Identification of materiality

Through the following steps, the Kurita Group identified seven material issues related to CSR and finalized as Kurita's CSR Policy, including what we should be like and the frame of mind that we should maintain firmly in 2030.

Identification of materiality

Step 1: Evaluation of materiality

By referring to the GRI standards, ISO 26000 (Guidance on social responsibility), "OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Recommendations for Responsible Business Conduct in a Global Context" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), a total of 30 themes on sustainability have been identified and the E&S committee of Kurita evaluated their materiality based on two axes of: 1) Degree of stakeholders' expectations for the Kurita Group and; 2) Greatness of the Kurita Group's impact on society.

Step 2: Basic themes and themes for growth opportunities

Based on the results of the evaluation in Step 1, we repeated discussions from the two perspectives of tasks that should be positioned as the base of management and business activities and growth opportunities for achieving our Corporate Philosophy and identified seven material issues. Further, we have set "what we should be like in 2030" or the "frame of mind" that we should maintain firmly, for each theme.

Step 3: Confirmation of adequacy

The E&S Committee and Executive Committee of Kurita confirmed the adequacy of the seven material issues, what we should be like in 2030, and the frame of mind that were identified in Step 2, and they were finalized as Kurita's CSR Policy by its Board of Directors.