Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Nintendo outlines manufacturing and environmental policies in its corporate social responsibility report


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As part of the annual process of approving accounts, electing board members, and completing the annual general meeting, Nintendo has now released its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) report, which aims to emphasize the company’s policies in a wide range of areas.This The basic introduction is here, This Corporate Social Responsibility Q&A There are further details.

In terms of manufacturing conditions, Nintendo said it will continue to follow the RBA standard (Responsible Business Alliance) and communicate the requirements to its supply chain partners. This will have to do with working conditions and parts procurement-third parties need to fill out an annual survey, and Nintendo will conduct on-site inspections (recently limited to remote audits). As far as Nintendo’s approach is concerned, this is a very common practice because it is a “fabless” production model. In a sense, Nintendo will not do any manufacturing in-house.

Regarding the responsible procurement of minerals, a topic that has been criticized by the technology industry for many years, Nintendo stated that its basic policy is “minerals (including tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and cobalt, etc.).”*) Becomes a financial source for organizations related to human rights violations, such as child labor, environmental damage, and the inhumane use of military power, but it will not be used for Nintendo products. “Nintendo stated that it participates in industry practices such as RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative) and RMAP (Responsible Minerals Assurance Program).

In addressing its attitude towards the environment, Nintendo cited multiple areas as its credentials. Regional offices follow and are committed to achieving the highest standards in areas such as recycling, renewable energy and sustainability.The product packaging uses recyclable materials, but it’s worth noting that Nintendo Is not It is stated that it uses previously recycled materials for packaging, which has once again become an industry norm and can be improved if resources are available. The company also cited regional efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its business, such as ensuring that trucks transporting goods are 100% loaded to avoid wasteful distribution.

In general, Nintendo cited many of the standards and initiatives it followed to improve and maintain manufacturing conditions, procurement, and environmental impact. Of course, there is a view that more can be done in these areas, and most methods rely on accurate and carefully reviewed investigations and reports provided by partners. It is also interesting to see if reports from external agencies and organizations will appear in the coming months to evaluate the company’s performance in these areas.

At present, Nintendo is definitely proving that it is making progress in these key areas of corporate social responsibility; hope to continue to promote further improvements.