As the world seeks solutions to global-scale environmental issues and a host of social issues, it is increasingly important for companies to play their part in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, in addition to the financial aspects of business, it is also important for companies to sustainably develop their non-financial initiatives. In particular, promoting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives is now an essential priority.
With industrial gases as its business foundation, the Nippon Sanso Holdings Group has contributed to society and the environment through gas technology. In 2019, the Group expressed our support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and has taken steps to enhance its disclosure, including relevant non-financial information. With its transition to a holding company structure in October 2020, the Group has now made a fresh start and will strengthen its sustainability efforts with a wider perspective as a globally active corporate group.
As a corporate group that handles industrial gases, our business is predicated on a commitment to providing customers with a secure, safe, and stable supply of gases. In keeping with our motto, “Selling gas is selling safety,” we will strive to ensure safety in all aspects of our operations. Furthermore, the sustainability of the global environment is an extremely important issue for the Group, which makes use of the natural resource of air. We will further our efforts to improve the energy efficiency of our production facilities and expand the use of renewable energy.
Furthermore, the Group has a range of outstanding basic technologies cultivated over many years. These include technologies for increasing combustion efficiency by raising oxygen concentration, the use of hydrogen energy, Thermos products that increase heat- and cold-retaining capabilities based on vacuum insulation technology, increased food preservation periods and food production using freezing and gas technologies, and contributions to the medical and healthcare fields. In addition, the industrial gases field still holds significant potential for innovation. Examples include contributions to advanced technologies such as semiconductor manufacturing, applications for stable isotopes in medical testing technology, and advancement of metal 3D printing through the use of inert gas. Through our products and services that make use of these technologies, we will contribute to solutions for environmental and social issues.
As “The Gas Professionals,” we aim to achieve sustainable growth and further increase corporate value by harmonizing cutting-edge technologies, people, and nature.
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager, Group Technological Affairs & Environment, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation
(Additionally appointed as Executive Officer, Executive General Manager, Technological Affairs Division, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation)