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 EHS Managers Overall coordination of 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 anuual meeting of Chief EHS Officers with periodic meeting of EHS Managers
EHS Internal Auditing Selection of full-time inspectors 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)
EHS Management System (MS) Third-party certification of MS Obtain ISO14001 certification at Japanese and overseas production sites A C Obtain OHSAS 18001 certification for non-consolidated production sites (Hiratsuka, Iwata, Kashima) Expand ISO 14001 certification to Central R&D in Japan
Expand OHSAS certification to all production sites
EHS EHS Auditing Mutual audit for ISO 14001 once per year Safety inspection of production sites and R&D in Japan by TIC Safety Team (ongoing) A Continued safety inspection of overseas production sites by TIC Safety Team Establishment of global EHS auditing system
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
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 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 Global report Global environmental report A Global sustainability report in Japanese and English (web) A Global sustainability report in Japanese and English (booklet)
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 manufacruing 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 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 Gather data and survey clients about recycling of containers and packaging B Request customer cooperation in recycling of containers and packaging C B Recycle containers and packaging
3.2 Management of Chemical Substances H Air Pollutants Voluntary regulation of VOCs Fix voluntary standards for VOCs and act in accordance with them B Definition of VOCs (Formaldehyde, d-Limonene, toluene, acetone, ethanol, 2-propanol, hexanal) adapted from WHO B B
H Regulations Chemical safety management Responsibility of Cooperate Quality Assurance HQ
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
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 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 Voluntary standards Create voluntary standards C Create voluntary standards A A Apply voluntary standards to all production facilities
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
Reduction of industrial waste emmission 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 Compile and enforce guidelines for management of contractors in Japan B Ensure compliance with legal/regulatory requirements for disposal of industrial waste A A
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 Inspect firms to which recycled raw materials delivered (incl. overseas) Audit and supervise legal compliance of contractors
H Reduction of Toluene & Halogen-Based Organic Solvents in Production Revised VOC Law (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 Plan to reduce emission and transport of other PRTR substances
H Halogen-based 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 S EHS Risks Risk assessment Implement at production sites in Japan A Specification and analysis of risks Establishment of risk management system
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 EHS Environment, Health, and Safety Assessment Compilation of assessment guidelines Bring in consultants as needed C Bringing in a consutant for safety audits A A
Implementation of assessments and taking account of findings Start with Japan A Production sites in Japan Extending to overseas
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 Extending to overseas
S Facility Safety Inspections A A
HS Accidents Resulting in Bodily Injury Equipment safety and management, education and training Education and training plan A
S Forklifts Education and training A
S Installation and Renovation of Facilities Implementation of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis by TIC Safety Team Implementation of FMEA in Japan A Examination of FEMA introduction (Japan)
7 Coexistence with the Community EHS Communications with Local Community Appointment of liaison officer For Japan and overseas C A
Community outreach Organize and implement factory tours, school field trips, etc. A Study adoption of programs contributing to community B
EHS Corporate philanthoropy Fund-raising activity Donation of money of unattained target of individual facility CO2 emissions C
EHS Volunteer Activities Active use of volunteer leave program Provide company back-up B Study adoption of social services program B C Establishment of volunteer leave system
8 Respect for Basic Human and Worker Rights H 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
H Respect for the Individual Elimination of discrimination Implement human rights education (personnel dept.) A Continue to foster awareness among Group companies worldwide B
H Hiring of Disabled Workers Creation of accessible workplace Create employment opportunities for disabled A Continue to create barrier-free facilities B
H Assessment of Suppliers 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
9 Education and Training Programs EHS Restructuring of EHS Education Raising of skill and knowledge levels on EHS Utilize personnel dept., Takasago College A Establisment of EHS education system in Japan Establishment of global EHS education system including e-learning
EHS EHS Field Practice Crisis simulation Continual improvement of emergency procedure
EHS Specialized Staff/Specially Qualified Personnel Systematic training Gather and analyze information A Compile and run education plan (appropriate dept.) B Establishment of a job description/requirements for EHS managers
EHS Education of New Personnel Issuance of certificate Implement on timely basis (e.g., new hire training) C B Development and implementation of the new personnel educational program (and issue certificate)

A: accomplish; B: partial; C: unaccomplish