Sustainability Promotion Team

Sustainability Committee

At T.HASEGAWA CO.,LTD. we have created a Sustainability Committee headed by the officer in charge of administration. The committee is a cross functional team designed to promote all CSR related matters and sustainability initiatives including ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). This committee will draft all business plans and initiatives related to Sustainability for T.HASEGAWA. All deliberated matters by the Sustainability Committee are proposed to the Strategic Meeting for management decisions which is comprised of the Representative Director and the executive officers appointed by the Representative Director. If necessary, all matters are proposed and/or reported to the Board of Directors Meeting.

Signed the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter

The Japan Flavors and Fragrance Manufacturers Association to which we belong is a member of the international organization IFRA (International Fragrance Association). We are also a member of the international organization IOFI (International Organization of the Flavor Industry). Our Company either directly or through The Japan Flavors and Fragrance Manufacturers Association has patriated in the various product safety enhancing activities. Both IFRA and IOFI have recognized that it is imperative to include sustainable business practices in business strategies to achieve prosperity and a sustainable future thereby launching the Sustainability Charter. At T.HASEGAWA, we have placed the utmost importance on sustainability and have been engaging in various activities. In order to make known our official commitment, we signed the aforementioned Sustainability Charter on March 31, 2020. Towards achieving a sustainable society, we will adhere to the five focus areas defined by this Sustainability Charter.

IFRA –IOFI SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

  1. Ensure responsible sourcing throughout the value chain.
  2. Reduce the Environmental Footprint of the industry and address climate change.
  3. Enhance the well-being of employees and ensure a rewarding labor environment.
  4. Be at the leading edge of product safety.
  5. Be transparent and a reliable partner for society.

Commitment to the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles

T.HASEGAWA CO.,LTD. signed the United Nations Global Compact and was registered as a participating company on August 24th, 2020. On the same date, we also joined the "Global Compact Network Japan" which is the local network of the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact is a blueprint aimed to achieve sustainable growth by having each member demonstrate responsible and creative leadership and act as a good member of society.

We support the ten principles raised by the UN Global Compact on "human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption" to achieve global sustainability and continue to conduct responsible business activities to all of our stakeholders. The ten principles provide a framework to help shape a global culture where we end extreme poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity now and in the future.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

■Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

■Labour

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

■Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

■Anti-Corruption

  • Principle 10:  Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.