Priority Issues / Promotion of Sustainability

Promotion of Sustainability

Unitika launched the Sustainable Business Promotion Project, and specified its priority issues (materiality).

Sustainable Business Promotion Project Progress and Results

Sustainable Business Promotion Project: Implementation in 9 phases

We launched the Sustainable Business Promotion Project to consolidate and steadily implement initiatives for achieving a sustainable society, which is the Group mission set out in the long-term vision. We referred to the international guidelines on sustainability, the SDG Compass and GRI Standards, in planning and implementing the project.

Goal : To formulate the FY 2030 target values and KPIs for the priority issues (materiality) of the Unitika Group’s business and corporate activities, taking into consideration their impact on stakeholders.

Period : December 2020 to July 2021. Total of 9 phases.

Sustainable Business Promotion Project Progress and Results Sustainable Business Promotion Project Progress and Results

Specify the eight priority issues and the four basic matters underlying the priority issues

In specifying the priority issues, first we listed the initiatives the Unitika Group is already working on to achieve a sustainable society. Then we referred to the SDGs goal targets and the GRI Standards, and listed the initiatives to tackle going forward. After grouping these initiatives, we identified as issues those initiatives we should achieve by the SDGs target year of 2030. We then verified the risks and opportunities of each of these issues and their positioning on the value chain, and narrowed down the important items.

Finally, we organized these items on a matrix (on the right) along two axes, one for their importance to stakeholders and the other for their importance to the Unitika Group, and then specified the priority issues (materiality). We also set four items as basic matters underlying the priority issues. These items have been approved at a management meeting.

matrix matrix

Basic matters underlying the priority issues
  • Compliance
  • Strengthen governance
  • Ensure product safety and quality
  • Promote digital transformation

Priority Issues (Materiality) and SDGs

Business-related priority issues

Business-related priority issues Business-related priority issues

Basic matters underlying the priority issues
  • Compliance
  • Strengthen governance
  • Ensure product safety and quality
  • Promote digital transformation

Promotion of Sustainability

Corporate activities-related priority issues

Corporate activities-related priority issues Corporate activities-related priority issues

Promotion of Sustainability

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