GRI Standard Context Index

The CSR Report 2018 of Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. was written following the Core options of the GRI Standards.

General Standard Disclosures

1. Organizational Profile

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-1 Name of organization  
102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

  • a.
    A description of the organization's activities.
  • b.
    Primary brands, products, and services, including an explanation of any products or services that are banned in certain markets.
During the period covered by the report, there were no products or services whose sale were banned in specific markets.
102-3 Location of headquarters  
102-4

Location of operations

  • a.
    Number of countries where the organization operates, and the names of countries where it has significant operations and that are relevant to the topics covered in the report.
 
102-5 Ownership and legal form  
102-6

Markets served

  • i.
    Geographical locations where products and services are offered.
  • ii.
    Types of industries served.
  • iii.
    Types of customers and beneficiaries.
 
102-7

Scale of the organization

  • i.
    Total number of employees.
  • ii.
    Total number of operations.
  • iii.
    Net sales (for private sector organizations), net revenues (for public sector organizations).
  • iv.
    Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations).
  • v.
    Quantity of products or services provided.
 
102-8

Information on employees and other workers

  • a.
    Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by gender.
  • b.
    Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by region.
  • c.
    Total number of employees by employment type (full-time and part-time), by gender.
  • d.
    Whether a substantial portion of the organization's activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.
  • e.
    Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c (such as seasonal variations in the tourism or agricultural industries).
  • f.
    Explanations of the methods used to compile data (if any assumptions are made, including those).
The people who perform a substantial proportion of Sekisui's activities are counted as employees. There were no major fluctuations in the data during the reporting period regarding employees.
102-9

Supply chain

  • a.
    A description of the organization's supply chains. Including its major components of the supply chains for the organization's activities, major brands, products, and services.
 
102-10

Significant changes to organizations and supply chain

  • i.
    Changes in the location of the organization or its operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions).
  • ii.
    Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations).
  • iii.

    Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination.

Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach  
102-12

External initiatives

  • a.
    A list of externally-developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses.
 
102-13 Memberships of associations
List of the major memberships of industry or other associations, and advocacy organizations in Japan and overseas.
 

2. Strategy

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

  • a.
    A statement from the highest-ranking decision-maker of the organization (CEO, chairman, or an equivalent top-level executive) concerning the relationship of the organization to sustainability and concerning strategies for working toward sustainability.
 
102-15 Crucial impacts, risks, and opportunities  

3. Ethics and Integrity

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-16 Organization's values, principles, standards, and norms of conduct  
102-17

Systems for advice and concerns regarding ethics

  • i.
    Systems that call for advice concerning ethical behavior, legal behavior, and the integrity of the organization.
  • ii.
    Systems for reporting unethical behavior or illegal behavior and concerns about the integrity of the organization.
 

4. Governance

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-18

Governance structure

  • a.
    Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.
  • b.
    Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social topics.
 
102-19

Delegating authority

  • a.
    Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
 
102-20

Executive-level position responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

  • a.
    Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics.
  • b.
    Whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.
 
102-21

Consultations with stakeholders on economic, environmental and social topics

  • a.
    Processes for consultations between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics.
  • b.
    If consultation is delegated, describe to whom it is delegated and how the resulting feedback is provided to the highest governance body.
 
102-22

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

  • i.
    Executive or non-executive
  • ii.
    Independence
  • iii.
    Terms of members of governance bodies
  • iv.
    Number of each individual's other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments
  • v.
    Gender
  • vi.
    Membership of under-represented social groups
  • vii.
    Competences relating to economic, environmental and social impacts
  • viii.
    Stakeholder representation
 
102-23

Chairs of highest governance bodies

  • a.
    Whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer in the organization.
  • b.
    If the chair also serves as an executive officer, describe his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement.
 
102-24

Nominating and selecting members of the highest governance body

  • a.
    Nomination and selection processes of the members of the highest governance body and its committees.
  • b.

    Standards used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members, including whether and how:

    • i.
      Whether and how stakeholders (including shareholders) are involved
    • ii.
      Whether and how diversity is considered
    • iii.
      Whether and how independence is considered
    • iv.
      Whether and how expertise and experience relating to economic, environmental, and social topics are considered
 
102-25

Conflicts of interest

  • a.
    Processes conducted by the highest governance body to avoid and handle conflicts of interest.
  • b.

    Whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:

    • i.
      Cross-board membership
    • ii.
      Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders
    • iii.
      Existence of controlling shareholder
    • iv.
      Related party disclosures
 
102-26

Highest governance body's role in establishing goals, values, and strategy

  • a.
    Highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in developing, approving, and updating the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic,
    environmental and social topics.
 
102-27

Collective knowledge of highest governance body

  • a.
    Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental, and social topics.
 
