CSR Policy

The Tokyo Electron Group believes that achieving sound and continuous growth as a business enterprise is our primary social responsibility for contributing to social development through the provision of leading-edge products, technologies, and services. To achieve this, not only must we provide high-quality products and services, but we must be a company that is esteemed from the perspectives of good-faith and fair corporate activities, pursuit of safety and environmental preservation, respect for human rights and ethics, crisis management, corporate governance, and compliance. The Tokyo Electron Group will continue to carry out initiatives based on its CSR policy and in response to the opinions of our many stakeholders.

CSR Policy

TEL considers CSR to be the embodiment of its Corporate Philosophy, which has been firmly upheld since its founding. We pursue sustainable operations from the viewpoints of corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance and business ethics while creating new value through our products and services. Based on these efforts, we implement CSR activities to help address social issues. We will continue to pursue CSR activities to build stakeholder trust, improve corporate value and, by doing so, promote the growth of a sustainable and dream-inspiring society.

Corporate Philosophy

We strive to contribute to the development of a dream-inspiring society
through our leading-edge technologies and reliable service and support.

Stakeholder Communication

Building firm stakeholder trust is essential to raising corporate value. To help stakeholders more deeply understand the progress of its business initiatives and the future direction of its business, TEL discloses highly transparent information in a fair and timely manner through regular briefings and its corporate website. We also work to accurately understand the opinions and demands of stakeholders and to reflect these in our business activities through dialog, surveys and designated contact points. We will continue to actively promote stakeholder engagement, using it to appropriately inform decision making in the course of everyday business activities, and thus further raise corporate value.

Examples of initiatives

Technology conferences

TEL holds technology conference meetings of various sizes throughout the year, addressing the needs of specific business units, markets, regions, and so forth. These conferences serve as venues for information sharing
and multifaceted communication and have received positive reviews from customers, TEL employees, and other participants. Through these networking events, TEL is effectively sharing information to support innovation and the development of high value-added products and services.

Employee meetings

Employee meetings are held regularly at each TEL factory and office as a way for senior management to communicate directly with employees. Over a four month period during fiscal 2017, the Representative Director, President& CEO and other members of senior management visited overseas subsidiaries as well as factories and offices in Japan to explain our business environment and management policies. During these visits, they also participated in panel discussions and other employee exchanges.

Feedback from participating employees showed that about 80% were satisfied with this engagement with senior management. Comments included, “It was worth hearing directly from top management about the direction the company is aiming for,” and “I want management to boost employee motivation even more.”

Participation in international CSR initiatives

To work on CSR issues from a broad perspective and make improvement efforts, the TEL Group proactively participates in various initiatives.

·United Nations Global Compact

Since July 2013, the TEL Group has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact. In support of its Ten Principles, the TEL Group will continue to work to maintain the harmonious pursuit of both its corporate activities and a sustainable society.

·TEL's Initiatives as an EICC member

In June 2015, TEL joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an industry consortium that addresses global CSR challenges. To ensure that our business practices in the fields of labor, health and safety, environment and ethics are in full compliance with the EICC Code of Conduct, we have put in place a comprehensive management system for our CSR initiatives. We are also collaborating with other EICC members and experts to create a business environment conducive to the industry-wide fulfillment of CSR.

TEL has an internal ethics code and related policies that are designed to comply with the relevant laws and regulations of the countries concerned, various international standards, and the EICC Code of Conduct. The company also periodically ascertains the progress of its initiatives by evaluating its business processes. Specifically, we use the self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) format provided by the EICC to assess performance and correct any problems, both at our corporate headquarters and our major locations worldwide.

The results of the assessment are periodically reported to the presidents of the local group companies, and the corporate management team monitors the group-wide measures for improvement as well as the progress and problems of each initiative. Once key issues have been identified, the CSR Promotion Administration Division and related divisions periodically monitor the corrective process to ensure business operation improvement.

Thanks to these measures, no human rights violations, such as child labor or forced labor, occurred at TEL in fiscal year 2016, and no ethical risks to the soundness of its ongoing business operations were found.

The Tokyo Electron Group will continue to improve its operations in compliance with the EICC Code of Conduct, and resolves to engage in socially responsible activities and to promote CSR throughout the industry.

Identifying material issues

Process to identify material issues

TEL identifies material issues that are crucial for further improving its corporate value. To identify the issues, we take into account social issues, stakeholder expectations, the business environment and the company position. For each material issue, we set medium-term and annual goals, and implement various projects aimed at achieving those goals.

Material issues

CSR goals for fiscal year 2018

For fiscal year 2018, TEL has set 14 goals related to 5 material issues and is working to achieve them.

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