DKS Group is pursuing the Responsible Care activities to secure health, safety and environment to contribute to presevation of global environment and establish sustainable development. Consideration for health, safety and environment is one of the management policies, and we voluntarily implement and improve our environmental action plans in all our business activities based on the basic philosophy and policies.
Responsible Care (RC) activities for health, safety and environment
Global environmental issues caused by chemical substances are still the big concern of the modern world. Responsible Care (RC) activities are voluntary actions to preserve/improve the health, safety and environmental-related issues by corporations in the chemical sector throughout their business activities from development of a chemical substance to its production, use and scrapping.
We set up the basic safety and environment philosophy and basic and action policies, based on which we promote our corporate activities related to quality, safety and environment. Such issues are discussed and decided by the RC Promotion Conference, which is the top decision making body chaired by the president.
Besides, we regularly hold environment preservation meetings, safety and health meetings and quality assurance / product liability meetings chaired by the quality, safety and environment personnel and joined by the production branch general managers and relevant department managers. In these meetings, corporate targets, action plans and results are discussed to promote the RC activities. Under each of these meetings is a committee to make, implement and evaluate specific action plans for continuous improvements.
Basic philosophy and policies related to safety and environment
Our basic philosophy is to contribute to the society by making a company that thrives together with the local communities and employees by means of supplying products satisfying to the customers. Based on this, our environmental & safety philosophy is to contribute to the sustainable development and realization of happy societies by considering the human health, safety and environmental preservation throughout the lifecycle of each product from development to scrapping.
1. Throughout the lifecycle of each product from development to scrapping, we evaluate and minimize the impact of business activities on the environment and make the best efforts to preserve the environment.
2. We aim at accident- and disaster-free operations to secure safety of both local communities and employees.
3. We confirm the safety of raw materials, semi-finished products and final products to prevent health-related disorders of all relevant people including but not limited to employees, logistic/transportation workers, customers and general consumers.
4. We strive to continuouly improve the safety and environment not only by strictly compying to relevant legislation and regulations but also by self management.
Based on the RC code consisting of seven elements i.e. environment conservation, safety and disaster prevention, labor safety and health, logistic safety, chemical/product safety, communication with the society and management system, raised based on the policy of Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA). Also, by means of environmental and quality ISO, we preserve environment and improve product quality.
Compliance to environmental legislation
Environmental risk management is important measures to prevent/minimize environmental risks and/or consequent damanges caused by the risks. We comply to the environment-related legistion and regulations and agreements with the local municipal governments, based on the Declaration of Action by Board Members and Employees. All our production sites in Japan are regularly checked for environmental compliance in accordance with ISO14001-based environment management system. Updated information of legislation is checked and understood on a timely basis and informed internally to make sure compliance. Recently, education programs using an e-learning system also started.