Public Recognition

Here at the Mitsui Chemicals Group, we are committed to a wide range of initiatives both in Japan and overseas, including improving safety standards, reducing environmental impact and research activities. As a result of these initiatives, we have received a number of awards and commendations in recognition of our achievements.

Public Recognition

Mitsui Chemicals Receives 2015 Japan Chemical Industry Association RC Special Recognition Award

Recognized for the Responsible Care (RC) activities of its domestic and overseas affiliates, the RC Group of Mitsui Chemicals’ RC & Quality Assurance Division was awarded the Japan Chemical Industry Association (“JCIA”) RC Special Recognition Award on May 28, 2015.
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) RC Award recognizes outstanding achievements or contributions by offices and individuals in an effort to expand RC activities in the chemicals industry.
RC & Quality Assurance Division oversees responsible care activities undertaken throughout the Mitsui Chemical Group, recognizes achievements in the area of responsible care activities by domestic and overseas affiliates, and fosters cooperative relationships among affiliates by holding SHE (safety, health, environment) conferences in each region. In addition, the Mitsui Chemicals Group is promoting unified responsible care activities by using the revisions to the Responsible Care Global Charter (May 2014) as an opportunity to formulate the Responsible Care Shiodome Manifesto, a declaration that promotes the Group’s basic RC policies and frameworks for domestic and overseas subsidiaries and affiliates.


Award ceremony

Mitsui Chemicals Presented RC Merit Award by Chinese Association of International Chemical Manufacturers

The RC Merit Award was presented to the Mitsui Chemicals Group by the Chinese Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM)* on June 9, 2015 in recognition of the Group’s extensive RC activities in China. The RC Merit Award was established in 2013 in order to honor member companies with distinguished track records in the area of responsible care activities that contribute to the sustainable development of the Chinese chemical industry and Chinese society as a whole. The award was presented to the Mitsui Chemicals Group in recognition of safe operations and environmentally friendly production activities being undertaken by Group companies in China, the annual compilation and reporting of related safety/environment results data, and the support it provides to AICM by submitting assessments to the Chinese government regarding chemical regulations in China. The award also recognizes the Group’s contributions to the next generation in China mainly through sponsored national university student chemical design contests.
The RC & Quality Assurance Division will work together each Mitsui Chemicals Group company with the aim of promoting responsible care activities in each region.

Most notably, the Mitsui Chemicals Group has provided. It has also sponsored national university student chemical design contests held by organizations such the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (IESC) and China Education Association of Chemical Industry (CEACI). The Group made substantial donations to rebuild a very much needed elementary school in the suburbs of Shanghai. These and other social activities were recognized as important contributions to the sustainable development of the chemical industry and society in China.

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AICM (Association of International Chemical Manufacturers):
An industrial organization representing foreign-owned chemicals companies operating in China


Award ceremony

Mitsui Chemicals Agro Researcher Receives “Society Award for Prominent Achievement in Research” from Pesticide Science Society of Japan

Toshifumi Nakao, a chief scientist of Mitsui Chemical affiliate Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.’s Agrochemicals Research Center, was awarded the FY2015 “Society Award for Achievement in Research” from the Pesticide Science Society of Japan for his research in “Study on Structure and Insecticide Sensitivity of RDL GABA Receptor".
Being the only Japanese society devoted to the comprehensive study of crop protection and agricultural chemicals, the Pesticide Science Society of Japan presents the “Society Award for Achievement in Research” as an authoritative award in recognition of outstanding research achievements in these areas. The Society’s coveted awards are rarely presented to corporate scientists, so the Society’s recognition of Toshifumi Nakao’s research has garnered attention from scientists around the world.


