Commitment to ISO 26000

Released by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in November 2010, ISO 26000 is an international standard that sets out social responsibility guidelines for all organizations.

The standard outlines seven principles for social responsibility (accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, respect for stakeholder interests, respect for the rule of law, respect for international norms of behavior and respect for human rights) and seven core subjects relating to social responsibility (organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development), and provides guidance without any obligation to obtain third-party certification.

The following table cross-references our initiatives against the seven core subjects set out under ISO 26000.

Core subject Issues Refer to
Organizational governance Organizational governance Special Feature - Lecture on the Creation of Long-Term Corporate Value by Mr. Eiichiro Adachi
Corporate Governance
CSR Management
Responsible Care Promotion System
Basic Philosophy on Human Rights
Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
Dialog with Local Communities
Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment
Promoting Diversity
Human rights Issue 1:Due diligence
Issue 2:Human rights risk situations
Issue 3:Avoidance of complicity
Issue 4:Resolving grievances
Issue 5:Discrimination and vulnerable groups
Issue 6:Civil and political rights
Issue 7:Economic, social and cultural rights
Issue 8:Fundamental principles and rights at work
Safety Initiatives
Responsible Care Promotion System
Handling Environmental Complaints
Basic Philosophy on Human Rights
Working with Our Suppliers > Goals and Results
Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment
Labour practices Issue 1:Employment and employment relationships
Issue 2:Conditions of work and social protection
Issue 3:Social dialogue
Issue 4:Health and safety at work
Issue 5:Human development and training in the workplace
Special Feature - Human Resources Management
Safety Initiatives
Process Safety and Disaster Prevention > Goals and Results
Initiatives to Prevent Major Accidents
Introduction to Process Safety and Disaster Prevention at Production Sites
Occupational Health and Safety > Goals and Results
Creating Safe and Secure Workplaces
Introduction to Safety Activities at Production Sites
Working with Our Employees > Goals and Results
Human Resources Development
Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment
Promoting Diversity
Employee Health
The environment Issue 1:Prevention of pollution
Issue 2:Sustainable resource use
Issue 3:Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Issue 4:Protection of the environment, biodiversity and restoration of natural habitats
Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
Renewable Energy-Related Business
Main Products that Contribute to Harmony with the Environment and Sustainable Development
Responsible Care Policy
Responsible Care Implementation
Environmental Protection > Goals and Results
Preventing Global Warming
Reducing Industrial Waste
Substances Subject to the PRTR Act
Preserving air quality
Philosophy on Water Resources
Biodiversity
Environmental Accounting
INPUT⇒OUTPUT
Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Impact in Logistics
Handling Environmental Complaints
Fair operating practices Issue 1:Anti-corruption
Issue 2:Responsible political involvement
Issue 3:Fair competition
Issue 4:Promoting social responsibility in the value chain
Issue 5:Respect for property rights
Promoting Compliance
Responsible Care Audits
Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Impact in Logistics
Working with Our Suppliers > Goals and Results
Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
Consumer issues Issue 1:Fair marketing, factual and unbiased information and fair contractual practices
Issue 2:Protecting consumers' health and safety
Issue 3:Sustainable consumption
Issue 4:Consumer service, support, and complaint and dispute resolution
Issue 5:Consumer data protection and privacy
Issue 6:Access to essential services
Issue 7:Education and awareness
Special Feature - Dialogue: Steady efforts to cultivate a safety culture
Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
Safety Initiatives
Responsible Care Promotion System
Reducing Industrial Waste
Handling Environmental Complaints
Chemicals Management > Goals and Results
Promotion of Chemicals Management
Quality > Goals and Results
Quality Improvement Initiatives
Working with Our Customers
Community involvement and development Issue 1:Community involvement
Issue 2:Education and culture
Issue 3:Employment creation and skills development
Issue 4:Technology development and access
Issue 5:Wealth and income creation
Issue 6:Health
Issue 7:Social investment
Special Feature - Human Resources Management
Report on Operations at the Tahara Solar-Wind™ Joint Project
Safety Initiatives
Responsible Care Policy and Management
Creating Safe and Secure Workplaces
Handling Environmental Complaints
Promotion of Chemicals Management
Quality Improvement Initiatives
CSR Procurement
Human Resources Development
Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment
Employee Health
Promoting Joint Research Projects
Promoting Cooperation with Industry
Promoting Global Collaboration
Dialog with Local Communities
Social Contribution Activities > Goals and Results
Nurturing Future Generations
Environment Communication
Support for Employees' Social Contribution Activities
Disaster Relief
Disaster Recovery Support following the Great East Japan Earthquake