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ESG Data

Performance data related to the environment, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

Environment

Zeon Corporation only
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Toxic substances Butadiene consumption (tons) 355,326 298,397 308,069 289,912 284,390
Butadiene emissions (tons) 2.7 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.0
Acrylonitrile consumption (tons) 27,729 24,483 29,840 29,205 28,775
Acrylonitrile emissions (tons) 5.5 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.0
Substances subject to the PRTR Act Consumption (tons) 942,613 800,074 885,176 878,072 827,134
Emissions (tons) 30.1 27.4 25.2 23.7 23.3
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 145,482 135,996 125,018 143,129 130,153
Amount generated after compacting (tons) 14,020 15,074 14,574 15,932 15,115
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 3.5 1.7 1.9 0.0 3.2
Atmospheric emissions CO2emissions (tons) 552,940 480,631 576,817 545,024 499,222
SOx emissions (tons) 624 605 796 689 774
NOx emissions (tons) 253 274 324 298 270
Soot emissions (tons) 11 5 8 4 7
Water resources Total water resource consumption (1,000 m3) 18,454 18,593 18,266 18,098 17,741
Wastewater Total wastewater discharge (1,000 m3) 15,940 15,919 15,928 15,399 15,107
COD emissions (tons) 119 119 137 124 141
Total phosphorus discharge (tons) 2 2 2 2 2
Total nitrogen discharge (tons) 142 124 153 160 157
Energy Total consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 214,921 193,757 228,378 211,128 226,122
Per-unit energy consumption (kL/t-PDR) 0.14 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.14
Energy efficiency indicator (FY 1990=100) 65% 60% 64% 59% 68%
Production equivalent (tons) 1,572,613 1,547,789 1,671,352 1,723,677 1,602,286
Per-unit CO2 emissions indicator (FY 1990=100) 66% 58% 64% 59% 68%
Zeon Group companies in Japan
("0" indicates less than 0.5, and "0.0" indicates less than 0.05)
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Substances subject to the PRTR Act No. of substances (total) 59 61 63 63 68
Consumption (tons) 1,710 1,712 4,669 3,976 2,826
Emissions (tons) 2.4 2.4 4.1 3.5 3.6
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 2,358 3,237 4,896 2,746 2,323
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 5.9 2.9 0 1 3
CO2 emissions (tons) 48,474 46,195 56,021 52,343 50,318
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 19,696 19,345 22,771 22,949 23,884
Electricity consumption (1,000 kWh) 72,785 71,557 81,582 82,861 86,853
Water resources (1,000 m3) 163 284 319 328 327
Zeon Group companies outside Japan
("0" indicates less than 0.5, and "0.0" indicates less than 0.05)
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Substances subject to the PRTR Act No. of substances (total) 10 10 10 10 11
Consumption (tons) 19,674 18,123 24,531 23,905 20,300
Emissions (tons) 82.0 66.7 82.8 83.0 86.0
Industrial waste Amount generated before compacting (tons) 3,705 3,617 3,608 3,495 3,234
Amount sent to landfills (tons) 2,429.0 2,364.7 2,388.1 2,438.0 2,315.1
CO2 emissions (tons) 121,819 128,317 142,838 139,984 137,458
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent, kL) 47,310 50,374 56,741 55,181 54,583
Water resources (1,000 m3) 1,780 1,811 1,951 1,986 1,977
Status of Certifications for International Environmental Standards
Site ISO14001
Takaoka Plant
Kawasaki Plant
Tokuyama Plant
Mizushima Plant
Tohpe Corporation Head Office/Ibaraki Office
Tohpe Corporation Mie office
Zeon Kasei Co., Ltd. (Head Office divisions including research laboratories)
Zeon Polymix Inc.
RIMTEC Corporation
Optes Inc. Hokuriku Plant
Zeon Opto Bio Lab Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Zairyo Co., Ltd.
Zeon Chemicals Yonezawa Co., Ltd.
Zeon North Co., Ltd.

Social

Status of Certifications for International Quality Standards
Site ISO9001 ISO13485
Japan
Zeon Kasei Co., Ltd.  
Zeon Polymix Inc.  
Zeon Medical Inc.  
Zeon North Co., Ltd.  
Tokyo Zairyo Co., Ltd.  
RIMTEC Corporation  
Zeon Chemicals Yonezawa Co., Ltd.  
Optes Inc.  
Tohpe Corporation  
Outside Japan
Zeon Chemicals L.P. (ZCLP)  
Zeon Chemicals Europe Ltd. (ZCEL)  
Zeon Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ZCT)  
Zeon Advanced Polymix Co., Ltd. (ZAP)  
Zeon Chemicals Singapore Pte. Ltd. (ZCS)  
Safety
Rate of conducting plant safety evaluations (%) 100
No. of RC audits conducted (times/year) 1
No. of safety incidents 6
No. of lost worktime accidents 2
No. of serious accidents without lost work time 0
Lost work time accident rate 0.00
No. of accidents in logistics 0
Basic Information on Zeon Corporation Employees (non-consolidated; does not include non-permanent employees)
Men Women Total
No. of employees 1,392 208 1,600
No. of new hires New graduates*1 34 7 41
Mid-year*2 22 3 25
Average years of employment (yrs.) 16.4 12.3 15.9
No. of non-Japanese employees     26
As of March 31, 2019 (excluding those who resigned as of the end of March)
*1 Employees that joined the company in April 2019
*2 Employees that joined the company between April 2018 and March 2019
Results of Initiatives
Percentage of employees taking childcare leave (%) 100
Percentage of employees with disabilities (%)
(legal requirement of 2.0% employment)
2.01
No. of employees rehired after reaching the age of mandatory retirement 134
Percentage of employees rehired after reaching the age of mandatory retirement (%) 100
Basic Information on Zeon Corporation Employees
No. of employees 3,462
No. of new graduate hires 41
As of March 31, 2019 (excluding those who resigned as of the end of March)
Social Contributions
No. of employees who participated in volunteer tours to reconstruct areas affected by the destructive earthquake 65
Recipients of the Furukawa Scholarship (number, cumulative) 3,236

Governance

Management Organization
No. of members of the Board of Directors 7
Of which, are outside directors 3
Of which, are women directors 0
No. of members of the Board of Corporate Auditors 5
Of which, are outside auditors 3
Risk Management
No. of reports received via the Internal Reporting System 16
*Cumulative total of FY 2010-FY 2019
Internal Audits
No. of departments/companies audited 36
*Zeon Corporation: 15 departments, 9 Zeon Group companies and 12 sites in Japan, 9 Zeon Group companies outside Japan

For more detailed information, see the Corporate Governance Report
Corporate Governance Report(Japanese Only)[PDF:165KB]