CSR Activity 2017 Highlight

CSR Activities to Protect Corporate Value

CSR Activities to Protect Corporate Value

Environmental Protection

With the goal of minimizing the impact of our business activities on the environment, the Nippon Soda Group is engaged in environmental protection with a focus on saving energy and resources, reducing and recycling waste, and reducing emissions of harmful substances.

Basic concept

It is our responsibility to protect the global environment and contribute to the sustainable development of society. The Nippon Soda Group will continue its efforts not only in preventing environmental pollution and complying with laws and regulations but also in reducing the environmental impacts associated with its business activities (prevention of global warming, reduction in waste generation and the amount of final disposal of waste in landfills) as well as developing products and processes with less environmental impact.

Policy for FY 2018

Efforts will be focused on energy saving, resource saving, reduction and recycling of waste, and reduction of harmful substance emissions so as to minimize the impact of our business activities on the environment.

Responses to climate change issues

  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Use of renewable energy

Hydroelectric power generation at Nihongi Plant

Hydroelectric power generation at Nihongi Plant

From the hydroelectric power station to the water tank

From the hydroelectric power station to the water tank

  • Promotion of energy saving by the Logistics Department

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Effective use of resources and reduction of waste

  • Proper waste management and reduction of final disposal to landfill
  • Zero emissions
  • PCB waste

Atmosphere and water area protection

  • Reduction of chemical substances specified by the PRTR Law
  • Reduction of emissions of harmful substances to the atmosphere
  • Reduction of air pollutants emissions
  • Actions to conform to the Fluorocarbons Emission Control Act
  • Reduction of emissions of harmful substances to water

Environmental performance indicators (EPIs)

The environment impacts of Nippon Soda’s four major plants in Japan in FY 2017 are shown in the figure below: (Figure: Major environmental impact data)

Environmental performance indicators (EPIs)

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Process Safety & Disaster Prevention/BCP

The Nippon Soda Group places emphasis on ensuring process safety and preventing disasters in order to prevent major accidents at its facilities and continue safe and stable production. We are also constantly improving our business continuity plan (BCP) to make sure we can keep providing products and services.

Basic concept

The Nippon Soda Group performs periodic inspections, ongoing repairs and renovations, and training for operators in order to prevent accidents at its facilities and ensure safe and stable operations at each manufacturing site. The Group also regularly conducts emergency drills and provides education to prepare employees for possible accidents and disasters. Through these efforts, we continuously improve our risk management system. When facilities are newly constructed or renovated, our internal experts conduct safety reviews and audits to verify safety. We also undergo regular diagnoses of our disaster prevention capability conducted by external specialists. Our business continuity plan (BCP), which was developed to help us be prepared for natural disasters such as earthquakes and other emergencies that could result in extensive damage, is regularly reviewed and improved.

Policy for FY 2018

We will prevent major accidents at our facilities and promote safe and stable production activities. We will develop our business continuity plan (BCP) and constantly improve it.

Activities in process safety & disaster prevention in FY 2017

To achieve the target of “no major accidents at facilities,” we implemented measures to ensure process safety and disaster prevention. While no major accidents occurred at Nippon Soda’s facilities, one fire accident occurred at industrial waste facilities of a Group company. There were no human casualties and no reports of negative impacts on local communities. This major accident was assessed through a CSR special audit to identify the cause of the fire and assess the appropriateness of the measures taken. The audit result was shared by the entire Nippon Soda Group to improve the management of process safety and disaster prevention.

Risk management

  • Risk assessment of process safety and disaster prevention
  • Establishment of an emergency risk management system
  • Standards on Emergency Response

Safety management

  • Safety audit to confirm the safety of plants
  • Diagnosis of disaster prevention capabilities by a third party

Safety audits prior to trial operation by the Head Office

Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of constructing formulation facilities for the preparation of “pesticide active ingredient”

Takaoka Plant September 5 (Monday), 2016

This is a project to construct facilities for agrochemical substances for a new fungicide to be launched in 2017. As a result of document and on-site audits, 26 safety issues were identified. After addressing all these issues, we successfully completed the trial operation using a simulated agent. A trial operation using the actual substance will be conducted in FY 2018.

Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of constructing formulation facilities for the preparation of “pesticide active ingredient”
Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of renovating a storage tank for hazardous materials
Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of renovating a storage tank for hazardous materials

Chiba Plant November 28 (Monday), 2016

This was a renovation of the storage tank for hazardous materials. As a result of document and onsite audits, 10 safety issues were identified. After addressing all these issues, we successfully completed the trial operation.

Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of constructing manufacturing facilities for the preparation of “pesticide active ingredient”

Takaoka Plant December 21 (Wednesday), 2016

This is a project to construct facilities for agrochemical substances for a new fungicide to be launched in 2017. As a result of document and on-site audits, 44 safety issues were identified. As per the schedule, all of these safety issues are expected to be addressed and trial operation completed by June 2017.

Safety audit prior to trial operation in the process of constructing manufacturing facilities for the preparation of “pesticide active ingredient”

Education and drills for process safety and disaster prevention

  • Group training
  • Disaster prevention system involving local communities
  • Emergency drills conducted (FY 2017)
Site First half (dates of drills conducted) Second half (dates of drills conducted)
Nihongi Plant Spring plant emergency drill (June 17) Joetsu City Nakago-ku emergency drill (November 15)
Takaoka Plant Spring comprehensive plant emergency drill (June 7) Fall comprehensive plant emergency drill (November 16)
Mizushima Plant Power outage drill (April 1)
Toxic substance leak drill (May 31 and July 26)
Comprehensive emergency drill (November 17)
Emergency drill for accidents during product transportation (January 13)
Toxic substance leak drill (February 10)
Chiba Plant Comprehensive plant emergency drill (May 24)
(Joint drill with public firefighters, a joint disaster response unit, and Chiba Plant Disaster Prevention Team)
Maritime disaster prevention drill (MDSS) (May 31)
Disaster prevention drill to be prepared for disasters at night and on weekends and holidays (September 27)
(Chiba Plant Disaster Prevention Team alone)
Emergency communication drills (June 27, August 3 and December 28)
Joint drill with public firefighters and a joint disaster response unit/water flow drill (October 12, 13 and 14)
Drill to address environmental abnormalities (November 29)
Disaster prevention drill to be prepared for disasters at night and on weekends and holidays (December 15)
(Joint drill with public firefighters, a joint disaster response unit, and the Chiba Plant Disaster Prevention Team; Open drill by the Ichihara City Disaster Prevention Association)
Comprehensive emergency drill during daytime (February 22)
(Joint drill with public firefighters, a joint disaster response unit, and the Chiba Plant Disaster Prevention Team)
Evacuation drill (for tsunami) (March 17)
Odawara Research
Center (Odawara)
Comprehensive emergency drill (May 24) Department emergency drill (Five departments in total, each separately conducted, October to December)
Odawara Research
Center (Haibara)
Emergency evacuation drill (July 26) Emergency earthquake warning issuance drill (November 4)
Comprehensive emergency drill (December 12)
Odawara Research
Center (Bandai)
- Emergency drill (December 9)
Chiba Research Center Participated in the Chiba Plant’s comprehensive emergency drill (May 24) Chiba Research Center emergency drill (Water spray drill, November 17)
Participated in the Chiba Plant’s comprehensive emergency drill (December 15)
Head Office Drill for establishing and operating the Head Office Disaster Response Headquarters (June 17) (during an emergency drill at Nihongi Plant) Evacuation drill (December 8)
(Shin Ohtemachi Building joint drill)

Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

■Basic concept of the BCP
  • Principles of the BCP
  • Continuation using the PDCA cycle
  • Continuation of supply of products according to customer needs
  • Maintenance of the BCP in FY 2017
    The goal for FY 2017 was to maintain and improve the BCP using the PDCA cycle. On April 1, 2016, the BCP was revised and the 6th version was published and distributed. In the 7th version published on April 1, 2017, a revision was made in response to changes in hazards at each worksite.