102-28

Evaluation of the performance of highest governance body

  • a.
    Processes for evaluating the performance of the highest governance body in relation to governance of economic, environmental and social topics
  • b.
    Whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency.
  • c.
    Whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
  • d.
    Measures taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics. Including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
 
102-29

Identifying and managing impacts on economy, environment, and society

  • a.
    Highest governance body's role in identifying and managing economic, environmental and social topics, as well as their impacts, risks, and opportunities including its role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
  • b.
    Whether consultations with stakeholders are used to support the identification and management of economic, environmental and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
 
102-30

Effectiveness of risk management processes

  • a.
    Highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic,
    environmental and social topics.
 
102-31

Review of economic, environmental and social topics

  • a.
    Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
 
102-32

Highest governance body's role in sustainability reporting

  • a.
    The highest-ranking committee or position that fulfills the functions of conducting formal reviews and approves the organization's sustainability reports and confirming that all material topics have been covered.
 
102-33

Communicating critical concerns

  • a.
    Processes established for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.
 
102-34

Nature and total number of communicated critical concerns

  • a.
    Total number and nature of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body.
  • b.
    Mechanisms used to handle and resolve critical concerns.
 
102-35

Remuneration policies

  • a.

    Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the below types of remuneration:

    • i.
      Fixed pay and variable pay, including performance-based remuneration,
      equity-based remuneration, bonuses, and deferred or vested shares)
    • ii.
      Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments
    • iii.
      Termination payments
    • iv.
      Clawbacks
    • v.
      Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees
  • b.
    How performance standards in the remuneration policies relate to the highest governance body's and corporate officers' objectives for economic, environmental and social topics.
 
102-36

Process for determining remuneration

  • a.
    Process for determining remuneration.
  • b.
    Whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management.
  • c.
    Other relationships that exist between remuneration consultants and the organization.
 
102-37

Stakeholder' involvement in remuneration

  • a.
    How stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration.
  • b.
    If applicable, the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals.
 
102-38

Annual total compensation ratio

  • a.
    Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
 
102-39

Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

  • a.
    Ratio of the percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
 

5. Stakeholder Engagement

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-40 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization  
102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

  • a.
    Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
 
102-42 Standards for identifying and selecting the stakeholders with which the organization engages  
102-43

Approach toward stakeholder engagement

  • a.
    The organization's approach toward stakeholder engagement, include frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. Additionally, indicate whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.
 
102-44

Critical topics and concerns raised

  • i.
    How the organization has responded to those critical topics and concerns, including those responded through reporting).
  • ii.
    Stakeholder groups that raised critical topics and concerns.
 

6. Reporting Practices

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

  • a.
    A list of all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
  • b.
    Whether any entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
 
102-46

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

  • a.
    Explanations of the processes for establishing the report content and topic Boundaries.
  • b.
    Explanations of how the organization has implemented the reporting principles for defining report content.
 
102-47 List of material topics identified in the process for defining the report content  
102-48

Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements Restatements may result from:

  • Mergers or acquisitions
  • Change of base years or periods
  • Nature of business
  • Measurement methods
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  
102-49 Significant changes from past reporting periods concerning material topics and topic Boundaries Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  
102-50 Reporting period for information provided  
102-51 The date of the most recent previous report (if applicable)  
102-52 Reporting cycle  
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report  
102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

  • a.

    A claim that indicates that the organization followed GRI Standards and chose one of the following options when writing a report.

    • i.
      "This repo rt was written based on the Core option of the GRI Standards."
    • ii.
      "This report was written based on the Comprehensive option of the GRI Standards."
 
102-55

Content index

  • a.
    An index of GRI content, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report.
  • b.

    For each disclosure, the content index shall include:

    • i.
      The numbers for the items disclosed (for disclosures covered by the GRI standards)
    • ii.
      The page number(s) or URL(s) where the relevant information can be found,
      included in the report or other published materials
    • iii.
      If applicable, and where permitted, the reasons for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made
 
102-56

External assurance

  • a.
    Explanations of the organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
  • b.

    If the report has been externally assured:

    • i.
      A reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process
    • ii.
      The relationship between the organization and the assurance provider
    • iii.
      Whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization's sustainability report
 

Management Approach

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
103-1

Explanations of material item and its boundary

  • a.
    An explanation of why the topic is material.
  • b.

    The boundary for the material topic, including description of:

    • i.
      Where the impacts arise
    • ii.
      The organization's involvement in any impacts. For example, whether the organization's involvement with an impact is direct or indirect, or whether the impact became relevant via the organization's business relationships
  • c.
    Any specific limitation relating to the topic boundary.
 
103-2

Management approach and its components

  • a.
    An explanation of how the organization manages the topic.
  • b.
    A statement of the purpose of the management approach.
  • c.

