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1. Editorial Policy

Under the corporate mission of "Materials Innovation - We create value through materials to enrich society, people and the environment," JSR Group aims to build and maintain good relations with all of our stakeholders and become an indispensable corporate citizen. We intend to resolve social issues by integrating management and CSR as well as demonstrating our corporate mission with actual results.
In FY2017, which marked the initial fiscal year of our mid-term business plan JSR20i9, we executed our activities by arranging identified CSR priorities into three approaches that take a stronger social perspective while achieving greater transparency and acceptability. They are: "Social Issues Attributable to JSR Group's Corporate Activity," "Social Issues that JSR Group Can Help Resolve," and "Basic Issues in JSR Group's Corporate Activity."
Through this report, we aim to communicate our CSR activities during FY2017 to all stakeholders in an easily comprehensible way.
The report's Online Version provides a detailed account of our CSR activities. Its primary focus is on initiatives targeting priority issues that were arranged into the three approaches. It also includes a collection of data that organizes related details into an easy-to-reference format. This arrangement is intended to facilitate the reader's understanding of JSR's CSR activities in their entirety. In addition to the Online Version, we have published a Highlight Version in the form of a pamphlet that outlines the essence of our CSR activities in FY2017.

2. CSR Report 2018: Formats

JSR Group CSR Report 2018 is issued in a Detailed Version and a Highlight Version. It is provided in the following media.

Name Content Website
Detailed Version Comprehensive report of JSR Group's CSR activities
Highlight Version Presentation of highlights selected from JSR Group's CSR activities  

* Both are available in Japanese and English versions.

Click here for information on the PDF version, and previous editions.


Other corporate information (products, services, financial information, etc.) can be found on the JSR website.


3. Referenced Guidelines

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards
  • Environmental Accounting Guidelines for Chemical Companies, Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA)
  • Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 / Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Ministry of the Environment
  • United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

4. Target Period and Fiscal Year

  • The entire report
    April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018
    (Some parts include activities and initiatives conducted since April 2018.)
  • Portions of data concerning safety promotion activities
    January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017

5. Operations Covered

  • The entire report
    JSR Group: 54 companies
    "JSR" and "JSR Group" are classified as follows:
    JSR: JSR Corporation
    JSR Group: JSR Corporation and Group companies
  • Scope of data collection for RC reporting (environment, safety, health)

    Head Office, Yokkaichi Plant, Chiba Plant, Kashima Plant, Yokkaichi Research Center (Performance Polymer Research Laboratories, Display Solution Research Laboratories, Fine Electronic Materials Research Laboratories, Advanced Materials Research Laboratories, and Edge Computing Research Laboratories), Tsukuba Research Laboratories

    Group companies:
    13 domestic Group companies, and 10 overseas Group companies*
    (Current as of May 31, 2018)

    * For information about Group companies, see the asterisks (*) in JSR Group Companies.

6. Third-Party Opinion and Independent Review

Third-Party Opinion:
Toshihiko Goto, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Forum Japan

Independent Review:
Responsible Care Verification Center, Japan Chemical Industry Association

The Detailed Version of the report is published following a third-party verification and approval by the CSR Committee.

7. Publication Information

Date of publication:
September 2018
Next scheduled issue:
September 2019
(Previous issue:
September 2017)