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Environment, safety, and health are top management priorities at Tosoh.

Tosoh believes that chemistry will contribute significantly to resolving sustainability issues worldwide. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life through environmental preservation, to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and society, and to achieving economic progress. Our principal activities regarding sustainability are organized around our Responsible Care program, which has been in place officially since 1995. We invite you to take a close look at Tosoh’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and their results.

Tosoh fulfills its social responsibility as a chemical manufacturer by placing top priority on the protection of the environment, on operating safety, and on the health of its employees and the public at large.

The global chemical industry conducts a voluntary initiative called Responsible Care (RC) that aims to improve the performance of chemical companies in relation to the environment, safety, and health. Tosoh has been involved in this initiative since 1995, when it became a founding member of the Japan Responsible Care Council (JRCC). As of April 1, 2011, there were 94 members of the JRCC. Globally, the RC program has spread to the chemical industries of 54 countries.

As far back as 1992, the company drafted its own Basic Environmental Principles and Environment, Safety, and Health Implementation Guidelines. It has subsequently, in 1999, revised and combined those separate documents into one: Basic Principles of the Environment, Safety, and Health and Implementation Guidelines. Based on that document, each of Tosoh’s departments formulates its own RC action plan.

As one of over 160+ signatories to the Responsible Care Global Charter, Tosoh will actively strengthen the Responsible Care initiative worldwide and is committed to:

  1. A corporate leadership culture that proactively supports safe chemicals management through the global Responsible Care initiative
  2. Safeguarding people and the environment by continuously improving our environmental, health, and safety performance; the security of our facilities, processes and technologies; and by driving continuous improvement in chemical product safety and stewardship throughout the supply chain
  3. Strengthening chemicals management systems by participating in the development and implementation of life cycle-oriented, sound-science and risk-based chemical safety legislation and best practices
  4. Influencing business partners to promote safe management of chemicals within their own operations
  5. Engaging stakeholders, understanding and responding to their concerns and expectations for safer operations and products and communicating openly our performance and products
  6. Contributing to sustainability through improved performance, expanded economic opportunities and the development of innovative technologies and other solutions to societal challenges.