Responsible Care Policy and Management

Management System


The Mitsui Chemicals Group carries out Responsible Care activities in accordance with its Responsible Care Policy.

System and Responsible Officers

Under the direction of the senior executive director who serves as chairman of the Responsible Care Committee, Responsible Care Committee members—consisting of the general managers who are responsible for each of the six functional categories as well as the general managers of business departments—are tasked with putting in place Responsible Care activity-related policies, strategies, planning, undertaking performance evaluations, and conducting reviews of the Responsible Care system. Departments in charge of each Responsible Care functional category constantly share information with each other to promote Responsible Care activities throughout the Group.

Six functional categories:environmental protection, process safety and disaster prevention, occupational health and safety, chemicals safety, quality, and logistic safety

Monitoring Methods

The Responsible Care Committee regularly convenes to monitor the progress of Responsible Care activity plans and conduct evaluations of Responsible Care achievements, the results of which are then reflected in planning for the next fiscal year.

Achievements and Reviews

In fiscal 2015, meetings of the Responsible Care Committee were held on three occasions. At each meeting, the Committee took steps to confirm the status of measures implemented to address key issues and to deliberate on the efficacy of those measures in terms of the results achieved. Based on these deliberations, energies were channeled toward formulating activity plans for the next fiscal year.

Please refer to the relevant page for each functional category for details of specific activities.

Goals and Results

Goals for Fiscal 2015

  • Expand and strengthen independent activities as a part of Responsible Care endeavors at overseas subsidiaries and affiliates

Fiscal 2015 Results and Assessment

Level achieved: A

  • Received the Responsible Care Special Recognition Award from the Japan Chemical Industry Association as an acknowledgement of the Group’s efforts to roll out Responsible Care activities to its subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Revised the Responsible Care Policy
  • Steps taken to share the details and purport of revisions to the Responsible Care Policy as well as efforts to roll out Responsible Care activities to subsidiaries and affiliates shared at the presidents’ meetings of subsidiaries and affiliates and at the SHE meetings of each region
  • Strengthened the structure for rolling out Responsible Care activities in which regional corporate companies play a key role
SHE: Safety, Health and Environment.

Priorities for Fiscal 2016

  • Promote autonomous Responsible Care activities at overseas subsidiaries and affiliates
Levels of achievement based on self-assessment: A: 95% or more, B: 70% or more and less than 95%, C: less than 70%