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The following includes various initiatives in the Enterprise Blueprint for 2020 for each category and other specific initiatives we implemented.
In FY2015, we achieved our goals in the categories of management and human rights and labor practices, but in the category of environment and safety there are still issues that require further attention.We will continue to work as a unified group to implement these initiatives in FY2016.

Evaluation: ★★★Target reached ★★Target almost reached ★Improvement needed

Category Enterprise Blueprint for 2020 Specific Efforts (FY2015 goals are shown in blue) FY2015 Results Evaluation FY2016 Goals
Corporate governance Mid-Term Management Plan goals have been achieved, and dividend distribution is stable and continuous Implement stable distribution of dividends Annual dividend 15.00 yen (forecast) Annual dividend 15.00 yen ★★★ Annual dividend 16.00 yen (forecast)
A world-class risk management system has been built, is being operated throughout the Zeon Group, and has gained the trust of society Implement risk management activities in accordance with ISO 31000 Improved risk management activities in accordance with ISO 31000 (Reviewed FY2015 risk list to reflect the horizontal development of actualized risks at other departments) ★★★ Improve risk management activities in accordance with ISO 31000
(Review list of risks in FY2016 which reflects the horizontal development of actualized risks at other departments, and instill and make risk management activities a permanent feature in overseas associated companies)
A business continuity management system is being deployed throughout the group (various types of business continuity plans (BCPs) have been formed and are revised regularly through training, etc.) Formulate business continuity plans (BCPs) and switch to business continuity management (BCM) system Instilled and made BCM structure a permanent feature ★★★ Instill and make BCM structure a permanent feature
Compliance Compliance awareness is widespread and allows Zeon to respond to environmental changes Revise company rules regularly (in accordance with the revision of laws and regulations)
Hold workshops on legal and regulatory compliance
Simultaneously inspect legal compliance
Consolidate and establish clear and concrete company rules among overseas group companies
Support the establishment of compliance systems at overseas group companies
Revised company rules regularly (in response to revisions to laws, etc.)
Held workshops on legal and regulatory compliance
Simultaneous inspection of legal compliance
Head of CSR deparment continued internal CSR briefings
★★★ Revise company rules regularly (in response to revisions to laws, etc.)
Hold workshops on legal and regulatory compliance
Simultaneous inspection of legal compliance
Revise CSR Code of Conduct and CSR text, and conduct activities to instill contents of revisions
Support the establishment of compliance systems at overseas group companies
Information Information is disclosed quickly and appropriately (including negative information regarding business conditions, CSR, risks, etc.) Hold financial results briefings
Publish various reports
Disseminate information via the company website
Hold briefings for individual investors and analysts in Japan and overseas and respond to media inquiries
Financial results briefing: Held quarterly
Published annual, semiannual and corporate reports
Disseminated appropriate information via the company website
Held briefings for individual investors and analysts in Japan and overseas and responded to media inquiries
★★★ Financial results briefing
Publish various reports
Disseminate information via the company website
Information on trade secrets is managed appropriately Appropriately enforce company rules (information management regulations, personal information protection management rules, etc.)
Provide e-learning courses
Construct and operate information management systems
Information security training (e-learning): Enrollment rate 99%
Information security audit (information security voluntary diagnosis): Response rate 99%
★★★ Appropriately enforce company rules (information management regulations, personal information protection management rules, etc.)
Improve enrollment and response rates for e-learning
Environment, safety, and quality All worksites continue to have zero incidents and zero accidents, and are trusted by society Eradicate security irregularities
Implement plant safety evaluation (100%)
Implement RC audits (more than once per year for all four plants)
Training to boost accident prevention awareness (implement at four plants and one group company)
Implemented plant safety evaluation (100%)
Implemented RC audits (more than once per year for all four plants)
Provided training to boost accident prevention awareness (implemented at four plants and one group company)
★★★ Implement plant safety evaluation (100%)
Implement RC audits (more than once per year for all four plants)
Training to boost accident prevention awareness (implement at four plants and one group company)
Eradicate security irregularities
Zero security irregularities
Three security irregularities ★☆☆ Zero security irregularities
Achieve eradication of industrial accidents
Zero occupational accidents resulting in lost workdays and serious accidents without lost workdays
Two occupational accident that resulted in lost workdays ★☆☆ Zero occupational accidents resulting in lost workdays and serious accidents without lost workdays
Promote logistics safety
Zero logistics accidents
Zero logistics accidents ★★★ Zero logistics accidents
