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Procedures for Implementing RC

Member companies implement RC in accordance with the Codes and Guidelines for the Implementation of Responsible Care.
RC should be implemented in accordance with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.
Member companies should present their implementation plans and performance results to the RC annually by submitting a Responsible Care Implementation Plan, a Responsible Care Implementation Report, and a Responsible Care Internal Audit Certificate.
The JCIA's Guiding Principles for the Improvement of Environmental, Safety and Health Conditions (established November, 1990)
As an integral part of the global community, the chemical industry must recognize its responsibilities to society to preserve the environment and to ensure the safety and health of employees and the public. In the course of carrying out business activities, industry members must also take care to act in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and in harmony with international efforts directed at preserving the global environment. Through such actions, the industry will gain the trust and respect of society.

To this end, we, the members of the JCIA, pledge to manage our business activities in accordance with the following principles of Responsible Care and to continue in our efforts to protect the environment and ensure the safety and health of employees and the public.

Furthermore, we shall promote our association's activities and cooperate in the activities of other similar organizations to promote the better understanding and implementation of the following guiding principles:
  1. To improve continuously the environmental, health and safety performance, over the entire life cycle of our products, from research and development through to waste disposal, and to report openly the performance to society.
  2. To manage our business activities so as to avoid harm to people and the environment as well as to guarantee that there is no threat to the environment, health and safety, during the transportation, storage and disposal of our products.
  3. To promote the conservation of resources and energy and to minimize waste emission and to recycle waste efficiently.
  4. To address the concerns of government officials and the public regarding the influence of our products and operations on the environment, health and safety, while disclosing relevant information to and having dialogues with them for proper understanding.
  5. To enhance risk characterization and risk management based on sound scientific information in order to rein-force product stewardship within the chemical industry and with customers throughout the chain of commerce.To improve transparency, including ways to make relevant product stewardship information available to the public.
  6. To cooperate with governments and organizations in the development and implementation of effective regula-tions and standards, and to promote voluntary initiatives for improving the environment, health and safety in addition to meeting them.
  7. To support actively national and global Responsible Care governance process in order to ensure accountability of implementation of Responsible Care for the environment, health and safety.
  8. To extend local, national and global dialogue processes to address expectations of stakeholders worldwide for the promotion of the environment, health and safety.Improvement of Environmental, Health and Safety Coditions.
Guidelines for Implementation of RC (Excerpt)
  • ●Comprehensive Safety Management
    1) Establishment of management principles and targets related to safety and the environment.
    2) Establishment of an organization
    3) mplementation plan and implementation report
  • ●Preserving the environment and ensuring safety in carrying out business activities

    1.1) Preparing and providing information on safety
    1.2) Appropriate management of chemical substances
    1.3) Management of safety information
    2.1) Preserving the environment and ensuring safety during manufacturing and handling
    2.2) Preserving the environment and ensuring safety during distribution
    2.3) Preserving the environment and ensuring safety during use
    2.4) Preserving the environment and ensuring safety during disposal
  • ●Preserving the environment and ensuring safety during R&D and in carrying out new business activities.
  • ●Preserving the environment and ensuring safety in carrying out oversea business activity.
  • ●Earning the trust of the public