Basic Policy on Sustainability
Nippon Paint Group recognizes an opportunity for sustainable growth from taking actions such as protecting natural capital including the environment, enhancing human resources by embracing diversity, and creating innovation with social benefits. Our group partner companies autonomously develop sustainability strategies and conduct business activities. Furthermore, we identify risks and opportunities related to Materiality based on sound group governance with the sole mission of Maximization of Shareholder Value (MSV) after adequately fulfilling our legal, social and ethical obligations to customers, suppliers, employees, society and other stakeholders.
Based on Asset Assembler model, we updated the sustainability structure in 2022 by shifting to an autonomous structure with a stronger link with business operations, away from the structure where the headquarters led our sustainability initiatives. Directly under the Directors, Representative Executive Officers & Co-Presidents, five materiality-based global teams have been formed for carrying out sustainability strategies on a Group-wide basis. Global team leaders will directly report progress and proposals to the Co-Presidents, and the Co-Presidents will submit reports to the Board of Directors whenever necessary. In this manner, sustainability activities are overseen by the Board of Directors.
|Global Team||Environment & Safety||People &Community||Innovation & Product Stewardship||Governance||Sustainable Procurement|
|Scope||・ Minimize the carbon footprint
・ Ensure the safety of employees and stakeholders
|・ Invest in the well of employeesbeing
・ Build and enable better communities for all our stakeholders
|・ Promote sustainable products
・ Drive innovation towards UN SDGs and carbon neutrality
|・ Maintain the most advanced governance system possible as a listed company, including integrity, internal controls, and risk management||・ Engage our Suppliers to ensure products and services are purchased sustainably through economically, environmentally and socially responsible processes|
|Global Team Leader||DuluxGroup
Candidate project site and new business due diligence
The Nippon Paint Group seeks to prevent occupational accidents through advance assessment of risks associated with occupational safety and health, environmental protection, and accidents at all stages from planning to operations related to all of equipment, including newly constructed and expanded factories.
When acquiring a company, our due diligence encompasses assessing risk associated with the company’s occupational safety and health, environmental protection, and labor practices, including the safety control system and operating status and the management system for environmental protection. We seek to identify not just recognized risk but also latent risk associated with the operations of newly acquired companies, and take proactive steps to mitigate the risks.
The risk assessments conducted for the acquisitions in 2019 of the paint manufacturers DuluxGroup, of Australia, and Betek Boya ve Kimya Sanayi Anonim Şirketi, of Turkey, confirmed that neither company’s systems presented undue risk.