SEKISUI POLYMATECH strives to do our part when it comes to the environment. We recognize that the implications of climate change affect us all, so our commitment to environmental protection is rooted in a desire to preserve our world for the future. SEKISUI POLYMATECH aims to reduce our ecological footprint, while simultaneously developing our business activities that promote the conservation of our planet.
SEKISUI POLYMATECH’s technological and financial ventures aspire to give back to our planet and our community. To do our part for the environment, we have implemented a step-by-step process for our employees to follow in order to achieve our goals
- Utilize all resources carefully.
Find energy efficient alternatives when it comes the production and sales of SEKISUI POLYMATECH’s products
- The Four R' s
- Set environmental objectives and goals.
Conduct periodic reviews and promote continuous improvement on how to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Environmental Laws
Conflict Mineral Policy
The Sekisui Group is working in conjunction with the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. to eliminate conflict minerals (gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn)) connected with inhumane acts by local armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. If we find minerals we have concerns about while investigating our distribution channels, we take appropriate measures in cooperation with our suppliers to promote responsible procurement.
The Dodd-Frank Act (a financial regulatory reform bill in the U.S.) was established in July 2010 and the enforcement regulations were adopted on August 22, 2012. This bill was established against a background in which local armed groups are involved in assaults against local residents and other inhumane acts (e.g., child labor) in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. It is said that these armed groups have committed serious human rights violations and caused environmental destruction. This is a major international problem. In particular, the rare metals of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) that are essential for the electric/electronics industry and automobile industry are contained in the minerals produced locally. This means there is a fear that trading in these minerals – the so-called conflict minerals – becomes a direct and indirect source of funding for the local armed groups. Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. is not a company registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means we do not have any obligation to disclose the use of conflict minerals. Nevertheless, we investigate the usage of conflict minerals throughout our entire supply chain.