The AGC Group established the CSR Committee in 2005 as an in-house organization dedicated to promoting CSR. On the CSR Committee, the AGC Group CEO presides as the committee chair, while the heads of each business and corporate division deliberate over general policies and issues related to the Group’s CSR activities four times annually.
The results of deliberations by the CSR Committee are shared globally across the AGC Group through subcommittees specializing in compliance and Environment, Occupational Health & Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management. These results are then reflected in measures implemented by the Group’s In-house Companies and Strategic Business Units (SBUs).
In 2011, the AGC Group began to develop the CSR monitoring framework based on ISO 26000 to assess the Group’s CSR activities from the perspective of stakeholders and strengthen measures and policies that benefit the community. As a specific initiative, it created a matrix that categorizes four types of CSR issues according to their importance. One of these categories, “issues for which a framework is to be developed and a commitment made to society,” is recognized as being important for both the AGC Group and its stakeholders. Accordingly, the Group has designated this category as a priority material issue, and is disclosing related targets and results to stakeholders via the AGC home page.
|ISO 26000 Items||AGC Group’s material issues|
|Organizational Governance||Decision-making processes and structures||Organizational governance|
|Human Rights and Labor Practices||Conditions of work and social protection||Fair working conditions|
|Health and safety at work||Occupational health & safety|
|Human development and training in the workplace||Human resource development|
|The Environment||Prevention of pollution||Pollution prevention|
|Sustainable resource use||Sustainable use of resources|
|Climate change mitigation and adaptation||Response to climate change|
|Fair Operating Practices||Anti-corruption||Anti-corruption|
|Fair competition||Compliance with antitrust laws|
|Promoting social responsibility in the value chain||Social responsibility in the supply chain|
|Consumer Issues||Protecting consumers’ health and safety||Product safety|
AGC Flat Glass (Thailand) Public
CSR-DIW Continuous Award 2015
AGC Flat Glass (Thailand) Public (AFT) has offered scholarships to students since 1974. In recent years, AFT has increased their support for educational projects by offering career-oriented training for disadvantaged students. AFT continues to work in cooperation with the government, NGOs, local citizens and other organizations to improve educational efforts of this nature. In September 2009, AFT obtained CSR-DIW certification, a standard based on ISO 26000 in Thailand, set by the Ministry of Industry’s Department of Industrial Works (DIW).
AFT was selected to take part in a CSR-DIW promotion committee tasked with further developing CSR activities amongst its network, which includes 386 factories in Thailand. In a 2015 initiative organized by The Industrial Environment Institute, AFT educated 100 factories outside their network on how to obtain CSR-DIW certification. The sustainable development model for AFT is detailed in the book “Happy Heart to Happy Society,” by the Heart Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to the practice of social contribution.
Furthermore, AFT received the CSR-DIW Continuous Award for the seventh consecutive year in 2015. The award was given to just 2,440 companies (1.74%) amongst approximately 140,000 companies with factories in Thailand. AFT will continue its participation in the CSR-DIW initiative as it further develops and strengthens its CSR activities.
It is necessary to promote management of Environment, Occupational Health & Safety and Quality (EHSQ) related issues as an integral part of business. To that end, the AGC Group tailors EHSQ management to respond to customer requests and to fit the business format of each business division.
Furthermore, for integrated management of EHSQ activities from the perspective of the entire Group, the EHSQ management system was established based on their common initiatives, and commenced in 2014.
The AGC Group EHSQ Management Regulations clearly state the roles of the Group CEO, the EHSQ Managers and division heads within the EHSQ management system. Also, Group initiatives are set in accordance with the system, the CEO regularly reviews progress and activities and the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle is implemented repeatedly. AGC Group management is aiming to further increase their effectiveness and efficiency in accordance with this EHSQ management system.