Based on the mission and objectives in Group Mission Statement, the Kansai Paint Group has identified important items (Materiality) to focus on in order to keep providing value and contribute to the development of people and society.
Relationship between the values of materiality and ESG/SDGs
Achieve carbon-neutral as a whole Group by 2050
Improvement of Quality of Life
Improve QOL of all stakeholders (society, users, suppliers, employees, etc.)
Enhancement of achieving resources and economic circulation
Review the whole lifecycle of paint, effectively utilize resources, and sophisticate the circular economy
Transform into a Group where diverse people play active roles
Accept any difference (gender, nationality, race, religion, background, age, disability, sexual orientation), and promote the diversity of people
Since April 2022, we incorporated the Sustainability Promotion Committee (Chairman: TOMIOKA Takashi, Executive Officer) into the Corporate Governance Committee (Chairman: MORI Kunishi, Representative Director of the Board, President), as an activity related to the core of management, and established a system to lead Group-wide activities.
Activities conducted by the Responsible Care Committee until now have been integrated into the Sustainability Promotion Committee. We have also established the Chemicals Management Committee (Chairman: TAGIRI Sawane, Managing Executive Officer), which mainly conducts activities related to handling chemicals, and the Safety Management Committee (Chairman:ARAKI Tsutomu, Executive Officer), which mainly conducts safety and health activities in processes ranging from production to distribution As for sustainability activities, throughout the year we collect and analyze ESG data within the Group, identify issues, develop countermeasures, get approval from the Exco Meeting, and disclose information. Through this process, we carry out the PDCA cycle for our activities, achieve Materiality, and contribute to solving social issues.
As a company that handles chemicals, we have established “Corporate Policies on Environmental Conservation” and have been undertaking Responsible Care activities such as appropriate management and reduction of environmental load substances. In November 2021, we declared that we would aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, as well as our new Materiality.
Climate change and microplastics are current global issues, and we will focus on, and address them as the core of Group-wide management.
The Kansai Paint Group believes that human resources are “treasure” and the source of corporate value. We seek to create an environment that enables each individual from a pool of diverse human resources to enhance and fully demonstrate their abilities in order to survive in an unpredictable time of drastic reform and to enable the company to achieve sustainable growth. We will promote mutual communication so that both employees and the company can grow through dialogue, and cultivate a proactive corporate culture, in order to achieve our founding spirit of “seeking profits and contributing to social development.”
Based on the Kansai Paint Group’s Mission Statement within our Corporate Philosophy, “we leverage superior technology to contribute to our Customers and Society, in a sustainable manner, with innovative Products and Services, through a competent workforce, built on a culture of Customer Focus, Integrity and Respect to our Stakeholders,” we are working to enhance our mid- to long-term corporate value.
To this end, with the recognition that enhancing corporate governance is an important management task, we are striving to establish a corporate governance organization as described below, in order to establish ahighly sound, transparent, and efficient management system, including fulfilling the management’s responsibility and accountability toward the shareholders and other stakeholders.