Thank you for your continued support of the Oji Group
The economic environment and social structure surrounding our Group continue to undergo substantial and rapid change.
The Oji Group has grown into a global company group with diversified businesses and an overseas sales ratio of over 25%. As we move "Beyond the Boundaries" of traditional ideas and national borders, and as we work toward achieving sustainable growth as a new corporate group, we will continue our business portfolio restructuring with the "Creation of Innovative Values" as our slogan.
The fundamental strategies that will support this restructuring are: "Expansion of Overseas Businesses," "Concentration/Advancement of Domestic Businesses," and "Enhancement of Financial Foundation." This fiscal year, too, we will pursue the achievement of these management strategies, knowing that none can be neglected.
With regard to the further "Expansion of Overseas Businesses," we plan to actively invest in growth in the Southeast Asia region, including India, in addition to Oceania, Brazil, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, we will pursue "Concentration/Advancement of Domestic Businesses" inside Japan, which means continuing to carefully vet projects and selectively focus our operating resources. Furthermore, we will proceed with "Enhancement of our Financial Foundation" in order to support each business project and area of development.
Our human resources are the driving force behind these Group management strategies and establishing an environment in which each and every employee can maximize their talents helps improve our competitive strength. The Oji Group is striving to make necessary reforms to our systems, and to transform the awareness of all our members, in order to ensure an environment in which diverse personnel, regardless of gender, nationality, or age, can exercise their skills to the fullest. As such, "diversity promotion," including promoting the active participation of female personnel, and "working style reforms" that increase efficiency are important pillars of our strategies.
The Oji Group keenly recognizes that "safety, the environment, and compliance" form the basis for the continuation of our business. This is especially so overseas, where the number of Group companies has rapidly increased in recent years. It is necessary to establish a risk management structure that respects the laws and regulations, and cultures and customs of each country. We are working to improve the level of our management structure on a global scale by sharing with overseas Group companies the knowledge and experiences regarding safety and health management, as well as environmental management, that we have accumulated in Japan.
Our promotion of environmental management has persisted since our founding and today represents a key element of the Oji Group. Our steadfast commitment to eliminate environmental impacts in all of our processes, to procure raw materials that are safe, legal and considerate of society and the environment, and to practice responsible, sustainable forest management at our forest lands in Japan and overseas remains intact and unwavering.
We reaffirm our commitment towards being a manufacturing Group that meets the ever-changing needs of the times and will continue advancing forward, aiming towards the development of a sustainable society and the craftsmanship (monozukuri) that supports a new future.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Oji Holdings Corporation