sustainability

Asahi Kasei to Produce Sustainable S-SBR Using Butadiene Derived From Plastic Waste

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has formed an agreement with Singaporean-based Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte. Ltd. regarding the purchase of sustainable butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass. By the end of fiscal 2021, Asahi Kasei intends to introduce this sustainable butadiene at its synthetic rubber plant in Singapore, as well as use this butadiene here to begin producing and marketing...

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Mitsui Chemicals, Prime Polymer Acquire Certification for Sustainable Products

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) and Prime Polymer Co. Ltd. have acquired ISCC Plus certification – an international certification system for sustainable products – for a number of products manufactured at their Osaka Works in Takaishi, Osaka Prefecture. The result of this is that from the second half of fiscal 2021, Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer will use a mass balance...

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Yokohama Rubber Becomes First Tire Manufacturer to Win Award From Environment Minister

The Hokkaido Plant of Yokohama Tire Retread Co. Ltd. – itself a group company of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) – has become the first tire manufacturer to receive an award for excellence in 3R activities. This comes as part of a broader set of annual awards sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment in recognition of those who have...

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Yokohama Rubber Revises Procurement Policy for Sustainable Natural Rubber

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has revised its Procurement Policy for Sustainable Natural Rubber. The revision incorporates the policy framework approved at the second general meeting of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) held in September 2020 into the company’s procurement policy, reaffirming Yokohama Rubber’s commitment to achieving a higher level of sustainability in...

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Sumitomo Rubber Updates Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy to Reflect GPSNR Policy Framework

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has updated the corporate group’s Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy. The move comes as an effort to bring this policy in line with updated requirements for members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), which were decided at the Second GPSNR General Assembly held last September. Having long touted its...

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Continental to Expand Project for Natural Rubber Sustainability

Continental AG is looking to bolster sustainability in its natural rubber supply chain. The company recently reached an agreement with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to significantly expand an ongoing project here, which looks to ensure full traceability for the company’s natural rubber supply chain in West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the...

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