Evaluation by Outside Organization

Editorial Policy

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.
We recently launched a new management organization (CEO Eric Johnson and Representative Director, President, and COO Nobuo Kawahashi) at the General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2019. This report contains a message by the newly appointed Representative Director, President, and COO, Mr. Kawahashi. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Kawahashi also participated in the Dialogue with Stakeholders, where they spoke in their capacities prior to the new organization’s launch; namely, as Managing Officer responsible for Life Sciences and North America Business and as Executive Managing Officer responsible for Research and Development, Human Resources Development, and Diversity Promotion, respectively.
We executed our activities by arranging our CSR priorities into three approaches: “Basic Issues in JSR Group’s Corporate Activity,” “Social Issues Attributable to JSR Group’s Corporate Activity,” and “Social Issues that JSR Group Can Help Resolve.” This report aims to communicate our CSR activities during FY2019 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 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. In addition to the Online Version, we have published a Highlight Version in the form of a PDF file that outlines the essence of our CSR activities in FY2019. This version is available on the Internet.

2. CSR Report 2019: Formats

JSR Group CSR Report 2019 is issued in a Detailed Version and a Highlight Version. It is provided in the following media.

CSR Report 2019: Formats

Please visit the JSR website for details on products and services, financial information, etc.

3. Referenced Guidelines

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

4. Target Period and Fiscal Year

  • FY2018:April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019

Please note that some sections include activities conducted during periods that are other than that provided above.

FY: Fiscal Year means the year starting April 1st.

5. Operations Covered

  • The entire report
    JSR Group: 61 companies

    JSR:Head Office, Yokkaichi Plant, Chiba Plant, Kashima Plant, Yokkaichi Research Center, Tsukuba Research Laboratories, JSR-Keio University Medical and Chemical Innovation Center, Nagoya Branch, Taiwan Branch
    Group Companies:20 domestic Group companies, 40 overseas Group companies
    (Current as of March 31, 2019)
  • RC data (environment, safety, health)
    JSR Group: 19 companies

    JSR:Head Office, Yokkaichi Plant, Chiba Plant, Kashima Plant, Yokkaichi Research Laboratories, Tsukuba Research Laboratories, Nagoya Branch
    Group Companies:9 domestic Group companies, 9 overseas Group companies*
    (Current as of March 31, 2019)

    *For information about Group companies that collected RC data, see “ESG Data: JSR Group Companies.

“JSR” and “JSR Group” are classified as follows:

JSR Group: JSR and Group companies
JSR: JSR Corporation

6. Note concerning Numerical Notations

For both absolute values and percentages, numerical values that fall below the shown number of digits are rounded off.
For this reason, the sums of individual numbers may differ from the sum values provided.

7. Independent Review

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

The Detailed Version of the report is verificated the third-party,Responsible Care Verification Center.After that the report is published with the approval of the CSR committee of JSR.

8. Publication Information

Date of publication:
September 2019
Next scheduled issue:
September 2020
(Previous issue:
September 2018)