Management Approach 2016 (Disclosure 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Given that we rely on access to local genetic resources, which we depend on for developing innovative and natural products, the rights of indigenous peoples are a material topic for us. This is why we work in strict compliance with the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations, which regulates the use of genetic resources by international companies and prescribes benefit-sharing for local communities.
For this purpose, a Nagoya committee, which is comprised of experts from divisional and corporate functions, was established in 2017. Both the existing product portfolio and new research projects are subject to the strict provisions of the Nagoya Protocol.