Responsible Care Initiatives

Corporate members of the chemical industry that work with chemical substances undertake and publish the outcomes of voluntary initiatives to ensure excellence in environmental matters, safety, and health in all processes from the development to the manufacturing, distribution, and industrial and consumer use of chemical substances to their disposal and recycling in an effort to engage in dialogue and communication with society.

The initiatives are collectively known as Responsible Care (RC), and have been promoted around the world since they were announced by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) in the RC Global Charter in 2006 and revised in 2014.

Nippon Shokubai is one of the charter members of the Japan Responsible Care Council (now known as the Responsible Care Committee of the Japan Chemical Industry Association [JCIA]) founded in 1995, and has since introduced and continues to promote efforts under several systems, including an environmental management system (ISO 14001), quality management systems (ISO 9001 and GMP*), and an occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS).

The Nippon Shokubai Group intends to continue to fulfill its corporate social responsibility by contributing to society through Groupwide RC activities.

* GMP : Good Manufacturing Practice

The Company President’s signature on the RC Global Charter (2014 revised version)