The Oji Group wishes to express its gratitude for your continued support.
Since its founding in 1873, the Oji Group has continued to achieve growth through business mergers and the expansion of business fields.Today,the Group is working to develop a range of businesses in addition to the paper manufacturing business by leveraging technologies developed through paper manufacturing. These include the material-and-processing integrated business, including the packaging business and the pulp business, and the power generation business featuring renewable energy such as hydroelectric power generation and biomass power generation, as well as the water treatment business. With the operating environment and the Oji Group itself experiencing significant change, the Group seeks to enhance its corporate value on a medium-to long-term basis,with a management philosophy advocating“Creation of Innovative Value”, “Contribution to the Future and the World”, and“Harmony with Nature and Society”as its compass.
The three basic and core strategies are enhancing “Profitability Improvement of Domestic Business”,“Expansion of Overseas Business”and“Promotion of Innovation”.Through these strategies,we will aim to contribute to a sustainable society.
The Group positions “Profitability Improvement of Domestic Business” as its most important initiative. With this in mind, it will strengthen its capability to create cash flows by forecasting market changes, restructuring domestic businesses and utilizing existing facilities effectively.
As a result of accelerating the expansion of overseas businesses since around 2010, overseas sales now exceed 30% of total sales. Overseas facilities have already surpassed those in Japan in terms of the number of companies and employees. Even so, we will proceed with “Expansion of Overseas Business”.
The Innovation Promotion Division, while focusing on creating new businesses and strengthening the competitiveness of existing businesses, will facilitate the development of prospective products and the creation of new markets and materials by tapping into future needs, in addition to technical innovation. In doing so, it will seek to create innovative value.
Based on a management philosophy of harmony with nature and society, the Oji Group will work proactively on improving the environment for living and prospering with nature and the planet, while at the same time actively promoting sustainable forest management, paper recycling and measures to prevent global warming and conducting corporate activities on a Group-wide basis.
“Safety, Environment, and Compliance” constitute the basis of our corporate existence. The Group will continue to focus on initiatives to ensure that the policy of giving top priority to safety, the environment and compliance—including the elimination of industrial disaster risks, the prevention of environmental accidents and compliance with laws and regulations to fulfill corporate social responsibilities—is shared among and embraced by all employees around the world, including senior management.
Diversity in terms of values and flexibility is extremely important for enhancing corporate value on a medium- to long-term basis and achieving sustainable development. As conveyed in the saying “A company’s strength originates from human resources,” the Group seeks to develop human resources, reform workstyles and promote diversity to ensure that all the employees develop diversity in terms of value and flexibility regarding their way of thinking, while enhancing their competencies.
We greatly appreciate the continued support of our customers, shareholders and business partners.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Oji Holdings Corporation