Medium/Long-term EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) Plan

EHS 100 is subdivided into four mid-term phases each three years long

No Category Activities Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
Overall Category EHS Class Subcategory FY2009-2011 Rank FY2012-2014 Carry Over from Phase I Rank FY2015-2017 FY2018-2020
1 EHS Management EHS Site EHS Managers Site EHS management Appoint EHS managers at Japanese and overseas production sites A Identify person with responsibility for EHS at Japanese and overseas R&D and/or creation centers A Must have full-time EHS Manager at each production site; continue annual meeting of Chief EHS Officers with periodic meeting of EHS Managers Promote clarified objectives for management
EHS Internal Auditing Candidate of Inspection management and conduct of mutual joint inspection Select and enhance skills of full-time inspectors in Japan A Establish inspection structures at all trilateral regions (Asia, Europe, Americas) B Global inspection meeting (every year) Establish global inspection / audit system
EHS Management System (MS) Maintenance of third-party certification of MS Obtain ISO14001 certification at Japanese and overseas production sites A C Prepare for OHSMS certification at Japanese and overseas production sites Enhance OHSMS system at all production sites and obtain EMS certification to R&D in Japan
2 Legal Compliance and Self-management EHS Statutory Managers Full implementation of responsibilities and powers Establish system of qualifications B Completed when each site receives ISO 14001 Certification B B Clarify the responsibility and powers of statutory managers Establish compliance management procedure
Centralized management of statutory managers Gather information on statutory managers at Group companies in Japan A Gather information on statutory managers at Group companies worldwide (Chief EHS Officer) A Construction and implementation of the accident/incident report system Implementation of information sharing
ES Due Submission of Statutory Filings Establishment of management procedures for statutory filings Gather information on statutory filings by Group companies in Japan A Gather information on statutory filings by Group companies worldwide (Chief EHS Officer) A
3 Action on Environmental Issues E Improved Information Disclosure Reporting in line with global orders and/or obligation Global environmental report A Global sustainability report in Japanese and English (web) A Publish Sustainability Report ( in Japanese / English) Publish Sustainability Report once in a year( in Japanese / English)
3.1 Countering Global Warming and Conserving Resources E Compliance with Kyoto Protocol Compliance with Global Warming Solutions Law Continue pursuing year-on-year 2% improvement in energy efficiency B 20% CO2 reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 B B 20% CO2 reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 20% CO2 reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010
. Develop procedure to record GHG emissions other than CO2 from chemical manufacturing sites C Develop procedure to record GHG emissions other than CO2 at chemical manufacturing sites CO2,CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 (6 gases) Report GHG emissions other than CO2 at all production sites CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 (6 gases)
Install energy-saving equipment A Renewable energy (10%) B Renewable energy (30%) Renewable energy (50%)
E Reduced Water Use Reduction in pumping of groundwater, etc Examine methodology B Idenitfy and investigate options for reduction of water use in Japan B A Implement selected option(s) for reducing water use in Japan Reuse drainage discharged into rivers (install drainage recycling facilities) in Japan
E 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) for Containers and Packaging 3R activities for containers and packaging Promote voluntary standard of reduce, reuse, and recycle of container B Request customer cooperation in recycling of containers and packaging C B Study voluntary standard of reduce, reuse, and recycle of container Promote voluntary standard of reduce, reuse, and recycle of container
3.2 Management of Chemical Substances H Air Pollutants Voluntary regulation of VOCs Implement voluntary control standard of VOCs B Definition of VOCs (Formaldehyde, d-Limonene, toluene, acetone, ethanol, 2-propanol, hexanal) adapted from WHO B B Establish voluntary control standard of VOCs Implement voluntary control standard of VOCs
H Regulations Chemical safety management Establish control standard on development, launch, production, and sales Optimize operation management in global by law, regulations and voluntary standard
H Monitored Chemicals Handling as voluntarily regulated "chemical substances" Tighten and enforce in-house handling procedures C Correspond to REACH B B
3.3 Prevention of Air, Water and Soil Pollution E Prevention of Water and Soil Pollution Coexistence with neighboring communities Implement voluntary surveys A Take steps to guarantee zero escape of emissions off-site B Guarantee zero escape of emissions off-site Maintain zero escape of emissions off-site
E Reduction of CO2 Emissions at Nonproduction Sites Implementation of energy saving activities by sales arm Develop system for totaling CO2 emissions at non-manufacturing sites in Japan A 20% CO2 reduction by 2020 vs. 2010 in non-production sites B 20% CO2 reduction by 2020 vs. 2010 in non-production sites 20% CO2 reduction by 2020 vs. 2010 in non-production sites
E Underground Facilities Relocation of underground tanks and piping above ground Gather and analyze information on underground facilities C Relocate underground facilities above ground at Hiratsuka, Iwata, and Kashima plants C B Relocate underground facilities above ground at Group production sites in Japan Relocate all underground facilities above ground or implement pollution prevention system at production sites worldwide
E Effective Use of Water Resources Reduction of water consumption year-to-year 2% reduction C 20% water reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 B B 20% water reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 20% water reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010
3.4 Sensory Pollution and Response to Complaints E Prevention of Noise and Odors Outside of Facility Establishment of voluntary standards and self control Create voluntary standards C Create voluntary standards A A Apply voluntary standards to all production facilities Reduce risks of sensory pollution
3.5 Waste Management E Emissions Reduction Program 100% recycling of industrial waste Compile emission reduction standards A Achieve emissions reductions at production sites in Japan B Achieve emissions reductions at production sites overseas Recycle 100% at all production sites
