Community-based SMEs

Tama Region in Tokyo
Case Study #10

Prioritizing safety, consideration for the environment, and relationships of trust with local communities and employees

Maeda Metal Co., Ltd.

Maeda Metal Co., Ltd., which operates a metal recycling business in the city, faces its main business with the trust relationship with the local community and employees as a top priority, with consideration for safety and the environment, and is also working to contribute to the local community. Soichiro Maeda, president and CEO, spoke about his thoughts on creating a sustainable society.

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Recognition from Hearing

Points and the necessary support for initiatives that lead to the improvement of sustainability of SMEs with close ties to the community

• In order to take advantage of its location in the city center, the company attempted to grasp and respond to the needs of the community, and this led to the expansion of the business.

• The first efforts of employees to maintain and develop human resources have resulted in improved productivity and safe operations.

• In a public procurement, we must evaluate not only a bid price but also the consideration of social responsibility.

• If we can demonstrate empirically the benefits of management that takes social responsibility and sustainability into account, it is highly likely that our initiatives will spread.

Linkage with the SDGs

Maeda Metal Co., Ltd., by engaging in its core business and contributing to local communities based on a relationship of trust with local communities and employees while giving consideration to safety and the environment, is committed to contributing to the achievement of the SDGs Goals 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, and 17.

(Hearing Date: October 8, 2019)

Corporate Information

Company name: Maeda Metal Co., Ltd.
Date of establishment: January 1951
President and CEO: Soichiro Maeda
Head Office: 6-19-28 Shibasaki-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Capital: 43.5 million yen
Business Activities:
– Processing and collection transportation of industrial waste
– Recycling of industrial waste
– Buying and selling of raw materials for non-ferrous metals and steel making
– Measurements and measurement certification business
– All operations incidental to the above
Number of employees: 10