Aiming at raising sustainable corporate value

Policy on initiatives for creation of corporate value“
Integrating corporate management and CSR”

The Noritz Group’s policy on initiatives for creation of corporate value is to raise social, economic, and brand values, and to integrate and boost them.
To do this, we find it important to always assign prominence to our precious “invisible assets” of “Q+ESG” (Quality + Environment, Society and Governance), which are sources of corporate value creation.
Since 2015, we have held a Dialogue with stakeholders (external experts) each year and from 2016 all internal directors have attended the event. In this event, Materiality was assessed as appropriate and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each of Q+ESG were formulated.
What we find particularly important is to energize people who work on these initiatives. We therefore seek to facilitate each and every employee to make the most of their uniqueness and strength. We placed “enhancement of team power” on our management priority agenda, and awards are given to those who challenge themselves. Furthermore, top executives visit workplaces to directly talk with employees about management commitment and policies. Through such communication, I believe that teamwork will be strengthened, and innovation will be realized.

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Aiming at becoming a global leading eco friendly company

Nowadays it is becoming indispensable for companies to respond to international arrangements aimed at realizing a sustainable society. Among Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, we believe Goal 13 (Climate action) and Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) are closely related to the Noritz Group’s business activities.
Notably, measures to combat climate change, adopted in the Paris Agreement, are global common challenges confronting the world today. We are aware that they may have a financial impact on the Noritz Group. We are on record as a participant in CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. We disclose related information, and are in the process of drawing a long-term environmental vision.
The Noritz Group is currently promoting sales of Eco-Jozu* water heaters, which are highly efficient in heating water. By introducing technologies that we have developed and refined in Japan to markets overseas, we aim at becoming a global leading environmentally-friendly company.

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Committed to always being a company valued by society

We believe that satisfying stakeholders’ requirements, expectations, and solving social issues will lead us to growth opportunities.
Our strength as a manufacturer is matched by our emphasis on offering value-added features, many of which add safety and reliability, and make standard home activities including cooking and bathing easier and more enjoyable. Prime examples of this are our Si sensor-equipped gas cookers*1 and self-cleaning bathtubs.
For example, features anticipated to lead to the Noritz Group’s creation of corporate value include the “bathing-monior” function and the “bacteria-removing” function*2 that enables reuse of remaining bath water, equipped in the GT-C62 Series high-efficiency bath gas water heaters; and the “multi-grill” function, which is equipped with a gas cooker, enabling automatic cooking.
In our view, it is our responsibility to recycle resources generated from our used and disposed products. We are therefore involved in recycling of water heaters, jointly with business partners. Through this initiative, we are also engaged in supporting persons with disabilities to become more self-reliant.

*1 Cooking stove equipped with safety features

*2 Details of features and effects are available on the Noritz Website (Japanese only).

Aiming at becoming a global leading eco-friendly company

Nowadays it is becoming indispensable for companies to respond to international arrangements aimed at realizing a sustainable society. Among Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, we believe Goal 13 (Climate action) and Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) are closely related to the Noritz Group’s business activities.
Notably, measures to combat climate change, adopted in the Paris Agreement, are global common challenges confronting the world today. We are aware that they may have a financial impact on the Noritz Group. We are on record as a participant in CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. We disclose related information, and are in the process of drawing a long-term environmental vision.
The Noritz Group is currently promoting sales of Eco-Jozu* water heaters, which are highly efficient in heating water. By introducing technologies that we have developed and refined in Japan to markets overseas, we aim at becoming a global leading environmentally-friendly company.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 17 Goals

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