Responding to Environmental Risks
There is a broad array of risks related to the environment and laws related to this issue are growing stricter every year in respective countries worldwide. Based on these circumstances, Shiseido's Head Office takes the lead in gathering information about new environmental laws, analyzing their provisions, disseminating information to the relevant departments and ensuring thorough compliance. Observance of environmental laws and regulations is evaluated in production departments based on ISO 14001 standards to ensure thorough compliance. Investigations of domestic and overseas affiliates revealed no major violations of environmental laws or regulations during fiscal 2011. Going forward, Shiseido is committed to managing its operations in an appropriate manner.
Thorough Management of Waste Materials
While waste producers are being held accountable with regard to the illegal disposal of waste materials, Shiseido is promoting optimal management to address this issue centering on waste material managers, which is a position created at all domestic worksites. Additionally, initiatives are being undertaken to practice thorough compliance by carrying out evaluations including environmental laws and regulations in production departments based on ISO 14001 standards.
Management of Chemical Substances
Shiseido not only satisfies the legal reporting requirements set out in the for Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law and Promotion of Chemical Management but also proactively conducts voluntary management of the use and disposal of chemical substances such as ingredients and reagents in factories and laboratories.
From the standpoint of workplace safety, we ensure that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are issued to business partners, for example by systemizing the issue of MSDS for semi-finished products when supplying chemical substances containing ingredients specified by laws such as the PRTR Law and the Industrial Safety and Health Act to customers.
PRTR target substance emissions and transfers
|Legal No.||Substance name
|Amounts of Emissions||Amounts of Transfers|
|207||Ditertiary butyl 4-cresol||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|275||Lithium dodecyl sulfate||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||7.1|
|409||Sodium poly (oxyethylene) dodecyl ether sulfonate||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||16.4|