SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director: Teiji Koge; hereinafter, “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”) announces that it has been selected as one of the 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index (2018 Global 100). This is the third time that SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been included in this index, following 2008 and 2009.
Global 100 is an index maintained by Corporate Knights Inc., based in Canada. It ranks major companies around the world from all sectors (approximately 7,400 companies in 2018), looking at corporate sustainability performance from perspectives such as the environment, society, and governance (ESG), and selecting the top 100 companies.
The 2018 Global 100 was announced at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (Davos Annual Meeting) held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 23 to 26, and SEKISUI CHEMICAL was ranked 55th. (4 companies from Japan were selected, and SEKISUI CHEMICAL was the only Japanese company under the Household Durables sector.)
The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is working on its midterm management plan “SHIFT 2019 -Fusion-” (from fiscal 2017 to fiscal 2019) as the first step toward a new phase of growth. The “S” in SHIFT stands for sustainable, and the Group is pushing to establish a sustainable business base from the viewpoint of ESG.
The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will continue to further work on improving the lives of the people of the world and the Earth’s environment, and contribute toward the sustainable growth of society.