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Continuous Improvement of Responsible Care Activities

Responsible Care Management

Policy/Philosophy

Responsible Care

In order for consumers to safely and confidently use chemical products that enrich their lives, we engage in Responsible Care (RC) activities, which are voluntary activities. RC activities aim to ensure environment, health and safety (EHS) throughout the entire processes from development of chemical products to manufacturing, distribution, use, final consumption, disposal and recycling. These activities also serve as a form of communication with society through the announcement of their results. Chemical companies in more than 60 countries and regions are working on RC activities. In Japan, the Japan Responsible Care Council (JRCC) was established by the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) in 1995. We are one of the original members of JRCC. We have also signed the Responsible Care Global Charter, which was revised in 2014, and we are enhancing our efforts in RC activities.

In addition, we have set priority matters related to EHS in all stages of our business activities as our Responsible Care Basic Policy. We have fully shared these basic policies with all group companies.

 

Responsible Care Basic Policy

  • (1)Safeguard the environment, health and safety in domestic and overseas through strong leadership by management.
  • (2)Strive to continually improve environmental, health and safety performance and the security of facilities, processes and technologies throughout the entire chemical lifecycle of our products from development to disposal, and disclose the results of such efforts to the society.
  • (3)Further reduce consumption of resources and energy and strive to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
  • (4)Protect the environment and people's health and safety by promoting continual improvement in chemical product safety and stewardship, throughout the supply chain.
  • (5)Strengthen chemicals management systems by participating in the activities related to development and implementation of lifecycle-oriented, science-based, and risk-based sound chemical management legislation and best practice.
  • (6)Influence business partners to promote the safe management of chemicals within their own operations.
  • (7)Endeavor to engage in dialogue with local authorities and communities by heeding their concerns regarding the effects of our products and business activities on the environment, health and safety, and by providing them with necessary information to help them understand properly.
  • (8)Further expand dialogue with our stakeholders in order to better meet their expectations regarding our efforts with respect to the environment, health and safety.
  • (9)Contribute to the sustainable development of society by developing and providing innovative technologies and other solutions.
  • Product Stewardship: An initiative concerned with ensuring environmental protection, health, and safety throughout the entire life cycle of a product from development to disposal.

System

Nissan Chemical RC Management System

To achieve our RC mid-term plan, we have established RC management system based on ISO14001, and we carry out targets management and continuous improvements based on PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act).

We have established the Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Committee, which is chaired by the officer responsible for the Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Department, as the organization in charge of promoting these activities. The committee holds annual meeting, at which its members discuss the results of activities at each laboratory / plant, review all the activities of the Company, and set the RC targets for the next fiscal year.

The results of the discussion are reported to management meeting. The targets of next fiscal year are resolved at the Board of Directors meeting after deliberated and approved at the management meeting.

  • International standard for environmental management system. All of our plants have acquired ISO 14001 third party certification.

Nissan Chemical RC Management System

 

Indicators

Promotion of the RC Mid-Term Plan (FY2016 – 2021)

