Message from the President

Aiming for "A creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment"

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." As a leading company in water treatment, the Kurita Group has tackled pollution and other social and environmental issues, providing solutions to water-related challenges across a range of industries. In these activities, we have been providing customers with solutions by harnessing our products, technologies, and expertise in water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services.

Globalism and the rapid progress in digitalization in recent years have influenced not only economic and industrial development but also the shape of society itself, having created new issues in the global environment. In an ever more complex social environment, we will respond with agility and flexibility to changes in the environment that have never been experienced before and issues that have no easy solutions. At the same time, we will create the unique value that only the Kurita Group can create. Through these activities, we aim to contribute to achieving sustainable society together with our customers.

In the "Maximize Value Proposition 2022 (MVP-22)," the Medium-Term Management Plan that was launched in April 2018, we reviewed our missions reflected in our Corporate Philosophy of "Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony," defined CSR as the Kurita Group’s responsibility for its impacts on society, and positioned CSR at the heart of management strategy. While innovations for solving global issues are required, we will make a sustained effort to create value that the Kurita Group shares with society, as the "Creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment" that is set forth in our Corporate Vision. We aspire to create unprecedented "new value" by positioning "solving water resource issues," "sustainable use of energy," "waste reduction," and "progress in production technologies in industries" as social issues that we should address and by identifying the essence of the value that is required.

To be an indispensable partner to our customers and an entity that is essential for society, each one of us will aim to maximize customer intimacy by seeking value thoroughly. We will view everything from the customers’ perspective and build a globally competitive business system as we strive to improve the value we provide. Under the MVP-22, the Kurita Group will implement these initiatives and innovate, thereby transforming itself into a corporate group that continues to create shared value with society in the future.

I hope that we can count on your continued support for "A creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment."

Michiya Kadota
President and Representative Director
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.