sustainability

Michelin Promotes Sustainable Natural Rubber Cultivation and Forest Conservation

Michelin has become the sole owner of Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) after purchasing the 51 percent of the joint venture previously held by Barito Pacific Group. RLU is a project initiated in 2015 by Michelin and Indonesian partners that aims to combine sustainable natural rubber cultivation and forest conservation on approximately 70,000 hectares in Jambi, Sumatra, and 18,000 hectares in...

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Zeon Establishes Basic Sustainability Policy

Zeon recently revised its basic CSR policy, which is the basic approach to its corporate activities, and established a new basic sustainability policy effective July 1. The company aims to achieve the 2030 vision of its medium-term management plan by developing its CSR management of the past into a sustainability management with a broader perspective. Under its basic CSR policy,...

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Dow Chemical Adds Sustainable Brand to Polyolefin Elastomer Lineup

Dow Chemical Co. has added the sustainable brand Engage Ren to its Engage series of polyolefin elastomers. Engage Ren is manufactured using plant-derived raw materials – such as waste cooking oil – and renewable energy. Since it uses only waste residues and by-products from alternative production processes, it consumes no extra resources and does not compete with the food chain....

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Asahi Kasei Develops System for Calculating Carbon Footprint of Synthetic Rubber, Elastomer Products

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has developed a proprietary system for calculating the carbon footprint of products (CFP) in its synthetic rubber and elastomer lineups. The system is based in part on the group-wide management infrastructure that Asahi Kasei calls its Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline (DEEP). Using this new system, Asahi Kasei has managed to visualize CFP for a range...

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Ube Group Sets New 2030 Environmental Targets, Including 50% Cut to Emissions

The Ube Group, which runs operations for synthetic rubber and more, recently announced that it has revised its environmental targets for fiscal 2030. New targets announced by the company here include a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fiscal 2013 levels, as well as the metric of having at least 60 percent of consolidated net sales come...

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Zeon Transitions Four Production Sites to Getting 100% of Energy From Renewables

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it has had four of its domestic production bases – the Takaoka Plant, Himi Futagami Plant, Tsuruga Plant and Tokuyama Plant – switch their energy procurement over to 100 percent renewable energy as of April 1. Further, the company has agreed to the purchase of carbon-neutral LNG at its Takaoka Plant, as well as...

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