To promote sustainability, Nihon Kohden has established the Sustainability Promotion Committee, composed of the president, operating officers, and general managers, and Sustainability Promotion Meeting, composed of the representatives of 17 divisions. In July 2021, Nihon Kohden also established the Advisory Board consisting of three external experts to incorporate outside perspectives on sustainability activities. The Sustainability Promotion Committee holds a meeting twice a year and formulates the policies and directions. The Sustainability Promotion Meeting is held four times a year to establish and promote annual plans based on the policies and directions formulated by the Sustainability Promotion Committee and reports on the progress of those plans to the Sustainability Promotion Committee. Members of the Sustainability Promotion Meeting, who represent the departments in charge of each materiality, report on the progress of sustainability activities and exchange opinions with other members at regular meetings. The Company strives to implement sustainability activities in its daily business operations, in close coordination with the Compliance Committee, Quality Control Committee, and Environmental Committee. The Advisory Board Meeting is held twice a year to discuss and advise on overall sustainability promotion. Furthermore, in order to raise awareness of the SDGs within the Company, we take actions such as educating employees in Japan and overseas through webinars.
At the third Advisory Board Meeting held in December 2022, we received advice on the environment and human rights at Nihon Kohden, as well as measures to promote sustainability and raise awareness among employees. In particular, our Sustainability Discussions, held for all employees both in Japan and internationally, were highly evaluated for their effectiveness and originality.