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Editorial Policy

The Shin-Etsu Group started issuing the “Environmental Report” in 2000. In 2004, the report was renamed the “Environmental and Social Report” after expanding its contents to include corporate social responsibility in general. Furthermore, in 2016, the report was retitled the “CSR Report” and has been issued without interruption.

The Report also serves as a report on our Responsible Care programs1.


Referenced Guidelines

GRI “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, 4th edition” Ministry of the Environment “Environmental Report Guidelines 2012 Edition”

Ministry of the Environment “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 Edition”
Global Compact Ten Principles
UN International Bill of Rights (UDHR)
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights


Period Covered by the Report

(indicated where otherwise)

Japan: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Overseas: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016


Organizations Covered by the Report

The report covers our 148 Group companies including Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd, herein after called the Company. The range of entities from which data were collected is in principles as stated below. Where otherwise, this is indicated in a separate note.


(1) Environmental Activity Report

The report includes data from the 124 companies of the Group.
66 manufacturing bases in Japan
122 non-manufacturing bases in Japan
47 overseas manufacturing bases
61 overseas non-manufacturing bases


(2) Environmental Accounting

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


(3) Other

The Group, except for the Shin-Etsu Polymer Group2


(4) A collection of ESG data

Consolidated companies including the Shin-Etsu Polymer Group


Previous issue: June 2016 as Environmental and Social Report 2016

Issued June 2017

Next issue: scheduled for June 2018



Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Japan Chemical Industry Association
Vinyl Environmental Council
Plastic Waste Management Institute
The International Friendship Exchange Council
The Japan Committee for UNICEF
Global Compact Japan Network
Millennium Promise Japan, etc.


Responsible Care programs
A campaign encouraging enterprises that handle chemical substances to voluntarily ensure protection of the environment, safety and health in all processes, from the development of chemical substances through manufacture, distribution and utilization to final consumption, disposal or recycling, to publish the results of their activity, and to engage in dialogue and communication with society.
For a report on the Shin-Etsu Polymer Group, see “Shin-Etsu Polymer Sustainability Report 2017” (to be published at the end of September 2017).