We have increased the depth of our knowledge of the chemical sector through many years of developing and manufacturing solder resist. To continue to grow as a company in the future, we will further expand new businesses in which we have already launched initiatives and will brighten the lives of people in the future, as a comprehensive chemical company.
We are expanding our business in the energy sector to contribute to society by promoting the spread of environmentally friendly renewable energy and undertaking serious initiatives to tackle global environmental challenges.
We built an offshore mega solar farm to meet the demand for environmentally friendly renewable energy, which has been increasing some time. Our solar farm has received certification from Apple Inc. as a supplier that has promised to supply 100% clean energy.
To prepare for the food problems that the world will confront as the global population continues to increase, we are operating a plant factory that we built on company grounds. We are also involved in other initiatives such as beginning joint research with Safari Park on applications for insect feed.
As industrial structures and business models evolve at an unprecedented pace due to rapid advancements in IoT, big data, AI, and other IT technologies, digitalization is becoming an important issue in the management of every company. The digitalization business will not only make it possible to transform the IT systems of our company and increase the speed at which we build new systems; it will also play a core role in the digitalization of services and other aspects of our business that we need to achieve sustainable growth as the comprehensive chemical company we aspire to become.
We are engaged in the manufacture and sale of dyes as well as the manufacture and sale of functional pigments, halogen compounds, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other intermediates developed on consignment. Our corporate philosophy is to make our society more pleasant with full utilization of our chemical technology. We are actively working to create a vibrant society through our connection with many people and chemicals, based on this philosophy.