The Asahi Kasei Group issued our first Environment Report in 1991, and we began issuing a CSR Report in 2006 with content expanded to include social responsibilities. Through these reports, we have further enriched communication with our stakeholders and continually fulfilled our accountability.
In line with a trend mainly in Europe to combine financial and non-financial information in a single integrated report, in 2014 we issued an Asahi Kasei Report replacing our Annual Report and CSR Report. At the same time, since then we disclose information on the details of our CSR activities using this website.
Since fiscal 2019, we have termed this report the "Sustainability Report" both on our website and in its downloadable form. In the report, we present the Group's approach to sustainability and contributions to achieving a sustainable society, in accordance with the concept "Care for People, Care for Earth" presented in our Medium-term Management Initiative "Cs+ for Tomorrow 2021," which was launched in fiscal 2019. At the same time, we report information on our policies, frameworks, activities and numerical data in a more holistic manner by organizing activities in fiscal 2020 according to the three areas of environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G).
The primary focus is fiscal 2019 (April 2019 – March 2020). Some information pertains to the period subsequent to this.
Information herein pertains to Asahi Kasei Corp. and consolidated subsidiaries as of March 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted.
On April 1, 2016, Asahi Kasei Corp. became an operating holding company through the absorption of three of its core operating companies, Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp., Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp., and Asahi Kasei E-materials Corp. The former company names may appear in this report.
Data with differing scopes or coverage is presented in footnotes.
With respect to Responsible Care reporting, the scope is operations inside and outside of Japan which implement the Asahi Kasei Group's Responsible Care program. A list of the business sites implementing the program is presented below.
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We reference the following guidelines and framework when disclosing information related to sustainability.
- GRI "Sustainability Reporting Standards (2016)"
- Ministry of the Environment "Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2018)"
- SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) Standards
- International Organization for Standardization "ISO 26000"
Published October 2020 in Japanese (March 2021 partly updated)
Next scheduled publication: September 2021
Previous publication: October 2019