    A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:

    • i.
      Policies
    • ii.
      Commitments
    • iii.
      Goals and targets
    • iv.
      Responsibilities
    • v.
      Management resources
    • vi.
      Complaint-processing mechanisms
    • vii.
      vii.Specific measures (processes, projects, programs, initiatives, etc.)
 
103-3

Evaluation of management approach

  • a.

    An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:

    • i.
      The mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach
    • ii.
      The results of the evaluation of the management approach
    • iii.
      Adjustments made in relation to management approach
 

Economic Performance

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

  • a.

    Direct economic value generated and distributed (EVG&D) on an accruals basis including the basic components for the organization's global operations as listed below. If data is presented on a cash basis, report the justification for this decision and report the basic components as listed below:

    • i.
      Direct economic value generated: revenues
    • ii.
      Economic value distributed: operating costs, employee wages and benefits, payments to capital providers of capital, payments to governments by country, and community investments
    • iii.
      Economic value retained (calculated as 'Direct economic value generated' less 'Economic value distributed')
    • b.
      Report EVG&D separately at country, regional, or market levels, where significant. Report the criteria used for defining significance.
 
201-2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

  • a.

    Risks and opportunities posed by climate change that have the potential to generate substantive changes in operations, revenue or expenditure, including:

    • i.
      A description of the risk or opportunity and its classification as either physical, regulatory, or other
    • ii.
      A description of the impact associated with the risk or opportunity
    • iii.
      The financial implications of the risk or opportunity before action is taken
    • iv.
      The methods used to manage the risk or opportunity
    • v.
      The costs of actions taken to manage the risk or opportunity
 
201-3

Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

  • a.
    Where the plan's liabilities are met by the organization's general resources, report the estimated value of those liabilities.
  • b.

    Where a separate fund exists to pay the plan's pension liabilities, report:

    • i.
      The extent to which the scheme's liabilities are estimated to be covered by the assets that have been set aside to meet them
    • ii.
      The basis on which that estimate has been arrived at
    • iii.
      When that estimate was made
  • c.
    Where a fund set up to pay the plan's pension liabilities is not fully covered, explain the strategy, if any, adopted by the employer to work towards full coverage, and the timescale, if any, by which the employer hopes to achieve full coverage.
  • d.
    Percentage of salary contributed by employee or employer.
  • e.
    Level of participation in retirement plans (such as participation in mandatory or voluntary schemes, regional or country-based schemes,
    or those with financial impact).
 
201-4

Financial assistance received from government

  • a.

    Total monetary value of financial assistance received by the organization from any government during the reporting period, including:

    • i.
      Tax relief and tax credits
    • ii.
      Subsidies
    • iii.
      Investment grants, research and development grants, and other relevant types of grants
    • iv.
      Awards
    • v.
      Royalty holidays
    • vi.
      Financial assistance from Export Credit Agencies (ECAs)
    • vii.
      Financial incentives
    • viii.
      Other financial benefits received or receivable from any government for any operation
  • b.
    The information in 201-4-a by country.
  • c.
    Whether, and the extent to which, any government is present in the shareholding structure.
We regard that there is a risk that this information could contain business strategies and confidential content.

Presence Within Regional Economies

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
202-1

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

  • a.
    When a significant proportion of the workforce is compensated based on wages subject to minimum wage rules, report the ratio of the entry level wage by gender at significant locations of operation to the minimum wage.
  • b.
    When a significant proportion of other workers (excluding employees) performing the organization's activities are compensated based on wages subject to minimum wage rules, describe the actions taken to determine whether these workers are paid above the minimum wage.
  • c.
    Whether a local minimum wage is absent or variable at significant locations of operation, by gender. In circumstances in which different minimums can be used as a reference, report which minimum wage is being used.
  • d.
    The definition used for 'significant locations of operation'.
Because the scope of tabulation is vast and complex, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.
202-2

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

  • a.
    Percentage of senior management at significant locations of operation that are hired from the local community.
  • b.
    The definition used for 'senior management'.
  • c.
    The organization's geographical definition of 'local'.
  • d.
    The definition used for 'significant locations of operation'.
Because the scope of tabulation is vast and complex, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Indirect Economic Impacts

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported

  • a.
    Extent of development of significant infrastructure investments and services supported.
  • b.
    Current or expected impacts on communities and local economies, including positive and negative impacts where relevant.
  • c.
    Whether these investments and services are commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagements.
 
203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts

  • a.
    Examples of significant identified indirect economic impacts of the organization, including positive and negative impacts.
  • b.
    Significance of the indirect economic impacts in the context of external benchmarks and stakeholder priorities, such as national and international standards, protocols, and policy agendas.
Because the scope of tabulation is vast and complex, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Procurement Practices

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers

  • a.
    Percentage of the procurement budget used for significant locations of operation that is spent on suppliers local to that operation (such as percentage of products and services purchased locally).
  • b.
    The organization's geographical definition of 'local'.
  • c.
    The definition used for 'significant locations of operation'.
Because the scope of tabulation is vast and complex, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Anti-corruption

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to combating corruption using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

  • a.
    Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption.
  • b.
    Significant risks related to corruption identified through the risk assessment.
 