Mitsui Chemicals Agro
Mr. Shunji Nakao

A Research Officer of the Company’s Safety & Environment Technology Division Receives the Encouragement Award from the Japan Society for Safety Engineering

Yukie Nakamura, a chief scientist of the Company’s Process Safety Technology Group and Safety & Environment Technology Division received the Encouragement Award from the Japan Society for Safety Engineering in recognition of her work on a study of influential factors on thermal stability of acrylic acid on May 28, 2015.
Details of this award, which is presented to research officers under the age of 35 who are expected to excel in the future, were announced during a research paper presentation meeting of the Japan Society for Safety Engineering.
Taking into consideration accidents at acrylic acid chemical plants in recent years, the Encouragement Award is also an acknowledgement of the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s efforts to assess the dangers associated with chemicals substances as well as endeavors aimed at preventing accidents together with the Group’s high level of awareness toward safety.


Ms. Yukie Nakamura,
Safety & Environment Technology Division

Main awards received from third parties in FY2015

Recipient Date Award Reason for Award Awarding body
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Apr. 2015 Certificate of Appreciation Awarded for provision of relief supplies to landslide affected areas The Hiroshima City Council of Social Welfare
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. May. 2015 RC Special Recognition Award Awarded for company-wide responsible care activities undertaken by affiliated companies Japan Chemical Industry Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. May 2015 The Japan Society for Safety Engineering Encouragement Award Awarded for research work on influential factors on thermal stability of acrylic acid The Japan Society for Safety Engineering
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. June 2015 Award for Best Papers Awarded for improving employee wellness through weight loss programs Japan Society for Occupational Health
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Jul. 2015 RC Merit Award Awarded for responsible care activities Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM, industrial organization of foreign-owned companies operating in China
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Dec. 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators Awarded for intellectual property strategy and activities Thompson Reuters
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Feb. 2016 Environmental Report Section Award of Merit Awarded for the CSR Communication Report 2015 Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum (GEF)
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Mar. 2016 Award for Companies Promoting Experience-based Learning Activities for the Youth Awarded for the “Laboratory class in the Wonders of Chemistry” for children Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Mar. 2016 Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Education Awarded for youth catalyst and other science-related education activities Catalysis Society of Japan
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Ichihara Works Oct. 2015 Fiscal 2015 Initial Fire Fighting Competition Fire Extinguisher Category Merit Award Recognition of safety technology IBA
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Ichihara Works Nov. 2015 Outstanding Boiler Engineering Award (Chairman’s Award) Awarded for outstanding management in such areas as safety control systems, status of inspection/maintenance and safe operations Japan Boiler Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Ichihara Works Mobara Branch Factory Jul. 2015 Fiscal 2015 Kanto Regional Mining Safety Award (Mine Category) Awarded for maintaining mining safety, and preventing mining accidents and pollution Kanto Tohoku Industrial Safety and Inspection Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Ichihara Works Mobara Branch Factory Sep. 2015 39th Chiba Prefecture Breathing Apparatus Drills Chiba Prefecture Governor’s Award (Merit Award) Recognition of safety technology Chiba Prefecture Fire Fighting School
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Sodegaura Center Oct. 2015 National Industrial Safety and Health Convention Green Cross Award Awarded for efforts to improve industrial safety Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Jul. 2015 Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Railway Freight Award Recognition of railway transport contributions Railway Freight Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Oct. 2015 YKHK Yamaguchi Prefecture Governor’s Award Recognition of safety technology YKHK
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Nov. 2015 Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Health & Safety Conference Achievement Award Recognition of efforts to improve occupational health Hiroshima Prefecture Labor Standards Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Nov. 2015 Outstanding Boiler Engineering Award Awarded for outstanding management in such areas safety control systems, status of inspection/maintenance and safe operations Japan Boiler Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Oct. 2015 National Industrial Safety and Health Convention Green Cross Award Recognition of efforts to improve industrial safety and occupational health Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Nov. 2015 Japan Petrochemical Industry Association Maintenance Award Outstanding workers Japan Petrochemical Industry Association
