Contributing to Society on a Global Scale
The SCREEN Group traces its history back 150 years to Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works, a lithographic printing shop founded in Kyoto in 1868. In 1934, we succeeded in producing Japan’s first photographic glass screens, eventually leading to our R&D division being spun off as an independent venture company in 1943 to become Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. Our corporate name actually originated with those first glass screens.
Through the years, the SCREEN Group has continued to meet the rapidly changing needs of various fields, including the electronics industry, particularly in the semiconductor and display markets, and the printing industry, our foundational business area. Our cutting-edge solutions have also enabled us to open up a range of innovative new areas. From our humble origins, we have grown steadily to become a global enterprise with numerous products that hold top shares in their respective markets.
As the SCREEN Group has grown, we have built our expertise in the areas of surface processing, direct imaging and image processing, developing them into our three core technologies. Working from this foundation, we have continued to target sustainable growth, including the development of new business opportunities, with a view to creating a strong and diversified corporate portfolio.
The SCREEN Group is constantly working to satisfy the expectations of each of our many stakeholders. We have implemented various initiatives to enhance the transparency and soundness of our operations, including, in 2014, our transition to a holding company structure with the associated change of our corporate name.
We have also committed ourselves to the promotion of CSR-based management emphasizing ESG* criteria and participation in the United Nations Global Compact. These and other initiatives have been well received, resulting in the Group’s inclusion in the prestigious JPX-Nikkei Index 400 and certification for the Japanese government’s 2018 health and productivity white 500 list.
We are already in the second year of “Challenge 2019”, our latest three year medium-term management plan. This strategy is based on our corporate philosophies of “Sharing the future”, “Human resource development” and “The pursuit of technology” and will continue to guide our progress for the fiscal period from March 2018 to 2020. As always, the Group’s core goal remains the further enhancement of our corporate value.
The principles for business development of the SCREEN Group, which was established as a research and development entity
“Shi Kou Ten Kai”
The strong will to bravely strive for the creation of new businesses and products, constantly thinking, “How can we connect new ideas to SCREEN’s technologies and products?”, and, “Is there anything that can be done better?”
“Shi Kou Ten Kai”
The spirit of reform that continues to promote innovation and improvement in an age of rapid change, pursues the best results with high aspirations, and strives to further improve corporate value
The slogan for SCREEN Group employees to keep in mind in the performance of their job duties
“Sharing the Future”
Earning the trust and meeting the expectations of society, while keeping an eye on the future
“Human Resource Development”
Developing human resource through better work
“The Pursuit of Technology”
Pursuing original technology and mixing it with existing technology
Management Grand Design
A vision of business which the SCREEN Group will develop and a long-term management plan to realize such vision based upon the motto, “Fit your needs, Fit your future”.
This Charter describes the principles of action based on SCREEN’s corporate philosophy and establishes the standards for all officers and employees of the SCREEN Group to comply with pursuant to the “Code of Conduct”.
Basic concept regarding corporate governance
The SCREEN Group takes on improving corporate governance to pursue the transparency, soundness, efficiency in business management and aims to secure shareholders and other all stakeholders’ comprehensive benefits under Corporate Philosophy (“Sharing the Future”, “Human Resource Development”, and “the Pursuit of Technology”).
The Group recognizes it is necessary to make corporate governance effective to realize this aim and strengthens governance through establishing “Management Grand Design,” which is a vision of the SCREEN Group and a long-term management plan to realize such vision, “SCREEN Group CSR Charter,” which describes the principles of action for all executives and employees of the Group, “SCREEN Group Code of Management,” which regulates controlling policy and system of the Group companies, and other regulations which all executives and employees should comply with.
SCREEN Holdings takes the form of a company with a Board of Corporate Auditors. Now, it has a Board of Directors comprising 9 directors (includes 3 outside directors) and a Board of Corporate Auditors comprising 4 corporate auditors (includes 2 outside corporate auditors) as well as external accounting auditors. The Group adopts a holding company structure with split of main four-business into each Business Operating Company to enable tactical and firm business execution. The Holding company establishes/determines basic policies and basic strategy for the Group management, and the optimal allocation of management resources. It also has a function to oversee the business execution of each company so that it clarifies functional segregation of business execution and oversight.