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Occupational Safety and Health

The Nippon Soda Group promotes efforts to create an accident-free working environment in order to provide a healthy and happy working experience. We are implementing various measures to achieve and maintain the goal of no workplace accidents and promote employee health.

Basic concept

The Nippon Soda Group has introduced an occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) at all of its plants and one research center. In accordance with the OSHMS, we conduct risk assessments and constantly develop, implement, review and improve measures (PDCA) to ensure safe and healthy workplaces with the aim of achieving the goal of zero occupational accidents. To help employees maintain and improve their health, we provide them with health guidance based on medical examination results and take measures to reduce incidents of personal injury or illness. As mental health care services, stress tests are conducted and consultations with qualified mental health specialists are available so that appropriate care can be provided.

Policy for FY 2018

We will create an accident-free working environment in order to provide a healthy and happy working experience.

Implementation of risk assessment

Efforts to prevent occupational accidents

  • Reduction in the risk of the occurrence of occupational accidents

Occupational Health and Safety Survey

SOMPO Risk Management & Health Care Inc.

As part of the stakeholder engagement effort, we requested SOMPO Risk Management & Health Care Inc. to conduct an occupational health and safety survey. Their suggestions based on the survey results will be incorporated into our safety activities in the future.

Survey

  • Date: December 9 (Friday), 2016
  • Site: Manufacturing Unit, Manufacturing Division, Mizushima Plant
  • Summary of the survey: Observation of a pre-work meeting, interviews with staff in charge, confirmation of relevant document, on-site survey

Reporting meeting

On January 20, 2017, a meeting to report survey results was held. Participants shared their opinions about suggestions made by the survey company. Proposals for improvement based on results from the on-site inspection, “good points” and other comments were also provided.

Survey supervisor’s comment

The management of safety and health issues at the Manufacturing Division was assessed and it was rated as generally favorable thanks to efforts by the division manager, the unit manager and other supervisors, and by the Management Division. Mizushima Plant manufactures sodium cyanide using hydrogen cyanide as the cyanide source. All personnel are constantly aware of this in their daily work activities. However, occupational accidents, although not serious, have been reported in recent years. For this reason, we offered some proposals in the survey in order to contribute to the further improvement of safety and health management.

Major proposals for improvement

We received proposals for improvement of the items as follows:

  1. Pre-work meeting
  2. Promotion of safety and health promotion activities (hiyari-hat)
  3. Promotion of safety and health promotion activities (predicting risks)
  4. Promotion of safety and health promotion activities (pointing and vocalizing)
  5. Discussion on cases involving other companies
  6. Safety and health education
  7. Improvement of skills of young workers
Pre-work meeting (December 9, 2016)

Pre-work meeting (December 9, 2016)

On-site survey (December 9, 2016)

On-site survey (December 9, 2016)

Reporting meeting (January 20, 2017)

Reporting meeting (January 20, 2017)

The number of consecutive days without an accident resulting in absence from work (as of April 1, 2017)

