About This Site

About This Site

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, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Overseas: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Issue information

Issued: June 2020(Previous issue: June 2019)
Next issue: scheduled for June 2021

Organizations Covered by the Report

The report covers our 150 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.
63 manufacturing bases in Japan
118 non-manufacturing bases in Japan
49 overseas manufacturing bases
64 overseas non-manufacturing bases

② Environmental Accounting
The Company

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


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
Millennium 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 2020"
    (to be published at the end of September 2020).


Responsible Care