As part of the TORIDOLL Code of Conduct, we have drawn up a number of pledges to related parties. For the TORIDOLL Group to continue its growth, we believe it is vital we communicate with various stakeholders, understand what their expectations are, and accurately reflect these expectations in our business activities.
Dialogue with Shareholders
In order for shareholders and investors to gain a better understanding of its business activities, the TORIDOLL Group holds general shareholder meetings, financial results briefings, investor relations meetings, and issues shareholder reports and other communications. We will incorporate the opinions and results of dialogues with our shareholders and investors into our management so that we can receive continual support from our stakeholders and increase our corporate value.
In fiscal year 2020, we held our annual general shareholders meeting and biannual financial results briefing for institutional investors.
Engaging with Our Business Partners
The TORIDOLL Group’s business is sustained by a large number of business partners, including the producers of our ingredients, and logistics companies. For this reason, we place great importance on our communications with them.
Once a year, our President and CEO and other executives engage with our business partners.
Dialogue with Our Employees
TORIDOLL Holdings holds labor-management councils every month with the labor union that represents our employees. In addition, we hold a meeting once a year at which the labor union collates and reports employee feedback to our executives, as well as makes proposals based on these feedback.
In fiscal year 2020, at the suggestion of employees, we held discussions with executives on the (i) introduction of a special leave system based on years of service, as well as the (ii) consideration and implementation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Nurturing Food Business Leaders
In October 2018, the TORIDOLL Group held a business course on the subject “restaurant management in the food industry” at the Cambodian-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), which is part of Cambodia’s Royal University of Phnom Penh. We intend to continue nurturing human capital across the world who will sustain the food industry, such as students who dream of owning their own restaurants in the future.
Collaborative Project with Komazawa University: “Development of a program to provide social value to junior and senior high school students (FY2020)”
In February 2020, together with students of Komazawa University’s Nakamura seminars, TORIDOLL Holdings held a competition with the theme of providing societal value for junior high school and high school students.
16 students were divided into four groups and proposed businesses from the perspective of “TORIDOLL Group’s unique CSV (Creating Shared Value) activities” on the following themes: eating insects, supporting people with disabilities, food waste, and food education.
President and CEO Mr. Awata and other executive directors assessed the proposals according to four criteria—planning skills (originality); profitability (branding); feasibility; and presentation skills—and selected the winning group based on the overall strength of their proposal.
We will verify the feasibility of the winning group’s project—both in terms of budget and schedule—and we intend to execute the project if possible.
In-House Dissemination Initiatives
Disseminating Information Among New Recruits
At the TORIDOLL Group, we distribute the TORIDOLL Code of Conduct guide to all new recruits. The TORIDOLL Code of Conduct centers on our pledges to our stakeholders, and describes important behavioral policies applicable to all employees who work in our Group.