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Sekisui Chemical has created management policies for its CSR initiatives, including the "Environmental Management Policy," the "CS & Quality Management Policy," and the "Human Resources and Human Rights Policy."

Sekisui Chemical Group "Environmental Management Policy"

Mission

We, Sekisui Chemical Group, aim 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 ecology and the economy.

Basic Policy

Each company in Sekisui Chemical Group advances approaches that contribute to the prevention of global warming, the preservation of biological diversity and the construction of a recycling-based society in all countries and regions where they have operations, in order to leave this beautiful earth for our children in the future.

  1. 1. We contribute to the environment through our products and services, with consideration given to the environment in all stages of the product life cycle from research to procurement, production, sales, use, and disposal as waste.
  2. 2. We carry out environmentally conscious business activities in all our workplaces and offices, and promote our approach to the environment through cooperation with our customers and business partners.
  3. 3. We make efforts to reduce the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous chemicals, etc., and to prevent pollution by promoting the effective use of limited resources and energy.
  4. 4. We observe the related laws, regulations, international rules, etc.
  5. 5. We make efforts to improve environmental consciousness through education, and advance continual improvements by setting our own objectives and targets.
  6. 6. We enhance confidence through close communications with society.
  7. 7. We aggressively work on social contribution activities such as nature conservation activities in each region.

 

Sekisui Chemical Group "CS & Quality Management Policy"

Mission

We, Sekisui Chemical Group, consider "CS & Quality" as our central concept of management and will consistently innovate to maintain the quality of products throughout all our activities, continuously provide values (products and services) that meet customer expectations, strive for selection by our customers on an ongoing basis, and develop and grow with the customer over the long time.

Basic Policy

We, Sekisui Chemical Group, consider "Customer's Feedback" as precious resources for management and strive to innovate about "Quality of Products," "Quality of People" and "Quality of Systems" based on the motto "We consider customer's feedback as the beginning of our manufacturing." Furthermore, we contribute to the realization of a safe and affluent society by continuously providing our customers and their communities with new value.

  1. 1.Ensuring Basic Qualities
    To ensure the reliability and safety of our manufactured products, which form the basis of "Product Quality," we effectively leverage customer's feedback and dedicate ourselves with a strong belief in forestalling any potential trouble and preventing any future recurrence throughout our entire value chain.
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    2.Creating Attractive Qualities
    We aim to share the emotional values of our customers by thoroughly pursuing "what the customer value" and constantly creating attractive products and services that should realize such customer values.
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    3.Upgrading Technological Capabilities
    For the sake of ensuring Basic Qualities and for creating Attractive Qualities, we are upgrading our technological capabilities in all fields in order to achieve superb manufacturing development.
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    4.Enhancing Communications
    We value communication with our customers and the community and make sincere efforts when dealing with them as well as complying with the relevant laws and regulations in each country and region. We place special emphasis on resolving customer complaints or claims at an early stage by responding promptly and empathetically.
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    5.Providing Thorough Employee Education
    To gain and maintain the full trust and impression of our customers, we provide employees with continuous CS & Quality education as well as motivating our employees to achieve self-realization through customer satisfaction.

Sekisui Chemical Group "Human Resources and Human Rights Policy"

Mission

Based on our belief that "employees are precious assets bestowed on us by society," we, Sekisui Chemical Group, are committed to developing an environment where employees can work enthusiastically. We also offer various opportunities through which we help individual employees enhance their "specialties" and grow personally.

With the recognition that it is our social responsibility to protect individual human rights, we respect the diversity, personality and individuality of each person, and promote various working styles as well as creating safe and secure work environments in response to conditions in each country and region.

Basic Policy on Human Resources

  1. 1.Creating opportunities to take on challenges
    We encourage employees to "positively set their own goals and aggressively to take on challenges."
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    2.Culture where employees learn and grow on their own
    We strive to enrich our education/training programs and develop a culture where employees learn and grow on their own.
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    3.Enhancement of the performance-based remuneration system
    We emphasize our employees' personal commitment and strive to constantly improve the fairness and acceptance of our assessment system regarding performance and processes.
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    4.Acceptance of various working styles
    We respect various values; develop workplaces where every employee can work with enthusiasm and help employees achieve a balance between life and work.
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    5.Creating safe and secure work environments
    We promote employees health enhancement and mental health care.

Basic Policy on Human Rights

  1. 1.Respect for human rights and the prohibition of discrimination
    Being aware of our position as a member of the international community, we appreciate and respect the cultures, customs, and values of each region and neither violate human rights ourselves nor participate in any such violations. We also never become involved in any conduct that might lead to discrimination. We never discriminate on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, language, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, geographical or social origin, property, or other status or any similar basis, and we neither violate human rights ourselves nor participate in any such violations.
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    2.Prohibition of harassment
    We never commit sexual harassment or other actions that stain personal character.
    1. 1.We do not commit sexual harassment or any conduct that might be misunderstood as sexual harassment.
    2. 2.We do not misuse the power of a superior position nor use any language or conduct that could sexually annoy any person. In addition, we prevent other employees from using such offensive language or conduct.
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    3.Prohibition of forced labor and child labor
    We shall never accept forced labor or child labor in any country or region.
    1. 1.We comply with the laws for the minimum working age and other relevant regulations in each country and region and do not use child labor.
    2. 2.We do not carry out any form of forced labor in any of our corporate activities.
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    4.Respect for basic labor rights
    We respect basic labor rights, including the right of workers to organize and to bargain, in accordance with the laws and customs of each country or region, and do not infringe on these rights.

