Corporate Social ResponsibilityManagement that Respects Shareholders

The Kurita Group Management Guidelines specify management that respects shareholders. Based on this, the Kurita Group proactively listens to the opinions of shareholders and continuously establishes structures and takes measures to promote constructive dialogue with shareholders so that we can contribute to sustainable growth and raising corporate value over the medium to long term.

System for Promoting Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division has overall responsibility for constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors. A specialized investor and shareholder relations section was established within the Corporate Planning Division and full-time investor and shareholder relations staff have been assigned to that organization to support the General Manager.
The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division created an IR and SR liaison group made up of personnel from the Corporate Planning Division, General Affairs Department, and Finance and Accounting Department to ascertain and collect important internal information and appropriately manage that information. The group shares and manages information and provides information necessary for dialogue. The General Manager also provides feedback to the Board of Directors concerning the opinions and concerns of shareholders learned through such dialogue periodically and at other times as necessary.

IR Activities for Institutional Investors

Kurita holds financial results briefings for securities analysts and institutional investors at the time of second quarter and full-year financial results where the president and relevant directors explain the results and answer questions. Teleconferences are also held at the time of the first and third quarter financial results to explain the results and answer questions.
The materials used at these briefings as well as summaries of the questions and answers are posted on an investor relations website to ensure the timely and fair disclosure of information. In addition, IR and SR staff conduct individual meetings with securities analysts and institutional investors on a regular basis except during quiet periods.
For foreign shareholders and investors, the president and General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division conduct roadshows in Europe, Noth America, and Asia, and the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division participates in domestic conferences.

IR Activities for Individual Investors

Briefing session for individual investors

Briefing session for individual investors

For individual investors, a shareholder briefing is held after the General Meeting of Shareholders and a briefing is conducted. To ensure that no disparities occur in the information available to institutional investors and individual investors, full-time IR and SR staff respond to telephone and email inquiries from individual investors.

Activities Relating to Shareholder Relations

Kurita full-time IR and SR staff visit major shareholders in Japan and create opportunities to discuss management policies and corporate governance. Kurita explains the direction of management and reports on the implementation and status of improvement of corporate governance, while shareholders express their opinions and requests regarding management and discuss policies on the exercise of voting rights, and opinions are exchanged. Feedback regarding the opinions and requests expressed is provided to the president and other directors, and those opinions and requests are reflected in various management policies.

* This page mainly features actual initiatives taken for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.