Responsible Care Policy and Management

The Mitsui Chemicals Group has put in place a Responsible Care Policy that outlines the fundamental requirements for its Responsible Care activities.
Guided by this Policy, the Group engages in various activities in such areas as process safety and disaster prevention, occupational health and safety, environmental protection, product stewardship, quality, and logistics.

Product stewardship :
Activities focusing on preserving the environment, human health, and safety across the entire life cycle of products, from development to final disposal.

Responsible Care Policy

The Mitsui Chemicals Group has identified certain basic elements of the Responsible Care activities undertaken by the Group in accordance with the Responsible Care Policy. Through its Responsible Care activities, the Company and Group are committed to addressing the expectations and earning the trust of society as well as the local community while also contributing to the sustainable development of the public at large and the chemical industry.
This policy is upheld in the “Philosophy and Basic Policy Relating to Ensuring Safety” of the Mitsui Chemicals Group.
The Responsible Care Policy was formulated based on the philosophy of the Responsible Care Global Charter drawn up by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).

Responsible Care Global Charter : Announced by the ICCA in 2006 to create a common global vision for Responsible Care, the Charter also pays special attention to Sustainability and Product Stewardship while improving the environmental, health and safety activities of chemical companies. Revised in 2014, the Charter has been signed by the CEOs of more than 500 chemical companies.

Responsible Care Policy

Based on its Corporate Mission and Action Guidelines, the Mitsui Chemicals Group acknowledges that its business challenge is not only to comply with laws and regulations of the countries in which it does business, but also to continuously contribute to the improvement of safety, health, the environment, and quality, for the sustainable development of society. We will expand our business focus while continuing to improve and maintain good communication with all our stakeholders and business partners.

  • We pledge that safety is our top priority and will focus on achieving zero accidents and occupational injuries.
  • We will assess the risks to people and the environment from our products throughout their lifecycles, while working to ensure the health and safety of all persons and to reduce the environmental impact of those products.
  • We will contribute to improve quality of life and protect the environment through our business activities by developing beneficial technologies and products.
  • We will provide high-quality products and services that satisfy the needs of our customers and respond to the trust that they place in us.
  • We will actively promote the well-being of all our employees.

These Rules shall come into full force as of October 1, 1997.
These Rules as revised shall remain in full force and effective as of September 1, 2015

We also produced guidelines to better ingrain the Responsible Care Policy throughout the Mitsui Chemicals Group. We translated the Responsible Care Policy and guidelines into eight languages, including English, Chinese, Korean and Malay, and sent them to overseas subsidiaries and affiliates.

Responsible Care Shiodome Manifesto

To further expand Responsible Care activities at subsidiaries and affiliates, Mitsui Chemicals drew up (in Japanese, English, and Chinese editions) the Shiodome Manifesto. Based on the articles of the Responsible Care Global Charter, the Manifesto serves as a declaration that promotes the Group’s Responsible Care policy and frameworks for subsidiaries and affiliates. The presidents of all Group subsidiaries and affiliates that fall within the scope of Responsible Care support, as deemed under Company regulations, signed off in acknowledgement of their commitment.

Subsidiaries and affiliates that fall within the scope of Responsible Care support: Subsidiaries and affiliates that manufacture or handle chemicals (Excluding subsidiaries and affiliates within factory premises where the parent works manager bears the responsibility for Responsible Care implementation.)