Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Disclosure Based on TCFD Recommendations

The Group will gradually disclose the 11 recommended disclosure items in the TCFD recommendations.

Governance Details Progress
(1) Oversight by the
Board of Directors
• Execution management: quarterly progress reports Resolution by the Board of Directors in August 2022
• Short-term plan (1 year): discuss at the time of budget formulation Resolution by the Board of Directors in August
2022 (Started in FY2023)
• Medium-term plan (3 years): discuss at the time of medium-term management plan formulation Resolution by the Board of Directors in August 2022
(2) Role of management Important matters such as basic policies for the environment as a whole, including climate change issues, are discussed and resolved by the Board of Directors Resolution by the Board of Directors in August 2022
Board of Directors: manage execution and advise on the bigger picture Resolution by the Board of Directors in August 2022
Exco Meeting: determine and implement executive policies and measures Resolution by the Board of Directors in August 2022
Assignment of a Sustainability Officer Scheduled to be established in FY2023
Establish a permanent sustainability promotion organization Scheduled to be established in FY2023

The following information will be gradually disclosed.

Category Recommended Disclosure Items Specific Activities Main Means of Disclosure
Strategy (3) Risks and opportunities • Disclose short-, medium-, and long-term climate-related risks and opportunities based on the 1.5°C and 4°C scenarios
• Review scenario analysis annually and update disclosures
Integrated Report
(4) Impact on business, strategic and financial planning • Align strategy with the latest scenario
• Disclose changes in strategies and risks
• Estimate financial impact of changes
(5) Description of resilience of scenario-based strategies • Disclose details of resilience enhancement through supply chain renewal
Risk management (7) Risk management process • Identify risks and development of criteria for their impact on the Group Integrated Report
(7) Risk management process • The Sustainability Promotion Committee checks for any significant changes in the scenario analysis (for example changes in assumptions due to epidemics, wars, disasters, etc.).
• Company-wide action policy derived from the scenario analysis is discussed and resolved by the Board of Directors
• Action plans of each business unit are deliberated and resolved by the Exco Meeting and incorporated into the medium-term management plan and annual organization and budget (investment and risk management expenses)
• The Sustainability Promotion Committee compiles the approved action plans every quarter, and reports and discusses them at the Exco Meeting and Board of Directors meetings.
• The Risk Management Committee and the Sustainability Promotion Committee share information closely.
Integrated Report
(8) Whether (6) and (7) integrated into comprehensive risk management Integrated management of (6) and (7)
• Annual budget
• Medium-term management plan
Strategy briefing (Medium term management plan)
Integrated Report
Indicators and targets (9) Indicators used to assess risks and opportunities • Gradual disclosure of information related to transition risk, physical risk, climate related opportunities, and capital deployment
• Consideration of carbon pricing and compensation
Integrated Report
(10) Scopes 1 and 2, and if applicable, Scope 3 emissions • Overseas information collection through GDP
• Improve the scope and accuracy of measurement of raw material information and raw material and product logistics information by renewing the Japan supply chain.
• Negotiate each department’s information sharing and collaborative disclosure with external parties (customers, suppliers, logistics, etc.)
(11) Goals and results used to manage risks and opportunities • Set targets in annual plans and medium-term management plans, and measure and disclose actual results. Integrated Report

Developing Market Environment Scenarios

In order to publish information based on the TCFD recommendations, we have examined the factors that cause change in the market environment in which our business operates. In developing our business of producing and supplying paints and related services, we must consider the environmental changes that may affect items that will be painted, namely our customers’ assets and products.
This includes a wide range of objects, such as automobiles, buildings, infrastructure, and industrial products. Therefore, we referenced various scenarios and forecasts related to climate change published by different organizations, scenarios published by industry organizations, and also scenario analyses including risks and opportunities made by customers. In our scenario analysis, we decided to draw a vision of society in the market environments of each region of the world in 2030 and 2050 in two different scenarios, a climate change countermeasure scenario (1.5°C rise) and a Business-as-Usual scenario (4°C rise).

