Disclosure & Communication
Advancing CSR Management through Dialogue with Stakeholders
Sekisui Chemical Group recognizes the importance of adequate and proactive disclosure and two-way communication for developing relationships built on trust with our stakeholders.
We are working to reflect appropriately in our business the evaluations and comments we receive through dialogue with stakeholders. We are doing so through efforts including Customer And Top (CAT) Meetings where top management in housing sales companies meet customers to receive feedback directly, the External Advisory Board on Environment-Contributing Products, the Attractive Qualities Screening System, in which the Attractive Qualities Screening Committee evaluates and screens products and services, and opportunities for direct dialogue between management and employees.
Dialogues with Overseas
Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Rating Agencies
In Europe and North America, there is considerable interest in socially responsible investment (SRI), in which companies addressing CSR issues are chosen proactively as targets of investment, and much research has been conducted by rating agencies. In light of the broad range of businesses it conducts, each year the Sekisui Chemical Group visits SRI ratings agencies in Europe and elsewhere to ensure that they have adequate and accurate understandings of its lines of business and its CSR efforts.
In fiscal 2012, we met with six SRI ratings agencies from Japan and around the world.
Communication between Management and Employees
Since fiscal 2002, Sekisui Chemical Group has provided opportunities for employees to communicate with top management, based on its belief that it is essential to resolve problems faced by the company as well as workrelated issues through direct communication between top management and employees.
In fiscal 2012, the President of Sekisui Chemical visited five business sites across Japan targeting affiliate companies, to discuss the state of company management, expectations for employees, and other matters with approximately 300 participants. In the opportunity for exchange of opinions during these visits, employees discussed with the President themes chosen by the sites, such as human resources development and passing along skills.
The Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Products Company held a welcome ceremony for 215 new employees who joined the Group with the acquisition of the pipe materials business of Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. in December 2012.