President's Message

President's Message

image:Osamu Murao

Aiming to achieve sustained growth through advanced energy technologies toward the realization of the global environment and society enabling people worldwide to enjoy more affluent and secure lives

Ever since our founding, GS Yuasa has met the expectations of stakeholders by tackling the solution of social issues and contributing to the fields of mobility and public infrastructure through our business in the area of energy, with a particular focus on batteries. I believe that these activities are a direct outgrowth of our corporate philosophy of “Innovation and Growth,” which inspires us to benefit people, society, and the global environment. Meanwhile, as a consequence of societal changes, targets and initiatives toward a sustainable society, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, have been gaining momentum around the world. We have developed our business centering on storage and other battery technologies, and I think the opportunities for us to contribute to society are going to grow even more.

Our Policy on Sustainability Management shows our determination to adapt to these medium- to long-term changes in the business environment and enhance our corporate value by realizing a sustainable society and achieving the sustained growth of our company. Our ideal for the company over the long term is expressed in Vision 2035, which takes into account mega-trends and anticipated changes in the business climate heading toward 2050. This vision statement clearly outlines our aim to be a robust Energy Management Company by providing battery and power supply systems technologies for advancement in the mobility and public infrastructure sectors. We will contribute to the global environment and society from all the directions of energy saving, energy creation, energy storage, and renewable energy, including the realization of carbon neutrality and the expanded sale of environmentally considered products.

Furthermore, we formulated the CSR Policy and the Code of Conduct as action guidelines to put our sustainability management into practice, and in April 2018 we signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which shares the same values as our CSR policy. The UNGC sets forth 10 principles for companies to follow in the four areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. To implement these principles, the UN’s SDGs, and our CSR Policy, we have established a committee at our core operating company to promote group-wide sustainability initiatives and are endeavoring to contribute to a sustainable society through our business activities.

Going forward, we will continue making innovative challenges through the advanced energy technologies that we have cultivated so far and strive to contribute to the realization of a planet, environment, and society enabling people worldwide to enjoy more affluent and secure lives.

GS Yuasa Corporation
Takashi Abe

sign:Takashi Abe

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

< Human Rights >
  • Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
< Labour >
  • Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
< Environment >
  • Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
< Anti-Corruption >
  • Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.