I would like to express our cordial appreciation for your continuous support and loyal patronage.
The Asahi Holdings Group's 9th Medium-Term Business Plan, which started from April 2021, continues the theme of "Building a global company that pursues originality and growth", and we have been reinforcing the foundation for global growth through the following initiatives in each business.
In the precious metal recycling business, we will build a new base that incorporates state-of-the-art technology and expertise. While strengthening our cost competitiveness, we will establish an IT-enabled sales system to increase our market share in all business fields.
In our North American refining business, we will expand profit by establishing new business model using our refining business as a platform. We will also use M&As to apply a similar business model beyond the North American continent.
In our Environmental Preservation Business, we will improve profitability in both industrial waste treatment and management, while leveraging the strengths of our wide-ranging and diverse waste trade business. We will also use digitalization to enhance business efficiency and greening to promote decarbonization.
With a spirit driven to innovate and embrace challenge, we will continue to grow while overcoming changes in the business environment. I look forward to your continued support of the Asahi Holdings Group.