>>Duty of a Board of Directors
-The Board establishes/determines basic policies and basic strategy for the Group management and important matters in business execution, as well as oversees business execution, holding regular monthly meetings and additional meetings as necessary.
-It selects one-third of outside directors in the Board of Directors with the aim of functional enhancement of management oversight and the maintenance of management objectivity. Outside directors are selected following SCREEN Holding’s “Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors and Outside Corporate Auditors“
-It ensures the effectiveness of the Board of Directors through its overall analysis and evaluation based on a questionnaire to all Directors and Auditors or other methods.
>>Duty of directors and their appointment/ compensation
-Duty of directors is “to recognize their fiduciary responsibility to shareholders and assumes the responsibility of sustainably enhancing the SCREEN Group’s corporate value.
-Regarding nomination of candidates for a director, candidates are selected following SCREEN Holding’s “Criteria for Appointing Candidates for Directors” and decided by the Board of Directors through a request for advisory to and recommendation from Nomination and Compensation Advisory Committee, which comprises representative directors and outside directors.
-Directors’ compensation consists of three elements: (i) fixed remuneration, (ii) a performance-based bonus (decided based on the degree to which annual performance targets are achieved) and (iii) a performance-linked share compensation (decided based on the degree to which annual performance targets and the medium-term management plan are achieved). The introduction of this share compensation is intended to tighten the link between compensation paid to recipients and corporate share value, thereby sharpening their motivation to improve corporate performance and value over the medium to long term. Outside directors’ compensation does not include a performance-linked share compensation.
-Board of Directors decides directors’ compensation within the range of total amount of all directors’ compensation approved in the shareholders meeting, through a request for advisory to and recommendation from Nomination and Compensation Advisory Committee.
>>Corporate auditors and a Board of Corporate Auditors
-Corporate auditors and a Board of Corporate Auditors recognizes their fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders, legally monitors business execution of directors from the independent objective standpoint as well as oversights in light of appropriateness by daily auditing.
-The Board of Corporate Auditors holds two regular meetings per month and additional meetings as necessary.
-Regarding nomination of candidates for a corporate auditor, candidates are selected following SCREEN Holding’s “Criteria for Appointing Candidates for Corporate Auditors” and decided by the Board of Directors through a request for advisory to and recommendation from Nomination and Compensation Advisory Committee as well as upon obtaining agreement of the Board of Corporate Auditors.
-Outside directors are selected following SCREEN Holding’s “Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors and Outside Corporate Auditors“
>> Corporate officer system
The Group introduces corporate officer system in order to accelerate business execution and clarify responsibility. Corporate officers do effective execution following basic policy and basic strategy decided by the Board.
>>The Management Committee
The Management Committee, comprising the full-time directors and corporate officers, and as necessary, presidents of Business Operating and Functional Support Companies meets twice a month to deliberate matters related to management and facilitate the decision making of the Board of Directors and the representative directors.
>>Constructive engagement with shareholders and other stakeholders
SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
Registered head office
Tenjinkita-machi 1-1, Teranouchi-agaru 4-chome, Horikawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8585, Japan
October 11, 1943
President, Member of the Board and CEO
Senior Managing Director and Member of the Board
Consolidated net sales
300.2 billion yen (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2017)
Number of employees
5,422 (As of March 31, 2017)
Main Fields of Business
Management of group companies, etc. as a holding company
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
Semiconductor equipment business
SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd.
Graphic arts equipment business
SCREEN Finetech Solutions Co., Ltd.
Display production equipment and coater business
SCREEN PE Solutions Co., Ltd.
PCB-related equipment business
SCREEN Advanced System Solutions Co., Ltd.
Advanced ICT solution business
SCREEN Manufacturing Support Solutions Co., Ltd.
Manufacturing support and manufacturing contracting operations
SCREEN Business Support Solutions Co., Ltd.
Shared administration services operations
SCREEN IP Solutions Co., Ltd.
Intellectual property service-related operations
Launch of “Cell3iMager”, high-speed three-dimensional cell culture scanner.
InSphero and SCREEN reached a distribution agreement for SCREEN’s “Cell3iMager” in North America and Europe.