Charter of Corporate Behavior
We shall strive to reduce environmental impact and protect the environment and ecosystems in our operations, in addition to supplying environmentally friendly products and services. Recognizing that the health and safety of our employees and communities in which we do business form the foundation for the very existence of our company and that we have a corporate social responsibility to assure the health and safety of others, we shall continue to ensure safe business activities.
Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach
As living standards continue to rise worldwide in step with technological advancement and broader penetration of technology, there are growing concerns about the sustainability of the global environment due to the environmental impact of social activity, burgeoning volumes of waste and other issues. Against this backdrop, the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group is focusing on providing environmentally friendly products and services along with efforts to steadily reduce the environmental impact of its own business activities. Additionally, as with the global environment, the safety of the Group's business activities also forms the foundation of its very existence. Guided by this thinking, the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group has established the Basic Policy on Safety and the Environment, alongside its basic rules, and is implementing a broad range of activities based on these principles.
Basic Policy on Safety and the Environment
1. Safety lies at the foundation of the company's very existence, and ensuring safety is the company's social responsibility.
2. The company has a responsibility to ensure that its products are safe for customers and consumers, and to minimize the impact of its products on the environment.
3. The company has an obligation to conserve and improve the environment, and become an entity that is friendly to both people and the planet.
For information about the promotion structure for activities related to environment and safety, please see "Promotion Structure for Management of Sustainability (MOS)" on the Awareness and Responsibility webpage.
Implementation and Operation of Environmental Management Systems
Each Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group company is working to implement environmental management systems. Many of our production sites worldwide have acquired ISO 14001 certification. Moreover, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings ensures effective environmental management by conducting internal and external audits of these production sites regularly.
Participation in Development of International Standards and Public Policy
As a member of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings is involved in investigating and researching safety and environmental issues and developing related countermeasures. Through its activities with JCIA, the Company participates in the management of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). In this capacity, we work to solve issues common to chemical companies worldwide, such as chemicals management and global warming countermeasures.
For information about specific activities as well as targets and results related to environment and safety, please see the following webpages: