CSR

Environmental Management System

We created an environment management system based on ISO 14001.

Environmental Management SystemEstablishing a Subcommittee Structure That Reports to the CSR Committee

The CSR Committee, headed by the president, and the Environmental Subcommittee of Sekisui Chemical Group meet twice a year to decide on environmental policies and key initiatives for the entire Group. Matters decided by these two bodies are then transformed into specific action plans in meetings of environmental managers from corporate headquarters and each division company. Each business site manages its environmental activities through an environment management system based on ISO 14001.

As of March 31, 2017, 52 business sites in Japan and 32 overseas have been ISO 14001 certified. The number of employees working at these business sites represented 51% of the total for the Sekisui Chemical Group.

 

Environmental Management System

 

 

Expansion of EMS OverseasPromoting ISO Certification and zero waste emissions

At our overseas bases, we are also expanding the implementation of environmental management systems (EMS) with similar policies to Japan. We are putting in place systems for obtaining environmental impact data and taking initiatives to reduce environmental impact based on this data.
We aim for all of our key business sites to acquire the ISO 14001 certification and achieve zero waste emissions. In fiscal 2016, the business sites listed below achieved zero emissions.

 

Yamanashi Sekisui Co., Ltd.
Hanyu Sekisui Co., Ltd.’s main plant
Hanyu Sekisui Co., Ltd.’s Tohoku plant
Sekisui Alveo BS G.m.b.H.

 

Supply Chain EMSSupport for obtaining ISO14001 and Eco-Action 21 Certifications

The Sekisui Chemical Group encourages and provides support to its suppliers to acquire ISO 14001 and Eco-Action 21* certifications

* Eco-Action 21: An environmental management system created by the Ministry of the Environment.

 

Deploying Eco-activities in OfficesPromoting environmental activities in offices in line with Group EMS

The Sekisui Chemical Group encourages environmental activities in its offices in accordance with its Environmental Management System. At the headquarters buildings and offices located throughout Japan, we refer to the EMS for guidance on environmental activities, such as turning off lights during lunch breaks and other steps to conserve energy, and reducing the use of paper.

 

Complying with Environmental Laws and RegulationsWorking to prevent risks before they occur by setting self-management targets that are tougher than regulations

The Sekisui Chemical Group has set its own environmental management targets, such as for reducing emissions into the atmosphere and water environments, that are tougher than legal regulations. Each business site strictly follows these internal targets. We aim to prevent environmental accidents before they occur by conducting internal environmental audits to unveil latent environmental risks. The latest regulatory trends and case studies of accidents at other companies are shared within the Group as a part of comprehensive environmental activities.

In fiscal 2016, the Sekisui Chemical Group had zero environmental accidents, and zero incidents involving administrative guidance from the government. The Sekisui Chemical Group makes every effort to comply with laws and regulations.