Message from the President | Company | Asahi Kasei

Message from the President

Contributing to life and living for people around the world by pursuing clean environment, clean energy, and longevity with health, comfort, and peace of mind

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified manufacturer centered on chemistry, founded in 1922 with the purpose of "improving people's standard of living by supplying an abundance of the highest-quality daily necessities at the lowest prices." The history of the Asahi Kasei Group is rooted in Japan's first ammonia production by chemical synthesis, using hydroelectric power, which formed the basis for our synthetic chemicals and chemical fibers businesses. Since then, we have continued to proactively diversify and adapt our operating portfolio in accordance with changes in the economy, changes in society, and changes in the environment.

We now contribute to life and living for people around the world through our operations in the three business sectors of Material consisting of fibers, chemicals, and electronics; Homes consisting of homes and construction materials; and Health Care consisting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care. The products, technologies, and services of the Asahi Kasei Group can create new value that helps society overcome current challenges by contributing to a clean environment, to clean energy, and to longevity with health, comfort, and peace of mind. We will fulfill our Group Slogan of "Creating for Tomorrow" by leveraging the broad-ranging businesses and multifaceted human resources gained across our history of diversification to actively innovate through our products, technologies, and services.

Hideki Kobori
President