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Policy on Responsible Care Activities

Sumitomo Chemical has summarized its key Responsible Care initiatives in its Policy on Responsible Care Activities, which is incorporated into the specific activity targets and plans formulated annually by the Company and each workplace.

Policy on Responsible Care Activities

Revised: July 15, 2013
(Revised: March 2, 2006)
(Established: January 1995)

Responsible Care Committee

In accordance with the Sumitomo Chemical Charter for Business Conduct and the Corporate Policy on Safety, the Environment and Product Quality, the Sumitomo Chemical Group as a whole will strive to promote Responsible Care Activities, thereby earning the trust of society, promoting business activities and contributing to the sustainable development of society.

  1. 1 We will achieve zero-accident, zero-disaster targets to ensure safe and stable operations.
  2. 2 We will conduct risk management throughout the life cycle of our products, from the stages of development to manufacturing, transport, use and disposal, and strive to ensure the safety of our employees, those involved in logistics, customers and consumers as well as the local community while also preserving the environment.
  3. 3 We will strive to develop safe and environmentally-friendly products and manufacturing processes.
  4. 4 We will promote energy and resource conservation and waste reduction, thereby easing the environmental burden.
  5. 5 We will comply with all domestic and international laws, regulations and ordinances related to safety, the environment and product quality, and further enhance our related voluntary initiatives.
  6. 6 We will implement the requisite education and training related to safety, the environment and product quality.
  7. 7 We will disclose information on Responsible Care Activities and engage in dialogue with society to ensure we meet society's expectations, respond to its interests and remain accountable to the same.
  8. 8 We will continuously improve Responsible Care Activities based on Responsible Care auditing and third party verification.
  9. 9 We will support the Responsible Care Activities of Group companies, contractors and other business partners and help them carry out initiatives to enhance the same both at home and abroad.