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Asahi Kasei Group Responsible Care Principles

Throughout the product life cycle from R&D to disposal, utmost consideration is
given to environmental preservation, product safety, operational safety,
and workplace hygiene and health as preeminent management tasks in all
operations worldwide.


  • Environmental preservation is achieved by ameliorating the environmental burden of operations while giving full consideration to the environment in the development of new technologies and products.
  • Product safety is ensured by evaluating the safety of products and providing safety information.
  • The safety of personnel and members of the community is secured through endeavors to maintain stable operation and improve technologies for safety and disaster prevention.
  • Workplace accidents are prevented through improvements to the workplace environment and plant modifications to achieve inherent safety.
  • Maintenance and promotion of employee health is supported by efforts to achieve a comfortable workplace environment.

    In addition to maintaining legal compliance, continuous improvement is pursued through attainment of self-imposed targets based on results of risk assessment. Public understanding and trust is gained through proactive communication and information disclosure

Environmental/Safety Activities through RC

We are implementing the safety/health and environmental management activities through Process Safety Management (PMS) and several internal programs prior to implementation of RC (Responsible Care) programs. However, there has been a growing need to introduce RC, which is a global, voluntary initiative developed autonomously by the chemical industry to improve health, safety, and environmental performance of the chemical industry. To keep up with such a trend, we have been implementing RC initiatives in the safety, health, environment, and product safety since July 2002.

Since the initial introductory stage, we have actively participated in a variety of RC activities and sponsorship programs with the CEO of this Company assuming the role as Vice President of the Korean RC Council. Internally we have adopted CIRS (Continuous Improvement Rating System), Process Safety Management (PSM) System, Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)to ensure an ongoing effort to improve environmental management and to ensure that Responsible Care is implemented in accordance with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.

We also establish and implement action plant to achieve the RC goals in accordance with Group Responsible Care Principles of Asahi Kasei, the parent company of Tongsuh Petrochemical. We receive Asahi Kasei's support and assistance periodically for compliance and global response procedures as well as new themes. We will remain committed to improve our RC performances in the fields of environmental protection, occupational safety and health protection, plant safety, product stewardship and logistics, as well as to continuously improve dialog with their neighbors and the public, independent from legal requirements.