Sustainability Report

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Non-Financial Information Summary

Rate of return to work after childcare leave 100%
FY2019
100%
FY2020
We provide support for balancing a job with childcare to promote employees’ work-life balance. As in the previous fiscal year, the rate of return to work after childcare leave in fiscal year 2020 was 100%.
Rate of taking of paid leave 61.4%
FY2019
47.2%
FY2020
We encourage the taking of paid leave to promote employees’ work-life balance. In the previous fiscal year, the rate of taking paid leave in our company was close to the industry standard level. In fiscal year 2020, the rate declined slightly due to factors including the launch of our healthcare business.
Overtime work hours Average of 4.08 hours per month
(Head Office, Sales Division, Research and Development Division)
FY2019
Average of 7.77 hours per month
(Head Office, Sales Division, Research and Development Division)
FY2020
We are working to reduce hours of overtime work, with zero overtime as our goal. In fiscal year 2020, overtime work hours increased slightly due to factors including the launch of our mask business and disruptions in the international supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, overtime work at our company remains far below industry standard levels.
Rate of work-from-home - 54%
April to July, 2021
With the goal of countering the spread of COVID-19 and diversifying work styles, we set a goal of a 70% work-from-home rate, and we undertook infrastructure improvements for a transition to work-from-home. The noted 54% rate was achieved during the pandemic, and represents a high percentage within the manufacturing industry.
Number of local staff members promoted to managerial positions at overseas sites 20 persons
FY2019
22 persons
FY2020
At sites in the U.S., the Philippines, and elsewhere, we have promoted a total of 22 local staff members to managerial and higher positions, including three persons serving in the top management of those sites and one person serving as a director.
Number of
occupational accidents
3 cases
FY2019
6 cases
FY2020
Although the number of occupational accidents increased in 2020, there were no fatal or other serious ones. We will continue to implement and enforce safety measures to prevent occupational accidents.
Number of whistleblower reports 0 reports
FY2019
2 reports
FY2020
In fiscal year 2020, we received two reports and requests for consultation. However, no serious cases occurred that could affect business operations.
Water usage 8,788 ㎥
FY2019
15,786 ㎥
FY2020
The amount of water we used increased from the previous fiscal year due to factors including the launch of mask production in the healthcare business and an increase in nanofiber production volume.
Electric power usage 1,597,354 kWh
FY2019
2,281,037 kWh
FY2020
The amount of electric power we used increased from the previous fiscal year due to factors including the launch of mask production in the healthcare business and an increase in nanofiber production volume.
CO₂ emissions 1,301 t-CO₂
FY2019
2,505 t-CO₂
FY2020
The amount of CO₂ we emitted increased from the previous fiscal year due to factors including the launch of mask production in the healthcare business and an increase in nanofiber production volume.
Contribution to reducing CO₂ emissions in society - 620 t-CO₂
FY2020
Reduction effect for Ultimate YAMASHIN Filter Mask® series only (FY2020; estimated by YAMASHIN).
* The use of 10,000 units of the Ultimate YAMASHIN Filter Mask® reduces amounts of waste and CO₂ emissions by the equivalent of 50,000 disposable masks, contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts. In fiscal year 2020, this contributed to the reduction of approximately 620 tons of CO₂ emissions.

YAMASHIN’s Societal Contributions

As part of our corporate responsibility to society, we are engaged in global-level activities to protect the environment.

Planting mangrove trees

Each year, we are engaged in the planting of mangrove trees in Cebu, Philippines (home to one of our production facilities) to reduce CO_{2}.

Clean-Up Drive

Together with NGOs and the local government, we are engaged in water-purification activities in Cebu, Philippines (home to one of our production facilities).