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Materiality

Material Issues of the Kansai Paint Group

Based on its Mission Statement, part of the Group Corporate Philosophy, the Kansai Paint Group has identified the following key items (materiality) to tackle as a matter of priority so as to provide sustainable value and contribute to the development of people and society.

Relationship between the values of material issues and the Group Mission Statement and ESG/SDGs

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Material issues Contents of material issues Core Values ESG Relevant SDGs
Contribution to a comfortable and secure life
  • Helping improve contentment in life
  • Improving the value of products and services
  • Safety of products and services
  • Promoting supply chain management
Customer
focus
ES
Contribution to local community and industrial development
  • Contribution to local community and industrial development
  • Promoting the spread of paints
Entrepreneurial mindset ES
Toward new business opportunities
  • Toward new business opportunities
Innovation ES
Measures for diversity
  • Creating a sense of motivation or achievement among employees
  • Promoting diversity
  • Ensuring health and safety
  • Respect for human rights and harmony with the community
Respect S
Coexistence with the global environment
  • Responding to global warming
  • Utilizing natural resources
  • Water usage
  • Taking steps to achieve a recycling-oriented society
  • Promoting waste management
Accountability E
Fair governance
  • Corporate governance
  • Adhering to labor standards
  • Thorough compliance
  • Preventing corruption
Integrity G

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Process for specifying material issues

Consider social issues and requests based on our own management policies, plans, strengths, and issues; SDGs and their targets; and survey items from ESG evaluating bodies, and extract issues that we need to tackle from the following four perspectives:
⑴ Things that contribute to the development of people and society
⑵ Things that lead to a sense of motivation or achievement among employees through the realization/practice of (1)
⑶ Things that we should obey or comply with as a member of society, such as laws and ordinances
⑷ Things based on long-term aspirations

Evaluate and sort the items extracted during Step 1 from two angles: degree of impact on stakeholders and degree of impact on our group.
Narrow down the list to 20 items with the highest impact, group these in terms of similarity of content and select 6 items as material issues.

Gain approval through deliberation at a management meeting and a resolution
passed down by the Board of Directors, and specify as “Material Issues of the Kansai Paint Group.”

Things that contribute to the development of people and society

Contribution to comfortable and secure life

  • Helping improve contentment in life
  • Improving the value of products and services
  • Safety of products and services
  • Promoting supply chain management

Contribution to local community and industrial development

  • Contribution to local community and industrial development
  • Promoting the spread of paints

Toward new business opportunities

  • Toward new business opportunities

Things that lead to a sense of motivation or achievement among employees

Measures for diversity

  • Creating a sense of motivation or achievement among employees
  • Promoting diversity
  • Ensuring health and safety
  • Respect for human rights and harmony with the community

Things that we should obey or comply with as a member of society

Coexistence with the global environment

  • Responding to global warming
  • Utilizing natural resources
  • Water usage
  • Taking steps to achieve a recycling-oriented society
  • Promoting waste management

Fair governance

  • Corporate governance
  • Adhering to labor standards
  • Thorough compliance
  • Preventing corruption