市場環境シナリオ 市場環境シナリオ

Identification of Risks and Opportunities

We are working to identify risks and opportunities based on market environment scenarios. In the process of assessing the impact on each business field, since we have discovered new factors for the market environment, we are improving accuracy while repeating this identification process and making corrections to the scenario.

Classification Specific Example Impact Term
Short Medium Long
Transition risk Policies and laws • Costs for carbon tax and climate change countermeasures  
Technology • Restrictions on the use of chemicals in general  
• Raw material supply issues due to material conversion    
Markets • Changes in our business environment with existing customers  
Reputation • Evaluation of chemical companies  
Acute • Impact on the company and supply chain due to abnormal weather, wind, or flood damage  
Chronic • BCP risks due to global warming and rising sea levels    
Opportunities Efficient use of
• Increased opportunities for long-term durable products and services  
Energy sources • New products and services aimed at saving energy in customer production processes  
Products and
• New needs related to climate change countermeasures and resource circulation  
Markets • Emergence of new businesses due to changes in industrial structure  
Resilience • Business needs for fields that promote environmental resilience    

Confirmation of Scenario Analysis and Identification of Risks and Opportunities in Each Business Unit

The Group provides common market environment scenarios and examples of risks and opportunities to business units and Group companies, then verifies scenarios in each business environment and identifies risks and opportunities. Each business unit responds to risks and adjusts strategies based on the identified risks and opportunities, then lists up financial impact items, and determines their degree of impact. Finally, we identify (list up) and quantify the financial impact on the Group.

Conceivable Financial Risks and Opportunities

  • ・ Carbon taxes being introduced in various countries as climate change countermeasures
  • ・ Capital investment in climate change countermeasures, including review of supply chains
  • ・ Improvement in sales and profits through climate change countermeasure products

Industry-Academia Collaboration with Kyoto University

We are promoting initiatives through industry-academia collaboration with Kyoto University, with the aim of information disclosure based on TCFD recommendations.
In the development process of market environment scenarios in scenario analysis, through sessions with FUJIMORI Shinichiro, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Engineering (Department of Environmental Engineering), Kyoto University, we have taken into account events and economic impacts (impacts on GDP, etc.) that are assumed in the climate change countermeasure scenario (1.5°C rise) and the Business-as-Usual scenario (4°C rise). In addition, we heard opinions from various perspectives on how our lifestyle will change and what kind of social environment we will encounter in promoting climate change countermeasures, and gained a deeper understanding through discussions.

as case studies to simulate changes in the market size for 2030 and 2050. In that simulation, in addition to forecasts based on conventional GDP per capita and population growth, we reflect factors such as the impact on GDP from countermeasures against climate change, and the impact of various social changes such as changes in people’s travelling distance. By doing so, we are examining risks and opportunities due to climate change in each of our businesses, quantifying the impact on financial indicators, and creating basic data to improve accuracy.
(Industry-academia collaboration with Kyoto University is carried out through Kyoto University Original Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto University.)

Changes in Automobile Sales by Country/Region

Changes in Automobile Sales by Country/Region

Changes in automobile sales by country/region were estimated, assuming population, GNP per capita, and the various impacts of policy and infrastructure changes due to climate change countermeasures, under the Business-as-Usual scenario (4°C) and climate change countermeasure scenario (1.5°C).
Automobile sales will continue to increase in the future, and especially in the climate change countermeasure scenario, there will be remarkable increases in Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Regional Distribution of Growth Rate of Architectural Paint Sales Volume and Overseas Bases

Regional Distribution of Growth Rate of Architectural Paint Sales Volume and Overseas Bases

We estimated the changes in architectural paint sales volume by country under the Business-as-Usual scenario (4°C) and climate change countermeasure scenario (1.5°C). However, there was no significant difference between the scenarios, and our estimation results showed that countries with high sales volume growth rates will be concentrated in the Africa region, mainly due to population growth.

As for architectural paints, the impact of climate change countermeasures on the market scale will be limited; therefore, we believe it to be necessary to consider secondary changes in needs, such as heat countermeasures caused by climate change.