All worksites have reduced their environmental impact and gained social appraisal
*The numbers to the right are the goals and results for the four domestic plants, unless otherwise specified
Eradicate environmental irregularities
Zero environmental irregularities
Zero environmental irregularities ★★★ Zero environmental irregularities
Reduce environmental impact (promote voluntary control plans for air pollution and toxic substances)
Acrylonitrile emissions in FY2014 of 11.9 tons ⇒ reduce to 10 tons
Acrylonitrile emissions totaled 5.5 tons ★★★ Acrylonitrile emissions under 5 tons
Reduce environmental impact (promote zero emission plan for industrial waste)
Target amount lower than FY2014 actual of 6.5 tons
Final landfill disposal was 3.5 tons ★★★ Lower than 5 tons
Reduce environmental impact (promote zero emission plan for industrial waste)
Final disposal of domestic group company industrial waste for landfill under 7.5 tons
(Final landfill disposal rate: FY2007 emissions standard) 0.3%
Final landfill disposal for domestic group companies: 5.9 tons ★★★ Final landfill disposal for domestic group companies of less than 7.5 tons
Reduce environmental impact (fortify companywide energy-saving project)
Reduce unit energy consumption to 64.5% versus the level in FY1990
Reduce unit CO2 emissions to under 67.5% versus FY1990
Unit energy consumption 68.0% versus level in FY1990
Unit CO2 emissions 68.0% versus level in FY1990
★☆☆ Unit energy consumption 64.0% or lower versus level in FY1990
Unit CO2 emissions 67.0% or lower versus level in FY1990
Levels of both quality and cost are the best in the world Implement a quality management system based on ISO 9001
Management of quality assurance risks (product liability lawsuits, supply obligation risk, product recall risk, and the risk of credibility loss due to rumors)
Improving processes (reducing losses and improving consistency)
Underwent ISO 9001 renewal screening and retained certification
Implemented various initiatives to enhance product safety and quality (Details are on our website: Home > CSR > Quality Assurance (Relationship with Customers))
★★★ Using quality assurance risk management as a foundation, aim to build a quality assurance structure that satisfies all stakeholders, including customers, the public, and employees, through the supply of products
Procurement is being promoted that includes considerations to reduce environmental impacts based on the CSR procurement policy Determine and understand the state of the CSR procurement guidelines and share with business partners Share information with business partners (through discussions, etc.) ★☆☆ Summarize the approach to supply chain management and establish a framework for sharing CSR policy
Human rights and labor practices Promote work-life balance (harmony between work and life) to enable people to work and raise children or care for sick parents Appropriately operate a system to promote childcare
Implement a program for reinstatement in workplace for employees taking childcare or nursing care leave
Introduce flexible work hours, employ discretionary working systems for management-related work
Appropriately enforce sexual harassment prevention regulations
Established “Rules concerning maternal health care measures”
Regulated special extension of childcare leave period (up to 2 years 6 months old)
Implemented research on introduction of diversity and prevention of harassment. Set up harassment consultation service system
Created Action Plan for Employers in General based on the Act to Advance Women's Success in their Working Life.
100% of female employees that gave birth in FY2015 took childcare leave
One male employee took childcare leave in FY2015
★★★ (Handled as a daily management activity)
The workplace has been revitalized by the promotion of diversity and the fair and equitable treatment of personnel
Appropriately operate human resource systems (individual report and evaluation systems, etc.)
Hire non-Japanese employees (mid-career applicants and students studying in Japan)
Expand rehiring program of retired employees
Support development of employee skills and career
Implement MD Committee* activities by female members
*committee comprised solely of female employees to promote cost cutting
Ratio of employees with disabilities (parent) 2.23% (FY2014 2.04%)
Rehiring of retired employees 75 out of 93 retirees (80.6%) (Details are on our website: Home > CSR > Relationship with Employees > Employment and Diversity)
★★★ (Handled as a daily management activity)
Social contribution An organization has been established to promote volunteer activities for employees including retirees that allows employees to actively volunteer in various ways Raise employee social contribution awareness (includes CSR training)
Upgrade and enhance CSR promotion system
Introduce volunteer activities and promote and support participation
CSR briefings held at each office and domestic group companies
Number of employees that participated in restoration volunteer tours 6 times and 34 employees
★★☆ Continue to hold CSR briefings
Continue to support restoration volunteer work
There is understanding and appraisal for Zeon’s social contributions (Zeon actively participates in and supports environmental protection and social welfare programs being promoted in each country and region) Materialize and implement CSR activities being promoted by the entire Zeon Group
Materialize and implement CSR activities being promoted by all worksites
Implement CSR activities unique to individual worksites
Implemented CSR core projects in each region ★☆☆ Continue to implement CSR core projects

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