205-2

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

  • a.
    Total number and percentage of governance body members that the organization's anticorruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by region.
  • b.
    Total number and percentage of employees that the organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by employee category and region.
  • c.
    Total number and percentage of business partners that the organization's anticorruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by type of business partner and region. Describe if the organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures have been communicated to any other persons or organizations.
  • d.
    Total number and percentage of governance body members that have received training on anti-corruption, broken down by region.
  • e.
    Total number and percentage of employees that have received training on anti-corruption, broken down by employee category and region.
 
205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

  • a.
    Total number and nature of confirmed incidents of corruption.
  • b.
    Total number of confirmed incidents in which employees were dismissed or disciplined for corruption.
  • c.
    Total number of confirmed incidents when contracts with business partners were terminated or not renewed due to violations related to corruption.
  • d.
    Public legal cases regarding corruption brought against the organization or its employees during the reporting period and the outcomes of such cases.
 

Anti-competitive Behavior

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to anti-competitive behavior using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

  • a.
    Number of legal actions pending or completed during the reporting period regarding anti-competitive behavior and violations of anti-trust and monopoly legislation in which the organization has been identified as a participant.
  • b.
    Main outcomes of completed legal actions,
    including any decisions or judgments.
 

Materials

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to raw materials using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
301-1

Materials used by weight or volume

  • a.

    Total weight or volume of raw materials used to produce and package the organization's major products and services during the reporting period, in accordance with the following classifications:

    • i.
      Non-renewable raw materials used
    • ii.
      Renewable raw materials used
 
301-2 Proportion of recycled materials used in the production of the organization's major products and services  
301-3

Recycled products and packaging materials

  • a.
    Proportion of recycled products and packaging materials by product category.
  • b.
    How the data for this disclosure have been collected.
 

Energy

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to energy using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
302-1

Energy consumption within the organization

  • a.
    Total fuel consumption from non-renewable sources in joules or multiples, including fuel types used.
  • b.
    Total fuel consumption from renewable fuel sources in joules or multiples, including fuel types used.
  • c.

    Report in joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:

    • i.
      Electricity consumption
    • ii.
      Heating consumption
    • iii.
      Cooling consumption
    • iv.
      Steam consumption
  • d.

    Report in joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:

    • i.
      Electricity sold
    • ii.
      Heating sold
    • iii.
      Cooling sold
    • iv.
      Steam sold
  • e.
    Total energy consumption in joules or multiples.
  • f.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
  • g.
    Source of the conversion factors used.
 
302-2

Energy consumption outside of the organization

  • a.
    Energy consumed outside of the organization, in joules or multiples.
  • b.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
  • c.
    Source of the conversion factors used.
We regard that monitoring the amount of energy used in supply chains (Scope 3) is an issue which we must consider and deal with.
302-3

Energy intensity

  • a.
    Energy intensity ratio for the organization.
  • b.
    Organization-specific metric (the ratio denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
  • c.
    Types of energy included in the intensity ratio: fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.
  • d.
    Whether the ratio uses energy consumed within the organization, outside of it or both.
 
302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

  • a.
    Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, in joules or multiples.
  • b.
    Types of energy included in the reductions: fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.
  • c.
    Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption such as base year or baseline, and the rationale for choosing it.
  • d.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
302-5

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

  • a.
    Reductions in the energy requirements of sold products and services achieved during the reporting period, in joules or multiples.
  • b.
    Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption such as base year or baseline, and the rationale for choosing it.
  • c.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 

Water Resources

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to water resources using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
303-1

Water withdrawal by source

  • a.

    Total volume of water withdrawn from the following sources:

    • i.
      Surface water, including water from wetlands, rivers, lakes, and oceans
    • ii.
      Ground water
    • iii.
      Rainwater collected directly and stored by the organization
    • iv.
      Waste water from another organization
    • v.
      Municipal water supplies or other public or private water utilities
  • b.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used
 
303-2

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

  • a.

    Total number of water sources significantly affected by withdrawal by type:

    • i.
      Size of water source
    • ii.
      Whether or not the source is designated as a protected area (nationally or internationally)
    • iii.
      Biodiversity value (such as species diversity and endemism, total number of protected species)
    • iv.
      Value or importance of water source to local communities and indigenous peoples
  • b.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used.
 
303-3

Recycled and reused water

  • a.
    Total volume of water recycled and reused by the organization.
  • b.
    Total volume of water recycled and reused as a percentage of the total water withdrawal specified in Disclosure 303-1.
  • c.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used.
 

Biodiversity

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to biodiversity using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
304-1

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

  • a.

