Messages to Stakeholders

Message from the President and CEO

“Uplifting the world with ‘memory,’”
KIOXIA Group continues to deliver value
to society

Nobuo Hayasaka
President and CEO
KIOXIA Holdings Corporation

Global issues such as climate change, finite natural resources, the spread of infectious diseases and various forms of social inequality are becoming more pressing. If we want to pass on a sustainable world to future generations, we will need to provide transformational solutions that address these and many other issues.

Advanced technologies are addressing some of these challenges today. Innovations in AI, IoT and Big Data are expected to play a key role as we move forward. KIOXIA’s memory solutions are indispensable part of efforts to build a sustainable future.

The external business environment is also becoming more complex than ever, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the evolution of society and new frameworks being set up in anticipation of the end of the pandemic, as well as increasing international tensions and the need to respond to the resulting geopolitical risks.

Given these changes, KIOXIA Group is addressing sustainability as a priority issue in its overall management strategy. In FY2021, we defined the key issues that will have a material impact on our sustainability efforts in the medium- to long-term, and incorporated several key indicators relevant to the addressing of these issues into our medium-term management plan.

As we continue on our journey toward a decarbonized society, KIOXIA Group is implementing a number of initiatives in order to achieve our goal of using 100% renewable energy across KIOXIA by FY2040.

In an increasingly complex global environment, we will also strengthen our efforts to respect human rights and enable a diverse range of employees to play active and essential roles, in order to secure our business continuity.

Aligned with our mission to “uplift the world with ‘memory,’” we will work with our partners to transform and enrich the lives of people everywhere and help build a more creative and inspiring world.

Message from the Executive Officer in Charge of Sustainability

We are boosting the sustainability of KIOXIA Group operations in order to continue to be of value to society

Tomoharu Watanabe
Executive Officer in Charge of Sustainability
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
KIOXIA Holdings Corporation

KIOXIA Group provides semiconductor memory products that are essential for a wide range of electronic devices, such as smartphones and servers, which make life more convenient for people all over the world. Our technologies, innovations, and value-added products and services will continue to meet the constantly evolving needs of society and help ensure sustainability on a global scale.

There are many global challenges that need to be addressed, and society’s expectations of global corporations like ours are increasing. By endorsing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as per the Paris Agreement, and aligning with the stipulations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Security Board and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) we can address some of these issues.

To respond to these expectations and demands, we are promoting our sustainability initiatives in accordance with industry standards established by the RBA, and request that our suppliers make their own efforts to support sustainability. Underlining the fact that we see climate change as an important social issue, we joined the TCFD Consortium in June 2022.

In addition to proactively installing equipment to limit the emission of PFCs and other gases at our 7th Fabrication Plant at Yokkaichi (completed April 2022) and our 2nd Fabrication Plant in KIOXIA Iwate Corporation (scheduled for completion in FY2023), we are endeavoring to reduce our environmental footprint across all our manufacturing sites by introducing AI and IoT technology into our production lines to achieve energy savings and boost efficiency.

We comply with all relevant laws, regulations and social norms, and will continue to aspire to be a KIOXIA Group that is trusted by all our stakeholders, proactively engaging in sustainability activities to create value for society through “memory.”