Logistics

Here at the Mitsui Chemicals Group, we carry out a wide range of initiatives to ensure that our products are safe and transported in a manner that takes into consideration the environment.

Management System

Policy

Based on its Responsible Care Policy and Companywide regulations for risk management, Mitsui Chemicals has established “Off-site Logistics Environment, Safety, and Quality Management Bylaws.” At the same time, the Company is working to maintain and improve its logistics environment, safety and quality (logistics responsible care).

System and Responsible Officers

With the responsible director in charge, the Logistics Division sets targets for the fiscal year based on results (number of accidents, complaints, etc.) up to the previous year. Various measures (audit of logistics subcontractors, education, on-site discussion, campaigns, etc.) are incorporated into the annual plan with definitive steps then taken to implement a PDCA cycle. The Logistics Division reports on logistics performance as well as the progress of annual plans while promoting the exchange of opinions through various means including regular meetings with the Responsible Care Committee and the responsible director in charge of the Logistics Division.

Monitoring Methods

Among a host of measures, steps are taken to conduct a Logistics Division responsible care audit based on specific criteria and a checklist that is prepared in advance. In this manner, every effort is mace to monitor the progress of annual logistics responsible care plans. The results of the aforementioned measures and audit are reported to all relevant logistics-related parties and proper action taken.

Achievements and Reviews

The Company has achieved all of the targets identified under its annual plan and continues to maintain a major accident- and work-related significant occupational injury-free track record. As far as trends are concerned, the number of complaints is in a decline. This is largely due to the success of original and creative responsible care activities (education, measures aimed at increasing awareness, campaigns, monthly and weekly reports, etc.). In addition, the Company has adopted a new KPI (trouble ratio) and is initiating plan proposals that reflect specific data from a prevention perspective.

Goals and Results

Goals for Fiscal 2016

Maintain and increase safety, the environment, and quality

  • Work-related significant occupational injuries / Major accidents: 0
  • Complaints: Not more than 8

Fiscal 2016 Results and Assessment

Level achieved: A

  • Work-related significant occupational injuries / Major accidents: 0
  • Complaints: 7

Priorities for Fiscal 2017

Maintain and increase safety, the environment, and quality (ongoing)

  • Work-related significant occupational injuries / Major accidents: 0
  • Complaints: Not more than 7
  • KPI (trouble ratio): Not more than 50ppm

* Levels of achievement based on self-assessment: A: 95% or more, B: 70% or more and less than 95%, C: less than 70%