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■ What is B Corporation?

An international system that certifies performance at a world-class level for society and the natural environment while pursuing profit.

Volunteers and non-profit organizations cannot be certified, as they must meet that standard at the core of their business operations.

Officially linked with the United Nations, which is also the SDGs dissemination organization, it is a certification system benchmarked by global top runners such as companies, finance, and government.

■ We and B Corporation

 

Since our founding by Kenji Nakamura, our representative, and Shixiong Zhang, our factory manager, we have set up our headquarters factory in Adachi Ward, one of the 23 wards of Tokyo. While collaborating with various companies such as material manufacturers, we mainly manufacture bags and accessories, as well as industrial materials, and we have always wanted to be a top runner in the world. In 2021, the year of the corona disaster, Kosuke Okada (Representative of SISON'S Co., Ltd.), who later became an outside director, introduced a comprehensive management reform for the existence and certification of B Corporation, and officially acquired certification in July 2023. I was.

Since its founding, through various global issues such as the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the Great East Japan Earthquake, the corona crisis, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the climate crisis, economic disparity, and the situation where the SDGs must be achieved, we have learned about "human virtue through management" and "How can we compete and contribute to the world as late-starting manufacturers, engineers, and machinists?”, I strongly feel that the practice of stakeholder capitalism, B Corporation, is the way to continue to pursue our policy.

 

 

■ Overview of B Corporation Certification Standards

 

The contents of the certification are detailed* by B Lab in the United States, which is the operating body of B Corporation, and support organizations around the world, so we will introduce the outline here. Certification is judged mainly from the following five viewpoints. * https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/

 

1. Are we having a positive impact on the communities, markets and industries in which we live and work every day?

2. Does it have a positive impact on the natural environment such as land, forests, rivers, oceans, animals and plants that are the foundation of society?

3. Able to fulfill accountability for how to solve problems that business has brought to society and the natural environment, which are shared assets.

4. Can all of the above 1 to 3 be demonstrated with transparency?

5. Is it a company that can continue to transform the old capitalist system that has created global problems such as inequality and the climate crisis?

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1. Contribution level to the natural environment

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Management contents evaluated as B Corp

・Explore best practice in animal welfare, build and implement in-house procurement policy

・Environmental conservation business model (NK Impact Model) of "93.8% reduction in production scraps x 99% reduction in machinery and equipment components x 0.01% or less defect rate"

・Manufacturing with 100% renewable energy (RE100, with solar and hydro power as the main power source, understanding the background of renewable energy power sources)

Such

 

■ Management improvement targets for the next three years

・Achieve 70% annual sales ratio of NK Impact Model

・Horizontal deployment of animal welfare best practices

・Regular survey of WFP by product unit and 30% reduction in market comparison (collaboration with LWG tanners)

・Complete understanding of the chemicals used and their effects, and establishment of alternatives (collaboration with LWG tanners)

・Build an upcycle business (15% of sales)

・Realization of RE100 in the supply chain (all cooperating factories and tanners)

Such

2. Level of contribution to local communities and supply chains

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■ Management contents evaluated as B Corp

・Diverse leadership in your organization

・Understanding level of measurement indicators for realizing diversity in business activity areas

・ Scale and depth of local business activities, sustainable and high procurement rate

Such

 

■ Management improvement targets for the next three years

・Establishment and pledge of a business model for long-term stability of the commitment to regional growth advantage

・Increase awareness of supplier priority conditions for regional growth advantage and improve implementation rate (Supplier Screening), strengthen diversity programs and

practice

・Realization of diversity in the workplace (realization of gender parity in managerial positions and publication of company-wide growth plans and progress) and promotion of public-private partnerships (including public affairs) for this purpose

Such

3. Contribution level to employees

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■ Management contents evaluated as B Corp

・Working environment (overtime system, wages, vacation system, various company regulations such as work regulations)

·Welfare

・Enhancement of education (support for acquisition of core skills with high market value)

Such

 

■ Management improvement targets for the next three years

・Salary improvement

・Provide skill training that can be used both in public and private life, such as cross-sectional practical skills, communication and language skills acquisition

・Comparative analysis and utilization of employee satisfaction and turnover rate

Such

4. Customer contribution level

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■ Management contents evaluated as B Corp

・Formal quality control regulations for realizing customer contribution as a company

・Provision of a guarantee that we can contribute to the natural environment conservation management on the customer side through the use of our products and services

・Results in customer satisfaction monitoring and contribution to improving customer wellbeing

Such

 

■ Management improvement targets for the next three years

・As a core position in our business, we develop and provide products or technical services to Underserved Group.

・Promote improvement of standards for material selection and supply chain selection by customers

・Sequential publication of formal customer feedback (word of mouth, etc.)

Such

5. Fair management control level that continues to contribute to the natural environment, society, employees, and customers

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■ Management contents evaluated as B Corp

・Company policy content and setting of business success indicators and priorities based on it

・Details of stakeholder engagement and public stance for carrying out promises

・Decision-making process for Policy (Purpose) Driven management

Such

 

■ Business targets for the next three years

・We will disclose the contribution level (external evaluation) to the local community, the society that embraces diversity, the natural environment and biodiversity, the contribution target (KGI), and the progress results (KPI).

・Sound out the government about the introduction of the Articles of Incorporation of Public Benefit Corporations (as the essence of “new capitalism”) in the revision of the Japanese Companies Act, and make a public promise that Japanese companies will contribute to the public interest such as the realization of SDGs in decision-making at the management site. build a mechanism

・Strengthen the accounting and management system along with the expansion of the organization

Such

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