Corporate Social Responsibility

Basic Environmental & Safety Policy

Our Policies on the Environment and Safety

NIPPON GOHSEI promises to implement Responsible Care to its shareholders, customers, consumers and the local community. Further, our employees execute the Responsible Care Action Plan, thereby continuing their individual efforts to implement these Environmental and Safety policies.

①"Environment and Safety": the foundation of our business activities

From raw materials purchasing to final disposal, we work continuously to improve, and strive in all our business activities to prevent accidents, protect the environment and minimize the effect on people' s health and the environment, and we report the results to society.

②Gathering and providing product information

We gather, organize and provide to our customers the latest safety information on all products in order to prevent accidents during product use, transport and disposal.

③Zero accident target

In order to prevent environmental accidents and work-place injuries in the course of our business activities, we analyze risk prognoses and accident cases, and apply the results toward prevention of recurrence and of the occurrence of similar accidents.
Our target is zero accidents and work-place injuries.

④Promote minimum industrial waste and emissions of harmful chemical substances

We aim to minimize the amount of industrial waste and emissions of potentially dangerous harmful chemical substances generated by our business activities.

⑤Promote resource and energy saving

We promote resource and energy conservation as part of efforts to prevent global warming, and strive toward effective use of resources through recovery and recycling.

⑥Promote development of technology and research to improve the environment and safety

We promote the development of processes and manufacturing of products that are safer and place a smaller burden on the environment through technology and R&D, including review of existing technologies.

⑦Increase society's trust

We work toward voluntary management and dialog with the community, in addition to maintaining a law-abiding spirit, in order to increase the trust of local communities in our company.

Environmental and Quality Management System

NIPPON GOHSEI strives for continuous improvement, based on its Responsible Care standards and using the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle. As part of their activities, all our locations have ISO14001 and ISO9001 certification for their environment and product quality management systems, using these as tools to raise environmental performance and improve product safety.

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Our RC activity organization

The decision-making body for the environment and safety (RC) is the Environment and Safety Meeting, with the president as chairman. This meeting decides on issues such as the company-wide direction for RC, how to strengthen environmental management, and risk management.
The Environment and Safety Committee is chaired by a board member in charge of Environment, Safety and Quality Assurance Department, which is composed of the chiefs from RC sections in each business unit. The committees meet twice yearly to discuss company-wide targets, action plans and results. The decisions taken here are executed in each location, expanding our community-based RC activities.

Image:Our RC activity organization