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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, and in 2016, the report was retitled the "CSR Report" and has been issued without interruption. Furthermore, the Group has renamed "CSR Report" to "Sustainability Report" starting in 2019 since we have begun integrating SDGs into business management, expanding the scope of our business activities to realize a sustainable society.
The Report also serves as a report on our Responsible Care programs1.

Referenced Guidelines

GRI Standards
Ministry of the Environment "Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2018"
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

GRI Standards Content Index

Period Covered by the Report
(indicated where otherwise)

Japan: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Overseas: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Issue information

Issued: June 2021(Previous issue: July 2020)
Next issue: scheduled for June 2022

Organizations Covered by the Report

The scope of the reporting organization was changed from Shin-Etsu Chemical and its group companies, including non-consolidated companies, to Shin-Etsu Chemical and 97 consolidated companies, retroactive to fiscal 2018. 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
Shin-Etsu Chemical and consolidated companies (domestic:24, overseas:73)

② Environmental Accounting
Shin-Etsu Chemical

③ Other
Shin-Etsu Chemical and consolidated companies, except for the Shin-Etsu Polymer Group2

④ A collection of Sustainability data
Shin-Etsu Chemical and consolidated companies


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 Network Japan
SDGs Promise Japan, etc.

  1. 1 Responsible Care programs
    A campaign encouraging enterprises that handle chemical substances to voluntarily ensure protection of the environment, health and safety 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.
  2. 2 For a report on the Shin-Etsu Polymer Group, see "Shin-Etsu Polymer Sustainability Report 2021"
    (to be published at the end of September 2021).


Responsible Care