Transparency in the communication of our activities is very important to us. That’s why we are members of a number of organizations through which we share knowledge and experience and contribute to a greater awareness of sustainability:
- The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI): Teijin Ltd. has been ranked in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for for the third consecutive year. This demonstrates that Teijin Ltd. is highly involved in sustainability activities. Teijin Aramid contributes to this ranking by reducing its eco-footprint, by contributing to transparency in reporting and by developing stakeholder contacts.
- Other sustainability indexes: Teijin Ltd. is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and other socially responsible investing indexes such as the FTSE4Good Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
- The Sustainability Yearbook (SAM): Teijin Ltd. has been named for a third consecutive year in The Sustainability Yearbook, the world’s leading corporate-sustainability publication issued by the Swiss-based SAM Group. Teijin was rated particularly highly for its social contributions, risk management and innovation management.
- The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): Since 2005, Teijin Aramid has published a separate sustainability report, according to the GRI-guidelines, which describe all our sustainability activities, goals and results. Our current level of compliance with the GRI guidelines is B, with self-declaration. This means that the report shows compliance on a minimum of 20 performance indicators – at least one from each of the following categories: economics, the environment, human rights, labor, society and product responsibility.
- Within our sector, industrial goods, our sustainability report is ranked number 4 in the Dutch National Transparancy benchmark.
- The Responsible Care program: We are a member of the Netherlands Chemical Industry Association (the VNCI), and we subscribe to the Responsible Care program. This program is the voluntary initiative of the international chemical industry, which encourages collaboration through national associations, such as the VNCI, to improve performance in the areas of health, safety and the environment.
In addition, we are also a member of several other organizations:
- VEMW / VNCI (Association for Energy, Environment and Water)
- CIRFS (European man-made Fibres Association)
- DPI (Dutch Polymer Institute)
- Dujat (the Dutch and Japanese Network Organizations)