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Sustainability Policy

POLA ORBIS Group Sustainability Statement

We, the POLA ORBIS Group, offer enriched lives to people all over the world, with our supple minds in which rich sensitivity and individuality is woven.
In order to do so, we hereby declare that we will deal with all our stakeholders and global / social environments in good faith and continue to grow as a company which helps create a sustainable society.

Sustainability Policy Formulation Process

Social Issues to be Solved by the Group

POLA ORBIS Group recognizes that sustainable business development is essential in order to build a sustainable society, and has established sustainability focuses to achieve both of these things.
We believe that innovation is the essential business condition for resolving social issues.

Linkage with Medium-Term Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Activity Framework

The POLA ORBIS Group is promoting sustainability activities led by the CSR Office of POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC. The CSR Office deliberates specific targets and discusses measures to attain those targets with each Group company. These targets and measures are deliberated and monitored by the Group CSR Committee twice a year, reported to the Board of Directors, and revised as necessary.

POLA ORBIS Group Five Non-financial Materiality Categories and Results/KPIs

1. QOL improvement through innovative technology services
KPIs Action Summary 2020 Actual 2029 Target
(1) Number of new businesses created In-house venture program, M&A, CVC, etc. — New KPI Cumulative total of 10 (2023)
(2) Enhance work-life balance Improve productivity by diversifying working styles — New KPI Set in 2021
(3) Brand recognition and loyalty Provide service leveraging brand characteristics Measured by each brand Brand awareness/enthusiasm
(4) Number of research awards won at home and abroad Develop seeds for high-value-added proposals 5 *cumulative total since 2018 Cumulative total of 10
(5) Number of researchers in cutting-edge dermatology research Develop human resources to expand skin-related research 68 *end of 2020 120
2. Regional revitalization
KPIs Action Summary 2020 Actual 2029 Target
(6) Number of regional entrepreneur owners Foster human resources who influence economic activities 504 *end of 2020 1,200
(7) Number of initiatives contributing to the local economy Realize collaboration to revitalize regional economies 27 *end of 2020 78
3. Culture, the Arts, Design
KPIs Action Summary 2020 Actual 2029 Target
(8) Number of new brand experiences created utilizing art Develop innovative, trendy products 14 *2020 (single year) 20
(9) Number of participants in liberal arts workshops Cultivate aesthetic sense and personal tastes and give back to society 3,852 *cumulative total since 2018 550,000
4. All-inclusive human resources
KPIs Action Summary 2020 Actual 2029 Target
(10) Percentage of female executives Promote diversity through management leadership 27.1% 30-50%
(11) Percentage of female managers Cultivate systems/atmosphere allowing female employees to design career plans 46.9% 50% or higher
(12) Percentage of candidates to become management executives Establish/reinforce pipeline for management candidates 70.5% (as of December 31, 2020) 200%
(13) Number of people leaving the company for health reasons Achieve balance between sickness prevention/treatment and work 0
5. Environment
KPIs Action Summary 2020 Actual 2029 Target
(14) CO2 emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) Actual emissions conforming to SBT1.5 scenario Down 17.7% (from 2019) Down 42% (from 2019)
(14) CO2 emission volume (Scope 3) Actual emissions conforming to Well-below 2.0 scenario Down 44.8% (from 2019) Down 30% (from 2019)
(15) Water consumption Scopes 1 and 2 per unit of sales Up 5% (from 2019) Down 26% (from 2019)
(16) Waste Scopes 1 and 2 per unit of sales Down 18% (from 2015) Down 26% (from 2015)

Agreement with International Goals

The UN Global Compact

The POLA ORBIS Group became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in February 2017. We provide training to all employees to ensure that they are well informed about the ten principles in four areas (human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption) outlined within the Global Compact and that they act with self-awareness.
Human Rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are the universal aims adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 with the deadline for achievement set at 2030.
Of the 17 goals, the POLA ORBIS Group considers those with high compatibility with business operations to be the most important issues, including "gender equality," "decent work and economic growth," "industry, innovation and infrastructure" and "sustainable cities and communities," and aims to help solve extremely important issues related to the environment.

ESG Information
Corporate Report2020
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