The Meiji Group's CSR management framework addresses governance and company stakeholders in six categories—customers, employees, shareholders and investors, business partners, the global environment, and society. This framework guides the discussions and initiatives advanced by our Group CSR Committee.
The Meiji Group CSR Committee comprises senior officers from Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. It also includes CSR affiliates from each company. The committee is chaired by the president of Meiji Holdings, and vice-chaired by the presidents of Meiji and Meiji Seika Pharma. The committee promotes CSR management for the entire Group.
The committee is tasked with preparing the Group's basic CSR policies, monitoring the progress of activities at individual companies, and providing guidance and support in regards to relevant issues. The committee meets three times a year. The committee's discussions are based on the Meiji Group's System of Principles and Stakeholder Policy, and reflect ISO 26000 international standards for corporate social responsibility. A CSR Secretariat has also been established underneath the Group CSR Committee. The secretariat holds monthly meetings that aim to improve CSR through the sharing of information. The secretariat consists of CSR staffs from each department at Meiji Holdings as well as from the two major operating companies.
The Meiji Group CSR Committee’s discussions are based on Sustainable Development Goals, which include issues such as climate change and sustainable procurement. The CSR secretariat holds monthly meetings that aim to improve CSR through the sharing of information. The CSR secretariat informs the board of directors about the group CSR activities twice a year.