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From the Editorial Team

Kaneka Group issued its Responsible Care Report in 1999, and renamed it the CSR Report in 2010 to include more socially responsible content.

In 2011 we separated the report into the digest and full edition. Since 2013, we renamed the digest edition the Communication Book to position this publication as a key communication tool with all stakeholders.
From this year, the full report is available not only in PDF but also in HTML format (web edition) for viewers to search for information more easily on their computers. The full report discloses all of our CSR information. It covers information contained in the Communication Book, the detailed report of stakeholder dialogues, and stakeholder-specific sections.

The stakeholder-specific sections of the full report have Check & Act columns, an overview of activities for the year under review, and our Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) goals on highlighted issues for the coming term.

The Communication Book was prepared to communicate to our stakeholders around the world the highlights of Kaneka’s CSR activities. The opening section describes how we strive to respond to our stakeholders' expectations based on communication with them, and our unique approach to offer new value. Many of our employees appear in the Special Features and Topics sections to highlight each key role they play in communication. The Two Special Features present how we at the Kaneka Group are working on food production support and health care―two of our four key strategic domains―in our core businesses. The section on Our Initiatives for Social Responsibility shows how we have implemented our CSR activities focusing on the businesses in the Group’s key strategic domains as well as the history of our CSR efforts.

● Organizations Covered in This Report

This report covers Kaneka Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries both in Japan and other countries. The data on Responsible Care activities encompass the parent and all 43 Group production subsidiaries.
The following icons indicate the scope of activities. A section displaying all icons indicates that activities encompass the entire Group.

Group companies in JapanJ JAPAN
Group companies outside JapanW WORLDWIDE

In this report, “Kaneka” refers specifically to Kaneka Corporation. “Kaneka Group” encompasses Kaneka Corporation and Group companies (its consolidated subsidiaries). References to “Group company/companies” do not include Kaneka Corporation.
In this report, one ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms (one metric ton).

● Languages

This report is available in Japanese and English.

● Third-Party Verification and Opinions

The Japan Chemical Industry Association verified the Responsible Care data in this report. Professor Chieko Minami of the Graduate School of Business Administration of Kobe University provided a third-party opinion on the overall content of the CSR Reports, following the 2015 version.

● Period Covered

Fiscal 2015 (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). In some cases, reporting covers activities before or after fiscal 2015.

● Published

September 2016

● Publication of the Previous Report

September 2015

● Next Report

Scheduled for September 2017

● Reference Guidelines

The G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2012 edition) issued by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.

● Inquiries

Kaneka Corporation
Administration Office CSR Committee
2-3-18, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8288, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6226-5091
Fax: +81-6-6226-5127

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