Environment and Health and Safety / Acquisition of ISO14001 Certification

Acquisition of ISO14001 Certification

Harima Office

Against a background of increasing awareness of environmental issues among citizens of the local community and our customers, along with further establishing and strengthening the laws and regulations related to the environment, handling the environment has become an essential element when conducting business activities. Based on an awareness of our responsibilities as a company, our Harima office acquired ISO14001 certification for environmental management systems. The environment management system in our office and the state of its operations were certified as being in compliance with the ISO14001 standard through a first-stage review conducted in August 2003 and a second-stage review in September 2003 by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization; we acquired certification on October 24, 2003.

Fukuchiyama Office

Against a background of increasing awareness of environmental issues and the strengthening of laws and regulations related to the environment, handling the environment has become an essential element when conducting business activities. Based on an awareness of our responsibilities as a company, our Fukuchiyama office sought to acquire ISO14001 certification for environmental management systems in April 2005, following the ISO14001 certification of our Harima office in 2003.
The environment management system in our office and the state of its operations were certified as being in compliance with the ISO14001 standard through a firs-stage review conducted in February 2006 and a second-stage review in May 2006 by Japan Chemical Quality Assurance Ltd.; we acquired certification on June 19, 2006.