Diversity Management Policy

Based on the realization that diversity is essential to becoming a sustainable company that can maintain its strong corporate value for a century, we understand and recognize that each and every employee’s orientation to work and life and their distinctive characteristics are different and thus we actively take advantage of that. To create an organizational culture, we will continue, through employee dialogue, to provide employment and participation opportunities and a variety of environmental improvements that support growth.

 

Sekisui Chemical Group "Safety Policy"

Mission

We, Sekisui Chemical Group, recognize that employee safety is essential to achieving sustainable growth. We aim to be a "Safe and Secure" enterprise that establishes safe and secure work environments and has the full trust of its customers and the community as well as its employees.

Basic Policy

Based on the concept of human dignity that "everyone is invaluable," we "prioritize safety over anything else" as a basic rule in all of our business activities from development, production, construction to servicing. We are committed to promoting comprehensive safety activities with the aim of achieving zero industrial accidents, facility accidents, commuting accidents or long-term sick leave.

  1. 1.We strive to develop a safe and comfortable workplace where everyone is taken care of both mentally and physically, which should lead to good health for each of our employees whom we highly value.
  2. 2.We thoroughly disseminate the legal requirements concerning health and safety/disaster prevention to our employees to ensure compliance.
  3. 3.We carry out risk assessment and promote risk reduction measures in a systematic way to eliminate hazardous factors that compromise health and safety/disaster prevention.
  4. 4.We strive to raise awareness regarding health and safety/disaster prevention through employee education/training and promote continuous improvements by setting voluntary objectives/goals.
  5. 5.We proactively disclose any necessary information as well as gain a higher level of trust by having close communication with public administrations and local communities.

 

Sekisui Chemical Group "Social Contribution Policy"

As a good corporate citizen, we, Sekisui Chemical Group, engage in activities that focus on the "Environment," the "Next Generation," and "Local Communities," and contribute not only to business activities but also to society.

All employees working for Sekisui Chemical Group are proactively involved in the society and act so that they can serve as prominent human resources in society as well. In addition, their activities are supported by each company of the Group in order to generate synergistic effects.

 

Sekisui Chemical Group "Procurement Policy"

Sekisui Chemical Group will perform its procurement of goods according to the following five basic ideas (openness, impartiality and fairness, compliance with laws and regulations, mutual trust and environmental considerations). We will strengthen our harmonious and mutually beneficial partnership with our business partners through fair transactions. Also, Sekisui Chemical Group will engage in the promotion of CSR activities through the cooperation of business partners in the Group's procurement activities.

1-1.Procurement Policy

Openness
Sekisui Chemical Group opens its doors not only to domestic companies but also widely to overseas companies.
Impartiality and fairness
Sekisui Chemical Group selects business partners based on impartial and fair evaluation standards with emphasis on quality, price and delivery lead-time, services, etc., as well as environmental considerations.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
When engaging in purchasing transactions, Sekisui Chemical Group will comply with relevant laws, regulations and administrative instructions in Japan and overseas.
Mutual Trust
Along with conducting transactions with mutual trust and in fulfillment of contractual obligations, we will build and maintain relationships with our business partners that allow for our mutual profitability.
Environmental Considerations
Sekisui Chemical Group will further promote the purchase of raw materials and goods that have minimal negative impact on the environment and strive to establish a resource-recycling society through concerted efforts with business partners.

1-2.Requesting Cooperation from Business Partners Concerning Procurement

The Company is aware of CSR in all spheres of its business operations based on its philosophy of contributing to society through its business activities. To do so, it is absolutely necessary to engage in activities in mutual cooperation with business partners. We ask all business partners to carry out the following activities proactively.

(1) Securing Excellent
       Product Quality
Establish a quality assurance system to improve and maintain the quality of products offered to customers
  • Establish a quality assurance system in conformity with ISO 9000
(2) Environmental Considerations
Sekisui Chemical Group is working to reduce negative impact of its products on the environment from the development and production stages to disposal. To do so, the environmental consideration of our suppliers concerning raw materials and goods is essential.
  • Environmental management system in conformity with ISO 14001
  • Reduction of harmful chemical substances, etc.; procurement of goods and materials with minimal environmental impact
(3) Compliance with laws,
       Regulations,and Social Customs
Business partners are requested to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and appropriate social norms of the countries and regions where their business operations are conducted.
  • Comply with relevant laws and regulations in the business operations
  • Prohibit forced labor
  • Prohibit child labor
  • Prohibit discrimination against employees

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(4) Safety and Hygiene
Quality is built through human resources and facilities. The safety management of these resources is the basis of production. Business partners are requested to perform the following.
  • Safety and hygiene control of the workplace and maintenance of employee health
  • Machine safeguarding and safety and hygiene control of facilities
  • Appropriate response to occupational accidents, facility disasters, accidents, etc.