The Mitsui Chemicals Group believes that compliance with the environmental laws and regulations of the nations and regions in which it operates and addressing the opinions and complaints of local residents are an important part of environmental compliance.
In June 2018, a fire broke at a utility plant in the Osaka Works. We sincerely apologize for causing such great inconvenience to local residents, related authorities, customers, and many other people.
Through training our employees about environmental laws and regulations and conducting audits at each of our operating sites, we aim for zero violations of environmental laws and regulations. Moreover, management at each of our locations conducts regular meetings with members of local communities so as to exchange opinions and broaden understanding in regard to the operation of the facility. Each business site fields complaints and comments from local residents. Moreover, Mitsui Chemicals maintains a our Risk Hotline that allows members of the local community to express their opinions. Thanks in part to these efforts, there were no violations of environmental laws or regulations in fiscal 2018. We will continue our efforts in environmental compliance in order to earn and maintain the trust of society in general.