CSR Management

Basic Approach to CSR

The Kuraray Group creates economic and social value through the provision of its excellent products and services to the market and aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

The Kuraray Group’s business utilizing its unique technologies is related to various social issues such as resource saving, saving energy, environmental conservation, and improvement of quality of life. The Group believes that its most fundamental responsibility is to resolve these issues, and therefore will fulfill our corporate social responsibility by sustaining value creation through quality management in manufacturing having compliance, safety, and risk management as a base.

The Kuraray Group’s corporate activities are established by relationships with many stakeholders including customers and consumers, shareholders and investors, suppliers and partners, employees, local communities, and central and local governments. The Group will further deepen dialogue and cooperation with each stakeholder and will endeavor to enhance non-financial capital to realize sustainable growth.

CSR Promotion Structure

In 2003, Kuraray set up the CSR Committee by integrating Social Environment Committee and In-house Ethics Committee, and bolstered its CSR promotion structure on a Group level. In 2017, the Committee's functions were divided into two committees, the CSR Committee and Risk Management and the Compliance Committee, both of which play a key role in implementing group-wide CSR promotion activities.

Six working teams (environmental preservation, measures against global warming, quality management and product safety, philanthropy, labor environment, and information management) are organized under the CSR Committee. These working teams study company-wide policies and targets and propose them to the management, while collaborating with various organizations in the Kuraray Group in addressing selected themes.

The Risk Management and Compliance Committee is a unit directly reporting to the Board of Directors, which endeavors to focus on measures against significant risks and ensures compliance, thorough corporate ethics, and fair corporate activities.