Responsible Care Code Mid-term plan (FY2016-2021) FY2020 plan Achievement assessment FY2021 plan
Environmental protection and countermeasures to address climate change
  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving
    the GHG emission rate※1
    GHG emissions: Reducing by 20% from FY2011 level by FY2021
    GHG emission rate: Improving by 40% from FY2011 level by FY2021
  • 1 Emissions / sales
  • Continuing to undergo third-party verification for GHG emissions
  • GHG emissions: Reducing by 30% from FY2011 level
  • GHG emission rate: Maintaining improving by 50% from FY2011 level
  • Consideration of a drastic GHG emissions reduction plan
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  • GHG emissions: Reducing by 29% from FY2011 level
  • GHG emission rate: Improving by 52% from FY2011 level
  • Received the third-party verification about GHG emissions
  • Set GHG emissions reduction target (Reduing by 30% from FY2018 level by FY2030)
  • Continuing to undergo third-party verification for GHG emissions
  • GHG emissions: Reducing by 30% from FY2011 level
  • GHG emission rate: Maintaining improving by 50% from FY2011 level
  • Improving the energy consumption rate※2
    Improving by 30% from FY2011 level by FY2021
  • 2 Amount of energy consumption / sales
  • Further energy saving by improving the equipment capacities and renewal aging facilities
  • Energy consumption rate: Improving by 30% from FY2011 level
  • Implementation of Energy saving by improving the equipment capacity and renewal aging equipment, etc.
  • Energy consumption rate: Improving by 32% from FY2011 level
  • Further energy saving by improving the equipment capacities and renewal aging facilities
  • Energy consumption rate: Maintaining improving by 30% from FY2011 level
  • Reducing industrial waste
  • Recycling rate: 99.5% or higher by FY2021
  • Recycling rate: 98% or higher
  • Recycling rate: 97.3%
  • Recycling rate: 98% or higher (Reviewed due to changes in external conditions)
  • Establishing a CSR supply chain management (green procurement) system
  • Conducting EHS audits in major raw material suppliers
  • Expanding the coverage of CSR Questionnaire (purchases by business divisions)
  • Conduction of EHS audits in major raw material suppliers
  • Selecting companies to be surveyed with priority for purchases by business divisions
  • Conducting EHS audits in major raw material suppliers
  • Starting of operation of CSR questionnaire for purchases by business divisions
  • Strengthening measures for biodiversity conservation
  • Promoting activities for biodiversity based on biodiversity action guidelines
  • Management of Bio-Park
  • Support for a NPO
  • Contribution to the conservation of marsh registered under the Ramsar Convention
  • Continuous support for the conservation of Pinus pentaphylla
  • Promoting activities for biodiversity based on biodiversity action guidelines
  • Promoting development and sales of environmentally friendly products
  • Selecting Themes
  • Investigation of the relevant product, visualization of the cost
  • Continuing investigation of the relevant product and visualization of the cost
Safety and disaster prevention
  • Zero accident of fire / explosion / leaking chemicals
  • Creating safety culture and improving the safety capabilities
  • Improving effectiveness of the prior assessment system on manufacturing, construction work and research
  • Continuation and establishment of reviewed measures to prevent fires and explosions
  • Starting fires and explosions risk prevention measures and identifying issues
  • Verification and review of measures to prevent fires and explosions that have already been formulated
  • Zero accident of fire / explosion / leaking chemicals
  • Review of safety culture evaluation methods
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  • Implementation of reviewed measures to prevent fires and explosions
  • Implementation of fires and explosions risk prevention measures
  • One accident of fires and leaking chemicals respectively, and zero accident of explosion
  • Implementation of safety culture evaluation at the affiliates and cooperative companies
  • Implementation of consideration of safety culture evaluation methods
  • Continuing of fires and explosions risk prevention measures
  • Zero accident of fire / explosion / leaking chemicals
  • Continuing of consideration of safety culture evaluation methods
Occupational safety and health
  • Revising the occupational safety and health management system
  • Achieving zero accident that requires staff time off from work
  • Implementing safety audits
  • Review safety training and raise awareness of training for temporary staff
  • Efforts to achieve zero rule violations
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  • One case of accident requiring staff time off from work, two cases of accident involving employees of subcontractors including temporary staff
  • Implementation of reviewnig of safety education materials and raising awareness of training for temporary staff
  • Zero occupational injurie due to rule violation
  • Implementing safety audits
  • Verification of implementation / continuation of corrective measures for past cases of occupational accidents
Chemicals and products safety
  • Promoting risk-based management throughout the lifecycle of chemical substances
  • Contributing to advanced research that examines the impact of chemical substances on human health and the environment
  • Continuously disclosing safety summaries of chemical substances
  • Continuously conducting the risk assessment by prior assessment system
  • Continuously implementing Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) assessment
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  • Disclosure of safety summary of dilute nitric acid
  • Implementation of risk assessment by prior assessment
  • Implementation of WET assessment
  • Continuously disclosing safety summaries of chemical substances
  • Continuously conducting the risk assessment by prior assessment system
  • Continuously implementing WET assessment

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Activities

RC Audits

RC audits are activities for checking RC activities at each plant, laboratory and affiliate. They are carried out by Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Department in accordance with the RC audit guidelines. In these audits, the auditors annually check whether RC activities, as well as internal audits and patrols, are carried out appropriately and the PDCA cycle is implemented without fail, and compliance about EHS at each location. Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Department clarifies visible or potential problems related to EHS and promotes improvements in response after clarifying the problems, if any. In FY2020, total 22 audits were conducted for plants, laboratories and affiliates.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 

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