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TDK Group’s Materiality

In fiscal 2021, the TDK Group reviewed our materiality in conjunction with preparing our new Medium-Term Plan. In order to both achieve the goals of the Medium-Term Plan and balance sustainable society with sustainable corporate growth, we identified materiality by defining key issues as those which should be addressed by giving them top priority in investment of the organization’s management resources.

Under Value Creation 2023, our Medium-Term Plan, we continue our approach of contributing to society while creating Commercial Value (achieving our growth strategy), Asset Value (improving asset efficiency), and Social Value (improving our value to society), aiming for business growth as a result. Social Value—the goal of a sustainable society and company—in particular we believe is the starting point of a cycle for creating the other types of Value.

EX (Energy transformation) and DX (Digital transformation), set forth in our materiality, are the business areas that TDK focuses on for social value creation and corporate growth, areas in which we can create value for society through the Group’s technology and products. We are striving to maximize Social Value primarily in these two areas by developing a system within the Company to generate products based on the issues raised in the SDGs.

Quality management, human resource management, supply chain management, opportunity and risk management, pursuing both delegation of authority and internal controls, and asset efficiency improvement are the areas TDK has positioned as the basis for value creation in the fields of EX and DX.

These areas intersect on our materiality diagram, indicating that there is a correlation between the two.

Materiality Promotion Structure

To continuously improve the materiality, a PDCA cycle is implemented by responsible function to be in charge of each materiality theme. Those functions establish goals to be achieved over the next three years, action items, implemented functions and the KPIs.