CSR Site Editing Policy and Contents of the Report

Editorial Policy

We created this website to deepen the understanding of all stakeholders by conveying the social responsibilities that the Kureha Group should fulfill and our efforts to tackle various social issues.
As a chemical company, the Group announced our implementation of Responsible Care (RC) in 1995, and published a “Responsible Care Report” to report details about our RC activities. From 2010, we combined the three categories of The Company's Foundation, Social Report, and RC and Environmental Reporting into CSR activities, and started publishing these activities in our CSR reports.
This year, 2021, we shifted our main medium of disclosure from the conventional booklet to this website, where we give information about our various CSR activities. We also collect all types of numerical ESG data and work for comprehensive information disclosure. There is an HTML version and a PDF version of this website. The PDF version is archived as the “Kureha CSR Report” every year at the end of August.

Contents of the Report

Coverage (As of March 31, 2021)

  • CSR Activities Kureha Corporation and its 28 consolidated subsidiaries, 2 (equity method) affiliates, and 1 non-consolidated subsidiary (Sunshine Kureha Co., Ltd.)
  • RC Activities Kureha Corporation and 8 subsidiaries

Reporting Period

In principle, the reporting time frame for Kureha's CSR activities is the same as its fiscal year (from April 2020 to March 2021). However, some sections of this report may refer to the calendar year (from January 2020 to December 2020) or activities after April 1, 2021.

Reporting Guidelines

GRI “Sustainability Reporting Standards“

ISO 26000 (Guidance Regarding Social Responsibility)

Ministry of Environment “Environmental Report Guidelines (2012 edition/2018 edition)”
Ministry of Environment “Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 edition)”

Updates of the CSR English site

October 2021 (updated annually; previous edition: October 2020)


This site and the CSR report include not only past and present facts about Kureha Corporation and Group companies, but also forecasts of the future based on plans and outlooks at the time of publication and issuance. These forecasts are assumptions or judgments based on the information available at the time of writing and can be invalidated by unforeseen changes in conditions. In addition, some of the figures in the tables and graphs have been revised from previous years due to changes in the target range and revision of the calculation method. Thank you for your understanding.