Responsible Care Policy and Management

Responsible Care Audits

We conduct environment & safety (environmental protection, process safety and disaster prevention, chemical safety, occupational safety), occupational health and quality audits every year, in order to objectively evaluate the effective implementation of responsible care (RC) activities at our works, business divisions, laboratories as well as subsidiaries and affiliates all over the world, and to provide guidance. Auditors, who are selected after completing specific procedures and include the heads of the Internal Control Division and the RC & Quality Assurance Division as well as industrial physicians, conduct audits focusing primarily on the progress made with respect to key challenges in each department and the level of improvement regarding observations issued following the previous year’s audit.

Working with the relevant supervising division, worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates are audited on a regular basis. In addition to ascertaining the current status of Responsible Care activities and providing guidance, audits are also aimed at improving the overall standard of Responsible Care activities throughout the Mitsui Chemicals Group. We make every effort to carry out audits as effectively as possible, and determine the frequency of audits and key criteria carefully, taking into account such factors as the level of environment & safety and quality management at each subsidiary or affiliate.

Internal audits are conducted in accordance with the Responsible Care Code of the Japan Chemical Industry Association and ISO 9001.

Audits encompass the parent company as well as business facilities including works and laboratories that handle chemical products. Audits also cover companies that fall within the scope of Responsible Care support at subsidiaries and affiliates. Audits are conducted at all applicable business facilities on a three-year cycle basis.

【 Audits Conducted in Fiscal 2016 】

All audits were completed according to the annual plan of fiscal 2016.
Audits were completed at 96.6% of all business facilities subject to audits during the three-year period from 2014 to 2016. In addition to confirming the proper implementation of Responsible Care activities, proposals were put forward in areas where further improvement was considered possible. Moreover, certain levels were also confirmed by way of internal audits for those facilities where a third-party certification was not acquired. Plans are in place to complete audits of the remaining business facilities that fall within the scope of audits during the period from 2017 to 2020.

Status of Third-party Certification and the Implementation of Internal Audits by the Company’s Head Office

Country
Region
Company Business Sites Environment & Safety / Occupational Health Quality
Third-party certification 14-16 Results Third-party certification 14-16 Results
ISO
14001
OHSAS
18001
ISO
9001
Japan Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Ichihara Works
Mobara Branch Factory
Nagoya Works  
Osaka Works
Iwakuni-Ohtake Works
Omuta Works
Sodegaura Center      
Saxin Corporation Factory
Sun Alloys Co., Ltd. Factory    
Sun Medical Co., Ltd. Factory     ISO
13485
-
Sunrex Industry Co., Ltd. Factory  
Shimonoseki Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Factory  
Japan Composite Co., Ltd. Shimizu Factory  
Toyo Beauty Supply Corporation Factory     ◯ISO
13485
NIPPON ALUMINUM ALKYLS, LTD. Osaka Works   * 1
Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. Head Office     * 1  
Hokkaido Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Factory    
Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Utsunomiya Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. Utsunomiya Works     * 4
Funaoka Factory     * 4
Shinshiro Factory     * 4
Tosu Factory     * 4
Mitsui Chemicals MC Co., Ltd. Shimizu Factory
Kaibara Factory  
Mitsui Chemicals Industrial Products, Ltd. Saitama Office  
Otake Office * 1
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc. Head Office     * 2
Katsuta Factory   * 5
Ibaraki Factory   * 5
Koga Factory   * 5
Hamamatsu Factory   * 5
Anjo Factory   * 5
Mitsui Fine Chemicals, Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Tokuyama Factory  
Yamamoto Chemicals, Inc. Yao Factory   In the planning stage
Omuta Works  
China Mitsui Chemicals (China) Co., Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
Technical Center       -
Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co., Ltd. Tianjin Works  
Suzhou Works  
Mitsui Chemicals Nonwovens (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. Factory      
Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers Co., Ltd. Factory      
Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. Factory  
Zhang Jia Gang Free Trade Zone Mitsui Linkupon Advanced Material, Inc. Factory   ◯ISO
16949
Foshan Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. Factory    
Southeast
Asia
Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific, Ltd. Technical Center       -
Grand Siam Composites Co., Ltd. Works ◯ISO
16949
Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Factory
Siam Mitsui PTA Co., Ltd. Works
Thai PET Resin Co., Ltd. Works
Thai Mitsui Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd. Works
Cosmo Scientex (M) Sdn. Bhd. Works
MCNS Polyurethanes Malaysia Sdn Bhd Works   In the planning stage
PT. MCNS Polyurethanes Indonesia Works  
P.T. PETnesia Resindo Works
Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd. Laboratory       -
Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte. Ltd. Works In the planning stage
Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. Works
Prime Evolue Singapore Pte. Ltd. Works In the planning stage In the planning stage
SDC Technologies Asia Pacific, Pte. Ltd. Works     * 6
Mitsui Chemicals India, Pvt. Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites India, Pvt.Ltd. Works  
USA Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Advanced Composites, Inc. Ohio Plant ◯ISO
16949
Tennessee Plant ◯ISO
16949
Advanced Composites Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. Factory   ISO
16949
Anderson Development Company Factory  
Image Polymers Company, LLC Factory * 3  
SDC Technologies, Inc. Factory    
Europe Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH Head Office     * 2   In the planning stage
Acomon S.R.L. Factory   In the planning stage
*1
Included in the audit of Mitsui Chemical parent company works
*2
Does not maintain a manufacturing or other applicable department and therefore falls outside the scope of audit requirements
*3
Located within the place of business of another company and therefore falls outside the scope of audit requirements
*4
Conducted by Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.
*5
Conducted by Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc. (Head Office)
*6
Conducted by SDC Technologies, Inc.
Kashima Works has been excluded from the table due to the termination of operations.
○ISO~data in the Third-party Certification column of the Quality section of the table indicates that the business site has acquired both ISO 9001 and the listed ISO certification.