Promoting CSR Across the Group as a Whole in an Effort to Increase Corporate Value
Venue and System for Deliberation on CSRCommittee in which Top Management and Employee Representatives Participate
As a venue for deliberation on CSR, Sekisui Chemical Group has set up the CSR Committee. Under the umbrella of this Committee, the Group has established five subcommittees covering the environment, CS & Quality, human resources, safety, and compliance. Through these and other means, energies are directed toward promoting CSR across the Group as a whole.
Chaired by the President, the CSR Committee’s membership also includes the Senior Managing Executive Officer Responsible for the ESG Management Department serving as deputy chairperson, as well as the presidents of the Housing Company, the Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Products Company, and the High Performance Plastics Company. In addition to three employee representatives, including the chairperson of the central executive committee of the Sekisui Chemical Labor Union, meetings of the CSR Committee are attended by officers of the CS & Quality, Human Resources, Safety, and Compliance departments, who serve as chairpersons of each subcommittee, where every effort is made to improve committee deliberations and measures.
Meetings of the CSR Committee and each of its subcommittees were held twice a year in fiscal 2019. Key items reported on during subcommittee meetings were reviewed by the CSR Committee and reported to the Board of Directors for further deliberation. At the same time, the CSR Committee scrutinized other key items that were deemed to require attention on the back of social trends and demands. These items were also reported to and deliberated by the Board of Directors. Items deliberated and approved by the Board of Directors were then reflected into activities at the operational level by each subcommittee. In addition, a new Cyber Security Subcommittee was established to promote advanced cyber-attack countermeasures, bringing the total number of subcommittees to six.
Recognizing the critical need to further raise the sustainability of society and the corporate sector, the CSR Committee was renamed the Sustainability Committee on April 1, 2020 as part and parcel of the Group’s ESG management. Looking ahead, the Sustainability Committee will uncover those risks and opportunities that companies can be expected to encounter in the future. In addition to prioritizing these risks and opportunities, the Sustainability Committee will deliberate on appropriate policies and measures while accelerating endeavors.
CSR Committee / Subcommittee Structure (to Fiscal 2019)
- Keita Kato appointed President and Representative Director as of March 1, 2020.