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Implementation of the 3rd "SEKISUI Environment Week"
Sep 9, 2015

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD

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

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Teiji Koge, hereinafter called “”Sekisui Chemical) has held "SEKISUI Environment Week" as a fixture since 2013, and all the company groups were involved in global environmental contribution activities centering on  August 1 to 7.

During this, the third "SEKISUI Environment Week", we held a "European Children's ECO Summit 2015" in Konstanz, Germany, as a symbolic event from September 4 to 6, with approx. 80 participants comprising employees and their families, in addition to managers starting with the company chairman of the board and president. Further, unique environmental contribution activities were planned and implemented at each worksite.

In FY2014, the company established the environmental midterm plan "SEKISUI Environment Sustainability Plan Take-Off" (FY2014 to FY2016), and this plan includes participation in "SEKISUI Environment Week" by all company group worksites and all employees as a target.

 

Main Events during the "3rd Sekisui Environment Week"

1) Main event: "European Children's ECO Summit 2015" in Konstanz, Germany

Outline of the "Children's ECO Summit"
To have children in Europe, where environmental awareness is high, physically experience environmental education, in the expectation that they will become human resources that can undertake environmental activities themselves.
During this period, the children not only studied the environment through events that brought them into contact with the environment, starting with environmental preservation activities at a beaver habitat, and hands-on workshops, etc., but also gave presentations to the management following group discussions.
 

Date: September 4 (Fri) to 6 (Sun)

Participants: Chairman Negishi, President Koge, HPP President Kato, Director Hirai, local group company employees and their children

 

At the willow-planting site, which is a beaver habitat

At the willow-planting site, which is a beaver habitat

 

There are over 30 group companies in Europe, starting with interlayer film for laminated glass, foam, and pipe rehabilitation materials, with approx. 1,400 employees. We believe that holding such environmental contribution activities in Europe raises awareness of the environment among our employees at the global level.

 

 

 

Children's ECO Summit

 

2) Regional Involvements

In addition to the main event, Sekisui Chemical also planned and implemented unique environmental contribution events at each worksite.

Examples of Environmental Contribution Events at Each Worksite

 

(1) CHUSHIKOKU SEKISUI HEIM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

 

Cleanup around the plant

 

(2) Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Products Company, Shiga-Ritto Plant

 

Site greening (planting)

 

(3) SEKISUI DLJM MOLDING PRIVATE LTD. (India)

 

Tree planting

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 CHUSHIKOKU SEKISUI HEIM INDUSTRY CO., LTD. Cleanup around the plant

 Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Products Company, Shiga-Ritto Plant Site greening (planting)

 SEKISUI DLJM MOLDING PRIVATE LTD. (India) Tree planting

 

Reference: Background and Purpose to the Establishment of "SEKISUI Environment Week"

1) Background

The Sekisui Chemical Group convened the "Global Children's Eco Summit 2012" in Japan from August 1 to 7 2012 as an event to commemorate the 65th anniversary since our founding. A total of 85 children of employees at major worksites around the world participated, and engaged in environmental studies on the subject of Lake Biwa, and interaction with foreign cultures.

We listened to the children's proposals at the ECO summit, and decided to establish "SEKISUI Environment Week" every year, during which the entire Sekisui Chemical Group is involved in environmental contribution activities.

During the 2nd event last year, 175 of the 199 worksites and affiliate companies worldwide implemented local cleaning activities and nature observations, etc. Our aim for this fiscal year, which is the third time, was for 100% worksite participation.

 

2) Objectives

The Sekisui Chemical Group intends to achieve our aim of a "world in which biodiversity is preserved" by "contributing to a return to natural capital" through the three contributions of "expanding and creating markets for environmental contribution products", "reducing the burden on the environment", and "preserving the natural environment" by means of the creation of personnel teams highly skilled in the promotion of environmental activities via the implementation of environmental contribution activities starting with "SEKISUI Environment Week".

 

Press Contact

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Public Relations Group, Business Strategy Department
Fax: +81-(0)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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