    For each operational site owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas, the following information:

    • i.
      Geographic location
    • ii.
      Subsurface and underground land that may be owned, leased, or managed by the organization
    • iii.
      Position in relation to the protected area (in the area, adjacent to, or containing portions of the protected area) or the high biodiversity value area outside protected areas
    • iv.
      Type of operation (office, manufacturing or production, or extractive)
    • v.
      Size of operational site in km2 (or another unit, if appropriate)
    • vi.
      Biodiversity value characterized by the attribute of the protected area or area of high biodiversity value outside the protected area (terrestrial, freshwater, or maritime ecosystem)
    • vii.
      Biodiversity value characterized by listing of protected status (such as IUCN Protected Area Management Categories, Ramsar Convention, national legislation)
 
304-2

Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

  • a.

    Nature of significant direct and indirect impacts on biodiversity with reference to one or more of the following:

    • i.
      Construction or use of manufacturing plants, mines, and transport infrastructure
    • ii.
      Pollution (introduction of substances that do not naturally occur in the habitat from point and non-point sources)
    • iii.
      Introduction of invasive species, pests, and pathogens
    • iv.
      Reduction of species
    • v.
      Habitat conversion
    • vi.
      Changes in ecological processes outside the natural range of variation (such as salinity or changes in groundwater level)
  • b.

    Significant direct and indirect positive and negative impacts with reference to the following:

    • i.
      Species affected
    • ii.
      Extent of areas impacted
    • iii.
      Duration of impacts
    • iv.
      Reversibility or irreversibility of the impacts
 
304-3

Habitats protected or restored

  • a.
    Size and location of all habitat protected areas or restored areas, and whether the success of the restoration measure was or is approved by independent external professionals.
  • b.
    Whether partnerships exist with third parties to protect or restore habitat areas distinct from where the organization has overseen and implemented restoration or protection measures.
  • c.
    Status of each area based on its condition at the close of the reporting period.
  • d.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used.
 
304-4

IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

  • a.

    Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by the operations of the organization, by level of extinction risk:

    • i.
      Critically endangered IA (CR)
    • ii.
      Endangered IB (EN)
    • iii.
      Vulnerable II (VU)
    • iv.
      Near threatened (NT)
    • v.
      Least concern
 

Emissions

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to emissions into the atmosphere using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
305-1

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)

  • a.
    Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • b.
    Gases included in the calculation (whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all)
  • c.
    Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • d.

    Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:

    • i.
      The rationale for choosing the base year
    • ii.
      Emissions in the base year
    • iii.
      The context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions
  • e.
    Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  • f.
    Consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, or operational control).
  • g.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
305-2

Indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)

  • a.
    Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • b.
    If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • c.
    If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  • d.

    Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:

    • i.
      The rationale for choosing the base year
    • ii.
      Emissions in the base year
    • iii.
      The context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions
  • e.
    Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  • f.
    Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
  • g.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
305-3

Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)

  • a.
    Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • b.
    If available, the gases included in the calculation whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  • c.
    Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • d.
    Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.
  • e.

    Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:

    • i.
      The rationale for the base year
    • ii.
      Emissions in the base year
    • iii.
      The context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
  • f.
    Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  • g.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
305-4

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

  • a.
    GHG emissions intensity ratio for the organization.
  • b.
    Organization-specific metric (the denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
  • c.
    Types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and / or other indirect (Scope 3).
  • d.
    Gases included in the calculation whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
 
305-5

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • a.
    GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • b.
    Gases included in the calculation whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  • c.
    Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.
  • d.
    Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and / or other indirect (Scope 3).
  • e.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
305-6

Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

  • a.
    Production, imports, and exports of ODS in metric tons of CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane) equivalent.
  • b.
    Substances included in the calculation.
  • c.
    Source of the emission factors used.
  • d.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 
305-7

Nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide SOx, and other critical atmospheric emissions

  • a.

    Significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples, for each of the following:

    • i.
      NOx
    • ii.
      SOx
    • iii.
      Persistent organic pollutants (POP)
    • iv.
      Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
    • v.
      Hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
    • vi.
      Particulate matter (PM)
    • vii.
      Other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations
  • b.
    Source of the emission factors used.
  • c.
    Standards, methods, assumptions, and calculation tools used.
 

Effluents and Waste

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to emissions into the atmosphere using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
306-1

Water discharge by quality and destination

  • a.

    Total volume of planned and unplanned water discharges by:

    • i.
      Destination
    • ii.
      Quality of the water, including treatment method
    • iii.
      Whether it was reused by another organization
  • b.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used.
 
306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

  • a.

    Total weight of hazardous waste, by the following disposal methods:

    • i.
      Reuse
    • ii.
      Recycling
    • iii.
      Composting
    • iv.
      Recovery, including energy recovery
    • v.
      Incineration (mass burn)
    • vi.
      Deep well injection
    • vii.
      Landfill
    • viii.
      On-site storage
    • ix.
      Other (to be specified by the organization)
  • b.

