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SEKISUI CHEMICAL Co-Sponsor and Join Panel of Forum on Decarbonizing the Economy
Dec 3, 2018

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD

The Ministry of the Environment event “Climate Week 2018” took place from November 19th to December 2nd. Climate Week 2018 was a chance for governmental and non-governmental organizations to discuss global climate change countermeasures and boost the decarbonization movement.

The Forum on Decarbonizing the Economy, co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and CDP was held on November 28th in Tokyo and Mr. Yoshiyuki Hirai, Director and Managing Executive Officer of SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., was one of the panelists. This forum was a chance for companies leading decarbonizing initiatives such as Science Based Target Initiative (2°C investing initiative), RE100 (commitment to 100% renewable energy) TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and the ESG investment community to gather and discuss the most recent trends.


Panel discussion

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Panel discussion

Yoshiyuki Hirai, Director and Managing Executive Officer of SEKISUI CHEMICAL


SEKISUI co-sponsored the forum and during the panel discussion, Mr. Hirai explained the commitment and efforts of the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group to tackle climate change. We aim to reduce GHG emissions by 6% in FY2019 and by 26% in FY 2030 (compared to FY2013). Actions to realize this include strengthening efforts to reduce emissions along our entire supply chain. In June 2018, due to efforts and commitment of the Group, SEKISUI CHEMICAL became the first in the chemical sector to receive approval for the SBT Initiative.

* SEKISUI CHEMICAL’s presentation materials used during the panel discussion can be found here.PDF


The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group aims to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the Earth’s environment as stated in the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group Vision, and establish a sustainable business base from the ESG viewpoint.


References:

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group Environmental Midterm Plan Progress (announced on June 20, 2018)

SBT Initiative Certification for Green House Gas Reduction Targets (First in the Chemical Sector) (announced on June 20, 2018)

Integrated Report 2018


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