sustainability

Trinseo Acquires World’s First Mass Balance Certification for SBR, Aiding Sustainable Tire Production

Global latex adhesive and synthetic rubber manufacturer Trinseo SA has acquired mass balance certification from the body of International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), a system for certifying sustainability. Trinseo has received certification for three materials: styrene–butadiene rubber (SBR) manufactured in Schkopau, Germany; polyethylene manufactured in Tessenderlo, Belgium; and polycarbonate manufactured in Stade, Germany. This is the world’s first instance...

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Zeon Endorses Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced support of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Established in response to requests from G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, the TCFD operates as an organization under the Financial Stability Board. Going forward, Zeon will use the TCFD’s recommendations as a basis to analyze the risks and opportunities that...

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Bridgestone Aims to Become Sustainable Solutions Company by 2050

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently revealed a new medium- to long-term business strategy framework in view of 2050 and beyond. As part of this, the tire manufacturer is looking to achieve a particular vision for 2050 – one that would see it providing continuous value to both society and customers as a sustainable solutions company. Shuichi Ishibashi, who serves as representative...

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Toyoda Gosei Becomes First Domestic Manufacturer With Sustainability-Linked Loan

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has contracted with MUFG Bank Ltd. for a sustainability-linked loan, making it Japan’s first domestic manufacturing company to take out this type of loan. Sustainability-linked loans are financial products that offer advantages such as preferential interest rates to incentivize the achievement of sustainability goals. They are also characterized by having less restrictions on use of...

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Dow Chemical Selected for Fortune Magazine List of 52 Sustainable Companies

U.S.-based Dow Chemical Co. has been selected for the 2019 Change the World list organized by Fortune magazine. For this year’s edition, the Change the World list has selected 52 companies that have made a major positive impact on society or the environment by way of their profit-earning strategies and businesses. Dow Chemical was selected as number 26 on the...

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Sumitomo Rubber Establishes Group Policy for Sustainable Procurement of Natural Rubber

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it is participating in the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) as a founding member. At the same time, the company revealed that it has formulated its own Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy to use throughout its group – this being aimed at ensuring the sustainability of natural rubber as a resource...

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