To promote its CSR activities, Denka has established a CSR promotion structure in which the CSR & Corporate Communications Department serves as a secretariat and collaborates with other specialized bodies to oversee activities undertaken by all Group members. CSR materiality issues are discussed by the Management Committee, which is chaired by the president and in charge of deliberating important managerial matters, with the committee’s conclusions being reported to the Board of Directors. Each body and department placed under the Management Committee supervises such initiatives as worksite safety and Responsible Care activities and is striving to achieve systematic improvements in their respective areas of responsibility. Meanwhile, the CSR & Corporate Communications Department is charged with raising Group employees’ CSR awareness as well as publishing these activities’ results in the CSR report with the aim of facilitating stakeholders
In April 2017, the Denka Group specifi ed key CSR issues that are critical to its stakeholders and to the Group itself, identifying them as materiality issues that it will employ in guiding its CSR activities. This move was intended to help us achieve sound and sustainable growth over the future as a corporate group that lives up to society’s expectations and deserves its trust. We carefully selected these materiality issues based on pressing challenges society is now facing and in reference to external inputs, including United Nations SDGs, guidelines compiled by the GRI, ISO26000 and other international standards, as well as prevailing ESG investment criteria and insights we have gained through its involvement in CDP and CSR procurement. Moreover, these items were examined and evaluated with due consideration given to stakeholders’ expectations and their impact on our operations and were discussed by Denka’s Management Committee, which, in turn, approved on the fi nalization of each item.
While Denka’s CSR materiality issues consist of 13 items that are critical to chemical manufacturers committed to fulfi lling their social responsibilities, these are also relevant to United Nations SDGs. The relationship between such materiality issues and SDGs is presented in the chart below. Denka is thus determined to contribute to SDGs in the course of its pursuit of CSR activities.
|Fulfill manufacturers' responsibilities||Provide solutions|
|Prioritization of safety||Reinforce security and disaster prevention measures||
|Maintain occupational safety and health while creating a vibrant and comfortable workplace environment|
|Products and technologies||Create new products and technologies that contribute to sound social development||
|Ensure product safety|
Corporate conduct deserving stakeholder trust
|Ensure that our corporate philosophy is embraced by every employee and transform our corporate culture||
|Improve corporate governance|
|Maintain strict compliance with laws, regulations and corporate ethics|
|Employee happiness||Nurture human resources and pass down technological heritage to future generations||
|Embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities|
|Help strike a work-life balance and promote employee health|
|Environmental preservation||Prevent air, water, soil and other environmental pollution||
|Promote climate change countermeasures (curb global warming, reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate changes)|
|Dialogue with society
|Maintain appropriate and timely disclosure of corporate information and establish bidirectional communications||
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