Editorial Policy

Introduction

The Asahi Kasei Group issued our first Environment Report in 1991, and we began issuing a CSR Report in 2006 with content expanded to include social responsibilities. Through these reports, we have further enriched communication with our stakeholders and continually fulfilled our accountability.
In line with a trend mainly 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. At the same time, since then we disclose information on the details of our CSR activities using this website.
Beginning in fiscal 2019, we present the Group's approach to sustainability and contributions to the realization of a sustainable society, following the keywords "Care for People, Care for Earth" presented in our medium-term management initiative called "Cs+ for Tomorrow 2021." At the same time, we report information on our policies, frameworks, activities and numerical data in a more holistic manner by organizing activities in fiscal 2018 according to the three areas of environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G).

Reporting period

The primary focus is fiscal 2018 (April 2018 – March 2019). Some information pertains to the period subsequent to this.

Organizational boundary

Information herein pertains to Asahi Kasei Corp. and consolidated subsidiaries as of March 31, 2019, 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.
Data with differing scopes or coverage is presented in footnotes.
With respect to Responsible Care reporting, the scope is operations inside and outside of Japan which implement the Asahi Kasei Group's Responsible Care program. A list of the business sites implementing the program is presented below.

Inquiry

Guidelines consulted

The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), ISO 26000, and other guidelines were consulted during the preparation of the reported information.

Publication

Published September 2019 in Japanese (Revised in January 2020)
Next scheduled publication: September 2020
Previous publication: October 2018