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ESG Data

Corporate Goverenance

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Number of Board Directors Directors Non‒consolidated Persons 23 22 22
Outside directors Non‒consolidated Persons 5 4 4
Women on the board Non‒consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Number of Audit & Supervisory Boards Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Persons 5 5 5
Outside Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Persons 3 3 3
Women on the Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Structure of Officers' Remuneration Committee Independent outside directors ratio Non‒consolidated % 20 20 20
Remuneration of directors Excluding outside directors Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 1,531 1,539 1,615
Remuneration of Audit & Supervisory Boards Excluding the Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 40 40 40
Remuneration of Outside directors and the Audit & Supervisory Boards   Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 170 155 149
Payments of income taxes   Consolidated in Japan Millions of yen 57,013 46,203 49,987
Consolidated in overseas Millions of yen 16,621 16,692 24,804
Amount of political contributions   Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 4 0 2

* Please refer to Financial and IR information for details on financial information.

The cornerstone of all activities: legal compliance, fair corporate activities

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Number of violators of the Anti-Bribery Regulations   Consolidated Persons - 0 0
Total costs of penalties regarding corruption   Consolidated Yen - 0 0

Key Issue 1: Employees and contractor health and safety

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Management OHSAS18001 certification ratio1(Employees) Consolidated manufacturing companies % 34 32 38
Occupational health and safety Number participants in safety training
(Total number of persons)
Non‒consolidated Persons 7,531 7,970 9,751
Consolidated Persons - 22,166 24,829
Lost-time incident rate2 Group companies in Japan3 - 0.17 0.17 0.13
Industry average (JCIA) - 0.29 0.33 0.36
Rate of accidents not accompanied by an of absence a day2 Group companies in Japan - 0.22 0.82 0.50
Lost-time injuries severity rate2 Non‒consolidated - 0.00 0.05 0.00
Industry average (JCIA) - 0.007 0.009 0.035
Number of work-related employee fatalities Consolidated Persons 0 0 0
  • 1 OHSAS18001 certification ratio
    The plants which does not have OHSAS18001 certification has a occupational health and safety management system the same level as OHSAS18001.
  • 2 Lost-time incident rate and Rate of accidents not accompanied by an of absence a day and Lost-time injuries severity rate
    These were calculated in calender year.
  • 3 Group companies in Japan
    This is subject to consolidated companies and some companies which are exempt from consolidation in Japan.

Key Issue 2: Energy-saving, resource-saving and the reduction of the environmental impact

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Management ISO14001 certification ratio1
(Plants)
Non‒consolidated % 100 100 100
Consolidated plants % 69 65 67
Total costs of environmental fines and penalties Shin-Etsu Chemical Yen 0 0 0
Consolidated in Japan Yen - 0 0
Response to climate change GHG Scope1 emissions The Gourp2 Thousand tons of CO2e 1,593 1,650 1,734
GHG Scope2 emissions The Group Thousand tons of CO2e 3,040 3,264 3,510
GHG Scope3 emissions3 The Group Thousand tons of CO2e 4,409 14,803 16,754
Water resource conservation Warer use4 Non‒consolidated Million m3 463 414 429
The Group Million m3 2,263 2,154 2,222
Water withdrawals Non‒consolidated Million m3 18 19 20
The Group Million m3 188 189 196
Water recycle Non‒consolidated Million m3 444 396 410
The Group Million m3 2,076 1,965 2,026
Water recycle ratio Non‒consolidated % 96 96 95
The Group % 92 91 91
Water discharge Non‒consolidated Million m3 20 19 20
The Group Million m3 180 179 187
Air emissions Soot Non‒consolidated t 14 11 13
The Group t 31 19 47
NOx Non‒consolidated t 693 512 541
The Group t 1,202 1,010 1,046
SOx Non‒consolidated t 26 20 30
The Group t 166 130 154
VOC5 Non‒consolidated t 198 193 268
  • 1 ISO14001 certification ratio
    The plants which does not have ISO14001 certification has a occupational health and safety management system the same level as ISO14001
  • 2 The Group
    This is subject to consolidated companies and some companies which are exempt from consolidation.
  • 3 GHG Scope3 emissions
    The total GHG Scope 3 emissions has considerably increased because the Group has started disclosing GHG emissions in the downstream supply chain from FY2016.
  • 4 Warer use
    Amount of water withdrawals and water discharge
  • 5 VOC
    VOC emissions increased since revised estimated object substance from FY2017.
  • * Please refer to the Environmental Data for more details on Environmental Data.

Key Issue 3: Product quality improvements and product safety control

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Product safety training Number participants
(Total number of persons)"
Non‒consolidated Persons 7,531 7,970 9,751
Consolidated Persons - 22,166 19,593

Key Issue 5: Respect for human rights, the development of human resources and the promotion of diversity

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Employees Number of employees by region Japan Persons 7,975 8,020 8,160
Asia/Oceania Persons 6,420 7,026 7,623
Latin America Persons 0 0 0
United States Persons 2,625 2,738 2,916
Europe Persons 1,387 1,422 1,456
Consolidated Persons 18,407 19,206 20,155
Number of employees (male) Consolidated Persons 13,593 14,188 14,695
Number of employees (female) Consolidated Persons 4,814 5,018 5,460
Turnover rates Non‒consolidated % - - 0.6
Consolidated % - - 11.1
Voluntary turnover rates Non‒consolidated % 0.5 0.8 0.4
Consolidated % - 9.6 10.6
Human rights Number of child labour Consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Number of forced labour Consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Diversity Employment rate of persons with disabilities Non‒consolidated % 2.12 2.03 2.08
The number of women in managerial positions including junior manager level Non‒consolidated Persons - - 33
Consolidated Persons - - 324
Work-life balance Number of employees who have taken childcare leave1 (female) Non‒consolidated Persons 6 9 8
Consolidated Persons 73 72 69
Consolidated in Japan Persons 36 35 31
Consolidated in overseas Persons 31 28 30
Number of employees who have taken childcare leave (male) Non‒consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Consolidated Persons 44 68 77
Consolidated in Japan Persons 2 0 0
Consolidated in overseas Persons 42 68 77
Number of people obtaining nursing care leave Consolidated in Japan Persons 3 1 2
  • 1 Number of employees who have taken childcare leave
    The length of childcare leave differs from country to country, as the program is based on local law.

Key Issue 6: Respect for and protection of intellectual property

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Patents acquired Japan Main group companies1 Number of patents 616 697 591
Overseas Main group companies Number of patents 1,163 1,325 1,591
 Asia/Oceania Main group companies Number of patents 602 642 724
 North America Main group companies Number of patents 282 220 265
 Europe Main group companies Number of patents 270 458 595
 Other Main group companies Number of patents 9 5 7
Total Main group companies Number of patents 1,779 2,022 2,182
Patents held Japan Main group companies Number of patents 7,027 7,355 7,562
Overseas Main group companies Number of patents 10,102 10,951 12,007
 Asia/Oceania Main group companies Number of patents 4,190 4,707 5,314
 North America Main group companies Number of patents 2,850 2,924 3,077
 Europe Main group companies Number of patents 3,035 3,286 3,578
 Other Main group companies Number of patents 27 34 38
Total Main group companies Number of patents 17,129 18,306 19,569
  • 1 Main group companies
    This is subject to main manufacturing companies and some manufacturing companies which are exempt from consolidation.

Key Issue 7: Contribution to industry and social initiatives

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Total Amount of donations   Consolidated Millions of yen - 98 82