Mitsui Chemicals,Inc. Iwakuni-Ohtake Works Tokuyama Branch factory Jul. 2015 Labor Standards Association Tokuyama Branch Merit Award Recognition of efforts to improve occupational health Tokuyama Region Industrial Health & Safety Association
Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. June 2015 Society Award for Prominent Achievement in Research Awarded for research on Study on Structure and Insecticide Sensitivity of RDL GABA Receptor Pesticide Science Society of Japan
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello,Inc Feb. 2016 3rd Food Industry “Mottainai” Grand Prize, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award Awarded for initiatives to reduce food loss through the manufacture and sale of its freshness retention film Japan Organics Recycling Association
Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd. May. 2015 Tokuboren Chairman’s Award Outstanding workers Iwakuni/Ohtake Region Special Disaster Prevention Council
Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd. May. 2015 Safety Person of Merit Award Outstanding workers Iwakuni/Ohtake Region Special Disaster Prevention Council
Sun Medical Co., Ltd. June 2015 Fire and Disaster Management Agency Secretary Awards Outstanding business facility related to handling hazardous substances Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Yamamoto Chemicals, Inc. June 2015 Fire and Disaster Management Agency Secretary Awards Outstanding business facility related to handling hazardous substances Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Shimonoseki Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Jul. 2015 Shimonoseki Fire Department Handling Methods Competition Fire Engine Category Winner Recognition of safety technologies Shimonoseki Fire Department
Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co., Ltd. Tianjin Works (China) Jan. 2016 8.12 Safe Production Emergency Rescue Special Contribution Award Awarded for disaster relief activities Development Zone Safety Administration Agency (China)
Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co., Ltd. Tianjin Works (China) Jan. 2016 2015 Safe Production Outstanding Team Recognition of its safe production track record Development Zone Safety Administration Agency (China)
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Jul. 2015 Excellent safety workplace, National level Awarded for maintaining workplace safety Ministry of Labor and Welfare(Thailand)
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Aug. 2015 ECO Factory Awarded for its eco-friendly production The Industrial Environment Institute | The Federation of Thai Industries.
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Aug. 2015 3Rs Management Award Recognition of its 3R activities Department of Industrial Work (DIW)(Thailand)
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Aug. 2015 Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement Award Awarded for eliminating landfill waste Department of Industrial Work (DIW)(Thailand)
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Sep. 2015 CSR - DIW Continuous Award 2015 Contributions to local communities Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry(Thailand)
Siam Mitsui PTA Co.,Ltd.(Thailand) Jul. 2015 Carbon footprint product Product lifecycle CO2 emission volumes Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Apr. 2015 3Rs Management Award Recognition of its 3R activities Department of Industrial Work (DIW)(Thailand)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Aug. 2015 Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement Award Awarded for eliminating landfill waste Department of Industrial Work (DIW)(Thailand)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Mar. 2016 White flag Green Star & Golden Star Awarded for its safety and environmental activities Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Aug. 2015 ECO Factory Awarded for its eco-friendly production activities The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Aug. 2015 Zero Accident Campaign Award No major accidents Ministry of Labour (Thailand)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) June 2015 National Occupational Health and Safety Award Awarded for its safety and environmental activities Ministry of Labour (Thailand)
Thai Pet Resin Co.,ltd(Thailand) Mar. 2016 TPM Special Award Awarded for its production management activities Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance(JIPM)
Mitsui Hygiene Materials Co., Ltd.(Thailand) Sep. 2015 CSR - DIW Continuous Award 2015 Contributions to local communities Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry(Thailand)
Mitsui Hygiene Materials Co., Ltd.(Thailand) Oct. 2015 The Outstanding Establishment on Labor Relations & Welfare for Year 2015 Awarded for its labor welfare initiatives Ministry of Labour(Thailand)
Mitsui Hygiene Materials Co., Ltd.(Thailand) Jul. 2015 The Certificate of Good Safety Performance (National Level) Awarded for its labor safety initiatives Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour(Thailand)
Mitsui Hygiene Materials Co., Ltd.(Thailand) Jul. 2015 Zero Accident Award No accidents record Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour(Thailand)
Mitsui Hygiene Materials Co., Ltd.(Thailand) Dec. 2015 The Certificate of Corporate Good Governance Award in 2014 Excellent efforts in corporate governance Department of Business Developments(Thailand)
ESCO COMPANY, LLC(U.S.A.) Jul. 2015 Performance Improvement Award Awarded for its safety and environmental activities Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates(SOCHMA)