CSR

Corporate Philosophy / Policy / Value Creation Model

Living with Society = Customer First Based on our commitment to putting customers first, we contribute to realizing an affluent society by creating products and providing services that satisfy and inspire our customers.

Achilles’ Sustainability Basic Approach

We at the Achilles Group strive to be a company that contributes to building an affluent and comfortable society. To do this, we must continue creating new value for our company, society, and the future. With the keywords of reassurance, health, comfort, fun, and energy conservation, we will continue to improve and evolve our plastic processing technologies built up since our founding to provide customers with products that better support their lives as well as inventive products. We implement an ongoing cycle of improvements to earn the trust and meet the expectations of all of our stakeholders.

Sustainability Management

CSR Basic Policy

Through dialog with stakeholders as a member of society, the Achilles Group strives to expand its activities aimed at helping to solve social problems, and contributes to the sustainable development of society.
In line with this policy, the Achilles Group carries out its business activities while positioning eight issues as Achilles’ Materiality.

Achilles’ Materiality

Based on the seven core subjects of ISO 26000, recent social issues, and issues that specifically affect our company, we position our high-priority initiatives as our materiality.

「Social」「Governance」

Strengthen business foundations and promote growth

Strengthen the company’s business foundations, and promote a sustainable growth strategy

「Governance」

Governance/Risk Management

Build a fair, transparent governance system, and put in place a risk management system to enhance resiliency

「Social」

Provide true satisfaction and inspiration through products and services

  • 2 ZERO HUNGER
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABEL CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Ensure product safety, implement quality improvements, and pursue manufacturing that meets the needs of society, in terms of safeguarding the environment, etc., and which offers inspiration

「Environment」

Environmental initiatives

  • 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14 LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND

Strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2, and promote efforts to reduce environmental impacts, in regard to water, waste, etc.
Implement initiatives for environmental conservation, including forests and biodiversity

「Social」

Safe and healthy workplace environments conducive to work

  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Initiatives to create high-productivity workplaces that allow people to work safely and healthily

「Social」

Respect human rights and make effective use of diverse human talent

  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Develop global human resources with consideration for human rights and using diverse human resources

「Social」

Collaboration with business partners

Implement initiatives relating to environmental conservation and respect for human rights throughout the entire supply chain

「Social」

Community engagement and social contribution activities

  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Place importance on communication with local communities and social contribution activities, and make contributions to community development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs are a collection of 17 goals and 169 targets adopted internationally by the United Nations in 2015 to be achieved by 2030. The logos placed in the chart on the next page indicate the goals that the Achilles Group is contributing to through the respective initiatives.

  • 1 NO POVERTY
  • 2 ZERO HUNGER
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 4 QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 5 GENDER EQUALITY
  • 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • 11 SUSTAINABEL CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14 LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND
  • 16 PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Value Creation Model

In the area of corporate value creation, a shift has begun away from tangible things toward the intangible.
Similarly, the value that Achilles Group provides to society, which derives from the core competencies that we have cultivated through collaboration with our partner companies, is constantly changing in a flexible manner in line with society’s needs.
Currently, when society needs to respond urgently to the issue of climate change, we are also faced with the actualization of transition risks such as instability in the price of petroleum products.
Aligning ourselves with the transition that is taking place, Achilles Group will strive to provide sustainable products and services, with the aim of helping to realize a sustainable, prosperous society for the future.

Social issues to recognize

Environment

  • ●In terms of responding to climate change, there is need to respond to the physical risks that accompany global warming, and also to respond to the transition risks accompanying the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • ●Initiatives are needed to prevent water and air pollution.
  • ●Initiatives are needed to prevent plastic waste from reaching oceans.
  • ●Initiatives are needed to conserve biodiversity.

Social

  • ●Efforts are needed to prevent human rights violations in business activities.
  • ●Initiatives are needed to support issues regarding smaller families and an aging population.
  • ●Promotion of diversity and inclusion is required.
  • ●Contribution to the local community is expected.

Governance

  • ●Leadership that promotes sustainable growth together with a growth strategy is required.
  • ●Dialogue with stakeholders including timely and appropriate information disclosure is required.
  • ●Fair business practices and risk management are required.
  • ●Cultivation of diverse personnel is required.

Customer First

Achilles’ business model

Achilles’ value chain

Achilles’ value chain

Achilles’ strength Plastic processing Social technologies

Achilles’ business segments

Achilles’ Materiality

●Strengthen business foundations and promote growth

●Governance/Risk management

●Provide true satisfaction and inspiration through products and services

  • 2 ZERO HUNGER
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABEL CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

●Environmental initiatives

  • 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14 LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND

●Safe and healthy workplace environments conducive to work

  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

●Respect human rights and diversity, and develop global human resources

  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

●Collaboration with business partners

●Community engagement and social contribution activities

  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Living with Society

Value provided to customers

Value provided to customers

A Sustainable, Prosperous Society