ESG Social Report

Provision of advanced, high-quality products and services to benefit society

Develop products and services that resolve social issues and satisfy customer needs

The TATSUTA Group develops and provides products to meet customer needs, aiming to resolve social issues.

Table of The TATSUTA Group products with photo
かるまげ “Karu Mage” and ネツタフ115 “Netsu Tough 115” are trademarks of TATSUTA Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., registered in Japan.
“KORIKI” is a trademark of TATSUTA Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., registered in Japan and other countries.

Strengthen quality assurance systems

It is the Group’s mission to provide safe, high-quality products to society. We endeavor to improve quality using a customer-oriented approach, based on our Quality and Environment Policy.

Quality and Environment Policy
  1. In order to ensure that the Corporate Principles are upheld and in line with our Corporate Code of Conduct, we will implement initiatives that continuously and appropriately improve the business process, improve products and services, and promote environmental preservation.
  2. Based on the requirements for the ISO standards, we will build quality and environment management systems and by implementing these systems, comply with applicable laws and customer requirements.
  3. TATSUTA will identify risks which must be addressed and by responding to them, take up initiatives that will improve quality, prevent pollution, and preserve the environment.
  4. TATSUTA will maintain its quality and environment management systems and continuously work to improve performance through the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Action) cycle.
  • Quality assurance system

    The TATSUTA Group has constructed and utilizes quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001 to provide our customers with useful, safe, and superior products. We work to promote information exchange regarding decisions on corporate policy and quality targets as well as issues and initiatives related to quality through management review (MR), meetings, etc. We also audit the operation of QMS within business groups and TATSUTA Group companies.

  • Initiatives taken by individual business units

    Each business unit undertakes a variety of initiatives to provide safe and high-quality products and services.

    Wire & Cable Group / TATSUTA Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.

    The Quality Assurance Department aggregates and analyzes information on process abnormalities, confirms the validity of quality standards, reviews control items, etc. From the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 onwards, we will introduce new systems such as operational status monitoring and materials management systems, aiming to construct a new quality control system.

    Table of initiatives taken by Wire & Cable Group / TATSUTA Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
    Tatsuta Tachii Electric Cable Co., Ltd. and Chugoku Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.

    At Tatsuta Tachii Electric Cable Co., Ltd., we investigate the true cause of defects through why-why analysis, progressively standardize processes, review inspection items and testing methods, and strive to improve quality. From the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 onwards, we will engage in further quality enhancements, improving the efficiency of production systems and strengthening quality assurance systems.
    At Chugoku Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., we have introduced image measuring devices, and are engaged in ensuring stable product quality through the implementation of low-variation inspections by workers. From the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 onwards, we will continue to endeavor to achieve more efficient operations and engage in stabilizing and improving product quality.

    Table of initiatives taken by Tatsuta Tachii Electric Cable Co., Ltd. and Chugoku Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
    Electronic Materials & System Equipment Group

    We have established flexible quality assurance systems, optimally suited to our enhanced product lineup. We also work towards more stable product quality through measures such as supplier audits, to ensure that we respond appropriately to the anticipated expansion of our supply chains. From the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 onwards, we will continue to engage in strengthening quality assurance systems with the aim of improving the efficiency of production and enhancing product quality.

    Table of initiatives taken by Electronic Materials & System Equipment Group

Strengthening of BCP systems

The TATSUTA Group takes seriously its responsibility of supplying products and services even in times of emergency such as a natural disaster or pandemic. To discharge this responsibility, we have a business continuity management system (BCMS) in place and conduct business continuity planning (BCP), striving to operate them in an effective manner.