Worksite The number of consecutive days without an
accident resulting in absence from work (years)
The number of occupational accidents
causing an absence from work for FY 2017
Head Office 5,056 days (13 years) 0
Nihongi Plant 50 days (0 years) 1
Takaoka Plant 431 days (1 year) 0
Mizushima Plant 8,912 days (24 years) 0
Chiba Plant 4,617 days (12 years) 0
Odawara Research Center 6,006 days (16 years) 0
Chiba Research Center 9,169 days (25 years) 0
Aizu Plant, Nisso Metallochemical
Co., Ltd.
183 days (0 years) 1
Chiba Plant, Nisso Metallochemical
Co., Ltd.
11,017 days (30 years) 0
Koriyama Plant, Nisso Fine Co., Ltd. 1,766 days (4 years) 0
Isohara Plant, Nisso Fine Co., Ltd. 317 days (0 years) 1
Onahama Plant, Nisso Fine Co., Ltd. 417 days (1 year) 0
Shinfuji Kaseiyaku Co., Ltd. 3,409 days (9 years) 0
Nisso Shoji Co., Ltd. 5,054 days (13 years) 0
Sanwa Soko Co., Ltd. 219 days (0 years) 1
Nisso Engineering Co., Ltd. 4,184 days (11 years) 0
Nisso Construction Co., Ltd. 8,286 days (22 years) 0
Nisso Green Co., Ltd. 6,210 days (17 years) 0
  • Incidence of occupational accidents
    In FY 2017, eight occupational accidents causing an absence from work were reported by Nippon Soda and eight Group companies as well as their affiliated companies.

Proactive health management for workers

  • Health promotion
  • Mental health care

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Distribution Safety and Quality Assurance

The Nippon Soda Group promotes efforts to reduce risks associated with the distribution of products to prevent distribution accidents. We also provide an environment where customers can use high-quality products safely, comfortably and in a stable manner in order to increase customer satisfaction.

Basic concept

The Nippon Soda Group’s efforts to reduce risks of hazards, toxic harm and in-transit accidents associated with the transportation of products are made to protect the safety and environment not only of customers but also of workers engaged in distribution processes and of people living in areas near distribution routes.

We also provide information that helps customers use high-quality products safely, comfortably and in a stable manner. While ensuring safety and hygiene for customers, we provide products that increase customer satisfaction.

Policy for FY 2018

We will reduce risks of hazards, toxic harm and in-transit accidents associated with the transportation of products to prevent distribution accidents.

We will promote efforts to increase customer satisfaction.

Distribution safety

■Measures to ensure safe transportation of hazardous materials
  • Transportation risk assessment
  • Efforts to achieve zero distribution-related Complaints
  • Yellow Card and Container Yellow Card2 (product labels)
■Distribution safety in value chains
  • Request for improvement of customers’ facilities

Quality assurance

■Efforts to ensure quality management
  • Quality risk assessment
  • Efforts to achieve zero quality complaints
■Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Survey on the content of legally controlled substances

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Chemicals and Product Safety

Giving due consideration to possible safety, health and the environmental hazards that may be caused by chemicals and products, the Nippon Soda Group complies with domestic laws and regulations, international standards, treaties and the like as well as with social norms and expectations so that we can earn greater trust from customers and the general public.

Basic concept

The Nippon Soda Group complies with domestic laws and regulations, international standards, treaties and the like as well as with social norms and expectations so that we can increase the trust of customers and the general public.

The Nippon Soda Group implements specific measures to ensure the safe management of chemicals, including periodic educational programs. Thanks to the Group’s safety activities, there were no reports of violations of chemicalrelated laws or regulations in FY 2017.

Policy for FY 2018

We take into account the impact of dangerous and toxic chemical substances and products on the environment and people’s health and comply with relevant domestic laws and regulations and international standards and treaties as well as other regulations that are publicly demanded, so that we can gain more trust from customers and the public.

Safety of chemicals

■Strengthening the management of chemical substances using ExESS
  • Revision of SDSs
  • Revision to meet GHS requirements
■Regular training programs on chemical substance control

Educational session for new/transferred employees on chemical substance laws and regulations (May 12, 2016)

Educational session for new/transferred employees on chemical substance laws and regulations (May 12, 2016)

Explanatory session on revision of laws and regulations (February 20, 2017 at the Head Office)

Explanatory session on revision of laws and regulations (February 20, 2017 at the Head Office)

Product safety

■Actions to comply with foreign laws and regulations
  • Revision of standards for the management of poisonous and deleterious substances
  • Audits of poisonous and deleterious substances at offices
  • Communication of safety information on chemicals

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Social Activities

Together with Our Customers (Consumer Issues)

The Nippon Soda Group strives to develop products with functions that will satisfy our customers, and also makes active efforts toward ensuring safety during the use of our products.

