As a precious metals refinery of gold, silver, platinum and palladium, Nihon Material Corporation recognizes its mission to contribute to society through the efficient and safe reuse and recycling of finite resources.
In order to accomplish this mission, it is vital that we not only pay attention to the environmental impacts of our business but also provide safe and healthy work environment to our employees and maintain good relationships with our stakeholders.
We promote CSR initiatives in line with our CSR Policy, Environmental Policy, Health & Safety Policy and Responsible Sourcing Policy, for us to continue to be a company that is trusted by stakeholders and needed by society.
We promote initiatives such as energy/resource saving activities in line with our Environmental Policy.
We, at our ISO14001 certified Noda factory, are undertaking initiatives to reduce energy use and associated CO2 emissions and minimize resources use. Our energy use has a little increased in year 2018 due to the increment of refining volume, although there are some changes due to fluctuations in production volume. Our CO2 emission is also same tendency. We also undertake water saving measures, and water use in 2018 is steadied during 2014 to 2018.
We promote initiatives in line with our Health & Safety Policy.
|FY 2014||FY 2015||FY 2016||FY 2017||FY 2018|
|Number of lost-time work accidents||0||0||1||0||0|
We understand that our main stakeholders include our employees, business partners, customers, and governments/local communities.
We will gain the confidence of these stakeholders and contribute to the realization of a better society, by identifying and responding to issues through interactions with each of these stakeholders.
|Employees||We will prevent any workplace discrimination based on gender and other factors and maintain safe and healthy work environment so that every one of our employees with different backgrounds and characteristics can maximize his or her ability.|
|Business partners||We pursue fair and free transactions. We undertake measures in order to avoid contributing to conflict and human rights abuses in the procurement of precious metals materials, and to prevent anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.|
|Customers||We will provide useful, quality products that contribute to sustainable development.|
|Governments / local communities||We will not only act sensibly and observe rules and regulations in and outside of Japan, but also will conduct initiatives to help solve societal issues in cooperation with governments and local communities.|
We undertake measures in order to avoid contributing to conflict and human rights abuses in the procurement of precious metals materials, and to prevent anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
For more details, please refer to our Responsible Precious Materials Management Policy and our LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance Compliance Report that has been submitted to the London Bullion Market Association.