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Implementing the 1st "Sekisui Environmental Week"
Jul 11, 2013
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD

-Environmental contribution activities involving the entire Sekisui Chemical Group globally-


SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Naofumi Negishi, hereinafter called "Sekisui Chemical") has designated August 1 to 7 this year as "Sekisui Environmental Week", and the entire Sekisui Chemical Group will be engaged in environmental contribution activities globally.
During this inaugural "Sekisui Environmental Week", mangrove planting will be held in Thailand as a symbolic event. In addition to the president and other executives, over 100 employees and their families will also be participating. At each of the other sites, unique environmental contribution activities will also be planned and implemented.
By implementing the "Sekisui Environmental Week" every year, the awareness towards the environment will continuously increase among Sekisui Chemical Group employees, and promote environmental contributions both regionally and globally through both business and non-business activities.
Overview of the "Sekisui Environmental Week"

 

1. Background and Purpose to Establishing "Sekisui Environmental Week"

1) Background

From August 1 to 7 last year, Sekisui Chemical Group hosted the "Global Children's Eco Summit 2012" in Japan as the 65th company anniversary event. A total of 85 children of company employees from major sites around the world participated, and exchanged different cultures through environmental studies on Lake Biwa.
Working from the proposals received from the children who participated in the Eco Summit, it was decided to establish "Sekisui Environmental Week", in which the entire Sekisui Chemical Group will be involved in environmental contribution activities every August (Press release from August 29, 2012).

2) Purpose

The Sekisui Chemical Group is striving not only to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities but also to develop products and supply services that link to contributing to the global environment. This is based on the environmental principles of "aiming to be a Global Environmental Top Runner that contributes to the realization of a sustainable society by enabling the continuous growth and co-existence of the ecology*1 and the economy*2".
Further, to bequeath a beautiful planet Earth to the children of the future, Sekisui Chemical is committed to prevent global warming in all countries and regions in which we are active, and to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and the configuration of the sound material-cycle society.
By implementing "Sekisui Environmental Week", the awareness of the environment among each and every employee will continuously increase, and promote environmental contributions both regionally and globally through both business and non-business activities.
*1: Consideration and contribution to the global environment, and symbiosis with the regional environment
*2: Customer economies, and business economies
 

2."1st Sekisui Environmental Week" Main Event

1) Symbolic Event: "Mangrove Planting in Thailand"

In addition to the president and other executives, over 100 employees and their families will be participating. Production facilities for polyolefin foam, interlayer film for laminated glass, and modular houses are currently based in Thailand, and a chlorinated polyvinyl chloride plant is scheduled for construction next year.
On this occasion of implementing environmental contribution activities on a grand scale in Thailand, where the Sekisui Chemical Group is developing a wide range of businesses, the goal is to raise awareness of the environment among employees on a global level.

Overview of the Mangrove Planting Activities in Thailand

 

Date

August 3 (Sat)

 

Location

Near Samut Songkhram Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center

 

 

 

(Approximately 90km southwest of Bangkok)

 

Participants

President Negishi and other executives, employees and their families; total: over 100

2) Other Events

Each of the other sites will plan and execute unique environmental contribution activities.

Examples of environmental contribution activities scheduled at other sites:


(1) Vegetation survey linked to contributing to the conservation of biodiversity within the premises of the plantt

 

Site

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. High Performance Plastics Company, Taga Plant (Shiga Prefecture))

 

Main Manufactured Products

IT-related fine chemicals and tapes

(2) Restrictions on the use of elevators to contribute to energy conservation

 

Site

Sekisui Heim Kyushu Co., Ltd. Group

 

Main Manufactured Products

Sale, construction, after-sale services, and remodeling of modular houses

(3)Forestation activities near the site to contribute to preventing global warming

 

Site

SEKISUI S-LEC MEXICO S.A. de C.V. (Morelos, Mexico)

 

Main Manufactured Products

Interlayer film for laminated glass

 

"Sekisui Environmental Week" Poster


Left: "Sekisui Environmental Week" Poster

Below: Sekisui Chemical Group "Environmental logo": The left side indicates the "Earth", and the right side indicates the "Sekisui Chemical Group", with each individual employee facing the Earth head-on, to express that they will contribute to improving the global environment through contributing to the improvement of products and business, reduction of environmental impact, and environmental contribution activities, so that the Earth's valuable resources do not run dry.
 

Environmental logo

 

Press Contact

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Corporate Communication Department, Public Relations Group
Fax:(+81)3-5521-0510

Disclaimer

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements due to changes in global economic, business, competitive market and regulatory factors.
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