Relationship with our shareholders and suppliers/contractors

The NICHIAS Group discloses information about its finance swiftly and appropriately while managing its businesses with an emphasis on transparency, fairness and efficiency.
We are also law-abiding and fair when making deals with our customers.

Disclosure of information to shareholders and investors

lR (Investor Relation) activities

The NICHIAS Group recognizes the importance of taking opinions from all its shareholders and investors seriously and making effective use of them in its management, therefore it has established an IR team to serve as a department in charge of enhancing communication with shareholders and investors.

For example, in addition to holding financial results briefings for analysts and institutional investors, factory study tours, and company briefings for individual investors, the group also conducts daily meetings and participates in conferences sponsored by brokerage companies, etc., holding a total of 131 such meetings in fiscal 2019. The opinions acquired from such exchanges with analysts and institutional investors periodically lead to in-house feedback from the people in charge of IR and are useful in improving management and business activities. NICHIAS will continue its efforts to strengthen its communication with shareholders and investors both inside and outside Japan, as well as forming a broad spectrum of shareholders.

Company officers at a meeting with overseas investors

Holding of Financial Results Briefing for Analysts and Institutional Investors

In order to ensure timely and appropriate communication with analysts and institutional investors, the NICHIAS Group holds financial results briefings upon the announcement of end-of-term and second-quarter-term financial results. These financial results briefings provide good opportunities for the group to explain management policies, management strategies, the outline of its business operations, and financial information, as well as for executives and investors to meet and talk.

In fiscal 2019, a total of 67 people attended the Second Quarter Financial Results Briefing where an explanation was given about the materials business before holding a Q&A. (The Year-end Financial Results Briefing was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19).

NICHIAS will continue to enthusiastically engage in dialogues regarding not only financial information, but such non-financial information as the environment, society, governance, etc.

Financial Results Briefing

Communication with suppliers and contractors

Policies Relating to Transactions

The Nichias Group regards the fulfillment of its responsibility to supply customers as an important corporate evaluation standard, and as one measure to minimize the impact on production of possible large-scale natural disasters, it is advancing BCP measures for raw materials.

Specifically, the company finds out the BCP countermeasure status of each supply chain and pursues improvement where necessary. Additionally, when it is judged difficult to take measures only in the supply chain, BCP countermeasures are advanced by increasing the inventories of the company’s raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products.

Fair Competition and Transactions

As part of its CSR activities, the NICHIAS Group focuses its efforts on staff training about the Antimonopoly Act and the Subcontract Act. Each year, it incorporates training about these laws into its educational programs for new employees and newly appointed executives.

In fiscal 2019, we held workshops on the Antimonopoly Act and the Subcontract Act for the headquarters, branches, factories, and laboratories as well as subsidiary company managers, to verify legal awareness and compliance with laws and regulations. It also organized training by e-learning for the executives and employees of the company concerning the Antimonopoly Act and the Subcontract Act. In addition, it made improvements in the Company based on surveys of the state of transactions with subcontractors. Through such activities, the NICHIAS Group ensures thorough compliance with laws and regulations.

Implementation of CSR procurement survey

NICHIAS conduct surveys of the client companies regarding the status of its activities in the form of a “CSR Procurement Survey” in order to improve its efforts throughout the product supply chain.

In fiscal 2019, it conducted a survey of 30 client companies and determined that activities with all client companies were favorable.

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