    Total weight of non-hazardous waste, by the following disposal methods:

    • i.
      Reuse
    • ii.
      Recycling
    • iii.
      Composting
    • iv.
      Recovery, including energy recovery
    • v.
      Incineration (mass burn)
    • vi.
      Deep well injection
    • vii.
      Landfill
    • viii.
      On-site storage
    • ix.
      Other (to be specified by the organization)
  • c.

    How the waste disposal method has been determined:

    • i.
      Disposed of directly by the organization or otherwise directly confirmed
    • ii.
      Information provided by the waste disposal contractor
    • iii.
      Organizational defaults of the waste disposal contractor
 
306-3

Significant spills

  • a.
    Total number and total volume of recorded significant spills.
  • b.

    The following additional information for each spill that was reported in the organization's financial statements:

    • i.
      Location of spill
    • ii.
      Volume of spill
    • iii.
      Material of spill, categorized by: oil spills (soil or water surfaces), fuel spills (soil or water surfaces), spills of wastes (soil or water surfaces), spills of chemicals (mostly soil or water surfaces), and other (to be specified by the organization).
  • c.
    The impacts of significant spills.
 
306-4

Transportation of hazardous waste

  • a.

    Total weight for each of the following:

    • i.
      Hazardous waste transported
    • ii.
      Hazardous waste imported
    • iii.
      iii.Hazardous waste exported
    • iv.
      Hazardous waste treated
  • b.
    Percentage of hazardous waste shipped internationally.
  • c.
    Standards, methods, and assumptions used.
 
306-5

Water bodies affected by water discharges and / or runoff

  • a.

    Water bodies and related habitats that are significantly affected by water discharges and / or runoff, including information on:

    • i.
      Size of water body and related habitat
    • ii.
      Whether the water body and related habitat is designated as a protected area (nationally or internationally)
    • iii.
      Biodiversity value (such as total number of protected species)
Because there are a vast number of business sites and data collection is difficult, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Environmental Compliance

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to compliance with laws and regulations concerning the environment using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

  • a.

    Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and / or regulations in terms of:

    • i.
      Total monetary value of significant fines
    • ii.
      Total number of non-monetary sanctions
    • iii.
      Cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms
  • b.
    If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with laws or regulations, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
 

Assessments of Suppliers in Environmental Terms

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to suppliers' environmental assessments using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.
When selecting new suppliers, the Sekisui Chemical Group comprehensively evaluates candidate companies from the perspectives of quality, environmental factors, health and safety,
and compliance with laws, regulations, and social standards. As a result, all new suppliers must clear the environmental standards required by the group.
308-2

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

  • a.
    Number of suppliers subject to environmental impact assessments.
  • b.
    Number of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts.
  • c.
    Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts identified in the supply chain.
  • d.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment.
  • e.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which relationships were terminated as a result of assessment, and why.
Because each Company has different suppliers and data collection is difficult, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Employment

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to employment using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover

  • a.
    Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
  • b.
    Total number and rate of employee turnover during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region.
 
401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

  • a.

    a. Benefits which are standard for full-time employees of the organization but are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation. These include, as a minimum:

    • i.
      Life insurance
    • ii.
      Healthcare
    • iii.
      Disability and invalidity coverage
    • iv.
      Parental leave
    • v.
      Retirement provision
    • vi.
      Stock ownership
    • vii.
      Others
  • b.
    The definition used for 'significant locations of operation'.
 
401-3

Parental leave

  • a.
    Total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave, by gender.
  • b.
    Total number of employees that took parental leave, by gender.
  • c.
    Total number of employees who returned to work in the reporting period after parental leave ended, by gender.
  • d.
    Total number of employees who returned to work after parental leave ended who were still employed twelve months after their return to work, by gender.
  • e.
    Return to work and retention rates of employees who took parental leave, by gender.
 

Labor / Management Relations

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

  • a.
    Minimum number of weeks' notice typically provided to employees and their representatives prior to the implementation of significant operational changes that could substantially affect them.
  • b.
    For organizations with collective bargaining agreements, report whether the notice period and provisions for consultation and negotiation are specified in collective agreements.
 

Occupational Health and Safety

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to Occupational Health and Safety using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
403-1

Workers representation in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees

  • a.
    The level at which each formal joint management-worker health and safety committee typically operates within the organization.
  • b.
    Percentage of workers whose work, or workplace, is controlled by the organization, that are represented by formal joint management-worker health and safety committees.
 
403-2

Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities

  • a.

    Types of injury, injury rate (IR), occupational diseases rate (ODR), lost day rate (LDR), absentee rate (AR) and work-related fatalities, for all employees, by:

    • i.
      Region
    • ii.
      Gender
  • b.