Basic Concept

The Nippon Soda Group strives to offer our customers safe and reliable products and services that satisfy their needs.

We will continue our endeavors to expand our market share by developing products that answer the needs of our customers, and will work together with our customers in continuing to create new value that is sought after by society.

Policy for FY 2018

We will work toward achieving customer satisfaction by sharing a common understanding about customer issues.

Improve customer satisfaction

  • Services by the customer consultation office (Agro Products Division)
  • Sales promotion activities with our customers in mind (Chemicals Business Division)
  • Promotion activities rooted in the local community (Agro Products Division)

Communication with our customers

  • Sending out information to our users (Agro Products Division)
  • Safe usage (Chemicals Business Division)

Development of products that are useful to society

  • Responding to the requests of our customers (Chemicals Business Division)

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Together with Our Employees (Human Rights/Labor Practices)

Nippon Soda Group focuses its proactive efforts on creating a work environment where human rights are respected, and all employees can find their work meaningful and maximize their abilities.

Basic Concept

The Nippon Soda Group respects the dignity and human rights of all people and recognizes the importance and universality of such rights. Recognizing the diversity of cultures, customs and values, we take no actions that result in discrimination.

To build a work environment where employees’ individuality is fully respected and all employees can feel comfortable and fulfilled, we proactively develop and review personnel and employment systems to ensure the ongoing improvement of working conditions.

With particular emphasis on promoting diversity and strengthening employee satisfaction in our CSR activities, we allow our diverse team of employees to grow and enjoy fulfilling work.

Policy for FY 2018

  • Full implementation of the medium-term diversity plan developed in 2016 and steady improvement using a PDCA cycle.
  • Analysis of the results from the second employee satisfaction survey and development and implementation of an action plan.

Nippon Soda Group’s human resources development

Promotion of diversity

Diversity Policy

Nippon Soda considers it necessary for a corporate group to value diversity in order to generate new innovations and increase its global competitiveness. In this context, we recognize the promotion of diversity as an important management strategy.

Efforts to promote diversity include transformation of our personnel systems to make full use of our diverse human resources, improvement of the corporate culture and work environment, and implementation of various other basic support systems. Through these efforts, we aim to become a company where global-minded, motivated, competent employees can enjoy working and continuously grow and develop regardless of gender.

■Activities in 2016

We reaffirmed the importance of diversity, with the following messages sent out by top-level management.

Activities in 2016
■Acceptance of diversity
■Promoting work-life balance

Changes made in fiscal 2017

  • Lectures on work-life balance were offered at our training programs for each of the different ranks.
  • We expanded the ways in which expired paid leave days can be used, making them available not only for recovering from personal injuries and illnesses, but also for child care, nursing care, fertility treatments and volunteer work.
  • Changes were made to our childcare leave system for men, so that they are now able to take five days of paid leave.
■Respect for human rights
  • Prevention of harassment

Improving employee satisfaction

■Efforts to improve employee satisfaction
  • Implementation of an employee satisfaction (ES) survey
  • Measures to maintain health
  • Labor-management relations and improvement of working conditions

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Together with Our Business Partners (Fair Operating Practices)

The Nippon Soda Group promotes sound business activities that are fair and just by conducting dialogue and awareness-building activities with our business partners in order to comply with legal requirements.

Basic Concept

The Nippon Soda Group is founded upon the basic concept of conducting sound and transparent business management in compliance with the law. As such, we established a purchasing policy that is predicated upon interacting with our business partners with dignity and integrity and handling affairs in a fair and just manner. We strive to promote business activities that not only make effective use of the resources of the entire Group, but also answer the trust that we receive from our stakeholders.

Policy for FY 2018

The goals established in our purchasing policy are not just targets to be achieved within a single fiscal year, but those to be sought after on a continuous basis. Thus, we will continue striving to achieve our goals under the same stance as for fiscal 2017.

