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SASB INDEX (Chemicals)
(As of the end of December 2022)

Our company summarizes and discloses ESG information in accordance with the SASB Standard, a framework for ESG information disclosure published by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in the U.S. We will continue to expand the content disclosed.

Environmental conservation

Gas Emissions
Gross global Scope 1 emissions, percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations RT-CH-110a.1 Scope1:   66.8 t-CO2
Scope2: 1,355.3 t-CO2
Scope3: Under considering
Discussion of long- and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets RT-CH-110a.2 As Scope 1 is low at about 5% across the Company, we will consider whether to set the emission reduction target as Scope 1.
Air Quality Air emissions for the following pollutants: (1) NOx (excluding N2O), (2) SOx, (3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and (4) hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) RT-CH-120a.1 N/A
No air pollutants are emitted during the manufacturing process
Energy Management (1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable, and (4) total self-generated RT-CH-130a.1 (1) 11,229GJ
(2) 100%
(3) 0%
(4) None
Water Management (1) Total water withdrawn, (2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress RT-CH-140a.1 (1) 40,382m3
(2) 18,115m3 (total consumption is calculated by [water consumption - water discharge])
Water stress: Amagasaki Factory and Nagaoka Factory, low to medium (10-20%)
(Survey using the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas)
Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with water quality permits, standards, and regulations RT-CH-140a.2 Number of violations of laws and regulations related to water quality : 0
Description of water management risks and discussion of strategies and practices to mitigate those risks RT-CH-140a.3 Water is used as one of the raw materials, and since water is used more in research and development activities and production activities, water usage is strictly controlled.
Waste Management
Amount of hazardous waste generated, percentage recycled RT-CH-150a.1 Hazardous waste (industrial waste specially controlled by the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law)
Total volume 269 tons, recycling rate 40.7%
Community Relations Discussion of engagement processes to manage risks and opportunities associated with community interests RT-CH-210a.1 We hold explanatory meetings in the neighborhood (plant tours) and cooperate with evacuation drills at neighborhood nurseries.
Product Design for
Use-phase Efficiency
Revenue from products designed for use-phase resource efficiency RT-CH-410a.1 -

Occupational safety / Management of chemical substances

Workforce Health & Safety (1) Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and (2) fatality rate for (a) direct employees and (b) contract employees RT-CH-320a.1 (1) (a) Directly hired employees: 0.0, (b) Indirectly hired employees: 0.0
*All industrial accidents occurred due to accidents not accompanied by lost time
(2) In-service fatality rate: 0%
Description of efforts to assess, monitor, and reduce exposure of employees and contract workers to long-term (chronic) health risks RT-CH-320a.2 Regular medical examinations, special medical examinations, mental health checks, etc.
Diagnosis rate: Approx.100%
We conduct re-examination and consultation with a dietitian for those with findings after a health check-up.
Safety & Environmental
of Chemicals
(1) Percentage of products that (1) contain Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Category 1 and 2 Health and Environmental Hazardous Substances, (2) percentage of such products that have undergone a hazard assessment RT-CH-410b.1 -
Discussion of strategy to (1a) manage chemicals of concern and (2b) develop alternatives with reduced human and/or environmental impact RT-CH-410b.2 As a chemical manufacturer, we check relevant laws and regulations in Japan and overseas for chemical substances and acknowledge hazard information. We have specified banned substances and have established a system that does not contain them from the R&D stage. Many of our products fall under categories 1 and 2 of the GHS classification. We recognize that all products are hazardous as long as they use chemical substances, and communicate hazard information on the SDS and labels when they are supplied. We inform our customers so that they will handle the product based on the hazard information.
Management of the Legal
& Regulatory Environment
Discussion of corporate positions related to government regulations and/or policy proposals that address environmental and social factors affecting the industry RT-CH-530a.1 We are subject to various laws and regulations in Japan and overseas, including those related to the handling, research, manufacture, storage, transportation, and sales of hazardous chemical substances such as poisonous and deleterious substances. Regulations on chemical substances are expected to become increasingly strict in the future, and we are making efforts to respond positively to these regulations and to minimize the impact on our business.
Operational Safety,
Emergency Preparedness,
and Response
Process Safety Incidents Count (PSIC), Process Safety Total Incident Rate (PSTIR), and Process Safety Incident Severity Rate (PSISR) RT-CH-540a.1 We regard health and safety as the first priority, and we are responsible as a corporation for our efforts to achieve zero accidents and zero disasters. In order to handle toxic and toxic chemicals such as poisonous and deleterious substances, we regard chemical leaks during transportation as important incidents and have established a system to prevent environmental pollution caused by chemical leaks caused by accidents. Number of leak incidents that fall under the category of serious incidents: 0
Number of transport incidents RT-CH-540a.2 12 transport accidents (3 cases of leakage and 9cases of damage to containers)
Modified Organisms
Percentage of products by revenue that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) RT-CH-410c.1 N/A
      Production by       
       reportable segment     
Production volume      RT-CH-000.A 21,232t                                                 
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