    Types of injury, injury rate (IR) and work-related fatalities for all workers (excluding employees) whose work, or workplace, is controlled by the organization, by:

    • i.
      Region
    • ii.
      Gender
  • c.
    The system of rules applied in recording and reporting accident statistics.
 
403-3

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

  • a.
    Whether there are workers whose work, or workplace, is controlled by the organization, involved in occupational activities who have a high incidence or high risk of specific diseases.
  • b.
    Organizations working in countries with a high risk or incidence of communicable diseases, and those in professions that have a high incidence of specific diseases.
The Group compiles lists of risks, including outbreaks of communicable diseases, for which the Group should prepare, and these lists are shared globally with those in charge of lines of business and local sites. Going forward, we intend to discuss methods of tabulating and disclosing risks uncovered by those with such responsibilities.
403-4

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

  • a.
    Whether formal agreements (either local or global) with trade unions cover health and safety.
  • b.
    If so, the extent, as a percentage, to which various health and safety topics are covered by these agreements.
 

Training and Education

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to fostering personnel using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

  • a.

    Average hours of training that the organization's employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by:

    • i.
      Gender
    • ii.
      Employee category
 
404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

  • a.
    Type and scope of programs implemented and assistance provided to upgrade employee skills.
  • b.
    Transition assistance programs provided to facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings resulting from retirement or termination of employment.
 
404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

  • a.
    Percentage of total employees by gender and by employee category who received a regular performance and career development review during the reporting period.
 

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Report management approach relating to diversity using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
405-1

Diversity in governance bodies and among employees

  • a.

    Percentage of individuals within the organization's governance bodies in each of the following diversity categories:

    • i.
      Gender
    • ii.
      Age group: under 30 years old, 30-50 years old, over 50 years old
    • iii.
      Other indicators of diversity where relevant (such as minority or vulnerable groups)
  • b.

    Percentage of employees per employee category in each of the following diversity categories:

    • i.
      Gender
    • ii.
      Age group: under 30 years old, 30-50 years old, over 50 years old
    • iii.
      Other indicators of diversity where relevant (such as minority or vulnerable groups)
 
405-2

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

  • a.
    Ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category, by significant locations of operation.
  • b.
    The definition used for 'significant locations of operation'
In part because the number of employees is large and was difficult to collect data during this fiscal year, we have not disclosed figures concerning ratios for total amounts of compensation for fiscal year 2017.

Non-discrimination

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
406-1

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

  • a.
    Total number of incidents of discrimination during the reporting period.
  • b.

    Status of the incidents and actions taken with reference to the following:

    • i.
      Incident reviewed by the organization
    • ii.
      Remediation plans being implemented
    • iii.
      Remediation plans have been implemented and results reviewed through routine internal management review processes
    • iv.
      Incident no longer subject to action
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

  • a.

    Operations and suppliers in which workers' rights to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk either in terms of:

    • i.
      Type of operation (such as manufacturing plant) and supplier
    • ii.
      Countries or geographic areas with operations and suppliers considered at risk.
  • b.
    Measures taken by the organization in the reporting period intended to support rights to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Because we have adopted a Company system and are engaged in a vast number of businesses, and because it would be difficult to acquire data for the relevant number of business sites and for each country or territory, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.

Child Labor

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

  • a.

    Operations and suppliers considered to have significant risk for incidents of:

    • i.
      Child labor
    • ii.
      Young workers exposed to hazardous work
  • b.

    Operations and suppliers considered to have significant risk for incidents of child labor either in terms of:

    • i.
      Type of operation (such as manufacturing plant) and supplier
    • ii.
      Countries or geographic areas with operations and suppliers considered at risk
  • c.
    Measures taken by the organization in the reporting period intended to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.
 

Forced or Compulsory Labor

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

  • a.

    Operations and suppliers considered to have significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor either in terms of:

    • i.
      Type of operation (such as manufacturing plant) and supplier
    • ii.
      Countries or geographic areas with operations and suppliers considered at risk
  • b.
    Measures taken by the organization in the reporting period intended to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.
 

Security Practices

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
410-1

Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

  • a.
    Percentage of security personnel who have received formal training in the organization's human rights policies or specific procedures and their application to security.
  • b.
    Whether training requirements also apply to third-party organizations providing security personnel.
Security personnel are outsourced, and training is left to the discretion of the subcontracting company.

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
411-1

Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

  • a.
    Total number of identified incidents of violations involving the rights of indigenous peoples during the reporting period.
  • b.

