Editorial policy

Introduction

We issued our first Environment Report in 1991, and in 1997 this was replaced by our Responsible Care Report. In 2006 we began issuing a CSR Report with content further enriched for greater accountability and communication with our stakeholders. In line with a trend in Europe to combine financial and non-financial information in a single integrated report, in 2014 we issued an Asahi Kasei Report replacing our Annual Report and CSR Report.

In addition to the CSR information included in the Asahi Kasei Report, we publish a CSR Report Internet Edition. The Asahi Kasei Group continues to contribute to the sustainability of society through business activities in accordance with our Group Mission.

Period under review

The primary focus is fiscal 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016). Some information pertains to the period subsequent to this.

Organizational scope

Information herein pertains to Asahi Kasei Corp. and consolidated subsidiaries as of March 31, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

On April 1, 2016, Asahi Kasei Corp. became an operating holding company through the absorption of three of its core operating companies, Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp., Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp., and Asahi Kasei E-materials Corp. The former company names may appear in this report.

With respect to Responsible Care, the scope is operations in Japan which implement the Asahi Kasei Group's Responsible Care program.

Guidelines consulted

The Global Reporting Initiative's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines G4, ISO 26000, and other guidelines were consulted during the preparation of the reported information.

Publication

Published October 2016 in Japanese
Next scheduled publication: September 2017
(Previous publication September 2015)