To continue to be an essential company for the next 100 years

For more than 100 years since its foundation, Nihon Yamamura Glass has operated businesses to create a more prosperous society and comfortable life. To continue to be an essential company for the next 100 years, we are promoting sustainability measures.

Corporate Governance

Basic Concepts

Our company regards corporate governance as an important managerial requirement. Our basic concepts are to make agile and brave decisions while guaranteeing the transparency and fairness of management based on our corporate philosophy and other principles, thereby pursuing sustainable growth and enhancing medium-term and long-term corporate value, as well as responding to the trust of our stakeholders including shareholders, customers, suppliers, and employees through our business. We will further upgrade the supervisory function of the Board of Directors, have more meaningful discussions, and make more agile managerial decisions, so that our corporate governance will become more effective.

Our Organizations, Business Execution, and Supervision

Once per month, Yamamura convenes meetings of the Board of Directors, which we position as an organization to oversee business execution and to make decisions on basic management policy, matters stipulated by law, and other important matters concerning management. The Board of Directors also convenes extraordinary sessions when necessary. The Board of Directors promotes delegation to executive directors, while pursuing the proper functioning of the executive officer system that has already been introduced so that we can have more meaningful discussions at the Board of Directors sessions on measures for enhancing the medium-term and long-term corporate value. The Management Conference discusses and determines important matters pertaining to business execution based on the basic management policy established by the Board of Directors. The Group Presidents’ Conference shares important management policies, while functioning as mutual check. Our company has established the Audit and Supervisory Committee. In addition to the Board of Directors sessions, the Committee members participate in important meetings according to their assigned duties in order to supervise business execution by the directors and executive officers. We consider that these structures enable adequate control functions, while achieving the agility and efficiency of business management.

Measures against Global Warming

Targets FY 2030 for CO2 emissions by Yamamura Group (vs. FY 2019)
Scope1 and Scope2:Reduce by 46.2%
Scope3        :Reduce by 27.5%

On December 12, 2022, we submitted a commitment letter to the Science Based Targets (SBT*1) Initiative (SBTi*2), an organization that certifies SBT as reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions that are scientifically adjusted to the Paris Agreement, thereby announcing that our company aims to acquire the SBT certification. Our company and the Yamamura Group recognize harmonization with local communities and the environment as important managerial requirements toward the achievement of a sustainable society. We not only comply with applicable laws and regulations in all business activities, but also further contribute to the minimization of global environmental impact through resource saving, energy saving, recycling, and waste reduction.

  • *1)Science Based Targets (SBT)   Reduction targets for green house gas emissions set by enterprises for five to 15 years ahead, adjusted to the level required by the Paris Agreement
  • *2)SBTi
    A joint initiative by WWF, the former Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the UN Global Compact

Human Rights Policy

The Yamamura Group established the Yamamura Group Human Rights Policy (hereinafter referred to as the "Policy") as a guideline for respecting human rights and fulfilling its responsibilities. We fully understand that the human rights of all people affected by our global business activities must be protected, and we will strive to fulfill our responsibilities for respect for human rights.

  • 1. Basic Approach
    The Yamamura Group's basic philosophy consists of three elements: "Business rests on Our People," "Quality is the Key to our Business," and "There is no Future without Innovation." This basic philosophy is based on respect for human rights.
    The Yamamura Group recognizes that its business activities must be based on respect for human rights in order to continue to develop together with the global society.
    The Yamamura Group supports and respects the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which stipulates the fundamental human rights of all people.
  • 2. Scope of Application
    This policy applies to all executives and employees of the Yamamura Group. The Yamamura Group also requires all business partners related to its products and services to understand and comply with this policy.
  • 3. Responsibility for Respecting Human Rights
    The Yamamura Group respects diversity and does not discriminate or violate human rights in its business activities. However, if it is discovered that our business activities have a negative impact on human rights, we will fulfill our responsibility for respecting human rights by taking appropriate measures to rectify the situation.
    If the negative impact on human rights of our business partners is related to the business activities of the Yamamura Group, we ask our business partners to respect and not infringe on human rights.
    Yamamura Group will strive to maintain and develop an effective system of internal reporting and other systems to identify and appropriately address negative impacts on human rights.
  • 4. Harassment prevention policy
    The Yamamura Group's policy for preventing harassment in the workplace is as follows.
    (1) The Yamamura Group strives to create and maintain a work environment in which all executives and employees are respected as individuals, and in which they can work with mutual trust.
    (2) Executives and employees of the Yamamura Group shall not tolerate harassment or other conduct that impairs the dignity of individuals or interfere with the order and performance of work in the workplace. We will also strive not to overlook them.
    (3) The Yamamura Group aims to resolve harassment acts promptly and accurately when it is aware of such acts. We will not treat victims or those who cooperate in confirming the facts in a disadvantageous manner. We will also protect privacy.
  • 5. Dialogue and consultation
    The Yamamura Group will sincerely engage in dialogue and consultation with relevant stakeholders on measures to address negative human rights impacts.
  • 6. Education and training
    The Yamamura Group will provide education and training to executives and employees to ensure that this policy is incorporated into all business activities and effectively implemented.
  • 7. Remedies
    The Yamamura Group is committed to remedial action through appropriate procedures when it is found that it has caused or has been involved in a negative impact on human rights.
  • 8. Applicable Laws and Regulations
    The Yamamura Group will comply with the laws and regulations of the countries or regions in which it operates. In the event of a conflict between internationally recognized human rights and the laws and regulations of each country, we will seek ways to maximize respect for international human rights principles.

International Technological Support

Our company has been active since the 1980s in international support for glass bottle technologies by assisting the upgrading of glass container manufacturing technologies and invigorating glass container markets in emerging countries. At present, we have technological assistance and licensing agreements with five companies that produce glass bottles in South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia. We send our specialist engineers to local companies in order to provide education, and we accept engineers from international companies for training in Japan. In addition, we respond almost every day to requests for the analysis of materials and glass composition, as well as technical inquiries concerning glass quality, glass bottle forming, and other requests. Our engineers stay on local sites for one or two weeks to one month at longest, mainly providing advice for improving plant productivity, suggestions for energy saving, and technological guidance for weight reduction. We also implement training in Japan concerning furnace management techniques, methods for correcting forming defects, maintenance techniques and preventive maintenance, mold design techniques, and quality assurance. The period of each training session is one or two weeks. We accept up to 30 trainees annually. The requirements for weight reduction and higher quality are increasing in emerging countries as well. We provide continued support to enhance not only technologies, but also understanding on attitude for manufacturing.

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