Basic Approach and Policy

“Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” were adopted at the United Nations Summit of September 2015.
The corporate slogan of TAUNS is “Peace of mind through diagnostic technology.” Throughout our business activities, we are working to enrich lives and provide peace of mind through proprietary in vitro diagnostic test kits, and to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. 
To achieve this, we have identified six material issues concerning sustainability on which we should focus our efforts, after deliberation and resolution by the Board of Directors.
Key sustainability issues are variable due to social and business changes and will be reviewed as necessary.

Material ESG Issues for TAUNS and Contribution to SDGs

We have identified our sustainability and ESG priorities to be addressed in January 2022 for the realization of a sustainable society and our sustainable growth.

  Material Issues Targets Contribution to SDGs
Environment Consideration for the Environment
  • Contribute to realizing a low-carbon society and creating a recycling-oriented society
  • Reduce environmental impact by conserving resources
Society Contribution to Global Health
  • Resolve medical issues through activities to develop and promote in vitro diagnostics
  • Improve access to healthcare
Responsible Provision of Products, Quality and Services
  • Pursue quality, safety and reliability
  • Respond to needs in an appropriate and timely manner
Creation of an Attractive Working Environment
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Respect human rights
  • Promote the safety, health and mental health of employees
  • Invest in human resource training
Social Contribution
  • Contribute to society through business activities
  • Contribute to the community
  • Assist restoration after disasters
Governance Strengthening of Governance
  • Enhance and strengthen corporate governance
  • Ensure compliance
  • Trade fairly
  • Manage Risks

Process for identifying Material ESG Issues

We identified our material ESG issues through the following process.

STEP1. Identify social issues that are relevant to our business

We identified social issues that we should consider with reference to the requirements of international guidelines and the assessment criteria of socially responsible investment (SRI) such as SDGs, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), ISO26000, The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), FTSE4Good and Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

STEP2. Prioritize identified social issues

The company’s Administration Division took the lead in prioritizing identified social issues based on two axes: importance to stakeholders and importance to TAUNS.

TAUNS’s Materiality Matrix

STEP3. Conduct interviews with internal stakeholders

Interviews were conducted with employees and executive officers from all departments within the company to confirm the appropriateness of the proposed material issues.

STEP4. Identify material ESG issues for TAUNS

We identified material ESG issues to be addressed through deliberation and resolution by the Board of Directors.  These key sustainability issues will be reviewed periodically based on management plan updates and changes in the environment.