Sustainability | TDK Group’s SustainabilityThe TDK Group’s Value Chain

The Worldwide TDK Group

Since its founding in 1935, the TDK Group has been expanding to countries and regions worldwide. We have a great diversity of suppliers and products. TDK aims to continue supplying products and services that people need in societies across the globe.

  • Net sales
    1,381.8billion yen
  • Number of consolidated subsidiaries
    139
  • Number of employees
    104,781
  • Overseas production ratio
    85.4%

(As of March 31, 2019)

The TDK Group’s Value Chain

The TDK value chain extending from procurement of raw materials to development, manufacturing, logistics, and sales extends throughout various regions of the world and involves numerous social issues.
Here we present the things we consider for social responsibility in each stage and TDK’s initiatives for key CSR issues.

  • Procurement

    TDK procures raw materials from around the world. Consideration for human rights and the environment by suppliers is also a part of TDK’s role.

    Consideration in CSR

    • Environment
      • Reduce the environmental load
    • Society
      • Supply useful products to customers
      • Consideration for human rights and occupational health and safety
      • Ensure product quality
      • Responsible sourcing of minerals
      • Build good relationships with local communities
      • Assure stable supply
    • Governance
      • Fair corporate activities
      • Comply with laws, regulations, and societal norms
      • Ensure information security

    Key CSR Issues

    Contribute to the world through technology
    • Ensure the quality of purchased products
    Develop human resources
    • Promote global human resource training program
      TCDP completions 96 persons
    Consider the societal and environmental impact of the supply chain
    • Use CSR check sheets and implement CSR audits
      CSR-compliant supplier ratio 94.4%
    • Conflict minerals survey
      Confirmed DRC conflict-free supplier ratio 92.6%
    Develop and prosper in harmony with the global environment
    • Green procurement
  • Development

    The development process of technology and human resources hold the key to how TDK products can contribute to society and the environment.

    Consideration in CSR

    • Environment
      • Reduce the environmental load
    • Society
      • Supply useful products to customers
      • Consideration for human rights and occupational health and safety
      • Ensure product quality
      • Build good relationships with local communities
      • Develop human resources
    • Governance
      • Fair corporate activities
      • Comply with laws, regulations, and societal norms
      • Ensure information security

    Key CSR Issues

    Contribute to the world through technology
    • New product development through sustained research and development Research and development expenditure: 115,155 million yen
    • Product assessments
      Building of upstream-management-type quality assurance structure
    Develop human resources
    • Promote global human resource training program
      TCDP completions 96 persons
    • Technological innovation
    Consider the societal and environmental impact of the supply chain
    • None
    Develop and prosper in harmony with the global environment
    • Creation of products contributing to the environment
    • Product assessments
  • Manufacturing

    The environment and human resources will be priority areas, including reduction of the environmental load at the time of manufacturing, the eradication of defective products, and labor health and safety.

    Consideration in CSR

    • Environment
      • Reduce the environmental load
    • Society
      • Supply useful products to customers
      • Consideration for human rights and occupational health and safety
      • Ensure product quality
      • Ensure stable supply
      • Build good relationships with local communities
      • Develop human resources
    • Governance
      • Fair corporate activities
      • Comply with laws, regulations, and societal norms
      • Eusure information security

    Key CSR Issues

    Contribute to the world through technology
    • Manufacturing process capable of reproduction without variation
    Develop human resources
    • Promote global human resource training program
      TCDP completions 96 persons
    • Innovative crafstmanship training
    Consider the societal and environmental impact of the supply chain
    • Implement CSR self-checks and CSR self-audits by third party organizations
    • CSR self-checks at manufacturing sites: 100%
    Develop and prosper in harmony with the global environment
    • Reduce the environmental load of plants
      CO2emissions from production activities
      1,670 thousand t-CO2
  • Logistics

    The mission of logistics is the stable, reliable, and timely supply of TDK products to customers.

    Consideration in CSR

    • Environment
      • Reduce the environmental load
    • Society
      • Ensure product quality
      • Ensure stable supply
      • Consideration for human rights and occupational health and safety
    • Governance
      • Fair corporate activities
      • Comply with laws, regulations, and societal norms
      • Ensure information security

    Key CSR Issuess

    Contribute to the world through technology
    • Ensure logistics quality
    Develop human resources
    • Promote global human resource training program
      TCDP completions 96 persons
    Consider the societal and environmental impact of the supply chain
    • None
    Develop and prosper in harmony with the global environment
    • Reduce the environmental load in logistics
  • Sales

    We seek to maintain high product quality while providing products that satisfy customers through contribution to society and environment issues.

    Consideration in CSR

    • Environment
      • Reduce the environmental load
    • Society
      • Supply useful products to customers
      • Consideration for human rights and occupational health and safety
      • Ensure product quality
      • Responsible sourcing of minerals
      • Ensure stable supply
    • Governance
      • Fair corporate activities
      • Comply with laws, regulations, and societal norms
      • Ensure information security

    Key CSR Issues

    Contribute to the world through technology
    • Promote sales of products that solve environmental and social issues
    • Customer satisfaction
    Develop human resources
    • Promote global human resource training program
      TCDP competition 96 persons
    Consider the societal and environmental impact of the supply chain
    • Appropriate responses to CSR surveys and other inquiries from customers
    Develop and prosper in harmony with the global environment
    • Promote sales of products that contribute to the environment Reduction of CO2 emissions through products
      2,149 thousand t-CO2

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