Responsible Care

Responsible Care Activities 

Tosoh believes that chemistry will contribute significantly to resolving sustainability issues worldwide. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life through environmental preservation, to ensuring the safety and health of our employees and society, and to achieving economic progress. Our principal activities regarding sustainability are organized around our Responsible Care program, which has been in place officially since 1995. We invite you to take a close look at Tosoh’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and their results.

Tosoh fulfills its social responsibility as a chemical manufacturer by placing top priority on the protection of the environment, on operating safety, and on the health of its employees and the public at large.

The global chemical industry conducts a voluntary initiative called Responsible Care (RC) that aims to improve the performance of chemical companies in relation to the environment, safety, and health. Tosoh has been involved in this initiative since 1995, when it became a founding member of the Japan Responsible Care Council (JRCC). As of April 1, 2011, there were 94 members of the JRCC. Globally, the RC program has spread to the chemical industries of 54 countries.

The environment, safety, and health are top management priorities at Tosoh. As far back as 1992, the company drafted its own Basic Environmental Principles and Environment, Safety, and Health Implementation Guidelines. It has subsequently, in 1999, revised and combined those separate documents into one: Basic Principles of the Environment, Safety, and Health and Implementation Guidelines. Based on that document, each of Tosoh’s departments formulates its own RC action plan.