Communications with Shareholders and Investors
Based on the principle of “Appropriate Disclosure of Company Information” laid out in the SCREEN Group CSR Charter, the SCREEN Group has established and published the SCREEN Group Disclosure Policy, aimed at helping shareholders, investors, and all stakeholders to better understand the Group. The disclosure policy serves as a foundation for efforts to ensure that disclosure is transparent, fair, ongoing, timely, and appropriate.
Aiming to promote constructive engagement with shareholders and investors, the SCREEN Group properly discloses information likely to be of use in furthering their understanding of the Group, including information not required by such laws and regulations as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act or by the Timely Disclosure Rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
Investor Relations: Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors
Through our investor relations (IR), we strive to give our shareholders and investors a greater understanding of the SCREEN Group by communicating our management, business, and financial position in a timely, accurate, and clear-cut manner. IR also provides a means for us to get opinions and other feedback from these investors that we use to maximize corporate value.
Following earnings announcements and at conferences, our CEO, CFO, Chief Officer of Sustainability Promotion, and other management members receive interviews from and hold dialogue with our investors*1 . We also focus on shareholder engagement aimed at voting representatives, mainly through our IR representatives.
*1: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to cancel face-to-face IR activities. Instead, we are holding remote IR meetings using IT tools, such as web conference systems and telephone conference systems.
>>Number of Dialogue-Based IR Activities (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2020)
- Earnings presentations: 4
- Meetings with institutional investors and analysts: Approximately 450
- Overseas IR activities: 2 (North America and Europe)
- Institutional investor events, domestic conferences: 6
- Shareholder engagement aimed at voting representatives: 7
- Company briefings for individual investors: 0*2
- Plant tours for analysts and institutional investors: 1
*2: Company briefings for individual investors were cancelled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it comes to fair disclosure, we strive to improve and expand the information we provide and release it in a timely manner. We create IR materials in two languages (Japanese and English) and publish on web site whenever possible, such as Annual Reports, earnings presentation documents, FAQs, shareholder newsletters (only in Japanese), and more. Since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, we have sent questionnaires to institutional investors and analysts once a year to identify the challenges in our IR activities.
General Meeting of Shareholders
The 79th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders was held in June, 2020, with sufficient measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
To help give shareholders a better understanding of our company, on the Japanese Notice of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders we provided information such as our basic concept on corporate governance, advance CSR management, and a summary of the results of the evaluation of effectiveness of the Board of Directors. Individual and corporate shareholders can also exercise their voting rights online using a computer or smartphone, and institutional investors can do so via an Electronic Voting System Platform.
For overseas investors, we provide an English summarized version of the Notice of the General Meeting of Shareholders on TDnet (Timely Disclosure Network operated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and on our global website. Posting the Notice of the General Meeting of Shareholders and the voting results of the meeting on our website ensures maximum transparency.