strengthening of management foundation
 Strengthening of compliance

Main initiatives for ESG in FY2020

  Environment

●Development of environmentally friendly products:
 Development and release of products with consideration of
 LCA*1
●Prevention of global warming: Switch to low-carbon electricity
 and installation of solar panels at the MI building of the
 Tsuchiura Plant
●Resource conservation and recycling: Reduction of water and
 paper usage, improvement of waste recycling rate
 
 
 
 
Social

●Quality and safety: Quality improvement through QMS activities and
 provision of safety training
●Services: Construction of operating structures for remote support and remote demonstrations
●Supply chain: Promotion of CSR activities in collaboration with suppliers
●Enhancement of workplace environment: Promotion of women's
 participation and advancement, healthy company declaration,
 working hours management
 
 
Governance

●Compliance: Implementation of continuous compliance education and strengthening of monitoring systems
●Risk management: Strengthening BCPs*2 and information security
 structure

*1LCA:Life Cycle Assessment

*2BCP:Business Continuity Plan