Promote reduction of industrial waste emission 20% emissions reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 B 20% emissions reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010 (non-recycle waste) 20% emissions reduction per ton production by 2020 vs. 2010
E Measures to Ensure Proper Disposal of Industrial Waste Manifest management with strict control Compile and enforce guidelines for management of contractors in Japan B Ensure compliance with legal/regulatory requirements for disposal of industrial waste A A Inspect firms to which recycled raw materials delivered (incl. overseas) Audit and supervise legal compliance of contractors
E Communication with Industrial Waste Collectors Monitoring of all contractors at each plant Verify and oversee recycling and resource recovery A Establish system for inspection and management of contractors (100% implementation of regular inspections) B
H Reduction of Toluene & Halogen-Based Organic Solvents in Production Reduction control based on VOC regulation (benchmark year: 2000) Reduce toluene emissions (by 30% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain C Reduce toluene emissions (by 40% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain C C Reduce toluene emissions (by 50% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain Reduce emissions of the item(by 50% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain
Plan to reduce emission and transport of other PRTR substances
H Reduction control of organic solvents (benchmark year: 2000) Reduce methylene chloride emissions (by 30% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain C Reduce methylene chloride emissions (by 40% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain C C Reduce methylene chloride emissions (by 50% from 2000 level) in Japan and Spain
4 Risk Management and Response to Accidents and Emergencies EHS EHS Risks Risk assessment Implement at production sites in Japan A Specification and analysis of risks Establishment of risk management system through EMS and OHSMS
Compilation of risk identification procedures Study prioritization of risks and measures to reduce them A Implement prioritization of risks and measures to reduce them A
Procedures for implementation of hazardous/non-regular operations Compile procedures for implementation of hazardous operations B Implement procedures for non-regular operations A A
S Risk Diversification Enhancement of risk management measures Create CSR procurement policy (Corporate Purchasing Policy) that takes account of risk (purchasing dept.) C Confirm implementation of CSR procurement (Corporate Purchasing Policy) policy A C
5 Development of Products and Technologies E Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Adoption and implementation of LCA for selected Takasago Products Study adoption of LCA (R&D-lead) B Adopt LCA A A Implement LCA (80% items of total production weight) Implement LCA (90% items of total production weight)
6 Facility Management and Vehicle Control S Facility Operation and Maintenance Compilation of manuals (electronic and/or paper) Three main plants (Hiratsuka, Iwata, and Kashima) A Production sites in Japan A Develop safety manual for operation and maintenance of production facilities Ensure the operation in global
S Facility Safety Inspections A A
HS Accidents Resulting in Bodily Injury Equipment safety and management, education and training Education and training plan A Develop safety check manual for facilities and equipment Education and training of safety manual to the workers engaged in operation
S Forklifts Education and training A Conduct education and training Familiarize safety driving procedure to employees and contractors
S Installation and Renovation of Facilities Induction and implementation of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, etc. Implementation of FMEA in Japan A Examination of FEMA introduction (Japan) Regulate the implementation of preliminarily assessment (ex. FMEA) in replacement or introduction of new facility or equipment
7 Coexistence with the Community G Communications with Local Community Appointment of liaison officer For Japan and overseas C A Promote activities through Global HR Communication platform Continue to promote activities through Global HR Communication platform
Community outreach Organize and implement factory tours, school field trips, etc. A Study adoption of programs contributing to community B Continue to join in local activities Each site continues to join in local activities
G Corporate philanthoropy Fund-raising activity Donation of money of unattained target of individual facility CO2 emissions C Continue immediate support (donation etc.) for disasters Continue immediate support (donation etc.) for disasters
G Volunteer Activities Active use of volunteer leave program Provide company back-up B Study adoption of social services program B C Consider introducing social service system Consider strategy for overseas
8 Respect for Basic Human and Worker Rights P Child Labor Minimum work age: 16 (no one younger to be hired) Foster awareness among Group companies worldwide A Continue to ensure contractors and suppliers adhere to Takasago CSR policy A Checking of Child Labor in suppliers by Supplier Questionnaire Supplier Audit
G Respect for the Individual Elimination of discrimination Implement human rights education (personnel dept.) A Continue to foster awareness among Group companies worldwide B Penetrate following Charter of Corporate Behavior and Code of Conduct Continue to implement the following
Charter of Corporate Behavior and Code of Conduct
G Hiring of Disabled Workers Creation of accessible workplace Create employment opportunities for disabled A Continue to create barrier-free facilities B
P Assessment of Suppliers Dissemination of Takasago International Corporation Suppliers’ Code of Conduct Compile Japanese, English versions of code of conduct (purchasing dept.) and provide to suppliers as soon as available C C Request suppliers to agree with our Suppliers' Code of Conduct Periodical update of Supplier Questionnaire
9 Education and Training Programs G Education program to employee Provide compliance training programs Utilize personnel dept., Takasago College A Establish the training program Implement the program
G Company introduction to new employee Provide company introduction Establish/ implement (varification of benefit) the training program Implement and review the program
G Professional training programs to employee Provide professional training programs Gather and analyze information A Compile and run education plan (appropriate dept.) B Establish the training program Implement the program
S Provide safety training program to employee Provide basic knowledge and training Implement on timely basis (e.g., new hire training) C B Implement the program Continue and improve the program

A: accomplish; B: partial; C: unaccomplish

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