IntroductionLast Update : Sep 21, 2018

Our Principles

Sekisui Chemical’s Group Principle is comprised of the three Corporate Philosophy, Group Vision, and Management Strategy elements. As one concrete strategy aimed at “contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and Earth’s environment,” thereby achieving our Group Vision, we are carrying out the initiatives set out under our Medium-term Management Plan SHIFT 2019 -Fusion- launched in fiscal 2017 while taking one step forward toward a “new phase of growth.”
The Sekisui Chemical Group has encountered many challenges since its foundation in 1947. Over this period, our Corporate Philosophy and “3S Principles” have provided the underlying support and strength that has allowed us to overcome difficulties. In order to succeed in the future and become a corporate group that is sustainable for the next 100 years, it is vital that we return to the roots of this Corporate Philosophy.
Both the Corporate Philosophy and the Company’s name encapsulate the notion that “the victor of a battle is determined in one fell swoop with tremendous force, just as pent-up water (“SEKISUI”) drops into a deep gorge.” With this in mind, it is equally important that “before a battle, every effort is made to position oneself for victory.” In addition to responding swiftly to changes in the market, it is imperative that the Group anticipate future megatrends and put in place the structure necessary for victory in a world that is plagued by growing uncertainty. Adopting a long-term outlook, we will work diligently to build up our core strengths.

Our Principles

Please see the following website for further details about Sekisui Chemical Company’s Corporate Philosophy, Group Vision, and other elements of our Group Principles.
http://www.sekisuichemical.com/about/vision/principles/index.html

Sekisui Chemical Group CSR

Discussions regarding sustainability by the Sekisui Chemical Group and the need to address CSR concerns began in earnest in the early 2000s. Since then, the Group has worked diligently to fulfill its corporate social responsibility by practicing its “3S Principles,” positioned sustainability at the heart of its Management Strategy, and implemented measures aimed at “Resolving social issues through business activities” and “Social responsibility in business processes.”
Recognizing that governance provides the foundation for all of its endeavors, the Sekisui Chemical Group is making the pledge to society to responsibly engage in activities as the means to reduce risk while creating social value from each of its three prominences. Through constructive dialogue, every effort is also being made to properly grasp stakeholders’ expectations and requirements, and to apply this to the Group’s management. Moving forward, we are committed to realizing the Group Vision by ramping up efforts to push forward measures that integrate both business and CSR concerns.

Value Creation Cycle

Creating new “value” to be shared by society by “fusing” its technologies and strengths, the Sekisui Chemical Group will provide products and services that contribute to resolving social issues in “life and the environment.”

Value Creation Cycle

Sekisui Chemical Group Accomplishments

The Sekisui Chemical Group was founded in March 1947 for the purpose of the comprehensive commercialization of plastics. Thereafter, we proactively advanced into unprecedented businesses centered on plastics-related technologies and products, including starting Japan’s first automatic plastic injection molding business, and the Group’s business has been steadily expanded. It is also a unique strength of the Group that there are many cases where businesses cultivated over our long history are still blossoming, such as the interlayer film for automobiles, one of the main products of today, the origins of which date back to 1958.

Sekisui Chemical Group Accomplishments

External Evaluations

In addition to having its environmental management and CSR initiatives, which focus on Environment-Contributing Products, externally evaluated and earning selection by the major SRI indices, the Sekisui Chemical Group has received high evaluations in the fields of the environment, quality, and human resources.

CSR in General

  • Earned selection to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Asia Pacific
  • Earned RobecoSAM sustainability rating Bronze Class
  • Earned selection to the FTSE4Good Index
  • Earned selection to the FTSE Blossom Japan Index
  • Earned selection to the MSCI ESG Leaders Index
  • Earned selection to the Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers
  • Earned selection to the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
  • Ranked 58th in the Toyo Keizai CSR Ranking
  • Selected for 55th place in the “2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” Index
  • Earned selection to the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • MEarned selection to the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
CSR in General

Environment

  • Ranked 37th in the Nikkei Environmental Management Ranking
  • Won the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in the “6th Contest for Corporate Activities on Biodiversity”
  • Acquired SBT Initiative certification (the first in the chemical sector for greenhouse gas reduction targets)

Human Resources

  • Earned selection to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Nadeshiko brand for fiscal 2017
  • Certified as Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a company that achieved superior health management in 2018
  • Kofu Sekisui Sangyo Co., Ltd. received the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s New Diversity Management Selection 100 in fiscal 2016
  • Earned selection to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Diversity Management Selection 100 for fiscal 2013
Human Resources

Financial Highlights

Non-Financial Highlights