Publicize relationship between efforts in nonfinancial fields and main business
Environmental Initiative &
Support Department Development Bank of Japan,
Joined the Japan
Development Bank (now the
Development Bank of Japan,
Inc.) in 1989. Stationed for a
total of six years in Frankfurt,
Germany. Developed the
DBJ’s environmental rating
loan scheme and is known as
a leading figure in the field of
Nonfinancial fields, such as environmental, social, and governance issues, are the foundation on which a company builds trust with society. In recent years, with the emergence of the concept of materiality, these nonfinancial fields have been attracting more and more attention from investors as values supporting a company’s performance under the surface. In these circumstances, the need to explain the relationship of efforts in nonfinancial fields to the company’s main business is growing, and expectations are rising for the transmission of materiality that connects business expansion and the realization of social values.
Regarding environmental aspects, for example, TDK has already achieved the goal of carbon neutrality and in the future, I believe, will develop these efforts widely around the world, including among new acquisitions. In other words, the more TDK’s products are sold and sales increase, the less will be the environmental load on society as a whole. I hope that by positively asserting this connection in its materiality, TDK can convey its corporate value as an even more powerful message.