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Major initiatives which we support and organizations which we belong to

UN Global Compact (UNGC)

The UNGC is a sustainability initiative that brings together the United Nations and the private sector (companies and organizations) to build a healthy global society.
Each company and organization acts as a good member of society by exercising responsible and creative leadership, and takes voluntary initiatives to achieve sustainable growth.
Companies and organizations that sign the initiative are required to continue their efforts to achieve ten principles in the areas of the protection of human rights, the elimination of unfair labor practices, environmental responsibility, and anti-corruption, based on the commitment of their top management themselves to these principles.


■Ten Principles of UNGC
UN Global Compact (UNGC)
Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

News Release (October 26th, 2020) - Nippon Shokubai Signs United Nations Global Compact
Nippon Shokubai Sustainability

Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The TCFD is a task force created by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international organization of central banks and financial regulators from major countries and regions around the world.
It provides a framework for disclosing information on climate change-related risks and opportunities.

News Release (March 30th, 2021) - Nippon Shokubai to Support the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Initiatives for Tackling Climate Change

Responsible Care Global Charter

Responsible Care Global Charter
President's signature on
the RC Global Charter
(Revised 2014 version)

Responsible Care (RC) is an activity in which companies dealing with chemical substances engage in dialogue and communication with society by voluntarily ensuring the environment, safety, and health in all processes from development, manufacturing, distribution, use, and final consumption to disposal and recycling of chemical substances, and by disclosing the results of these activities.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) published the Responsible Care Global Charter, which was revised in 2014 to promote activities internationally.

RC Initiatives

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA)

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA)

CLOMA is a platform in Japan to accelerate innovation by strengthening collaboration among a wide range of stakeholders across industries to solve the global issue of marine plastic waste.

Long-range Research Initiative(LRI)

The LRI is an international initiative that provides long-term support for research on the effects of chemical substances on human health and the environment. The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) is promoting this initiative in Japan.

Keidanren Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation

This is an initiative by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) to "realize a sustainable society through building a society in harmony with nature".
The initiative has seven action guidelines, including management responsibility, voluntary efforts, and partnership.

Protecting the Natural Environment

"White Logistics" Movement

This is an initiative promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and other ministries. This movement aims to ensure the stable logistics necessary for people's daily lives and industrial activities as well as to contribute to the growth of the economy by improving productivity and logistics efficiency of truck transportation and achieving a "white" working environment for drivers and other workers.

Logistics Initiatives

Challenge Initiative for 30% of Executives to Be Women by 2030 - #Here We Go 203030 -

The initiative was announced by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) in 2021.
The initiative aims to "increase the proportion of women on the board of directors to at least 30% by 2030" and is working to "promote the active participation in the workforce by diverse people" in order to achieve inclusion and co-creation of diverse value that are the keys to sustainable capitalism.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis is an online platform for supply chain sustainability performance management operated by French company EcoVadis. The platform serves over 90,000 companies in some 160 countries.

Sedex

Sedex, a non-profit organization, operates an online platform for companies to store and view data on ethical and responsible business practices. The platform is adopted in 180 countries and regions across 35 industry sectors, including food, agriculture, financial services, clothing, garments, packaging, and chemicals.

Initiatives to promote Responsible Procurement

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

The RSPO is a not-for-profit organization to promote the sustainable production and use of palm oil. It unites a wide range of stakeholders involved in palm oil and facilitates them working together to consider the impact of palm oil on the environment and human rights through two systems: certification of sustainable production and certification of systems for the proper distribution of certified palm oil.

Initiatives to promote Responsible Procurement

Other major organizations which we belong to