Mitsui Chemicals

Responsible Care Policy and Management

Responsible Care Audits

We conduct environment & safety (environmental protection, process safety and disaster prevention, occupational safety), occupational health, quality, and chemical safety audits every year, in order to objectively evaluate the effective implementation of Responsible Care 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.

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

At the parent company, audits encompass business facilities that handle chemical products such as Works and laboratories (quality and chemical safety audits encompass business divisions and offices that ship chemical products). Audits also basically cover companies that fall within the scope of Responsible Care support at subsidiaries and affiliates.

【 Audits Conducted in Fiscal 2017 】

All audits were completed according to the annual plan of fiscal 2017.
Audits were completed regarding environmental & safety and quality at 95% and 92% of all business facilities (respectively) subject to audits during the three-year period from 2015 to 2017. In addition to confirming the proper implementation of Responsible Care activities, proposals were put forward in areas where further improvement was considered possible. Plans are in place to complete audits of the remaining business facilities that fall within the scope of audits during the period from 2018 to 2021. In addition, in fiscal 2017, chemical safety audits were conducted at six business divisions, one office, and two laboratories, while quality audits were conducted at six business divisions.

Status of Third-party Certification and the Implementation of Internal Audits by the Company’s Head Office (2015-17)

Company Business
Environment & Safety
Occupational Health
Japan Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Ichihara Works
Mobara Branch Factory
Nagoya Works  
Osaka Works
Iwakuni-Ohtake Works
Omuta Works
Sodegaura Center       * 7
Kyowa Industrial Co., Ltd. Head Office (Sugue Factory)      
Large-Parts Manufacturing Factory      
Saxin Corporation Factory  
Sun Alloys Co., Ltd. Factory    
Sun Medical Co., Ltd. Factory     ISO
Sunrex Industry Co., Ltd. Factory  
Shimonoseki Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Factory  
Japan Composite Co., Ltd. Shimizu Factory  
Toyo Beauty Supply Corporation Factory    
Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
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. Head Office, Shimizu Factory
Kaibara Factory  
Mitsui Chemicals Industrial Products, Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
Saitama Office  
Otake Office * 1
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc. Head Office     * 2
Katsuta Factory   * 5
Ibaraki Factory   * 5
Koga Manufacturing Dept., Ibaraki Works   * 5
Hamamatsu Factory   * 5
Anjo Factory   * 5
Shikoku Tohcello Co., Ltd. Factory   * 5
Mitsui Fine Chemicals, Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Tokuyama Factory  
Yamamoto Chemicals, Inc. Head Office, Yao Factory  
Omuta Works  
China Mitsui Chemicals (China) Co., Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
Technical Center       * 7
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   ◯IATF
Zhang Jia Gang Free Trade Zone Mitsui Linkupon Advanced Material, Inc. Factory   ◯QC
Foshan Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. Factory    
South Korea KOC Solution CO.,Ltd Factory     In the planning stage
Grand Siam Composites Co., Ltd. Works ◯ISO
Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Factory ◯ISO
Siam Mitsui PTA Co., Ltd. Works ◯ISO
Siam Tohcello Co., Ltd. Works * 5
Thai PET Resin Co., Ltd. Works ◯ISO
Thai Mitsui Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd. Works
Cosmo Scientex (M) Sdn. Bhd. Works
MCNS Polyurethanes Malaysia Sdn Bhd Works  
PT. MCNS Polyurethanes Indonesia Works
P.T. PETnesia Resindo Works
Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd. Laboratory       * 7
Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte. Ltd. Factory
Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. Factory
Prime Evolue Singapore Pte. Ltd. Factory * 6
SDC Technologies Asia Pacific, Pte. Ltd. Factory     In the planning stage In the planning stage
Mitsui Chemicals India, Pvt. Ltd. Head Office     * 2  
Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites India, Pvt.Ltd. Factory  
USA Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc. Head Office     * 2  
Advanced Composites, Inc. Ohio Plant ◯IATF
Tennessee Plant ◯ISO
Advanced Composites Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. Factory
Anderson Development Company Factory
Image Polymers Company, LLC Factory * 3  
SDC Technologies, Inc. Factory    
Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Compostos Plásticos S.A. Factory    
Europe Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH Head Office     * 2  
Acomon S.R.L. Factory   In the planning stage
Included in the audit of Mitsui Chemical parent company works
Does not maintain a manufacturing or other applicable department and therefore falls outside the scope of audit requirements
Located within the place of business of another company and therefore falls outside the scope of audit requirements
Conducted by Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.
Conducted by Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc.
Conducted by Prime Polymer Co., Ltd.
Falls outside the scope of audit requirements because it is not part of the product shipment process.
Additions to ◯ in the Third-party Certification column indicate that extra certifications have been acquired