CSR Material Issues and Goals

KIOXIA Group is committed to communicating with integrity and transparency, reporting CSR issues that it considers material.

Our CSR Material Issues

KIOXIA Group is working on the following four CSR material issues. In FY2018, we discussed and approved the three-year medium-term plan during the CSR Management Review conducted in June and created a system in which we will update the plan in each subsequent year.

Four CSR Material Issues

Respect for Human Rights Observe universal principles on human rights and promote fair and sound business activities
Diversity Promotion Respect for diverse individualities and life-work balance and create a work environment in which individuals can maximize their capabilities
CSR Management in the Supply Chain Promote human rights, labor, safety, environmental and others initiatives in cooperation with suppliers
Environmental Management Promote environmental management for people leading fulfilling lifestyles in harmony with the Earth

Process to identify CSR Material Issues

In FY2017, on the basis of self-assessment in regard to the 345 items stated in ISO 26000, assessment review by a third-party institution, and communication with stakeholders, KIOXIA Group mapped core subjects (37 items), with the vertical axis representing the “degree of interest of stakeholders” and their horizontal axis representing the “importance to our business,” in the order of high, medium and low priority. Then we, based on the results of this analysis, eventually identified high priority items in both axes as our CSR issues.

Results of Mapping of Core Subjects (37 Items)

Results of Mapping of Core Subjects (37 Items)

Respect for Human Rights
Setting up a System of Human Rights Due Diligence

We observe universal principles on human rights and promote fair and sound business activities. In FY2018, we discussed on the promotion framework and, as a result, established a team responsible for promoting respect for human rights within the Human Resources and General Affairs Department. We will work on collecting information for formulating our human rights policy and building a system for human rights due diligence in our group companies in FY2019.

Midterm Plan and Value to Realize

Item Content
Midterm Plan (FY202 Set up and launch a system of human rights due diligence
Value to Realize Realize a better working environment for all employees of KIOXIA Group

Diversity Promotion
Promoting the Career Development of Female Employees

We value diverse individualities and work-life balance and are working to create a work environment in which individuals can maximize their capabilities. Promoting the career development of female employees, in particular, is becoming an important focus of Japanese government policy. In FY2018, in addition to discussing on the promotion framework, we formulated and announced the general employer action plan. We will launch the Diversity Promotion Committee to discuss and promote issues related to diversity in FY2019.

Midterm Plan and Value to Realize

Item Content
Midterm Plan (FY2021) Considering and implementing measures that contribute to improving the ratio of female in new employee recruitment and the retention percentage of female employees.
Value to Realize Realizing a workplace with gender equality where people with diverse talents can demonstrate their expertise.

CSR Management in the Supply Chain
Promoting Supplier Management in Accordance with RBA Code of Conduct

In order to promote CSR in the field of human rights, labor practices, occupational health & safety, the environment and supply chain ethics, KIOXIA Group undertakes activities that are in keeping with the principles of the RBA Code of Conduct. In FY2018, we established a new promotion framework and promoted supplier management in accordance with the RBA system. In FY2019, we will further deepen the promotion including improvement of the coverage in FY2019.

Midterm Plan and Value to Realize

Item Content
Midterm Plan (FY2021) Further deepen the management of suppliers based on the RBA system
Value to Realize Improve working environment for all employees working in our supply chains

Environmental Management
Mitigation of climate change

As highlighted by the UN’s Paris Agreement which aims to restrict the increase in average global temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius, society’s awareness of climate change is growing, as are expectations and demands made of companies in this regard. KIOXIA Group is positioning our efforts to protect the environment as one of our most important drivers; in particular we intend to promote activities that align with international frameworks for related to climate change.

Midterm Plan and Value to Realize

Item Content
Midterm Plan (FY2021) Setting a goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that complies with SBT* Initiatives.
Value to Realize Contributing to the achievement of the 2° Celsius target defined by the Paris Agreement. Realizing a global environment where people around the world can live safely and with peace of mind.

*Science-Based Targets; an initiative which encourage businesses to set greenhouse-gas emissions goals consistent with scientific knowledge which align them with the goal keeping global temperature increases due to climate change to within 2° Celsius of pre-industrial levels.

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