CSR Management

 

CSR Activity Promotion and Structure

CSR Activity Promotion Structure

 CSR activity of the Alps Electric Group is carried out proactively by individual departments. The Corporate Planning Office is responsible for summarizing the results of departmental activities and outstanding themes and reporting every quarter to the Board of Directors.

 The Alps Electric Group advances CSR activity according to mid-term plans established every three years. The 4th CSR Mid-Term Plan (FY2016 – 2018) is currently in effect and departments involved in activities addressing CSR issues are advancing initiatives toward achieving individual mid-term targets.

Alps Electric Group 4th CSR Mid-Term Plan

Alps Electric Group 4th CSR Mid-Term Plan

FY2016 Review

Overview ・Results of third-party ESG evaluations were shared internally. Third-party evaluations were
 examined and a start was made on reviewing measures and preparing to disclose
 information to gain a better evaluation score.
・An ESG investment study session, led by an outside lecturer, was held for directors and
 related personnel.
Environment ・Targets were met for global warming countermeasures at business facilities; effective
 utilization of resources in design and manufacturing (material yield, material straight pass
 rate); water usage; and sales promotion of environmentally friendly products. However,
 we lagged behind targets for global warming countermeasures in logistics and reduction
 of total waste emissions.
・A biodiversity survey was conducted at Alps Electric Headquarters (Ota-ku, Tokyo).
Society ・In Japan, we put in place policies and regulations conforming to external standards,
 including the Code of Conduct laid down by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
 (EICC). In order foster CSR awareness at overseas affiliates, CSR training was provided
 to CSR leaders at overseas bases.
・A survey of CSR procurement approaches at other companies was launched as part
 of deliberation on ways to strengthen CSR procurement at Alps Electric in line with laws
 and policies and standards of external organizations.
Governance ・Alps Electric made the transition to a “company with an audit and supervisory committee”
 and responded to introduction of the Corporate Governance Code according to plan
 with relevant departments at Alps Electric liaising with Alpine Electronics and Alps
 Logistics.
・In regard to risk management, work began with committees undertaking tasks like
 preparing risk maps. However, reorganization of crisis management manuals remained
 unfinished and has been made a measure for fiscal 2017.

The SDGs and Our Business

Our corporate philosophy is "Alps creates new value that satisfies stakeholders and are friendly to the Earth." The spirit of this philosophy is in agreement with the approaches to protecting the global environment and respecting human rights to ensure that nobody is left behind required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—targets set by the United Nations to meet by 2030. As a corporate citizen, we are pursuing related initiatives.
We will continue to contribute to preservation of the environment and to the health and happiness of people everywhere through not only in-house action, but also through our pursuit of innovation and provision of products and solutions as a manufacturer.
Goals Related page link
Goal 1
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
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Goal 2
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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Goal 3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Products search by Application (Social contribution by Products):
http://www.alps.com/products/e/set/index.html
Goal 4
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Communication with Stakeholders (Monozukuri workshops, etc...):
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/community/index.html
Goal 5
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Diversity:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/diversity.html
Goal 6
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
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Goal 7
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Products search by Application (Social contribution by Products):
http://www.alps.com/products/e/set/index.html
Goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Human Resources Development:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/grow.html
Occupational Safety:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/safety.html
Goal 9
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Products search by Application (Social contribution by Products):
http://www.alps.com/products/e/set/index.html
Goal 10
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Diversity:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/diversity.html
Goal 11
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable/td>
Products search by Application (Social contribution by Products):
http://www.alps.com/products/e/set/index.html
Goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Relations with Suppliers (Green procurement, etc…)
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/supply/index.html
Goal 13
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Products (Devices improving efficiency of power supply, current sensors, etc…)
http://www.alps.com/products/e/index.html
Energy conservation:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/environment/envi_prev.html
Goal 14
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans and marine resources for sustainable development
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Goal 15
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Biodiversity:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/environment/envi_div.html
Goal 16
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Relations with Suppliers (Response to Conflict Minerals etc…)
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/supply/index.html
Products search by Application (Social contribution by Products):
http://www.alps.com/products/e/set/index.html
Goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Relations with Customers:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/customer/index.html
Relations with Suppliers:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/supply/index.html
Communication with Stakeholders:
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/community/index.html

ISO26000 Content Index

Introduction of our company’s efforts related to 7 Core subjects of ISO26000 (International standard of CSR)
ISO26000
Core subjects
issues Introduced pages
Organizational governance Issue 1:
Organizational governance
Fair Management 
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/manage/index.html
(Corporate Governance, Compliance, etc.)
Human rights Issue 1:
Due diligence
Issue 2:
Human rights risk situations
Issue 3:
Avoidance of complicity
Issue 4:
Resolving grievances
Issue 5:
Discrimination and vulnerable groups
Issue 6:
Civil and political rights
Issue 7:
Economic, social and cultural rights
Issue 8:
Fundamental principles and rights at work
Relations with Customers
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/customer/index.html
(Functional Safety, Research & Development, etc.)

Relations with Employees
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/index.html
(Labor management Relations, Occupational Safety, etc.)

Relations with Suppliers
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/supply/index.html
(Response to Conflict Minerals, etc.)

Fair Management
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/manage/index.html
(Compliance, etc.)
Labour practices Issue 1:
Employment and employment relationship
Issue 2:
Conditions of work and social protection
Issue 3:
Social dialogue
Issue 4:
Health and safety at work
Issue 5:
Human development and training in in the workplace
Relations with Employees
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/worker/index.html
(Labor management Relations, Occupational Safety, etc.)
The environment Issue 1:
Prevention of pollution
Issue 2:
Sustainable resource use
Issue 3:
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Issue 4:
Protection of the environment, biodiversity and restoration of natural habitats
Environmental Preservation
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/environment/index.html
(Environmental Management, Earth-Friendly Product Design, Energy Conservation, Effective Use of Resources, Biodiversity etc.)
Fair operating practices Issue 1:
Anti-corruption
Issue 2:
Responsible political involvement
Issue 3:
Fair competition
Issue 4:
Promoting social responsibility in the value chain
Issue 5:
Respect for property rights
Fair Management
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/manage/index.html
(Compliance, etc.)
Consumer issues Issue 1:
Fair marketing, factual and unbiased information and fair contractual practices
Issue 2:
Protecting consumers’ health and safety
Issue 3:
Sustainable consumption
Issue 4:
Consumer service, support, and complaint and dispute resolution
Issue 5:
Consumer data protection and privacy
Issue 6:
Access to essential services
Issue 7:
Education and awareness
Relations with Customers
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/customer/index.html
(Functional Safety, Research & Development, etc.)
Community involvement and development Issue 1:
Community involvement
Issue 2:
Education and culture
Issue 3:
Employment creation and skills development
Issue 4:
Technology development and access
Issue 5:
Wealth and income creation
Issue 6:
Health
Issue 7:
Social investment
Relations with Customer
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/customer/index.html
(Research & Development, etc.)

Communication with Stakeholders
http://www.alps.com/e/csr/community/index.html
(Communication with Customers and Local Communities)