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Showa Denko Acquires Highest-Level Environmental Rating from DBJ

Showa Denko K.K.
March 31, 2016

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) today received a loan from Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) under the scheme of DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program, after acquiring the highest-level rating from DBJ for its environmental management.

DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program is a loan program utilizing a rating system developed by DBJ that evaluates enterprises on the level of their environmental management and then sets preferential loan conditions when an enterprise is rated high.

This time, SDK has acquired the highest-level environmental rating from DBJ because of the following:

  • 1.SDK has investigated and evaluated issues concerning its business activities by utilizing ISO 26000, GRI indexes, etc., and identified important issues related to its own medium to long term management themes.
  • 2.SDK has been conducting activities to improve its CSR-conscious procurement since 2008. Simultaneously, SDK has been making effort to improve environment- consciousness of its supply chain by introducing various measures including introduction of a comprehensive chemicals management system that integrates information management for all chemicals the Group handles.
  • 3.SDK has been promoting “Diversity Management,” a management policy to enhance diversity of its employees aiming to give women, old persons, and handicapped persons more opportunities to work energetically, through various programs including establishment of an organization to promote diversity, and creation of Diversity CEO Awards to commend persons or organizations that contributed to promotion of Diversity Management.
DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program
The Showa Denko Group will provide products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations, and strive to solve social issues including global environment, energy, and natural resources problems through its business activities, thereby contributing to the creation of society where affluence and sustainability are harmonized.

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