Providing Safe and Reliable Products and Services to Customers

We are engaged in initiatives to mitigate environmental impact throughout our supply chain, based on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach. Especially, amid growing demand for stricter management of chemical substances, we have collaborated with our customers and suppliers to specify the management standards for 16 hazardous chemical substance groups, including cadmium, and have established arrangements to control environmentally hazardous substances contained in procured raw materials and products, including packaging materials.

We have also established internal regulations, which include relevant laws & regulations and the fair purchasing policy specified in the Charter of Corporate Behavior advocated by the Nippon Keidanren. Our basic purchasing policy states that we shall always pay proper attention to resource and environment conservation. Furthermore, we make sure that raw materials procured from our suppliers do not contain minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Chemical substances subject to hazardous chemical management

  • ・Cadmium and its compound
  • ・Hexavalent chromium compounds
  • ・Lead and its compounds
  • ・Mercury and its compounds
  • ・(Bis) tributyltin oxide (TBTO)
  • ・Tributyltins (TBTs), Triphenyltins (TPTs)
  • ・Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
  • ・Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)
  • ・Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • ・Polychlorinated naphthalene (where Cl is greater than 3)
  • ・Short-chain paraffin chloride (where C is between 10 and 13)
  • ・Asbestos
  • ・Azoic dyes and pigments
  • ・Ozone depleting substances
  • ・Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and its salts
  • ・Dimethyl fumarate

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