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Responsible Care: Basic Policies and Implementation System

We will strive to implement Responsible Care Initiatives throughout our operations in order to contribute to a viable sustainable society.

In 1995, Daicel established its Basic Policies for Responsible Care (RC) based on the guiding principles for improvement of environmental, health and safety conditions of the Japan Chemical Industry Association. Daicel is deeply aware of its responsibility as a corporate citizen to protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of all those involved with the Company in whatever capacity and every stage of its operations from the design of products to the manufacture and disposal. With this in mind, the Daicel Group is promoting across-the-board RC activities.
Basic Policies for Responsible Care
In all aspects of its business operations, Daicel is making the utmost efforts to ensure environmental preservation, process safety and disaster prevention, occupational health and safety, chemical and product safety, distribution safety, and dialogue with society in accordance with the Responsible Care Standards of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA). Daicel is making steady and continuous progress in all of these areas.
1Based on the management policy, we will comply laws and regulations, strive to safeguard the environment, health and safety. For this purpose, we share the specific implementation plans among all the employees and put them into action.
2We will strive to continually improve environmental, health and safety performance and the security of facilities, processes and technologies throughout the entire chemical lifecycle from development to disposal, and inform society of the results of such efforts.
3We will further reduce consumption of resources and energy and strive to reduce, reuse and recycle wastes.
4We will protect the environment and people’s health and safety by driving continual improvement in chemical product safety and stewardship throughout the supply chain.
5We will practice risk-based chemical management throughout the entire chemical lifecycle from development and production to use, consumption and disposal and strive to strengthen our chemicals management systems by continual improvement.
6We will influence the employees and the value chain stakeholders to promote the safe management of chemicals within their own operations.
7We will strengthen our stakeholder relationships by understanding and responding to stakeholder concerns and expectations about safer operations and products as well as openly communicating about our performance and products.
8We will put Daicel Group’s overall efforts into continually improving initiatives for the environment, health and safety in order to meet stakeholder’s expectations.
9We contribute to the sustainable development of society by developing and providing unique and innovative technologies and other solutions.
10We will promote biodiversity-friendly activities in order to pass on the wealth of nature to future generations.