Yokohama Industrial Products Japan Co., Ltd. (YMJ)

Business activities

Wholesaling of industrial rubber products

Number of employees

501 (as of December 2018)

Location

Hamagomu Building 4F, 5-36-11 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8685

Contact for consultation and complaints

Tel: +81-3-5400-4861 Fax: +81-3-5400-4849

Message from the President

Hiroyuki Hosoda

The Company is an industrial products sales company that was established through the integration of eight domestic industrial products sales companies engaged in Yokohama Rubber’s MB business in October 2010.

The industrial rubber products researched, developed, and manufactured at Yokohama Rubber for use in various fields including mining, energy, construction, and machinery are provided to customers based on the motto of “delivering the best products at competitive prices and on time”.

As a member of the Yokohama Rubber Group, the Company aims to become a company having world class strengths in protecting the environment through improvements to environmental management, the development of an internal environment for the prevention of global warming, and activities to expand sales of environmentally sound products in accordance with the Environmental GD100 action guidelines.

Organizational Governance

A Management Meeting attended by full-time directors and headquarters general managers is held every month to discuss account closing, personnel, and other important issues, and the matters that resolutions are made on are decided on by the Board of Directors. In addition, a Company Presidents Meeting that is attended by all presidents of in-house companies in addition to the members of the Management Meeting is held every three months with the aim of forming a companywide consensus.

Organization (offices)

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Hokkaido Company 7-12 Odorihigashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City, 060-0041 Tel: +81-11-241-5111
Tohoku Company 5-1-6 Oroshimachihigashi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, 984-0002 Tel: +81-22-390-1733
Kanto Company Hamagomu Building 4F, 5-36-11 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8685 Tel: +81-3-5400-4870
Chubu Company Fuji Building No. 5, 4-23-2 Chiyoda, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0012 Tel: +81-52-331-9868
Kinki Company Kincho-Tosabori Building, 1-4-11, Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0001 Tel: +81-6-6446-6701
Chugoku Company 6-7-32, Minami-Kannon, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 733-0035 Tel: +81-82-231-8851
Kyushu Company 1-7-4, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 810-0022 Tel: +81-92-711-8541

Compliance measures

A compliance card is distributed to all employees with the aim of strengthening compliance awareness.
In addition, we conduct compliance workplace seminars for all employees, and also conduct compliance training for new employees, managers, etc. as needed in cooperation with the Corporate Compliance Department of the Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
Furthermore, regular internal audits are conducted on various internal operations, during which consideration is also given to instructions and improvements in terms of compliance.

Human Rights

There is no forced labor or child labor at the Group. Furthermore, there is no gender discrimination in terms of wages, promotion, placement, etc.
We work to improve understanding and response to human rights through compliance education, and we have also established a Compliance Consultation Desk to respond to such issues.

Labor Practices

Human resources development and training

In order to foster the growth of both individual employees and the Company as a whole, we implement various types of training activity, divided into the following broad categories: program-type training, checkpoint-type training, and level-specific training. In fiscal 2018, we introduced new product know-how training with a renewed focus on sales activities.
The aim of these training activities is to strengthen employees’ knowledge of and commitment to products, and to achieve further development of sales at the regional level.

Occupational safety and health

We work to prevent disasters through measures such as stationing employees that have acquired ordinary life-saving skills at business locations throughout Japan, and conducting drills for situations such as disaster evacuation, fire extinguishing, tsunami evacuation, and spreading information during disasters.
We also work to strengthen the promotion of occupational safety and health through means such as holding safe operations workshops, implementing overtime hours management to prevent overwork, and the holding of monthly meetings of the health and safety committees at each YMJ workplace, etc.

Promotion of employment of people with disabilities and employee diversity

We employ 9 people with disabilities as a certified company of the Yokohama Rubber Group.
Female employees account for 137 of our total of 501 employees, and we also have 34 elderly employees (re-employed employees aged 60 or above).

Work-life balance

We work to enable employees to maintain a work-life balance through means such as specifying Wednesdays and Fridays as days for leaving the office at the scheduled time.
We have also formulated a General Business Owner Action Plan in accordance with the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, and we are working to put in place the working environment and diversified working conditions needed to help employees with childcare responsibilities balance the needs of their careers and their families.

The Environment

Environmental policy

We conduct various activities to help prevent global warming (cool biz, warm biz, black illumination, turning the lights off during rest periods, etc.) in accordance with the Yokohama Rubber Group’s Environmental GD100 policy.
We are also gradually replacing our company vehicles with environmentally-friendly hybrid vehicles.

Environmental data

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Category FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Greenhouse gas emissions (1,000t-CO2) 1.19
  Scope 1 (Buildings: Fuel Used) 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03
Scope 2 (Buildings: Electricity Purchased) 0.51 0.48 0.45 0.40 0.42
Scope 3 (Consignors: Fuel Used) 0.97 0.91 0.9 0.81 0.75
Water usage (1,000m3) 3.50 3.49 2.72 2.48 2.79
Waste generated (t) 126 107 47 49 53

Fair Operating Practices

Credibility with our business partners

Regular compliance education is conducted for both sales departments and purchasing departments to ensure thorough compliance with antitrust laws, subcontractor laws, and other related laws, in order to ensure fair trade.

Consumer Issues

Safety and quality of our products and services

The sales contact points of in-house companies nationwide respond to inquiries and complaints from customers regarding products and services.
In addition, we have made a contact point available on the website in order to respond to opinions and questions from customers regarding the products we offer.
Click here for Yokohama Industrial Products Japan Co., Ltd.’s website. (available only in Japanese)
(https://www.yrc.co.jp/mb/list/index.html)

Community Involvement and Development

Relationship with local societies

Coastal disaster prevention forest regeneration activity in Kakegawa City

Each in-house company headquarters has participated in regional disaster prevention drills in effort to work together with the local community.
In addition, we have participated in clean-up activities held near our facilities in the Nagoya region, and in coastal disaster prevention forest regeneration activities in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture.