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Responsible Care Initiatives

All companies in the chemical industry responsible for handling chemical substances voluntarily agree to protect the environment and human health and safety in all processes ranging from the development of chemical substances to their manufacture, distribution, use, end consumption, disposal and recycling. By disclosing the results of these activities to the public, the companies hold dialogue and communicate with society. These efforts are known as Responsible Care (RC). The RC Global Charter was developed in 2006 and revised in 2014 by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), which promotes Responsible Care worldwide.
Nippon Shokubai has participated in the Japan Responsible Care Council (JRCC; currently known as the Japan Chemical Industry Association Responsible Care Committee) since it was established in 1995, and has been advancing various initiatives.
We are determined to continue contributing to society while fulfilling our corporate social responsibility through our group-wide commitment to Responsible Care.

RC Policy

In conformity with the Nippon Shokubai Group Mission, Management Commitment, Corporate Credo, and the Nippon Shokubai Code of Conduct, we rank it as an important management measure to provide products and technologies that contribute to society and environmental protection.
In addition, while paying due respect to the principle of Sustainable Development, we are determined to conduct all activities in accordance with the following policy related to environmental protection, safety, and product quality that will bring our business operations into harmony with the global environment.
We will implement this RC Policy in all our business operations by ensuring all employees have a thorough understanding and awareness of its importance. The president shall be the person with the ultimate responsibility for implementing this policy.

1 Aim at environmental protection and reduction of negative environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle of a product, from development to disposal.
2 Ensure the safety of our employees and our communities by targeting zero accidents and zero disasters with a commitment to the Corporate Credo, "Safety takes priority over production."
3 Confirm the safety of chemical materials, intermediates and products, and consider the health of our customers, employees of our logistics subcontractors, our employees, and others.
4 Stably supply products and associated services that meet customer satisfaction and inspire their trust.
5 Publicly announce the results of these activities and make an effort to communicate for proper understanding.

RC Promotion Organization

The president is chairman of the RC Promotion Committee, and technical committees and sub-committees are established to promote company-wide RC activities.

RC Promotion Organization