The chemical industry supplies chemical products and raw materials to
various industries, contributing to the development of electronic parts
and components, such as semiconductors, information communication
devices and electric machinery, like personal computers and cell phones,
as well as automobiles. At the same time, its products are widely used
in plastics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, textiles, detergents, paints
and agrochemicals, thereby making the chemical industry a major
contributor to the development of other industries and to the
improvement of people's lives.
The chemical industry is also contributing to integral 21st century
advancements in the fields of biotechnology and information technology,
including the development of products and solutions aimed at the global
warming issues, further making it an indispensable industry for
achieving high living standards and success.
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) has nearly 180 member
companies, with 80 organizations engaged in the manufacturing and
handling of chemical products and related services. With the basic idea
of "coexistence and co-prosperity with society," for almost 60 years,
JCIA has actively undertaken activities to fulfill its mission of
promoting the stable development of the chemical industry. These
activities have both contributed to the economic prosperity of Japan and
have elevated the standards of the chemical industry.
In addition to serving as Japan's representative member of the
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), consisting of the
world's chemical associations, JCIA has engaged in voluntary global
initiatives to resolve issues faced by chemical companies and
associations throughout the world, including matters related to the
environment, chemical safety and measures to prevent global warming.