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Environmental Management

Basic approach

Since business activities depend on the earth's resources, countermeasures against environmental issues such as climate change are an essential issue for manufacturing companies. Our group recognized environmental conservation as an important issue from an early stage and has established the "Basic Policy on the Environment" (revised on January 1, 2024) and has been working to reduce our environmental impact. In our group's environmental management system, we position this basic policy as an environmental policy in accordance with ISO 14001, and work to ensure that all employees are fully aware of it.We also set objectives and targets for each and promote initiatives to achieve them. .

Since its founding, artience group (hereinafter referred to as "our group") has been developing, manufacturing, and providing chemical products, and has been committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which it operates, as well as respecting international codes of conduct. I've been trying. In particular, as a chemical manufacturer, our group has addressed the preservation of the global and local natural environments, the reduction of environmental impact, and the maintenance and improvement of people's safety and health through appropriate management of chemical substances, as important management issues for our group as a chemical manufacturer. .
Based on this basic philosophy, we have established the "Basic Policy on the Environment" (hereinafter referred to as the "Basic Policy"), and strive to fulfill our social responsibility regarding the environment in all business activities and contribute to improving the sustainability of society. I will try my best.

  1. Scope of application
    This basic policy applies to all companies and all organizations that make up our group. Furthermore, all officers, advisors, employees, contract employees, part-time employees, temporary employees, and other persons engaged in the business of the Group (hereinafter referred to as "executives and employees, etc.") of the Group are required to comply with this basic policy. . Furthermore, we ask all suppliers, business partners, and other parties involved in our group's supply chain to understand and support this basic policy.
  2. Building and operating an environmental management system
    Our group has built an international standard environmental management system based on ISO 14001, and has established a company-wide effort to understand and evaluate various environmental risks, avoid risks, reduce the impact of risks when they occur, and achieve medium- to long-term environmental goals. We will continue to operate this system in a continuous and evolving manner.
  3. Development and provision of products and services that contribute to environmental conservation and restoration
    In the development and provision of products and services, our group aims to reduce the environmental impact throughout their lifecycles, including raw material procurement, production, distribution, use, disposal, and recycling. We will try to be considerate.
  4. Responding to climate change
    Our group considers responding to climate change to be an important issue, and is working to reduce energy consumption in all business activities throughout the supply chain and reduce CO2 emissions. 2 We will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, actively switching to renewable energy, and achieving carbon neutrality.
  5. Waste management and pollution prevention
    Our group aims to minimize the amount of waste generated by reforming production processes and promoting resource circulation, and strives to thoroughly prevent pollution in soil, wastewater, and exhaust air. We will also take maximum measures against noise, vibration, and odors, which are not pollutants but have a negative impact on the living environment.
  6. Sustainable use of resources
    Through product development, formulation design, and production process reform, our group works to conserve and reduce the use of natural resources such as water, fossil fuels, minerals, and biological materials, and promotes the substitution, reuse, and recycling of raw materials. We will strive to conserve resources and energy.
  7. Chemical substance management
    Our group appropriately manages chemical substances in accordance with global and local laws and regulations regarding chemical substances. We strive to minimize and prevent the risk of chemical substances by promoting the reduction and substitution of highly hazardous raw materials, the reduction of chemical substance emissions in production activities, etc., and the control of exposure to workers at production sites and product usage sites. .
  8. water resource management
    Our group thoroughly manages water resources related to its business activities, and minimizes the environmental burden and impact on ecosystems caused by water usage, wastewater, and water quality, while also minimizing water risks that affect business continuity and the sustainability of local communities. We will strive to understand and evaluate the situation, and implement appropriate management and countermeasures.
  9. biodiversity
    Our group aims to conserve and restore biodiversity that our business activities can impact, and strives to promote sustainable use of biological resources, reduce the impact on soil, water, forests, the atmosphere, and ecosystems, and work together with local communities to protect and restore biodiversity. We will actively engage in diversity preservation activities.
  10. Information dissemination and dialogue
    Our group actively disseminates information about our environmental initiatives in our products, services, and business activities, and strives to communicate with customers, consumers, employees, governments, local communities, etc., thereby promoting environmental conservation activities and helping people We strive to improve the safety, security, and health of our employees.
  11. Awareness and education
    Our group provides appropriate awareness and education to ensure that our executives, employees, etc. are strongly aware of the current state of the global environment and the need for environmental conservation and restoration, and that the group as a whole can contribute to improving the sustainability of the global environment. We will continue to carry out activities.
  12. Revision, abolition and management
    The amendment or abolition of this basic policy will be decided by Board of Directors of artience Co., Ltd.
    Additionally, the department in charge of amending or abolishing this basic policy will be the department that oversees artience Co., Ltd. 's environmental activities.

