CEO Message"We were founded in 2015 and have been developing our business with the mission of "Bridging Beyond Border". Aiming to shape a society of unparalleled convenience and abundance on the other side of this bridge, the first service we launched was the smartphone charger sharing service “ChargeSPOT”.
While the innovation brought about by 5G will make our lives richer, it is also accelerating the phenomenon that the power consumption of smartphone devices exceeds the performance of built-in batteries. "ChargeSPOT", which was launched with this issue in mind, is now deployed globally in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, etc. Especially in Japan, it is used nationwide as a backup power source that supports people's lives in the event of a natural disaster.
INFORICH was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market in December 2022. We would like to once again express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our stakeholders who have been supporting us on a daily basis.
President & CEO
Important Topics (Materiality)
After listening to the opinions of our stakeholders, including our employees, the company where the company is located, and our shareholders, we identified important issues (materiality: the most important issues to be resolved through our core business) while referring to guidelines related to ESGs.
【6 Major Challenges】
①Popularizing a Sharing Culture
②Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion within the Company
③Cooperate in Securing Power Supplies during Disasters
④Realization of a Resilient Supply Chain
⑤Reduction of CO2 Emissions
⑥Strengthen both Risk Management and General Management
Reduction of CO2 emissions through the spread of ChargeSPOT (our sharing service)Our "ChargeSPOT" is helping to reduce CO2 emissions by recharging and reusing mobile batteries more than a certain number of times to eliminate wasted batteries. By using "ChargeSPOT", you can reduce CO2 emissions by 85% compared to purchasing a normal mobile battery. ※Assuming 1.63 Mobile Batteries per Person
Reduction of ca. 0.002kg (CO2) per rental
- ※(If there are 500,000 monthly users) Reduction of 201,825 kg (CO2) per year – 93,076 kg-CO2 = Equivalent to forests equivalent to 14.8 soccer courts ※Estimated provided by Asuene Inc. (Reference material: Created by Asuene Inc., based on Hiromori's "Mobile Battery Voluntary Survey" calculated on the assumption that: “I usually carry it = use it every day”“I often carry it = use it once every two days” “I don’t carry it often = use it once a week” “I don’t carry it often = use it once a week” “I rarely carry it = use it once a month”)
Use of renewable energyTo aid in the spread of natural energy in Japan and the mitigation of climate change, we are using green power for 443,000 kWh*, which is 10% of the annual power consumption of ChargeSPOT installations. (*2023 Calculations based on the number of installations as of January 1) In addition, we are working to reduce CO2 emissions from the office by using 100% natural energy for the electricity used at the head office.
Implementation of Recycling Procedures of End-of-Life BatteriesLithium-ion batteries used in mobile batteries may cause an internal short circuit due to strong impact or external pressure, leading to smoke or fire. In addition, the number of fire accidents at garbage trucks and disposal facilities is increasing year by year, which is thought to be caused by mobile batteries and other products with built-in lithium-ion batteries mixed in with household garbage (burnable garbage, plastic garbage, etc.). We are a member of JBRC, a general incorporated association that promotes the collection and recycling of small rechargeable batteries, and we are conducting safe and appropriate recycling of old mobile batteries based on the Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.
Promotion of Sharing ServicesBy sharing things, places, skills, time, etc., sharing services can improve the efficiency of resource utilization and contribute to a sustainable recycling-oriented society. Through the platform application "ShareSPOT" that allows you to use various sharing and rental services, we will strengthen the connection between sharing services and make the service seamless, thereby striving to establish a "sharing culture".
Disaster Prevention AgreementsIn cooperation with local governments and companies, we will implement various initiatives such as signage utilization and battery supply in the event of a disaster.
ChargeSPOT Mobile Battery
48hr free rental
In the event of an earthquake (1) Free rentals for seismic intensity 6-lower or above, but below seismic intensity 7
(2) Forced Battery Discharge in the event of Seismic intensity 7 or higher.
In the event of a blackout In the case of large-scale power outages, if the number of households with power outages exceeds a certain percentage of the number of households in each municipality,
the usage fee is free.*For the number of households with power outages, refer to the HP of each electric power company
In the event of a volcanic eruption If the Japan Meteorological Agency determines that the volcanic alert level is 5 or higher (evacuation), rentals are provided free of charge.
Antibacterial Processing of ChargeSPOT BatteriesIn response to the spread of the new coronavirus, we have adopted the "SEIKADOU SRW-30" coating for our mobile batteries - a world first - so that everyone can use it with peace of mind.
Efforts to Promote Diversity and InclusionSince we have a certain number of foreign employees and people with overseas experience, English, Cantonese, and Chinese are spoken by different teams within the company. For those whose native language is not Japanese, we offer beginner and business classes in Japanese, as well as support for in-house training in English and Chinese. In order to create opportunities for communication regardless of occupation or nationality, we also hold seasonal events such as lunch parties, tea ceremonies, and cherry blossom viewing.
Basic Policy regarding Internal System Controlhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1p45DwWVi59vteW84Kh-juMIDfBnZNVJM/view?usp=share_link
Strengthened Information SecurityIn order to properly manage highly confidential information, we have acquired the Privacy Mark (ISO15001) and are working to ensure thorough understanding among employees of internal rules regarding information management.
Risk ManagementOur company is striving to strengthen our corporate governance system in order to ensure the appropriateness of management, improve transparency, and thoroughly implement management that adheres to compliance. We have made a resolution to stipulate and operate based on this basic policy.
We established our "Compliance and Risk Management Regulations" for the purpose of properly understanding and enlightening corporate risks, organized a Compliance and Risk Management Committee chaired by the officer in charge of the Corporate Division based on these regulations, and promoted company business. We work to identify the above risks and discuss countermeasures against them. In the event that a risk materializes, we will cooperate with other departments and external experts to investigate the cause and propose appropriate measures to prevent recurrence to the Board of Directors.
Calculation of CO2 Emissions
FY 2022 Scope1 (t-CO2) 0 Scope2 (t-CO2) 0 Scope3 (t-CO2) 61,431 Total emissions 61,431t-CO2
FY 2022 Number of Employees 109 Full-time Employees: 97 Average Age 35 years Total Number of Female Employees 35 Female Staff Ratio 32.11％ Female Management Staff 7 Female Manager Staff Ratio 13.73％ Non-Japanese Staff Members 24 Non-Japanese Staff Ratio 22.02％ Non-Japanese Management Staff 12 Non-Japanese Management Staff Ratio 23.5％ Total Paid Leave Used: Male Staff：43.00%
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