CSR Medium-term Plan

Promoting CSR Management That is in Tune with Business Activities

CSR Medium-term Plan (Fiscal 2017 to Fiscal 2019)

In its Medium-term Management Plan SHIFT 2019 -Fusion-(pdf:1.9MB) the Sekisui Chemical Group places considerable emphasis on balancing the needs to secure both social and corporate value.

The main thrust throughout the period of the Plan is therefore to engage in CSR management that is in tune with business activities.

In addition to creating social value, the Group is conscious of the need to identify what is required to fulfill its corporate social responsibility while promoting long-term growth. With this in mind, we have positioned the "Three Prominences" of the environment, customer service (CS) & quality, and human resources, our pledge to society encompassing safety, compliance and respect for human rights, and the workplace environment, as well as governance and stakeholder engagement as key issues.

Three Prominences

  Key Measures Medium-term Targets FY2017 Targets FY2017 Results
Environment
  • 1.
    Manage progress using integrated indices (sustainability index)
Secure a rate of return on natural capital of 90% or more Secure a rate of return on natural capital of 85% Secured a rate of return on natural capital of 84.1%
  • 2.
    Expand and create markets for
    environment-contributing products
  • 1)
    Environment-contributing product sales ratio
60% or more 50% 50.2%
  • 2)
    Number of newly registered products
30 or more 10 24
  • 3.
    Reduce environmental impact
  • 1)
    Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
6% or more
(vs. FY2013)
3%
(vs. FY2013)
1.5%
(vs. FY2013)
  • 2)
    Maintain water resources
  • Reduce water usage by 3% or more (vs. FY2016)
  • Reduce the total amount of river discharge water chemical oxygen demand (COD) by 3% or more (vs FY2016)
  • Reduce water usage by 1% (vs. FY2016)
  • Reduce the total amount of river discharge water chemical oxygen demand (COD) by 1% (vs FY2016)
  • Increased water usage by 3.1% (vs. FY2016), with an increase of 1.9% in Japan and an increase of 6.6% overseas
  • Increased the total amount of river discharge water chemical oxygen demand (COD) by 28% (vs. FY2016)
  • 4.
    Conserve the natural environment
Secure an employee participation rate in SEKISUI Environment Week of 100% Secure an employee participation rate in SEKISUI Environment Week of 85% Secured an employee participation rate in SEKISUI Environment Week of 84.9%
CS & Quality
  • 1.
    Improve basic qualities
  • 1)
    Reduce the number of major quality issues to zero
  • 1)
    Reduce the number of major quality issues to zero
1)There were two major quality issues
  • 2)
    Reduce new product external failure costs to zero
  • 2)
    Clarify the definition of new product external failure cost
  • 2)
    New definitions were finalized at two Companies, while one Company is continuing to work toward clarifying its definition
  • 2.
    Improve attractive qualities
Introduce nine new attractive quality products Introduce three new attractive quality products Introduce two new attractive quality products
Human Resources Promote diversity
  • 1)
    Empower women
  • Raise the ratio of women to total hires to 35%%
  • Raise the number of women in management positions to 200
  • Maintain the ratio of women to total hires at 30—39%
  • Raise the number of women in management positions to 145
  • Maintained the ratio of women to total hires at 30%
  • The number of women in management positions: 138
  • 2)
    Develop global talent employees
Raise the number of participants in the Global Trainee Program to 20 Raise the number of participants in the Global Trainee Program to 10 The number of participants in the Global Trainee Program: 10

Pledge to Society

  Key Measures Medium-term Targets FY2017 Targets FY2017 Results
Safety Reduce the incidence of occupational injuries Reduce the incidence of occupational injuries attributable to machinery and equipment to zero Halve the incidence of occupational injuries attributable to machinery and equipment (vs. FY2016) The incidence of occupational injuries attributable to machinery and equipment was down by one, at 19 cases (vs. the 20 cases in FY2016)
Compliance and Respect for Human Rights
  • 1.
    Prevent major violations of laws and ordinances that impact society
Reduce the incidence of major violations of laws and ordinances that impact society to zero Reduce the incidence of major violations of laws and ordinances that impact society to zero Reduced the incidence of major violations of laws and ordinances that impact society to zero
  • 2.
    Expand the area and scope of CSR procurement
Undertake CSR procurement in five global areas Undertake CSR procurement in the China area Undertook CSR procurement in the China area
Working Environment
  • 1.
    Manage and control prolonged working hours (in excess of 2,000 hours annually)
Reduce the number of Group companies where employees work more than 2,000 hours on an annual basis by 30% (vs. FY2016)* Reduce the number of Group companies where employees work more than 2,000 hours on an annual basis by 20% (vs. FY2016) Reduced the number of Group companies where employees work more than 2,000 hours on an annual basis by 2% (vs. FY2016)
  • 2.
    Promote health management
Raise the number of Group companies certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management . White 500 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to 21 Raise the number of Group companies certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management . White 500 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to four Raised the number of Group companies certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management . White 500 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to five
  • The medium-term target was revised, because it required more time than anticipated to formulate a policy and publicize the activities.

Governance

Governance Key Measures Medium-term Targets FY2017 Targets FY2017 Results
  • 1.
    Put in place a structure of overseas regional management companies
Complete area coverage Establish a structure and systems for the Asia and Oceania regions Established a regional headquarters in Thailand
  • 2.
    Increase the effectiveness of risk management (prevent risks before they occur)
Achieve effectiveness of 70% or more Achieve effectiveness of 60% Achieved effectiveness of 55%

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement Key Measures Medium-term Targets FY2017 Targets FY2017 Results
Promote active engagement between investors and management Ensure that investors and management engage in dialogues on a cumulative total of 200 occasions throughout the period set forth for the medium-term target Ensure that investors and management engage on 60 occasions Ensured that investors and management engage on 88 occasions