Riken Vitamin's Materiality

At Riken Vitamin, we contribute to the sustainable development of society through our business activities based on our fundamental CSR policy. To achieve our corporate philosophy of contributing to better human health, nutrition, and society, we identified key themes of our CSR activities to place a particular focus on in 2019.
Through these engagements, we contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) corresponding to our key themes.

Key theme identification process

STEP1 Identifying social challenges

We prepared a list of key social challenges for Riken Vitamin on the basis of external guidelines such as ISO26000 and SDGs.

STEP2 Judging the importance of various elements from internal and external perspectives

We looked at the social challenges in Step 1 and, in our Environmental Meeting, evaluated their importance from the two parameters of “relevance to our business” and “expectation from society” in relation to the “impact (opportunities/risks) of Riken Vitamin.”

STEP3 Identification of key themes

We organized the information on the themes identified in Step 2 and identified those which were deemed of high importance to both society and Riken Vitamin as our key themes.

Key themes

Key themes
Key themes Relevant SDGs
Contributing through our business Consumers We provide appropriate information and deliver products that are safe and trusted. We also exercise appropriate control of our customers’ personal information.
Pollution prevention We strive to prevent pollution of our global environment by reducing waste and executing process control.
Environmental consideration We fight global warming and climate change through efforts such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Company-wide contribution Diversity and inclusion We respect diversity and create a workplace that is easy and rewarding to work in.
Job satisfaction We will maintain and promote a safe and healthy work environment where employees can be physically and mentally healthy and motivated.
Research and Development Promote the development of new technologies, new applications and new products.