FAQ

Corporate information

Q : When was Asahi Kasei established?
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Asahi Kasei was established on May 21, 1931. For more information about our history, please see the History of Growth page.

Q : What is Asahi Kasei’s corporate philosophy?
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Our Group Mission is “We, the Asahi Kasei Group, contribute to life and living for people around the world.” For more information, please see the Group Philosophy page.

Q : What is Asahi Kasei’s system of corporate governance?
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The Asahi Kasei Group constantly endeavors to advance fast-moving and transparent management as essential for increased corporate value and greater earnings. Under our holding company configuration, we heighten corporate governance by clarifying executive authority and responsibility while reinforcing management oversight functions. For more information, please see the Corporate Governance page.

Q : What is Asahi Kasei's policy for corporate social responsibility (CSR)?
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Please see the CSR page. You can also find information about our corporate ethics and corporate citizenship policies and activities.

Business information

Q : What fields of business is the Asahi Kasei Group involved in?
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Centered on the operating holding company Asahi Kasei Corp. and six core operating companies, the Asahi Kasei Group operates in the three business sectors of Material, Homes, and Health Care.

Q : What is the Asahi Kasei Group’s medium-term management plan?
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In April 2016, the Asahi Kasei Group launched “Cs for Tomorrow 2018” (CT2018) as a new strategic management initiative while adopting an operating holding company configuration and reorganizing its business portfolio into the three business sectors of Material, Homes, and Health Care. The three-year period of CT2018 (fiscal 2015–2018) is positioned as a time for building the base for the next phase with connections among diverse businesses and diverse human resources. The Asahi Kasei Group is aiming to create a portfolio of high-profitability, high value-added businesses by fiscal 2025, providing solutions to social challenges in order to contribute to the realization of a society of clean environmental energy and a society of healthy/comfortable longevity with peace of mind.

The “Cs” in “Cs for Tomorrow 2018” represent important aspects of our plan as we advance towards our objectives. One is our Group Slogan, Creating for Tomorrow. Another is Connections. We aim to build new connections externally, internally, among different regions, and among different technologies. Others are Compliance, Communication, and Challenge, through which we seek to rebuild trust and drive further growth.

Q : What is Asahi Kasei's strategy for R&D?
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R&D is a key element of our strategy for growth. Both to strengthen existing businesses and to create new businesses, we focus R&D on emerging changes in customer needs and demands. For more information about our R&D strategy, please see the Research & Development page.

Financial information

Q : Where can I find information about Asahi Kasei’s financial results?
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Please refer to the Financial Summary page. For more information, please also see the supplementary financial summary on the Financial Results Briefing page. An audio webcast (Windows Media) and a transcript (PDF) of the latest financial results conference are also available.

Q : Where can I find information about financial results by segment?
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Please refer to the supplementary financial summary on the Financial Results Briefing page.

Q : When will the next financial results be announced?
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Please refer to the IR Calendar page.

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