Efforts in procurement

  • Compliance with the code of conduct
Purchasing policy

We will continue our efforts to achieve the following.

  • Conduct purchasing activities grounded in legal compliance
  • Execute raw material procurement that contributes toward realizing stable production
  • Consider purchase balance aimed at achieving cost reduction
  • Develop a stable procurement system rooted in a BCP (business continuity plan), such as having multiple sources from which to procure raw materials
  • Realize appropriate inventory management of raw materials
  • Participate in in-house and external training programs with the aim of acquiring and maintaining knowledge on various laws related to purchasing (Antimonopoly Act, Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors, etc.)
  • Nippon Soda’s responsibilities and approaches
  • Strengthening relationships with our business partners

Dialogue with our business partners

  • Improve awareness on safety and disaster prevention together with our affiliated companies
  • Educating transportation firms on distribution safety
    The Nippon Soda Group regularly provides education targeting transportation firms that deliver our products to customers. These programs not only provide education to prevent accidents by our workers and during transport, but also provide information on past complaints received regarding distribution. By sharing such information, we strive for the safe delivery of our products to our customers.
Training at Sanwa Soko Co., Ltd.’s Kawasaki Office

Training at Sanwa Soko Co., Ltd.’s Kawasaki Office

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Together with Our Shareholders

The Nippon Soda Group discloses information in a timely and appropriate manner in order to enhance our management transparency and to answer the expectations and trust that we receive from our stakeholders. We are striving to hold constructive dialogues with our shareholders toward realizing continuous growth and to improve our corporate value.

Basic Concept

The Nippon Soda Group discloses information in a timely and appropriate manner in order to enhance our management transparency and to answer the expectations and trust that we receive from our stakeholders. We are striving to hold constructive dialogues with our shareholders toward realizing continuous growth and to improve our corporate value.

Policy for FY 2018

The Nippon Soda Group strives to disclose information that is accurate and easy to understand in a fair and timely manner. We do this so that our corporate value can be justly evaluated for the appropriate formulation of our share value, and for the purpose of maintaining and developing a relationship of trust with our stakeholders.

Communication

  • Dialogues with investors and analysts
  • Results of fiscal 2017
May 2016 Financial results briefing for institutional investors and security analysts for the
year ended March 2016
June 2016 147th ordinary general meeting of shareholders
Issuance of business report for shareholders (annual report)
September 2016 Issuance of annual report for institutional investors outside of Japan
November 2016 Financial results briefing for institutional investors and security analysts for the
2nd quarter of the year ending March 2017
December 2016 Issuance of business report for shareholders (interim report)
January 2017 Overseas IR (individual visits to institutional investors in Europe)
March 2017 Overseas IR (individual visits to institutional investors in Asia)
As necessary Individual interviews with institutional investors and security analysts
Disclosure of timely disclosure information (Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Disclosure of PR information (Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Provision of information on the Nippon Soda website
  • Dialogues with our shareholders
Ordinary general meeting of shareholders

Ordinary general meeting of shareholders

Business report 2016

Business report 2016

Basic policy on shareholder returns

The Nippon Soda Group makes decisions on profit distribution based on revenue trends and by comprehensively considering such issues as maintenance of stable dividends, enhancement of shareholders’ equity, and improving our financial standing. Our basic policy is to provide dividends twice a year, at the middle and end of the fiscal year.

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Together with Our Local Communities
(Community Involvement and Development, Social Dialogue)

We will make efforts to improve the general public’s confidence in us by participating in various environmental protection and safety activities and proactively engaging in dialogue with stakeholders regarding the effects of chemical substances on safety, health and the environment.

Basic Concept

The Nippon Soda Group promotes social contribution activities that are befitting of our organization, based on the concept of making contributions through our business toward the development of a sustainable society. Such activities are based on the following viewpoints: contributing to resolving problems pertaining to the global environment; maintaining harmonious relationships with local communities; and contributing to the development of those communities.

