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Shin-Etsu Group's products which contribute to the solution of the UN "Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)"

The Shin-Etsu Group does its best to solve various social issues, and it implements this through our Corporate Mission Statement to "contribute to people's daily lives as well as to the advance of industry and society by creating value through providing key materials and technologies."
Products borne from these efforts also contribute to solving the UN "Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)".

 

Shin-Etsu Group solutions as viewed by SDGs targets

  • Goal1:NO POVERTY
  • Goal2:ZERO HUNGER
  • Goal3:GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • Goal4:QUALITY EDUCATION
  • Goal5:GENDER EQUALITY
  • Goal6:CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • Goal7:AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • Goal8:DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • Goal9:INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Goal10:REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • Goal11:SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • Goal12:RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • Goal13:CLIMATE ACTION
  • Goal14:LIFE BELOW WATER
  • Goal15:LIFE ON LAND
  • Goal16:PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
  • Goal17:PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Shin-Etsu Group solutions as viewed by product

 

Classification of social issues

Addressing climate change and its impacts Promotion of the development and innovation of infrastructure
Conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity loss prevention Securing healthy living and welfare promotion

Products Solution Example Targets for relevant UN "Sustainable Development Goals"
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Solution Example1

■Energy savings

In compar ison to aluminum window profiles, PVC based resin window profiles can reduce the amount of heat loss from windows by 71%.

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Goal13
Solution Example2

■Extending the life of infrastructure

PVC water and sewer pipes do not need replacing for 50 years or more.

Goal9
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Sodium hypochlorite /
caustic soda / hydrochloric acid
Solution Example3

■Securing healthy living and welfare promotion

Provide safe and delicious water by disinfecting water supplies and drinking water with sodium hypochlorite.

Goal6
Solution Example4

■Conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity loss prevention

Harmful substances generated from production activities become harmless with caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, and they protect the atmosphere and water.

Goal15
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Silicones
Solution Example5

■Energy savings

An annual reduction of 54 million tons o f CO2 greenhous e gas emissions is possible through the use of silicones in automobiles, construc tion and solar panels.

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Feature Article 2: Shin-Etsu Group Products and Technologies that Contribute to Environmental Conservation.

Goal13
Solution Example6

■Renewable energy

By utilizing silicones for sealing solar batteries, the batteries can be used for 30 years or more.

Goal7 Goal13
Solution Example8

■Energy savings

Improve the fuel efficiency of ships to prevent the attachment of marine organisms with paint made from silicone oil as a material for ship bottom paint.

Goal13

■Prevention of marine pollution

Highly safe silicones were applied to the bottom paint of ships instead of organic tin compounds used in bottom paint, and they prevent the adhesion of marine organisms.

Goal14
Solution Example9

■Responding to an aging society

Use in cushion material for nursing care robots.

Goal3
Solution Example10

■Maximizing the performance of medical equipment

Provide oxygen permeability to contact lenses.

Solution Example11

■Environmental conservation

Agricultural chemicals using silicone for spreading agent spreads easily, and the amount of agricultural chemical spraying is reduced.

Goal15
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Semiconductor silicon
Compound semiconductors
Solution Example12

■Basic materials to support a highly information-oriented society

Basic materials which support a highly information-oriented society such as a Smart grid, IoT, etc.

Goal9
Solution Example13

■Responding to an aging society

Used in the electronic device control of nursing care robots.

Goal3
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Cellulose
derivatives
Solution Example14

■Prevention of marine pollution

Addition of cellulose derivatives to minimize the separation of concrete in water, it is possible to pour concrete without contaminating the water.

Goal14
Solution Example15

■Maximizing the performance of pharmaceutical products

Adjusts the time, dosage and position of tablets dissolving in the body, and removes the bitterness and odor of tablets.

Goal3
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Synthetic
pheromones
Solution Example16

■Environmental conservation

Reduces soil contamination through the reduction of the amount of applied pesticide.

Goal15

■Preventing disruption of ecosystems

Controls only specific pests, and avoids effecting other organisms.

Solution Example18

■Water pollution reduction

Reduces water pollution through the reduction of the amount of applied pesticide.

Goal6Goal15
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Rare earth magnets
Solution Example19

■Energy savings

Improves the efficiency of motors and generators, and contributes to improving the performance of next-generation vehicles.

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Feature Article 2: Shin-Etsu Group Products and Technologies that Contribute to Environmental Conservation.

Goal13
Solution Example20

■Responding to an aging society

Use in joint motors for nursing care robots.

Goal3
Solution Example21

■Renewable energy

Improved power efficiency through using a wind power generator.

Goal7Goal13
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LED/Semiconductor encapsulating materials
Solution Example22

■Energy savings

Contribute to longer LED life.

Goal13
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Synthetic quartz
Solution Example23

■Basic materials to support a highly information-oriented society

Basic materials which support a highly information-oriented society such as a Smart grid, IoT, etc.

Goal9
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Photomask blanks
Solution Example24

■Basic materials to support a highly information-oriented society

Basic materials which support a highly information-oriented society such as a Smart grid, IoT, etc.

Goal9
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Oxide single crystals (Lithium Tantalate)
Solution Example25

■Basic materials to support a highly information-oriented society

Basic materials which support a highly information-oriented society such as a Smart grid, IoT, etc.

Goal9
1
Smart grid
Next-generation power grid. A transmission network that can be optimized and that can control the power flow from both the supply side and the demand side.
2
IoT
Abbreviation for 'Internet of Things'. This is technology that connects everything on the Internet.
3
AI
An abbreviation for "Artificial Intelligence".