Editorial Policy

We publish our Integrated Report as a tool to provide information on our business strategies and ESG management in a single report. This report integrally provides our information, such as value creation, mid-term management targets, business performance and strategy of each business segment, sustainability policies and initiatives, and data. For the editing of this 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 2022 edition. The editorial policy for the report was approved at a meeting of the Sustainability Promotion Committee in March 2022. This report was organized by referring to and/or conforming with various guidelines to ensure it could be easily read and understood by all stakeholders. In this "Full Online Version" report (No. of pages: 126), we disclose information in accordance with the guidelines, containing the details of our approaches to each activity, targets, and results.

Guidelines referenced

  • In compiling the report, we referred to the International Integrated Reporting Framework published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
  • This "Full Online Version" has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) : Core option. GRI Standards has been developed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB).

Scope of third party assurance

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.

Period

In principle, the report covers fiscal 2021 (April 2021 through to March 2022). Cases in which the coverage is different from this period are listed separately.

Published

October 2022 (The Fiscal 2021 Report was published in October 2021 and the Fiscal 2023 Report will be published in October 2023)

Boundary

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.

【Japan】

Head Office and sales offices etc. of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.*, 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.

【Overseas】

Sumitomo Bakelite Singapore Pte. Ltd., SumiDurez Singapore Pte. Ltd., SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn. Bhd., P.T. Indopherin Jaya, P.T. 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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