SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALs

 

[SDGs : Sustainable Development Goals]

SDGs are international goals to be achieved by 2030 advocated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted at the 2015 World Summit of the United Nations.

SDGs consist of 17 goals, including no poverty, environmental preservation, and reduced inequalities, 169 targets, and 232 indicators, and pledge that no one will be left behind. In order to attain a sustainable environment and society, all the countries, including developed countries, as well as corporations and citizens, are requested to make efforts toward the achievement of the SDGs.

 

 

Relationship with SDGs

The SDGs have a philosophy and a direction that are in common with our CSR activities. We consider our efforts on items listed in the CSR guideline and the services and products that we offer contribute to the SDGs in some form.

We will steadily advance the activities we have made so far and incorporate the SDGs in our management strategy by clarifying the relationship between specific products and development themes and the SDGs to accelerate the contributions to the SDGs through our business.

In April 2020, for the purpose of the promotion of sustainability management, we set up the Sustainability Management Promotion Committee as an advisory body for the management conference that conducts examinations in response to various actions made to address issues concerning sustainability, including the SDGs, as well as a report on the PDCA of the sustainability of important issues.

 

 

SDGs Product development and SDGs

Paragraph 4 of the CSR guidelines stipulates the provision of products that contribute to the sustainable development of society. The performance chemical product groups we develop and offer contribute to the realization of the “more” demanded of sustainability, such as “more energy-saving,” “more small amounts,” and “more durable.”

 

 

Association of product development theme to SDGs

Although we have consciously conducted product development with the theme of “environmental responsiveness,” we have not paid much attention to the association with the SDGs.

The R&D Division held the SDGs workshop in fiscal 2019 and tried to determine to what SDGs goals our research themes could contribute. As a result, we found that 86% of the current development themes would contribute to any of the goals.

By regarding SDGs as “what the society requests,” we will promote the theme establishment and development activities while giving thought to a further contribution we can make.

Furthermore, as a contribution to the SDGs through cooperation with various companies, we are also progressing with the development of next-generation LiB and other activities.

 

The product search page on our website allows you to search for products with the criteria of function, usage, chemical composition, and the needs of society.

 

 

 

An All Polymer Battery can be made in various cell shapes and sizes.

Development of next-generation lithium ion batteries (LiB)

 

The next-generation LiB, which is jointly developed by us and Hideaki Horie, CEO of APB Corporation, is a bipolar-laminated All Polymer Battery that uses polymers developed by fully utilizing our own surface control technology. Its features are a manufacturing process that can be shortened compared with that of the conventional LiB, reduction of manufacturing cost and lead time, possibility of upsizing, and high reliability in the event of an abnormality, and high shape flexibility. Polymer as a basic material.
All Polymer Batteries not only help supply safer, more stable electricity but are also expected to diffuse renewable energies and reduce the environmental load.
APB Corporation acquired the factory site and building in February 2020 for verification of mass production and concluded a license contract for element technology with us in April in the same year, accelerating the world’s first commercialization of an All Polymer Battery.

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