Contributing to Return of Natural Capital
Co-existing with the Global Environment Through Business Activities and Environment-contributing Products
Toward the realization of earth with maintained biodiversity in 2030, Sekisui Chemical Group is committed to returning more natural capital back to the planet than it uses through three initiatives that it pursued until fiscal 2019: expand and create Environment-contributing Products, reduce environmental impact*, and conserve the natural environment.
From fiscal 2020, Sekisui Chemical Group will address issues in the natural and social environments aimed at improving sustainability of the world and society from a longer-term perspective. The Group’s vision for 2050 remains unchanged: realization of earth with maintained biodiversity. The Group is committed to and will pursue activities that help return more natural and social capital back to the planet than it uses through three initiatives: expand and create products to enhance sustainability, reduce environmental impact*, and conserve the natural environment.
- "Usage of Natural Capital"for more information.
Promoting solutions for natural and social environmental issues while establishing a product evaluation system to increase the sustainability of the world and society
Between fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2019, the Group internally certified as Environment-contributing Products those products that demonstrated a high level of environmental contribution when used by customers. The Group also committed to and promoted further expansion of Environment-contributing Product certification.
From fiscal 2020, the Group will further evolve its sustainability-based product evaluation system as products to enhance sustainability.
The premise for products to enhance sustainability remains the same: products that have demonstrated a high level of environmental contribution toward solving natural and social environmental issues when used by customers. We believe contributions that improve the sustainability of the world and society specifically help solve issues facing the natural and social environments.
In addition, corporate sustainability and product sustainability that enables ongoing product manufacturing is important for Sekisui Chemical Group in order to continuously create and provide products that help solve issues in the external environment.
Based on this, Sekisui Chemical Group will launch measures under the products to enhance sustainability banner via a product evaluation system to promote greater global, social, corporate, and product sustainability.
In addition, our three-year Medium-term Plan from fiscal 2020 will pursue measures to improve sustainability underpinned by our products to enhance sustainability by strategically selecting growth products within our premium framework.
Conservation of Natural Environment
As part of its efforts to contribute to Conservation of Natural Environment, Sekisui Chemical Group undertook measures through fiscal 2019 that included improving the quality of green spaces on its business sites in order to coexist in harmony with the local environment in Japan and conducting assessments of impact of wastewater on aquatic life to prevent negative effects on and improve the safety of the water environment for aquatic life in the places where wastewater flows. We believe that these actions have directly protected biodiversity.
From fiscal 2020, Sekisui Chemical Group will expand initially to Europe measures that improve the quality of green spaces on its business sites in order to coexist in harmony with local environments worldwide.