Mitsui Chemicals

Responsible Care Policy and Management

Roll Out to Subsidiaries and Affiliates

Mitsui Chemicals is rolling out Responsible Care activities to subsidiaries and affiliates in Japan and overseas as a part of efforts to promote Responsible Care across the Group as a whole.

Global Network and SHE Meetings

Mitsui Chemicals is building an information network across the five regions where its subsidiaries and affiliates operate: China, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Japan as its center. This network gathers Responsible Care-related information from industry associations located in each region, which after being summarized and analyzed by the head office is shared throughout the Mitsui Chemicals Group.
As part of the Responsible Care activity programs in each region, the Company holds SHE (Safety, Health, and the Environment) meetings that gather together the staff in charge of Responsible Care of various subsidiaries and affiliates. SHE meetings provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other by analyzing process accidents, occupational injuries and other case studies as well as learning best practices.


Eight affiliates took part in the SHE meeting held in Chongqing in June 2017 for affiliates in the China region. At this meeting, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were showcased by headquarters, while discussions were held on each company’s products/activities and SDG-related topics. In addition, each company introduced and shared with each other its own SHE initiatives.

SHE Meetings

SHE Meetings

SHE Meetings


Six companies from the Americas region participated in the Americas RC Meeting held in Michigan in September 2017. During the meeting, participants shared issues related to chemical regulations, approaches to dealing with them, and other topics. In addition, an explanation was provided on efforts to bring the Long-term Business Plan’s environmental and social targets into accordance with Responsible Care policies.

RC meeting in the Americas

RC meeting in the Americas

RC meeting in the Americas

Evaluation of the Responsible Care Activities of Affiliates

Overseas subsidiaries and affiliates are also attracting high external praise for their Responsible Care activities.


MITSUI HYGIENE MATERIALS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. was awarded the National Safety Performance Award for 2017 by the Thai Department of Labour Protection and Welfare in June 2017.


In December 2017, the Indonesian Ministry of Industry awarded P.T. PETNESIA RESINDO Green Industry Level 5, the highest level of the Green Industry Award, which recognizes companies that engage in environmentally friendly production activities.


MITSUI PHENOLS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. received a special award at bizSAFE Conversation 2018 held in February 2018. bizSAFE is a five-step program that provides support for increasing the WSH* performance of companies in order to achieve dramatic improvements in workplace safety and hygiene standards.
At the Singapore Chemical Industry Council’s (SCIC) RC Award 2017 held in March 2018, MITSUI PHENOLS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. was awarded the Gold Medal in recognition of its successes in the areas of “regional awareness and emergency responses” and “employee health and safety,” while also receiving an achievement award for its regulations (codes) related to pollution prevention and process safety. Moreover, seven companies received awards under the SCIC-SCDF Responsible Care Collaboration and Recognition Scheme.

Workplace Safety and Health


In June 2017, Mitsui Chemicals was presented the 2017 RC Merit Award by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers.
Presented biannually to companies with an outstanding track record, this award recognized the Group’s extensive ongoing Responsible Care activities as well as its contributions to the sustainable development of the Chinese chemical industry and Chinese society as a whole. In addition to the efforts by Mitsui Chemicals Group companies in China to help local communities and the environment, the Group received high praise for its support to the next generation which includes sponsoring chemical industry design contests for national university students.


In June 2017, ADVANCED COMPOSITES MEXICANA S.A. DE C.V. received the Green Industry Certificate from the Aguascalientes State Environmental Protection Agency. This certificate is awarded to companies that develop and steadily implement environmental projection management systems.