    Status of the incidents and actions taken with reference to the following:

    • i.
      Incident reviewed by the organization
    • ii.
      Remediation plans being implemented
    • iii.
      Remediation plans have been implemented and results reviewed through routine internal management review processes
    • iv.
      Incident no longer subject to action
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  

Human Rights Assessment

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to human rights assessments using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

  • a.
    Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or human rights impact assessments, by country.
Because we have adopted a Company system and are engaged in a vast number of businesses, and because it would be difficult to acquire data for the relevant number of business sites and the proportions for each country, we have not disclosed these figures for fiscal year 2017.
412-2

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

  • a.
    Total number of hours in the reporting period devoted to training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.
  • b.
    Percentage of employees trained during the reporting period on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.
Because the total number of hours of training and the proportion of employees who have undergone training are, at the time of this writing, difficult to acquire information regarding, we have not disclosed anything on this matter.
412-3

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

  • a.
    Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening.
  • b.
    The definition used for 'significant investment agreements'.
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  

Local Communities

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to local communities using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
413-1

Operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

  • a.

    Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs, including the use of:

    • i.
      Social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes
    • ii.
      Environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring
    • iii.
      Public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments
    • iv.
      Local community development programs based on local communities' needs
    • v.
      Stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping
    • vi.
      Broad based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups
    • vii.
      Works councils, occupational health and safety committees and other employee representation bodies to deal with impacts
    • viii.
      Formal local community grievance processes
We are currently considering evaluation methods for measuring impacts on local communities.
413-2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

  • a.

    Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities, including:

    • i.
      The location of the operations
    • ii.
      The significant actual and potential negative impacts of operations
We are currently considering evaluation methods for measuring impacts on local communities.

Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to society-focused assessments of suppliers using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

  • a.
    Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using social criteria.
The Sekisui Chemical Group selects new suppliers after evaluating them comprehensively from the perspectives of quality, the environment, compliance with laws and regulations and with societal norms, and health and safety. Therefore, it is believed that all new suppliers have cleared the societal standards on which the Sekisui Chemical Group insists.
414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

  • a.
    Number of suppliers assessed for social impacts.
  • b.
    Number of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts.
  • c.
    Significant actual and potential negative social impacts identified in the supply chain.
  • d.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment.
  • e.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which relationships were terminated as a result of assessment, and why.
It is currently difficult to evaluate the social impacts of all suppliers, including because many raw materials are procured from general trading firms, so we have not disclosed any information on this topic.

Public Policy

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to public policy using "GRI 103: Management Approach" We have decided not disclose information on this topic for reasons of business strategy.
415-1

Political contributions

  • a.
    Total monetary value of financial and inkind political contributions made directly and indirectly by the organization by country and recipient / beneficiary.
  • b.
    If applicable, how the monetary value of in-kind contributions was estimated.
 

Customer Health and Safety

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to customer health and safety using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

  • a.
    Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement.
It is currently difficult to calculate values for proportions in this area; we intend to have discussions aimed at disclosing information starting the next fiscal year.
416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

  • a.

    Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services within the reporting period, by:

    • i.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty
    • ii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning
    • iii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes
  • b.
    If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
  • c.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment.
  • d.
    Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which relationships were terminated as a result of assessment, and why.
 

Marketing and Labeling

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to marketing using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
417-1

Requirements for product and service information and labeling

  • a.

    Whether each of the following types of information is required by the organization's procedures for product and service information and labeling:

    • i.
      The sourcing of components of the product or service
    • ii.
      Content, particularly with regard to substances that might produce an environmental or social impact
    • iii.
      Safe use of the product or service
    • iv.
      Disposal of the product and environmental / social impacts
    • v.
      Others (Explain in detail)
  • b.
    Percentage of significant product or service categories covered by and assessed for compliance with such procedures.
It is currently difficult to ascertain various types of information concerning all products and to calculate the percentage values for procedure compliance evaluations; we intend to have discussions aimed at disclosing information starting the next fiscal year.
417-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling

  • a.

    Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by:

    • i.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty
    • ii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning
    • iii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes
  • b.
    If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
 
417-3

Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications

  • a.

    Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by:

    • i.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a fine or penalty
    • ii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with regulations resulting in a warning
    • iii.
      Incidents of non-compliance with voluntary codes
  • b.
    If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
 

Customer Privacy

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to the protection of customer data using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
418-1

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

  • a.

    Total number of substantiated complaints received concerning breaches of customer privacy, categorized by:

    • i.
      Complaints received from outside parties and substantiated by the organization
    • ii.
      Complaints from regulatory bodies
  • b.
    Total number of identified leaks, thefts, or losses of customer data.
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review  

Socioeconomic Compliance

Code No. General Standard Disclosures Locations Posted Reason for Omitting
DMA
(103-1)
Reporting management approach relating to compliance in relation to socioeconomic matters using "GRI 103: Management Approach"  
419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

  • a.

    Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area in terms of:

    • i.
      Total monetary value of significant fines
    • ii.
      Total number of non-monetary sanctions
    • iii.
      Cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms
  • b.
    If the organization has not identified any non-compliance with laws or regulations, a brief statement of this fact is sufficient.
  • c.
    The context against which significant fines and non-monetary sanctions were incurred.
Not applicable for the fiscal year under review