II  SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

This is the indicator of COOPERSTATION Co., Ltd's sustainable procurement. We actively support SDG 12.7 to expand the implementation of sustainable public procurement and support UNGM's policy of increasing the proportion of SP. Therefore, we have been trying to secure sustainability in all areas of management and business. In particular, we are striving to practice <the discovery and connection of climate farmers>, <human rights and labor of rural foreign workers>, <prevention of in-house environmental pollution>, <human rights and labor of executives and employees>, and <diversity and engagement>.

Finding climate farmers and connecting consumers 

TTHANKS is responsible for discovering and introducing natural farmers across the country who practice climate agriculture to the public. Natural farmers are those who follow the four agricultural methods of pesticide-free, no-fertilizer, no manure, and no herbicide. They are those who grow sustainable farming by applying biomedical technology most strictly. They own an average of about 1ha of farmland and have a belief and philosophy about healthy food. These small farmers are alienated from mass production and mass distribution systems, making it a difficult situation to be guaranteed sustainability. They’re having a hard time in the market. It is necessary to inform the public that their food is excellent both in terms of environment and health and nutrition. It is necessary to inform them that their farming methods help climate change. Currently, TTHANKS has a network of about 150 natural farmers and introduces products to the market and zero waste shops for their sustainability.

Efforts to Improve the Treatment of Foreign Workers in Rural Areas 

Our rural population has decreased by more than 2.5 million from 4.85 million in 1995 to 2.24 million in 2019. 33.5% of those aged 70 or older and 60.6% of those aged 60 or older. According to a 2018 survey of agricultural managers, "lack of workers" (49.5%) was cited as the biggest difficulty. Rural areas are being filled with migrant workers' land. At the end of 2020, it is estimated that there are more than 50,000 migrant workers in rural areas. However, in some cases, they are not provided with at least the basic rights to be guaranteed. In residential environments such as greenhouses, people suffer from heat and cold and even die. In some cases, they are exposed to back pay and violence. TTHANKS will cooperate with farmers who guarantee the basic rights of migrant workers and donate a portion of its sales to citizen organizations dedicated to their rights and interests.

Efforts for Prevention of Environmental Pollution 

We manage the workplace environment based on ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 to prevent environmental pollution. In addition, we set four indicators in the management system, greenhouse gas, water resources, and waste sectors to manage the progress of promotion and achievement status.

Waste Reduction Activities

We are maximizing waste reduction by establishing daily waste reduction activities and recycling systems. In 2020, we reduced 0.05 tons of waste.

Protection Human Rights and Labor Rights of Executives and Employees 

We have a variety of legal systems to protect the human rights and labor rights of its executives and employees and have official documents to ensure and protect them. In addition, we are continuing to improve the workplace environment and organizational culture through regular talks between the company and the labor unions.

Autonomous Additional Work and Giving Alternative Leave of Absence

CNS does not force executives and employees to work overtime, and thoroughly records autonomous overtime, and pays alternative leave or allowances for overtime.

Diversity and Gender Issue

We believe that true innovation and growth are possible when a culture that respects diversity and engagement is based. To this end, we are creating a culture in which people with various backgrounds and mindsets can show their capabilities to the fullest. Also, we do not discriminate against employment, wages, promotion, etc. for any reason, such as gender, race, nationality, religion, etc. The satisfaction survey of executives and employees also showed high satisfaction with diversity and engagement.

Diversity and Engagement Program

Personnel team and personnel in charge of diversity/engagement by business unit run various programs in areas such as women, the disabled, generations, and cultural education.

 

Gender Issue | Employee networking and communication

We create a culture that promotes women's human rights by encouraging events and meetings for female executives and employees. Executives and employees are striving to strengthen the networking of female executives and employees. In addition, on Women's Day, various events are held, including conversations with female leaders, volunteer work, and health promotion programs. 

Health and Health-care

We are striving to establish an advanced safety culture in our workplace. Safe culture compliance evaluation evaluates items such as management’s will, role, and responsibility, risk management, communication and participation, environmental safety capabilities, compliance, cause analysis, and corrective action, monitoring, and performance management. We are striving to prevent accidents by discovering risk factors such as aging facilities, non-compliance with safety regulations, and poor on-site management in advance.

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