As of December 1, 2022, a joint research project will begin between Chapman Laboratory and Sotas Corporation. Sotas is a company that operates “Sotas”, a system that automates everything from on-site ordering, liquidation, and inventory management to the development of new business partnerships in the chemical industry. The objective of this joint research is to clarify the relationship between profitability and carbon neutrality in the chemical industry by acquiring and utilizing inventory data including GHG emissions etc. for each product using the “Sotas” system, which has been an issue in the past. Specifically, inventory analysis of raw materials for chemical products, LCA evaluation, and comparative analysis with existing products will be conducted, and the CO2 reduction capacity and Scope 3* emissions of each company will be evaluated when shifting from existing products to new products that can contribute to CO2 reductions and ultimately, the achievement of the SDGs. With our strong focus on sustainability evaluation, we agreed with Sotas on the need for a major flow change, leading to the establishment of this joint project.
*Scope 1: Direct emissions of greenhouse gases by businesses themselves Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, steam, and heat emitted by other companies Scope 3: Indirect emissions other than 1 and 2).