Environment & Community

Working toward sustainability

The Environment

Based on our deep respect for human beings advocated in our Principles of Management, we continuously contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by doing the following:

  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations and respecting human rights and other international norms of behavior.
  • Conducting business by taking into consideration the interests of stakeholders including consumers, employees, shareholders, communities.
  • Mitigating the environmental impact of our business.

Responsible Mineral Sourcing Policy

Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) designates “Respect for Human Beings” as one of its core principles of management. As such, ILA is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations and is committed to respecting human rights. We support initiatives focused on responsible material sourcing, including Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and guidance provided by the Responsible Mineral Initiative.

Conflict minerals include tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG), and the ores from which they are derived, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. As the awareness of the impact of mineral sourcing grows, additional minerals, such as cobalt, have been added to the responsible mineral sourcing initiative. Idemitsu Lubricants America does not directly purchase any conflict minerals or cobalt from mines, smelters or refiners.

ILA expects our suppliers providing us with a material containing a 3TG or cobalt to purchase the mineral from a socially and environmentally responsible source that does not directly or indirectly contribute to conflict or human rights abuses. For any material containing a 3TG or cobalt, we have the right to request the supplier complete the necessary Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, Extended Minerals Reporting Template or similar survey. We expect our suppliers to accurately complete the survey in its entirety and verify their upstream suppliers are sourcing the 3TG or cobalt from socially and environmentally responsible sources. Additionally, we expect our supplier to implement policies and management systems to support compliance and further require their upstream suppliers adopt similar policies.

A supplier found to be in violation of our conflict mineral policy will be required to implement corrective action. Continued non-compliance or unwillingness to take action to address the issue may lead to termination of the supplier relationship.

ILA will continually monitor global developments and the emergence of additional requirements or standards related to the sourcing of minerals and respond appropriately.

The Community

As an engaged member of our local community, Idemitsu is committed to supporting area programs that contribute to the well being of our friends and neighbors and promote culture and the arts. Please visit the Idemitsu Museum of Arts.

CSR Initiatives and Annual Reporting

Idemitsu's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are documented in detail in an annual integrated report that provides specifics on its CSR activities. A global portal has been designed to serve as an informational gateway to Idemitsu's Sustainability initiatives and programs.

For the latest 2020 CSR Report, please click here to download directly from our Global Sustainability site.

For all past CSR Reports, please click here.