SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director: Keita Kato; hereinafter, “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”) has been selected as one of the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. This is the sixth consecutive and eighth time overall that SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been included in this index.
Global 100 is an index created and maintained by Canadian company, Corporate Knights Inc. It selects the major companies around the world from all sectors (approximately 6,700 companies in 2023), based on rigorous assessment of corporate sustainability performance from various perspectives such as environment, society, and governance (ESG), and ranks the top 100 companies.
The 2023 Global 100 was announced on January 18, 2023 at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (Davos Annual Meeting) held in Davos, Switzerland (from January 16 to 20, 2023).
SEKISUI CHEMICAL was recognized for achievements in multiple evaluation criteria this year, including sustainable revenue*, sustainable investment (capital expenditure and R&D), and sustainability pay link, and was ranked 84th, one of 4 companies from Japan to be selected.
(*sustainable revenue: revenue from sale of products and services that contribute significantly to the environment or society.)
SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has actively worked to solve social issues such as climate change issues. In 2018, we became the first company in the chemical sector to obtain SBT certification. In 2022, a new target was set for the GHG emission reduction rate by 2030, and we are accelerating our efforts. In terms of business, the housing business and plastics-related business will help contribute to solving climate change issues by reducing CO2 emissions in daily livelihood, the infrastructure business will contribute to solving water risks such as natural disasters that are becoming more severe, and the medical business will contribute to improving people's health and enjoying fuller lives.
Under the long-tern vision “Vision 2030”, SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has identified its vision statement “Innovation for the Earth”, which incorporates the Group’s commitment to drive continuous innovation as a means of supporting the basis of LIFE and continuing to create peace of mind for the future in order to realize a sustainable society.
Through business growth and reform and creating new business centered on ESG management, SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group aims to realize both a sustainable society and sustainable growth of the Group itself, contribute to further solving social issues, and promote initiatives to remain a company that continues to be trusted by all of our stakeholders.
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About SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group
Headquartered in Japan, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. 27,000 employees in over 200 companies throughout 21 countries and regions aim to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment. Thanks to a history of innovation, dedication and a pioneering spirit, SEKISUI CHEMICAL now holds leading positions in its three diverse business divisions as well as top global market share in interlayer film, foam products, conductive particles and more.
Since its foundation in 1947, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has dedicated itself to social and environmental contribution and is now an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and environmental initiatives, having recently been selected as one of the Global 100 most sustainable companies. SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will continue to maintain a strong corporate presence for 100 years and beyond.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
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