Engagement with Stakeholders

T&K TOKA conducts its business through engagement with a variety of stakeholders. We seek to increase our corporate value over the long term by proactively, effectively, and impartially disclosing corporate information and engaging in constructive dialog with stakeholders.

T&K TOKA Group's Stakeholders

Shareholders and investors

We deal with all shareholders and investors impartially, and disclose information appropriately and in a timely manner to ensure that there are no information gaps among shareholders. We also consider returns to shareholders to be an important management issue, and for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2018, 2019, and 2020, we paid annual dividend of JPY34 per share.

Customers

Through dialog with customers we identify their needs, and use our flexible structure to provide customers with products, services, and information. By developing and providing eco-friendly products, including UV ink, for which we have the largest share of the domestic market, biomass ink, and liquid carbon fiber dispersion resin, we help our customers reduce their environmental impact.

Suppliers

We regularly conduct suppliers audit with the objective of establishing favorable relationship with them in the medium to long term. We also conduct supplier audit when commencing transaction with a new supplier in order to procure materials with a minimal impact on health and the environment, and strive to secure multiple procurement routes from the perspective of risk management.

Government agencies and industry organizations

As a member of the Japan Printing Ink Makers Association, we comply with the Negative List Regulations (a set of voluntary restrictions related to printing ink) and carry out manufacturing with a minimum impact on health and the environment. Our Saitama Headquarters is also pursuing energy conservation activities to achieve the targets set in Saitama Prefecture's Ordinance Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming.

Employees

We support a variety of working styles for a diverse workforce of 739 employees (as of March 31, 2020), and pursue measures to create vital workplaces. In addition to promoting a positive work-life balance, expanding job categories to promote active participation by women, and developing global human resources, we engage in proactive dialog with employees to create more accommodating workplace environments.

Local communities

Our two major manufacturing facilities – the Saitama Headquarters and the Shiga Factory – are located near residential area, and in addition to taking countermeasures against odors and noise, we place importance on maintaining ongoing communication with these communities, including notifications of drills to be conducted in the factories. We as a company, as well as our employees, also support firework displays, festivals, and other events held by local community organizations.

Global environment

Recognizing our social responsibility to conduct our business activities in harmony with the global environment, both the Saitama Headquarters and the Shiga Factory are pursuing initiatives to promote energy conservation, reduce and recycle industrial waste, and manage chemical substances. In addition, we place a priority on developing and promoting the use of eco-friendly products.

Sustainability

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