Usage of Natural Capital
Initiatives by Sekisui Chemical Group to Reduce its Impact on the Environment
Sekisui Chemical Group is involved in business that utilizes fossil fuels, lumber, and other resources of the earth (natural capital).
To balance the irreplaceable global environment with sustainable business, Sekisui's initiatives for “reducing the impact on the environment” are explained here.
Up to fiscal 2019, we have worked diligently to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, including production, sales, and construction. From fiscal 2020, however, we will expand the scope of our efforts to include the supply chain and strengthen our lifecycle management, including the supply chain, with the aim of resolving environmental issues.
Sekisui Chemical Group is engaged in reducing GHG emissions across the entire supply chain. This includes the procurement of raw materials through research and development to manufacturing as well as the transport and use of products.
Up to fiscal 2019, we have worked to reduce total GHG emissions across our business activities, which has allowed us to grow our business and reduce our total GHG emissions. From fiscal 2020, we will formulate a long-term vision with a focus on expanding the use of renewable energy, more clearly communicate our policy of contributing to global warming countermeasures through our business activities, and improve effectiveness.
Efficient Use of Resources
Sekisui Chemical Group strives to thoroughly implement the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) throughout entire lifecycles and to achieve zero emissions from its business sites.
In addition to continuing these activities going forward, we will promote recycling, including the use of recycled materials and the development and social implementation of waste recycling technologies, in a bid to realize a circular economy and a recycling-oriented society in 2050.
Conservation of Water Resources
Water resources are natural capital that is indispensable to the continuation of business, and at the same time are also natural capital shared by the community.
Up to fiscal 2019, the entire Group has focused on reducing water intake volume and the environmental impact attributable to water drainage. However, the situation and challenges of water resources are highly localized and contradictory to working toward a uniform global goal.
Understanding the risk that our ongoing business will have on the water resources located in close proximity to our business sites, we are conscious of the need to engage in business activities that utilizes water in a sustainable manner as a shared regional resource.
Chemical Substance Management
We believe that properly managing chemical substances while taking into consideration product safety, occupational safety and health, as well as environmental impact is an important responsibility of any company. Sekisui Chemical Group has set its own targets for reducing the emission and transfer of chemical substances and is working to comply with global laws and regulations on an ongoing basis.
Environmental Impact Assessment
We continuously runs systems that evaluate the environmental effects of our products in all stages from product planning, development, mass prototyping, market release, and initial distribution in a bid to identify and minimize the impact of our products and services on the global and social environment.