ESG Data

Corporate Goverenance

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Number of Board Directors Directors Non‒consolidated Persons 22 21 21
Outside directors Non‒consolidated Persons 4 4 5
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 1,615 1,635 1,696
Remuneration of Audit & Supervisory Boards Excluding the Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 40 40 36
Remuneration of Outside directors and the Audit & Supervisory Boards Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 149 149 149
Payments of income taxes Consolidated in Japan Millions of yen 49,987 69,274 78,493
Consolidated in overseas Millions of yen 24,804 52,314 29,331
Amount of political contributions Non‒consolidated Millions of yen 2 2 0
  • *Please refer to IR information for details on financial information.

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

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Number of violators of the Anti-Bribery Regulations Consolidated Persons 0 0 0
Total costs of penalties regarding corruption Consolidated Yen 0 0 0

Employees and contractor health and safety

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Management OHSAS18001 certification ratio1
(Employees)
Consolidated manufacturing companies 38 39 36
Occupational health and safety Number participants in safety training
(Total number of persons)
Non‒consolidated Persons 9,751 11,774 19,411
Consolidated Persons 24,829 28,013 39,328
Lost-time incident rate2 Group companies in Japan3 0.13 0.16 0.32
Industry average(JCIA) 0.36 0.30 0.42
Rate of accidents not accompanied by an of absence a day2 Group companies in Japan3 0.50 0.74 0.77
Lost-time injuries severity rate2 Non‒consolidated 0.00 0.01 0.00
Industry average(JCIA) 0.035 0.026 0.010
Number of work-related employee fatalities Consolidated Persons 0 0 0
  1. 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. 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. 3 Group companies in Japan
    This is subject to consolidated companies and some companies which are exempt from consolidation in Japan.

Energy-saving, resource-saving and the reduction of the environmental impact

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Management ISO14001 certification ratio1
(Plants)
Non‒consolidated 100 100 100
Consolidated plants 67 70 64
Total costs of environmental fines and penalties Shin-Etsu Chemical Yen 0 0 0
Consolidated in Japan Yen 0 0 0
Response to climate change GHG Scope1 emissions The Gourp2 Thousand tons of CO2e 1,734 1,696 1,789
GHG Scope2 emissions The Gourp Thousand tons of CO2e 3,510 3,507 3,618
GHG Scope3 emissions3 The Gourp Thousand tons of CO2e 16,754 16,892 17,315
Water resource conservation Warer use4 Non‒consolidated Million m3 429 436 444
The Gourp Million m3 2,222 2,258 2,333
Water withdrawals Non‒consolidated Million m3 20 19 21
The Gourp Million m3 196 190 192
Water recycle Non‒consolidated Million m3 410 416 423
The Gourp Million m3 2,026 2,068 2,142
Water recycle ratio Non‒consolidated 95 96 95
The Gourp 91 92 92
Water discharge Non‒consolidated Million m3 20 20 21
The Gourp Million m3 187 182 186
Air emissions Soot Non‒consolidated t 13 18 17
The Gourp t 47 71 65
NOx Non‒consolidated t 541 508 476
The Gourp t 1,046 974 959
SOx Non‒consolidated t 30 24 26
The Gourp t 154 147 142
VOC5 Non‒consolidated t 268 293 258
  1. 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. 2 The Gourp
    This is subject to consolidated companies and some companies which are exempt from consolidation.
  3. 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. 4 Warer use
    Amount of water withdrawals and water recycle
  5. 5 VOC
    VOC emissions increased since revised estimated object substance from FY2017.
  6. *Please refer to the Environmental Data for more details on environmental data.

Product quality improvements and product safety control

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Product safety training Number participants
(Total number of persons)
Non‒consolidated Persons 9,751 11,774 19,441
Consolidated Persons 19,593 21,170 31,445

Respect for human rights, the development of human resources and the promotion of diversity

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Employees Number of employees by region Japan Persons 8,160 8,381 8,665
Asia/Oceania Persons 7,623 8,689 9,203
Latin America Persons 0 0 0
United States Persons 2,916 3,149 3,361
Europe Persons 1,456 1,516 1,554
Consolidated Persons 20,155 21,735 22,783
Number of employees (male) Consolidated Persons 14,695 15,770 16,356
Number of employees (female) Consolidated Persons 5,460 5,965 6,427
Turnover rates Non‒consolidated 0.6 0.9 0.7
Consolidated 11.1 13.0 11.0
Voluntary turnover rates Non‒consolidated 0.4 0.7 0.7
Consolidated 10.6 12.7 10.8
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 2.08 2.13 2.23
The number of women in managerial positions including junior manager level Non‒consolidated Persons 33 41 43
Consolidated Persons 324 392 433
Work-life balance Number of employees who have taken childcare leave1 (female) Non‒consolidated Persons 8 11 8
Consolidated Persons 69 100 91
Consolidated in Japan Persons 39 35 26
Consolidated in overseas Persons 30 65 65
Number of employees who have taken childcare leave (male) Non‒consolidated Persons 0 0 1
Consolidated Persons 77 90 71
Consolidated in Japan Persons 0 1 2
Consolidated in overseas Persons 77 89 69
Number of people obtaining nursing care leave Consolidated in Japan Persons 2 0 3
  • 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.

Respect for and protection of intellectual property

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Patents acquired Japan Main group companies1 Number of patents 591 577 544
Overseas Main group companies Number of patents 1,591 1,202 1,348
Asia/Oceania Main group companies Number of patents 724 543 594
North America Main group companies Number of patents 265 220 205
Europe Main group companies Number of patents 595 435 539
Other Main group companies Number of patents 7 4 10
Total Main group companies Number of patents 2,182 1,779 1,892
Patents held Japan Main group companies Number of patents 7,562 7,702 7,847
Overseas Main group companies Number of patents 12,007 12,671 13,414
Asia/Oceania Main group companies Number of patents 5,314 5,707 6,137
North America Main group companies Number of patents 3,077 3,162 3,190
Europe Main group companies Number of patents 3,578 3,755 4,029
Other Main group companies Number of patents 38 47 58
Total Main group companies Number of patents 19,569 20,373 21,261
  • 1 Main group companies
    This is subject to main manufacturing companies and some manufacturing companies which are exempt from consolidation.

Contribution to industry and social initiatives

Aspect Classification Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Total Amount of donations Consolidated Millions of yen 82 118 62