  • BCMS

    The year 2011 was one in which many businesses were affected by natural disasters, most notably the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Thailand floods. These events prompted the entire market to strongly call for business continuity. At TATSUTA’s functional films business, too, major customers began requesting us to build a BCMS and inquiring about the progress on our efforts toward business continuity management (BCM) and BCP, in 2014.
    Our functional films business boasts an overwhelming share in the global market and, as such, has a duty to consistently supply customers. Therefore, to minimize the impact of any business interruption and promptly resume operations, we started working on BCM. In addition, we decided to build a BCMS and obtain ISO 22301 certification for it from a third-party certifier with an eye to continuous improvement.
    In July 2015, we began working on BCP in earnest, which was designed to cover not only natural disasters such as large earthquakes but also various other incidents ranging from supply chain disruptions and pandemics to information system failures including cyberattacks. What was aimed at was, even if such incidents occur, to continue or promptly resume our business and minimize the impact on supplying products and services for customers. It was in July 2016 that we completed building our BCMS. Thereupon, we obtained ISO 22301 certification from BSI Group Japan K.K., a third-party certifier.
    Going forward, TATSUTA will continue with employee education and training to enhance their skills and ensure consistent supply to customers.

  • BCP basic plan for COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic that began in early 2020 has caused chaos around the world. The TATSUTA Group has been taking proactive actions to ensure the safety of employees and society through strict COVID-19 measures and meet its duty to supply customers. Such actions include establishing an Emergency Response Headquarters, undertaking an array of infection prevention measures, and formulating a BCP basic plan for COVID-19.

  • BCP for major natural disasters

    How the TATSUTA Group responds to an emergency is governed by its Crisis and Emergency Response Rules (while the functional films business relies on the BCMS). In recent years, major natural disasters have occurred with increasing frequency. Hence we work hard to make BCP better and more effective.

Supply chain management

We have formulated the Basic Procurement Policy to reflect TATSUTA’s social responsibility as a company, based on its Management Principles, Corporate Code of Conduct, etc.
Furthermore, in view of rising interest in ensuing respect for human rights in corporate supply chains, we engage in initiatives (human rights due diligence) to appropriately investigate, analyze, and redress human rights risk.

Basic Procurement Policy
  1. We build sound and productive relationships with business partners in the spirit of mutual trust and cooperation.
  2. We seek to promote procurement activity that is not only legally compliant but also highly fair, equitable, and transparent.
  3. We carry out procurement activity that is aimed at symbiosis between nature and humanity.
  4. We endeavor to build and maintain systems instrumental in stably supplying products to customers.
  5. We stringently safeguard business partners’ confidential information to honor confidentiality.
  • Promoting sustainable procurement

    As part of our human rights due diligence, we utilize internal and external resources to carry out investigations of new and existing business partners, including aspects such as risks related to human rights. We engage appropriately with key suppliers through measures such as individual surveys.
    We have also developed TATSUTA’s Green Procurement Guidelines. We disclose our green procurement standards to our suppliers, and ensure that they comply with the matters requested. We also investigate suppliers to ensure they do not use raw materials or components containing conflict minerals or similar substances. By procuring environmentally-friendly raw materials and subsidiary materials, we aim to reduce environmental impact throughout our supply chains and contribute to achieving a sustainable society.

  • BCP for procurement

    TATSUTA endeavors to purchase key materials and raw materials from more than one business partner, in anticipation of the possibility that it may become impossible for us to purchase that partner’s materials and raw materials. Should any incident occur, we swiftly gather information and take action.

  • Supplier meetings

    We hold supplier meetings as necessary for the purpose of fostering mutual trust with suppliers. At these meetings, we communicate trading precautions and rules, and request the compliance of our suppliers.

  • Procurement training

    We implement procurement training and workshops with the aim of raising compliance awareness. Employees receive lectures on precautions and other matters suited to their duties and ranks.

Intellectual property

TATSUTA respects intellectual property rights, to achieve sustainable growth and enhance corporate value. To this end, we are engaged in the following initiatives.

  • We ensure our products’ superiority by establishing our intellectual property rights, while also building an intellectual property management framework for product development that respects the intellectual property rights of others.
  • We strengthen production sites and sales networks by establishing intellectual property rights, not only in Japan but also across Asia, the United States, and elsewhere.
  • We evaluate inventions fairly at each stage—when filing for patent applications, patenting, and generating profits—to create an environment that motivates employees to dedicate themselves to developing highly unique products and technologies.
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