Sustainability at Hayashibara

Our Sustainability Policy
The UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was adopted for our policies. The 2030 Agenda lists "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", which consists of 17 goals and 169 targets, is to be achieved by all relevant parties around the world, including the business sector. This list includes resolving social issues such as poverty, starvation, inequality, and climate change.
We continue to develop, manufacture and offer unique materials that enrich everyday life for all. Looking at the common goals for humanity in 2030, we contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and improve corporate value by enhancing development of new materials that contribute to resolving social issues and reducing of environmental impacts of manufacturing.
Materiality for Hayashibara 
Materiality for Hayashibara
Process to Identify Materiality
In FY2019, we identified four materialities through the discussion between the management and young and mid-level employees about “what we should do and what we can work toward for 2030,” from perspective of SDGs.
Understanding the SDGs and examining challenges surrounding us implementing GRI standards.
Mapping and prioritizing issues that were identified from two perspectives: "impacts to society" and "importance for us."
Deciding the materiality by identified in Step 2 at the Board of Directors’ meeting.
Priorities Map
Priorities Map
SDGs related to Materiality for Hayashibara
1.Contribution to increasing health and life expectancy
We will contribute to the wellness of people worldwide by improving our technologies and providing unique and advanced materials, technologies, and information that meet changing market expectations.


  • 飢餓をゼロに
  • すべての人に健康と福祉を
  • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
  • ●Development and provision of materials that support
     Daily health maintenance
     Total body wellness
     Protecting skin health
  • ●Development and provision of pharmaceutical products and excipients
  • ●Provide information on the function and effects of various materials and products for general consumers
  • ●Guarantee of quality and safety of naturally-derived raw materials and products
2.Stable securement of food - Improve food productivity & reduce waste
We will strive to reduce losses in the entire supply chain and improve the productivity of existing food resources such as agriculture, livestock, and fishery. We will also develop next-generation food resources through a partnership between industry, academia, and government, and contribute to a sustainable and stable society.


  • 飢餓をゼロに
  • つくる責任 つかう責任
  • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
  • ●Contribution to reduction in food loss
  • ●Contribution to improvement in productivity of agricultural and livestock products
  • ●Stable and sustainable procurement of main raw materials
  • ●Stable supply through reduction of waste in the distribution process and increase in transportation efficiency
3.Improvement in employee engagement
We will create a healthy work environment where all employees can work and use their unique skills to the best of their ability and reach their full potential. We will provide an environment where employees respect each other, and develop their capacities through friendly competition.


  • すべての人に健康と福祉を
  • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう
  • 働きがいも 経済成長も
  • 人や国の不平等をなくそう
  • ●Develop a system to support various work styles and career advancement
    (Maternity leave/nursing care leave system, flextime/system for annual paid leave by the hour, training/support for qualification acquisition, internal job posting/FA system)
  • ●Protecting employees' mental and physical health
    (Establishment of physical and mental health counselling rooms, Improvement of workplace environment through improvement proposal activities)
  • ●Welfare facilities and systems
    (Company housing/company dormitory for single employees, support for club activities, refreshment leave system)
4.Reduction of environmental impacts
We will make efforts to reduce the environmental impacts that we generate through business activities, and support our planet by proactively developing products and technologies that contribute to resolving environmental issues.


  • 安全な水とトイレを世界中に
  • エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに
  • つくる責任 つかう責任
  • 気候変動に具体的な対策を
  • 陸の豊かさも守ろう
  • パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう
  • ●Promotion of environmentally adaptive production and distribution system
  • ●Development of technologies that contribute to reduction of environmental loads
  • ●Going paperless by using digital devices
Communication with Stakeholders
Hayashibara's activities exist because of our strong relationships with various stakeholders. We will proactively incorporate the opinions and expertise of various stakeholders such as customers, business partners, employees, and people in our community into our corporate activities. We will conduct initiatives to gather and include this feedback in the plan to achieve our goals of sustainable societal development and increased corporate value.
  • Customers

    We will continue developing quality products through engaging the customers’ expectations and social inquiries.

    Major means of communication
    ●Daily sales activities, business transactions
    ●Various events, lecture meetings, workshops
    ●Website, mail magazine, etc.
    ●Visit to our plants, questionnaires
  • Supplier

    We build a relationship of trust through purchasing activities, in which we comply with laws and regulations, and emphasize transparency.

    Major means of communication
    ●Routine purchasing activities, business transactions
    ●Website, mail magazine, etc.
    ●Visit to the factories of business partners, questionnaires
  • Community

    We will closely cooperate with the community and contribute to its sustainable development.

    Major means of communication
    ●Support, donation, participation in community events
    ●Website, SNS
    ●Laboratory/plant tours
    ●Interactive events
  • Employees

    We will promote a work environment where each employee is motivated and able to utilize their unique skills and abilities.

    Major means of communication
    ●Intranet, company newsletter
    ●Interaction events
    ●Labor-management consultation
    ●Internal reporting system