Tsuyoshi Inoue, President,
We would like to express our appreciation for your ongoing support of our business activities.
Also, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to those who have passed away because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, and also express our heartfelt sympathies to those who have caught the disease and their families with our prayers for their fast recovery.
Since our foundation, we have been guided by basis of our management philosophy of continuously supplying worthy products to society, recognizing our position as a leading manufacturer of zirconium compounds and adopting a mode of living and action that is appropriate for further development. In developing the Company to date, we have made meeting stakeholders’ expectations our basic management policy.
The Company is currently promoting the Medium- to Long-term Management Plan, the “DK-ONE Project.” Last year, we undertook initiatives such as the establishment of an additional facility at Gotsu Site in Shimane prefecture, expansion of our subsidiary in Vietnam aiming at steady procurement of raw materials, and the start of a full-scale operation at American subsidiary. We will steadily forge ahead with the execution of our global management across the Group companies, including overseas subsidiaries.
Looking ahead, as the Group develops globally, we will continue to contribute to the development of the global economy and society in the 21st Century, and solving environmental issues through our supply of zirconium compounds.
We appreciate the continued understanding and support of our shareholders.