Each business site and group company conducts various activities that accord with the needs of the area, and strives to develop good relationships with everyone in its local community.

 

Policy for FY 2018

We will continue organizing local gatherings at the same frequency as we are doing now, and their contents will be enhanced. One stakeholder engagement gathering will be organized for each worksite.

Harmonious relationships with local communities

  • Contribution to local employment
  • Participation in cleanup activities for local communities

Dialogues with the local communities

  • Communication activities at major worksites
■Dissemination of information on CSR activities

The Nippon Soda Group disseminates information on its CSR activities by the following means: the CSR Report is available to anybody in the form of a brochure or via our website, and reports on activities and plans for activities are submitted to the Japan Chemical Industry Association and distributed at local and other meetings.

As for responsible care activities, we held the 11th Responsible Care Local Dialogue in Chiba, together with other manufacturers in the Complex, on February 9, 2017 at Goi Kaikan (Public hall) in Ichihara City as an occasion to share information on our daily activities with the residents of our local communities. Eight employees from Chiba Plant participated. The total number of participants in the dialogue was 161.

11th Responsible Care Local Dialogue in Chiba (February 9, 2017)

11th Responsible Care Local Dialogue in Chiba (February 9, 2017)

“Thanking Local Residents” event at Takaoka Plant (October 23, 2016)

“Thanking Local Residents” event at Takaoka Plant (October 23, 2016)

Each of our worksites provides information on our activities through regularly offered tours and other gatherings. The “Thanking Local Residents” event that was held at Takaoka Plant on October 23, 2016 was attended by 220 local residents. Programs offered during this event included a plant tour, an exhibition of photos of RC activities, free copies of the CSR Report, an introduction to our products, and chemistry experiments for children.

  • Dialogue with local residents

Major CSR activities of the Nippon Soda Group

■Participation in local events
Living in harmony with local communities Helping the development of local communities

The worksites of the Nippon Soda Group undertake diverse activities that match the needs of the area, and strive to develop good relationships with everyone in their local communities.

Nihongi Plant
Plant tour for families July 28, 2016

Plant tour for families July 28, 2016

Fujisawa area autumn festival August 24, 2016

Fujisawa area autumn festival August 24, 2016

Mizushima Plant
Rice-cake-making party with Honjo school district and local companies December 11, 2016

Rice-cake-making party with Honjo school district and local companies December 11, 2016

Takaoka Plant
“Thanking Local Residents” event October 23, 2016

“Thanking Local Residents” event October 23, 2016

Chiba Plant
Goi Rinkai Festival June 5, 2016

Goi Rinkai Festival June 5, 2016

Singles event an industrial complex November 6, 2016

Singles event an industrial complex November 6, 2016

■Stakeholder engagement
  • BCM rating from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)
  • Environmental Responsibility Rating from the DBJ
  • Hosting stakeholder dialogues
  • Efforts to prevent occupational accidents
  • Implementation of diagnosis of disaster prevention capability
  • Disaster prevention capability diagnosis was performed by the Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc.
    Chiba Plant June 3, 2016
    Nihongi Plant November 17 to 18, 2016
    Mizushima Plant September 8 to 9, 2016
    Nisso Metallochemical Co., Ltd.
    Aizu Plant May 26 to 27, 2016
    Takaoka Plant September 29 to 30, 2016
    Nisso Fine Co., Ltd. Isohara Plant No. 1, No. 2 June 23 to 24, 2016
Chiba Plant

Chiba Plant

Mizushima Plant

Mizushima Plant

Takaoka Plant

Takaoka Plant

Nihongi Plant

Nihongi Plant

Nisso Metallochemical Co., Ltd.

Nisso Metallochemical Co., Ltd.

Nisso Fine Co., Ltd.

Nisso Fine Co., Ltd.

Activities to develop trust with local communities

  • Presentation of successful cases

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