Nippon Shokubai: Organizational Reform Notice (as of April 1, 2022) – Changes to our organizational structure to promote our three transformations –

February 28, 2022

Since April 1, 2022, NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan, President: Yujiro Goto, hereinafter “Nippon Shokubai”) will revise its organizational structure.
As part of our long-term vision “TechnoAmenity for the future”, our company promotes three transformations: business transformation, strategic transformation of environmental initiatives and organizational transformation. In order to quickly promote these transformations, we will evolve our R&D organization, our sector planning organization and our DX promotion organization.

Overview of the main organizational changes

(1) Evolution of the R&D organization
We are going to change our organization in order to develop our Solutions activities and strengthen our R&D functions to achieve carbon neutrality.

・Creation of a new enterprise research division
We will reorganize our Innovation & Business Development division and create a new Corporate Research division. By clarifying the functions of each division and collaborating with related divisions, we will focus on creating new businesses and core technologies.
The Research Center, Analytical Technology Center and Intellectual Property Department will be established within the Corporate Research Division. In addition to coordinating with business sectors and Group companies, they will work on the development of new generation themes through co-creation with the academic world and various companies such as startups.
Within the Innovation & Business Development division, the three departments consisting of the New Business Development Department, the New Business Commercialization Project and the Green Innovation Deprtment will implement initiatives across the company to create new businesses and quickly lead to commercialization. We recognize that digital transformation and major shifts towards a recycling-based society will present new business opportunities, so we will help solve social issues while integrating our business strengths and market needs (we have created a new group in the New Business Development Department involved in water and environment related businesses).

・Reorganization of Health & Medical Business Development Office as Health & Medical Business Division
In healthcare and medicine, we have encouraged commercial development for the manufacture and contract supply of mid-molecule APIs. However, in conjunction with progress in improving systems to meet the needs of various customers, including contract manufacturing facilities, we will reorganize our Health and Medical Business Development Office into the Health Business Division. and medicine. The Health & Medical Business Division and the Cosmetics Business Division are organized at the divisional level, in order to further accelerate large-scale commercialization.

(2) Changes in the Organization of Enterprise Sector Planning
Our company will make the following changes to our business line planning organization to transform our portfolio content from existing areas into areas for growth.

・Creation of a new Business Planning Division
A new business planning division will be created to expand our solutions business and strengthen our materials business. The Business Planning Division will be responsible for functions such as (1) planning and promoting business strategies, (2) collaborating with Group companies and creating synergies, and (3) improving marketing. Three departments including Business Strategy Planning Department, Group Management and Project Planning Department and Marketing Strategy Department will be established under this division.

・Creation of business planning and development departments in solution divisions
To further strengthen the planning, development and marketing functions of our Solutions business, Business Planning & Development departments will be established within the Industrial & Household Solutions division and the Energy & Electronics Solutions division, respectively. They will coordinate with divisions, including the Business Planning Division and the Innovation and Business Development Division, to strengthen market development and solution development activities across the organization. organization.

(3) Changes in the organization of the DX promotion
To lead and support company-wide digital transformation initiatives, the DX Promotion team will be disbanded for reform and a new DX Promotion Division will be created. DX promotion department, IT management department and ERP innovation project will be established in this division.

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