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Sustainability

We believe that ESG initiatives offer a foundation
for business activities and are an important factor
affecting competitiveness.
We are therefore advancing ESG management
in a form that integrates with our business.

Sustainability"

Promoting Environmental Management

Against the background of the increasing severity of global warming originating in increased emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, the international community has agreed on initiatives including SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Therefore, the establishment of targets and frameworks towards reducing CO2 emissions and responding to climate change is accelerating. Demands for action on the part of companies are also increasing in intensity. For J-Oil Mills, as a company that procures its raw materials from natural resources, global warming and climate change are issues that directly affect harvests and the volume of production of raw materials, and as such cannot be ignored. Up to the present, we have actively promoted efforts to conserve energy in our offices and at our production bases. Going into the future, we will work to minimize our environmental burden by further advancing efforts across our entire supply chain and initiatives involving products including Cho Cho Toku Toku®, discussed above.

In addition, we also believe that issues of natural resources are important from the perspective of the environment. As the global population increases, demand for food, water, and other resources, is continuing to increase. At the same time, the issue of food waste is becoming increasingly severe. We have previously made efforts to maximize the efficiency of our use of resources. Going forward, we want to focus our energies on initiatives that function through our business. Specifically, looking towards the reduction of food waste, we will develop oils and starches that ensure fried foods last longer without losing their flavor. The improvement of the texture of foods is another area that we are particularly focusing on at present. At first glance, the texture of food does not seem to be related to the issue of food waste, but it is actually extremely important, and has a very great impact - whether or not the texture of the food lasts a long time affects whether or not the food will be wasted. We want to make efforts to determine exactly what we can do as a food manufacturer.

Responses to ESG Issues and Contribution to Achievement of the SDGs

As corporations globalize and increase in size, their corporate activities are having an ever greater impact on society, and demands for corporate social responsibility (CSR), that is, business management that takes ESG into consideration, are increasing in intensity. Today, emphasis is placed on ESG initiatives as an index for the evaluation of corporate value.

J-Oil Mills' goal is to leverage the tangible and intangible assets and unique strengths that we have developed up to the present in actively contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. We will do so by advancing CSV management that contributes to the resolution of the issues focused on by the SDGs through our business activities, and seeks to promote growth by allowing us to offer new value. At the same time, we will also advance management that takes ESG into consideration, enhancing our ability to respond and adapt to the risks that are increasing with international development and minimizing the negative impacts of our business activities.

But to begin, looking towards the realization of "Mastering Oil, Creating Happiness 2020," our vision for J-Oil Mills in 2020, we will create and offer our customers the unique value that only we, as a team of specialists in oil, are able to.

President & CEO
Fuminao Hachiuma

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