Sustainability | Sustainability Management | Key CSR issues Develop Human Resources

Background of Identification of Key CSR Issues

Importance in Our Company

At TDK, we consider our employees to be one of our most important key to carry out our corporate motto of “Contribute to culture and industry through creativity,” as well as in achieving ongoing growth over the medium to long term.
We therefore respect each of them as individuals, working to maximize their unique abilities and potential and at the same time encouraging a high level of independence.

Stakeholders’ Expectations

In tandem with implementing systems and a corporate culture that respect the differences and values of each of our employees, we also provide specific opportunities and the optimal environment designed to maximize the individual abilities and potential of our employees and to impart them with a significant degree of independence.

Basic Concept

Our aim at TDK is growth by way of becoming a genuine global company. In this connection, human resources development is considered a cornerstone concept. Along with identifying highly capable human resources and fostering an environment that draws out their individual abilities and potential, we also work to forge a corporate culture that respects the diversity of our human resources and also encourages mutual respect and recognition of efforts between our employees. Shaping a global business environment that attracts truly global personnel to the TDK Group, we at TDK are committed to generating innovative products and services on an ongoing basis and thereby doing our part for society in general.

Fiscal 2020 Goals and Achievements

Key theme 1: Develop Global Human Resources

Goals of FY2020 Achievements in FY2020
  • Continue Global Management Development Training (TCDP)
  • Successful continuity of the TCDP in all Territories despite the circumstances thanks to Digital technology and re-design of the program.
  • Continue Global Advanced Management Program (Global AMP)
  • Successful roll out of Global AMP by shifting the program to online sessions and adapting the design to the new circumstances.
  • Introduce Global Executive Management Program (GEMP)
  • Successful introduction of the GEMP which resulted in several initiatives serving the long-term strategy of TDK.
  • Enhance English training program
  • New training type, Blended Learning, was introduced. There are 6 different training programs world-wide and 10 selections in China have been prepared.

Key theme 2: Cultivate a Corporate Culture that Respects Diversity

Goals of FY2020 Achievements in FY2020
  • To continue expansion of scope for talent management system.
  • Talent management system extended to the HQ-R&D function, and pilot companies in the world.
  • To enforce the establishment of a Human Resources network through further organisation of Global and Territorial Human Resources Meetings.
  • Global Human resources meetings with participation of all major legal entities took place in July 2019 and November 2020.
  • Territorial HR meetings with participation of local HR managers launched at all territories starting in 2018
  • To further conduct succession planning for identified Top Key Positions at the TDK Group.
  • Succession planning for Top management conducted.