SMM’s CSR activities are promoted by the CSR Committee, which convenes at least once a year and comprises the President, as chairman, and the heads of the businesses and Head Offi ce. Attached to the CSR Committee are three working groups—the Compliance, Risk Management, and Quality Assurance Working Groups—and six subcommittees overseeing the following areas: effi cient resource utilization, environmental preservation, corporate citizenship, human rights and human resources development, occupational health and safety, and communications.
Each of these six subcommittees, which correspond to the SMM Group’s Six CSR Areas of High Priority, works toward annual plans and targets in the quest to realize our Vision for 2020 across the entire Group.
CSR activities consistent with these annual plans and targets are advanced principally through initiatives at business sites and group companies. Actual implementation is carried out by all officers and employees according to their individual roles. The CSR Committee reviews the activities of each area based on reports from working groups and subcommittees.
Reviews include activity progress reports and activity plans for the next fi scal year, evaluations of the company’s environmental, social, and economic performance, the execution of corrective measures where necessary, and the implementation of our PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.