Responsible Care Initiatives

All companies in the chemical industry responsible for handling chemical substances voluntarily agree to protect the environment, safety and health in all processes ranging from the development of chemical substances to their manufacture, transportation, 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 released 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 (currently known as the Japan Chemical Industry Association [JCIA]’s Responsible Care Committee) since it was established in 1995, and has been advancing various initiatives by introducing relevant systems, such as the environmental management system (ISO 14001), the quality management system (ISO 9001, GMP*), and the occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS).

We are determined to continue contributing to society while fulfilling our corporate social responsibility through our group-wide commitment to Responsible Care.

* GMP : Good Manufacturing Practice

President’s signature on the RC Global Charter (Revised 2014 version)