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Responsible Care in Japan

As a representative of the Japanese chemical industry and an important member of the global chemical industry, the JCIA promotes Responsible Care initiatives in cooperation with the ICCA. In 1990, the JCIA drew up "The Guiding Principles for the Improvement of Environmental, Health, and Safety Conditions." With the objective of promoting the implementation of the program in Japan, the JCIA established the Japan Responsible Care Council (JRCC) in 1995.The RC Committee, which was initially established as the JRCC, was fully integrated with the Association in 2012.
The RC Committee is an association of companies that have made a commitment to implement RC.
The RC Committee reports on the results of RC activities by member companies by compiling and publishing the Annual Report.
The RC Committee provides support to member companies to improve their RC activities through such measures as meetings where members can exchange information and experiences related to RC.
The RC Committee promotes dialogue with the public and local communities and strives to strengthen its bonds of trust with society.
The RC Committee cooperates with the ICCA in the international promotion of RC and, in particular, encourages the implementation of RC in Asia.
Companies engaged in the manufacture or handling of chemical substances are encouraged to become members of the RC Committee.
Companies can become members of the RC Committee by making a commitment to implement RC in accordance with the "Codes and Guidelines for the Implementation of RC."
RCLG (Responsible Care Leadership Group) is one of the working groups of ICCA, promoting activities of Responsible Care, and is composed of national chemical industry associations.
RCwas initiated in Canada in 1985. The ICCA was established in 1990, with the implementation of RC as its priority program. Since then, RC has been introduced in 40 countries around the world.
RCIn 1992, RC was designated at the Earth Summit as an activity under Agenda 21: The Action Plan for Sustainable Development.
RCwas recognized by the Intergovernmental Forum 1994 on Chemical Safety as an activity complying with "The Code of Ethics on the International Trade in Chemical Substances" formulated by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
RChas been appreciated by governments and local communities in many countries for its innovative, voluntary activities that contribute to the protection of the environment and safety and health related to chemical substances.