President's Message

The DNP Group will continue to take on the challenge of promoting change and create, provide, and expand new value.

I wish to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the persons who lost their lives due to the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). I would also like to convey my sincere gratitude to all persons who are making their utmost efforts to maintain the healthy and secure lives of people.

The DNP Group places top priority on assuring the health and safety of employees, their families, customers and business partners and is striving to curb the spread of the virus while focusing on undertaking its various businesses. In keeping with its Corporate Philosophy of “The DNP Group connects individuals and society, and provides new value,” DNP implements its Business Vision of “P & I innovation” primarily around the four growth areas of Knowledge and Communication, Food and Healthcare, Lifestyle and Mobility, and Environment and Energy. This is an initiative to create new value that meets people’s expectations while solving social issues by synergizing our unique strengths in P&I (Printing and Information) and deepening collaboration with partners.

In working to realize this initiative, DNP is promoting its Medium-term Management Plan that covers the three-year period from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. We are deploying specific measures in accordance with the following basic strategies and are accelerating various activities so that we can achieve operating income of 75 billion yen and secure stable ROE of 5.0% or higher in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2025.

■Basic Strategy 1: Create value through P&I Innovations

1-① Create value primarily in growth areas
1-② Provide value optimized to each country and region
1-③ Increase value using all available restructuring approaches

■Basic Strategy 2: Strengthen business infrastructure to support growth

2-① Strengthen financial and non-financial capital
2-② Strengthen corporate governance

Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are undertaking businesses essential for maintaining everyday life in accordance with our Business Continuity Plan (BCP). For example, these businesses include data center and payment services for electronic commerce as well as packaging for daily necessities such as food, goods and pharmaceuticals in addition to active pharmaceutical ingredients (drug substances). As new services spread due to growth in telecommuting and increased demand for educational ICT and online medical consultations, DNP will not only respond to changes, but will also strive to generate changes on its own by utilizing the strengths of its advanced information security infrastructure and the strengths related to its involvement with the entire value chain.

We, as DNP, will make efforts to create a “new normal.” Even after the coronavirus subsides, DNP will contribute to the formation of a better economy, society and environment without returning to its past approaches. I regard this as a time for transforming “risk” into opportunity and we will continuously develop and provide “essential value” in people’s lives and corporate activities to ensure DNP becomes a “company indispensable to society” over the medium to long term.

By building up these achievements, the Group will work in unison to ensure that DNP realizes sustainable growth together with society and earns the trust of all stakeholders.

In the future, I ask for your further support as we work to achieve our objectives.

PresidentYoshinari Kitajima

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Yoshinari Kitajima