The Maxell Group has formulated its Corporate Sustainability
Vision for contributing to the Earth 100 years from
its mission: "Contribute to a sustainable society by innovating
unique, original technologies."
The 193 UN member countries, including Japan, unanimously adopted the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.
The SDGs comprise 17 goals and 169 targets, which stem from social issues that governments around the world aim to resolve on a global basis by 2030.
In addition, identifying companies in all industries as important partners, this initiative calls for the active participation of companies in addressing and achieving the SDGs.
Accordingly, through its products and services and CSR activities, the Maxell Group will contribute to the realization of the SDGs.
By drawing on our strength in Analog Core Technologies to create solutions that leverage our distinctive capabilities, we are helping to tackle complex and overlapping social issues that are emerging globally. In this way, we are addressing social issues through our products and services.
The Maxell Group has placed greater emphasis on sustainability activities and established a dedicated department in FY2020 to strengthen the linkage between environmental and social issues and business.
As the world has been changing rapidly, we recognize the need to respond flexibly to these changes. Starting in FY2022, we will establish a system to further strengthen our corporate communication and promote information disclosure regarding our various responses to social changes and their development in the Maxell Group's business activities.
Anytime, Anywhere, in Safety
Current lithium-ion batteries use electrolyte solution, which raises concerns about safety, battery life, and heat resistance.
We have succeeded in introducing high-performance inorganic solid electrolytes through the joint development with our long-time partner companies.
The all-solid-state battery can solve the problems of current lithium-ion batteries in terms of safety, heat resistance, and longer life, and will contribute to waste reduction and make up for labor shortage in various industrial fields by reducing maintenance work.
Anytime, Anywhere, in Safety
Although lead, a substance subject to the European RoHS Directive, is a hazardous chemical, it is exempted from use in oxygen sensors, for which no alternative technology has been established, and is used throughout
the world. By developing an anode that replaces lead and a weakly acidic electrolyte that is suitable for the anode, we have commercialized a long-life galvanic cell-type lead-free* oxygen sensor that is
less susceptible to CO2 and other acidic gases.
By not using lead as an anode, we are reducing the risk of soil and marine pollution and its impact on the human body.
*It means that the lead contained in each part (homogeneous substance) constituting the product is 0.1wt% or less.
Support the improvement of people's quality of life.
Functional Materials Div.
By reducing water leakage, mold growth, rusting of metal parts, and deterioration of wall and ceiling materials in buildings, waste is reduced. It also helps to improve the efficiency of air conditioning by
filling in the gaps between housing components, such as around pipes leading to the interior and exterior of the building. In Southeast Asia, we are promoting the construction of houses using the tarpaulin
method, and in North America, we are promoting the use of airtight materials.
By spreading the use of the tarpaulin method and airtight materials, we will not only improve the living space in the region, but also improve the skills of local contractors and consider the environment.
Delivering safety and security in people's lives
Providing Safety and Peace of Mind in Daily Life
Life Solution Div.
Increasing hygiene awareness is increasing the need for products that can remove bacteria, viruses, and odors.
Ozone has the property of decomposing the source of bacteria, viruses, and odors and returning to oxygen. The "OZONEO series " of disinfectors and deodorizers that take advantage of this characteristic of ozone are used in a variety of places, including hotel rooms and hospital examination rooms.
We will continue to support comfortable lifestyles by developing products and expanding our lineup in line with customer needs.
Maxell Group believes that its responsibility as a good corporate citizen is to develop community-based activities as a member of local communities, in addition to solving social issues through its business.
We actively promote a variety of social contribution activities in order to realize a better society.