Furukawa Company Group's Businesses and SDGs

"Marketing-Based Management" that Incorporates CSV Perspectives to Address the SDGs

The Group will generate "corporate value" by providing infrastructure, products, technologies, and services that help resolve social issues, while at the same time striving to create "social value". Of the 17 SDGs, we are focusing particular attention on achieving Goal 11 ("Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable") and Goal 9 ("Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"). We will also strive to create "social value" by building social infrastructure as stated in "The Furukawa Company Group's Value Creation Process" , while realizing a safe, environmentally friendly, and prosperous society.

SDGs targets closely related to our group's business
9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Let's lay the foundation for industry and technological innovation.

The "realization of a safe, environmentally sound and prosperous society" section of our group value creation process aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and promote innovation. This section leads to initiatives to achieve Goal 9.

11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Creating towns where people can continue to live.

The "social infrastructure development" section of our group value creation process aims to realize inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements, and leads to initiatives to achieve Goal 11.

Efforts for SDGs by Each Segment

Industrial Machinery segment(Furukawa Industries Machinery Systems Co., Ltd.)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

Industrial Machinery segment is through efforts such as providing environmentally friendly, efficient machinery for reducing energy consumption to meet requirements to respond to natural disasters and accommodate the natural environment in individual countries, and providing facilities and equipment for measures to counter the deterioration of infrastructure, disaster risk reduction and other disaster control measures, we provide all-purpose facilities and equipment that both respond to customers' needs for the projects they are planning, and resolve social issues. We are also committed to proposing machinery that enables labor-saving in facility maintenance to respond to aging societies.

Pumping equipment at wastewater treatment facilities
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 14. LIFE BELOW WATER
Applications
Wastewater treatment equipment, water treatment plant equipment, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to improving sanitation and marine environments and protecting ecosystems by providing wastewater treatment equipment and water treatment plant equipment.
Belt conveyors
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 13. CLIMATE ACTION
Applications
Transporting high volumes of earth and sand, ores, etc.
Contributions
Reducing environmental impact by efficiently transporting high volumes of earth and sand,ores, etc.
Steel bridges and steel structures
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Pedestrian bridges,expressways, etc.
Contributions
Providing people with the means for ensuring safe, secure transport

Rock Drill Machinery segment(Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd.)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

Rock Drill Machinery segment is in an effort to further improve work efficiency and safety, rather than simply selling the product, it is important to have customers appreciate the value of the product throughout its life cycle including selection of optimal machinery, instruction of proper operation and maintenance, repair and refurbishment in case of failure, and disposal and replacement at the end of the product life. We will evolve the life cycle support that we have promoted so far, strive to ensure that all customers can work safely with a sense of security, and contribute to infrastructure development in developing countries as well as measures against aging infrastructure in developed countries.

Tunnel drill jumbos
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Applications
Drilling holes for blasting in the development of road and railway tunnels, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to infrastructure development in developing countries.
Contributing to safer, more secure working environments through automation.
Hydraulic crawler drills
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Applications
Drilling holes for blasting at quarries and limestone mines, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to the supply of the raw materials that support infrastructure development
Hydraulic crawler drills
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Tearing down concrete structures and cutting steel frames, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to the demolition of aging facilities to promote safe and prosperous urban development.

Unic Machinery segment(Furukawa Unic Corporation)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

In the Unic Machinery segment, we are working on include improving fuel efficiency in environmental aspects and selling battery-operated mini-crawler cranes as electrified cranes. We are also considering the electrification of mounted cranes alongside the electrification of automobiles. To contributing to building of a nation that is resilient in the face of disasters and developing and promoting infrastructure in developing countries, it is necessary to provide products which meet the needs of a wide array of usage environments and users. We will continue to go about improving work environments for workers, develop and provide products that are safe and readily usable by anyone, and manufacture products that are just what users need.

UNIC cranes
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Truck-mounted cranes
Contributions
Providing safe working environments for construction sites and workplaces in logistics
Mini-crawler cranes
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Cranes for use inside high-rise buildings and narrow sites
Contributions
Contributing to ensuring the safety of dangerous workplaces and mitigating hardlabor environments
Ocean cranes
  • 14. LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Applications
Cranes installed on fishing boats, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to the establishment of working environments that enable fishing industry operations to continue despite labor shortages

Metals segment(Furukawa Metals & Resources Co., Ltd.)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

Metals segment must closely examine the profitability and future potential of the copper smelting business we are currently outsourcing, and must also develop new business. We intend to leverage the knowledge we have accumulated to date to innovate in order to make contributions in new businesses.

Electrolytic copper
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Applications
This substance is used in the wires, copper pipes, and other components of household appliances, communication devices, and automobiles.
Contributions
Contributing to various areas of industry by providing a stable supply of the materials that underpin industry

Electronics segment(Furukawa Denshi Co., Ltd.)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

Electronics segment intend to continue contributing to the development of telecommunications infrastructure and automotive and medical equipment by providing a stable supply of our main products - high-purity metallic arsenic, crystalline products, and coils - and also using our strategic products - namely developing highperformance aluminum nitride products and improving DOE and other optical products for laser machining - to develop products that help customers resolve their issues, thereby contributing to the creation of a convenient, comfortable society by promoting automation, labor-saving, health, and more.

High-purity metallic arsenic
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Raw materials for mobile equipment and lasers
Contributions
Contributing to infrastructure establishment and promoting industrialization and innovation by supplying materials for electronic equipment and automobiles
Coils
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Applications
Filter coils are used to control noise from electric control units and power sources.
Contributions
Contributing to reducing environmental burdens and promoting innovation by providing materials for fuel-efficient vehicles and electric vehicles
Optical components (lenses)
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Applications
Infrared lenses used in noncontact thermometers, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to medical care development and Universal Health Coverage* by supplying optical products for thermometers, etc.
  • *Universal Health Coverage: Coverage that enables everyone to receive services relating to proper health promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery of functions at affordable prices.

Chemicals segment(Furukawa Chemicals Co., Ltd.)

Perspectives and Direction to Address the SDGs

Chemicals segment is basic strategyis to expand business for existing products, and launch and develop business for newly developed products. To realize this strategy, we need to expand sales for high-value-added products among our existing products.
As for sulfuric acid, we believe it is possible to respond to our customers' new needs and resolve their issues in areas including food additives and electronic materials by improving added value and stepping up manufacturing of products such as high-quality sulfuric acid, one of our company's strengths. As for newly developed products, customer needs differ in features and functions. We intend to make contributions in automated driving, telecommunications systems, and other areas by establishing systems for quality, mass production, and sales for metallic copper powder and other newly developed products and providing a stable supply of high-quality products that respond to diverse customer requirements.

Sulfuric acid
  • 9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 2. ZERO HUNGER
  • 6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Applications
Foundational raw material for various fields of chemical engineering
Contributions
Contributing to economic growth by supplying sulfuric acid in a wide range of areas including agriculture, food products, automobiles, and telecommunications
Sulfuric acid bands
  • 11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Applications
Inorganic water treatment of drinking water, industrial wastewater, sewage, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to improving water environments by supplying inorganic water treatment agents to facilities that treat drinking water, industrial wastewater, sewage, etc.
Ferrous sulfate
  • 3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 2. ZERO HUNGER
Applications
Raw material for color grading and stabilizing agents, nutritional fortification agents, agents for processed food production, oxygen absorbers, etc.
Contributions
Contributing to universal health coverage by supplying the raw materials for food additives and supplements
  • *Universal Health Coverage: Coverage that enables everyone to receive services relating to proper health promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery of functions at affordable prices.