Editorial Policy

The Sumitomo Bakelite Group publishes its Integrated Report as a tool to provide information on our business strategies and ESG management in a single report. It is a tool to provide information on value creation, medium-term management goals, and business performance and strategy of each business segment, and to provide information on the management of ESG. Integrated reporting of sustainability policies, initiatives, and data.
For the editing of this integrated report, discussions were held within the divisions in charge of preparing this report over the policy for its creation and content to be included in the 2023 edition. The editorial policy for the report was approved at a meeting of the Sustainability Promotion Committee in March 2023. This report was organized with reference to various guidelines to ensure that it can be easily read and understood by all stakeholders. In addition, we prepared the following:

(1) A “Full Online Version” disclosing information with reference to guidelines, and containing the details of our approaches to each activity, targets, and results.
(2) An “Abridged Print Version” (No. of pages: 60), which is easy to read and focuses on the activity reports and messages of the Sumitomo Bakelite Group.

Guidelines referenced

  • In compiling the report, we referred to the International Integrated Reporting Framework published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
  • The “Full Online Version” references the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) of the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB).

Scope of third party assurance

The information marked with a for fiscal 2022 contained in the Integrated Report (Full Online Version) is assured by the third-party assurer KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.


This report includes not only past or present facts, but also our forecasts, estimates, and plans for the future. These assumptions and judgments are based on currently available information and may be affected by various factors such as future changes in the business environment.


In principle, the report covers fiscal 2022 (April 2022 through to March 2023). Cases in which the coverage is different from this period are listed separately.


October 2023 (The Fiscal 2022 Report was published in October 2022 and the Fiscal 2024 Report will be published in October 2024)


In principle, this report covers Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiaries. Regarding environmental and occupational health and safety, the coverage is limited to the following business sites, which are mostly production sites.


Sumitomo Bakelite Head Office and Other Business Locations* Amagasaki Plant, Kanuma Plant, Utsunomiya Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kobe Facility Office, Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., S.B. Techno Plastics Co., Ltd., Hokkai Taiyo Plastic Co., Ltd., Yamaroku Kasei Industry Co., Ltd., Kyushu Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., S.B. Sheet Waterproof Systems Co., Ltd., Tsutsunaka Kosan Co., Ltd., S.B. Research Co., Ltd. (Osaka Center), Seibu Jushi Co., Ltd., Softec Co., Ltd.*, SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC.


Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd., SumiDurez Singapore Pte. Ltd., SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn. Bhd., PT. Indopherin Jaya, PT. SBP Indonesia, Kawasumi Laboratories (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite Macau Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite (Nantong) Co., Ltd, Sumitomo Bakelite (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., Vaupell China (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., Durez Corporation, Durez Canada Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Bakelite North America, Inc., Promerus LLC, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona) S.L.U., Vyncolit NV, Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc., Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc., Russell Plastics Technology Company, Inc.

  • * These business sites and companies are included in the compilation of energy consumption and CO2 emissions data.
  • Note: In this report, the names of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. and its Group companies may be stated in simplified forms by omitting “Co., Ltd.” and “Inc.,”etc. Quantitative data presented in this report are rounded, in principle. Therefore, in certain cases, the sum of breakdowns may not equal the total.

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