SEKISUI CHEMICAL is selected a Nadeshiko Brand

Mar 4, 2020

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Keita Kato; hereinafter “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”) was selected as a 2019 Nadeshiko Brand*1 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 3, 2020. This marks the third time SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been chosen, following its selection in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017.

Based on the belief that “employees are precious assets that have been bestowed upon us by society,” SEKISUI CHEMICAL has engaged in efforts to create a working environments in which diverse human resources can flourish and experience fulfillment. As part of these efforts, in fiscal year 2007, the company began promoting female empowerment and, in fiscal year 2015, it drew up a Diversity Management Policy. The company sees female empowerment as the first step in the process of promoting diversity management across the entire SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL is taking a two-stage approach to female empowerment: first, “retaining female employees and enabling them to flourish” and, second, “creating managerial positions for women.” In particular, the company has implemented practical training for female managerial candidates and their direct superiors; as a result of focusing on expanding opportunities for women to flourish, there has been both an increase in the retention rate of female employees, and an increase in the number of women in managerial positions.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL is also working to deepen awareness of the significance of diversity management among its executives and managers. Through training aimed at optimizing the unique skills of individual employees, and through the implementation of improvement activities on a site-by-site basis, the company is working to reform the organizational culture across the entire Group.

Going forward, SEKISUI CHEMICAL will continue to promote further diversity as it seeks to maintain a strong corporate presence for the next 100 years and beyond.

  • 「なでしこ銘柄」選定
    Training for female managerial position candidates
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    Training to optimize the unique skills of individual employees


*1 The Nadeshiko Brand was launched in fiscal year 2012 as a means for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to identify listed companies that have had outstanding success in encouraging female empowerment in the workplace. Many investors are interested in companies that seek to improve their corporate value in the medium and long-term; the Nadeshiko Brand encourages investors to invest in selected companies, and also seeks to accelerate efforts to encourage female empowerment in the workplace.


Headquartered in Japan, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. 26,000 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.

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