Established in June 1996
Revised on January 1, 2024 (Resolved at Board of Directors on December 8, 2023)

Environmental management system

Sustainability Committee and its affiliated ESG Promotion Subcommittee promote climate change response and information disclosure based on the TCFD recommendations. In addition, artience Co., Ltd.'s Production-Logistics Planning Department and ESG Promotion Office are dedicated organizations that supervise and manage the entire group, and work together with related departments to advance initiatives.

Organizations and systems related to environmental management (FY2023/Updated in July 2023)

Organizations and systems related to environmental management (FY2023)


We believe that efforts from a longer-term perspective are necessary in order to respond to the social situation where demands on companies are becoming more active, such as recent global trends in climate change response, carbon neutrality, and SDGs initiatives. In January 2022, we formulated the sustainability vision "ASV2050/2030" as medium- to long-term goals looking toward 2050.

ASV2050/2030 consists of two parts: "ASV2050", which shows the ideal state with 2050 as the target year, and "ASV2030", which backcasts the 2030 goal as a milestone. Our group aims to achieve "carbon neutrality" in 2050 while strengthening our efforts with environmental goals (SIC-II goals) and the medium- to long-term goals "ASV2050/2030" as indicators of sustainability activities. .

Sustainability vision “asv2050/2030”

asv2050/2030 (2030 target)
Milestones to 2050
Contribution to achieving SDGs
asv2050/2030 (2050 target)
Achieving carbon neutrality
1. Realize a sustainable society
Providing products and services
・Sales ratio of products that contribute to sustainability: 80%
・Expansion of products that can contribute to reducing CO 2 emissions from a life cycle perspective
・All products contribute to sustainability
・Contribute to customers' decarbonization
2. Reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing ・CO 2 emissions: 35% reduction in Japan (compared to FY2020)
35% reduction overseas (compared to FY2030 BAU)
・Waste discharged externally: 50% reduction domestically (compared to 2020)
・Hazardous chemical emissions: 30% reduction in Japan (compared to FY2020)
・CO in production activities 2 Virtually zero emissions and minimize environmental impact
・Minimize waste generation
・Achieve sustainable water use
3. Building a trusted corporate foundation ・Realization of raw material procurement that is in harmony with the environment and society
・Respecting the diversity of employees and coexisting with nature and the local community
・Continuously rebuilding the governance system
・Continuously reform and transform supply chains, human resources, local activities, and governance from the perspective of environmental and social contribution

Environmental target SIC-Ⅱ (FY2021-2023)

Three directions for environmental goals KPIs/goals
1. Reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing CO 2 emissions (domestic) 12% reduction (compared to FY2020)
Chemical emissions (domestic) 10% reduction (compared to FY2020)
External waste emissions (domestic) 19% reduction (compared to FY2020)
Energy intensity (overseas, major production bases) 3% reduction (compared to FY2020)
2. Realize a sustainable society Improving the sales composition ratio of environmentally-friendly products 70% (4 points increase compared to FY2020)
3. Coexistence with nature and the region Promoting biodiversity Promote forest conservation through tree planting, etc., and environmental conservation of local rivers and lakes.

Legal compliance status

In fiscal 2022, there were no environmental accidents requiring emergency response at our group's domestic and overseas business sites. Additionally, there was no administrative guidance related to environmental laws and regulations in Japan. Overseas, when guidance is provided, we respond appropriately and correct deficiencies.