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Sustainability Overview

Social Expectation (Value Creation)

materiality Overview of Fiscal 2015 and Strategies Going Forward

Utilization of unique air-care technologies [Solving Social Issues]

S.T. is developing products that could make the living of customers more comfortable with air, and proceeding with the air purifying business based on new technologies. Since "SDGs", there are growing social requirements and expectations for "solving social issues", and the S.T. Group considers that tackling these issues would lead to the creation of corporate value.

Products [Ensure healthy lives (Creation of a new market “air purifiers”)] Received the 40th Harushige Inoue Award and the "Award for Excellence" at the Japan Resilience Award 2016 (hosted by the Association for Resilience Japan).

Community [Sustainable industrialization (new employment), Sustainable manage forests] Concluded a comprehensive collaboration agreement with Kushiro City.

Social Requirements (Social Responsibility)

materiality Overview of Fiscal 2015 and Strategies Going Forward

Provision of safe, reliable products to consumers [Consumer Issues]

We consider that the manufacturers of daily necessities have a social mission to make the living of consumers more comfortable and an important obligation to offer safe, reliable products and services. If an enterprise loses the satisfaction and trust of consumers, it will become unable to survive. We recognize it, and take various measures.

[Protecting consumers' health and safety] Through PL Committee, etc., managed and shared the quality of the products.

[Fair marketing, factual and unbiased information and fair contractual practices] Provided the products/useful information, quality information, and other information, on its website etc.

[Consumer service, support, and complaint and dispute resolution] Received the "award for excellence" at the 19th Corporate Telephone Manner Contest (hosted by Japan Telecom Users Association) for the second consecutive year.

[Consumer data protection and privacy] Under the policies for personal information protection and privacy, developed a management system and keep checking it regularly.

Securing and training of personnel [Labor Practices]

Amid the significant turning point, including demographic changes and globalization, if we cannot secure competent personnel who can respond to such changes, we will not be able to create corporate value sustainably. The S.T. Group recognizes this, and is improving employment and labor environments.

[Employment and employment relationship] Promoted diversity. It made efforts to establish systems where diverse workforce can thrive and nurture corporate culture that enhances driving force with brand value management.

[Human development and training in the workplace] Promoted compliance that corresponds with the society's expectations as the embodiment of the brand and CSR. It will continue implementing the S. T. Reform (STR) and human resource development.

[Social dialogue] Promoted mutual understanding between management and employees such as labor union.

[Conditions of work and social protection] Encouraged employees to have a good work-life balance. Also encouraged employees to enjoy benefits such as maternity leave and childcare leave.

[Health and safety at work] Promoted activities to protect health and safety of employees. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) included plans in preparation for disaster and disaster drills.

Efforts based on environmentally conscious products, manufacturing and distribution processes [Environment]

S.T. Group (in Japan) actively engages in the countermeasures for climate change, which is required globally, and tackles various environmental issues that would be influenced by business activities.

[Climate change mitigation and adaptation] CO2 emission was 3,688t. We will explore ways to utilize renewable resources.

[Prevention of pollution] Waste products generation has been reduced.

[Sustainable resource use] Successfully reduced the amount of power usage.