ESH Audits

Basic Approach

EHS audit conducted by DIC’s Chairman and CEO
EHS audit conducted by DIC’s Chairman and CEO

Responsible Care Department specialists with expertise, experience and auditing capabilities regularly collaborate with executive officers to audit Responsible Care initiatives at Group companies. Top DIC executives also take part in ESH audits at numerous sites each year to enhance Responsible Care performance across the DIC Group.
Overseas, Responsible Care Department specialists and regional headquarters’ ESH officers assess the progress of efforts at production sites and work together to enhance the effectiveness of Responsible Care initiatives.

Audits in Fiscal Year 2017

More detailed self-assessment checklist (Greater China)
More detailed self-assessment checklist (Greater China)

Initiative at DIC Graphics Chia Lung Corp. (Taiwan)
Initiative at DIC Graphics Chia Lung Corp. (Taiwan)

In Japan, Responsible Care Department specialists have audited the Responsible Care efforts of domestic consolidated subsidiaries since fiscal year 2014 to verify efforts and support improvement activities. In fiscal year 2017, audits were conducted at DIC’s nine principle sites and four DIC Graphics’ sites. The Company also conducted audits using self-assessment checklists of 13 sites belonging to nine other domestic Group companies with the aim of enhancing safety and environmental management. ESH officers from DIC’s principal sites took part in the audits of domestic Group company sites and also provided directions regarding the administration thereof.
Similar efforts are also promoted overseas, with audits becoming more stringent every year. In fiscal year 2017, the Group conducted inspections to determine the status of management systems, as well as Responsible Care audits in three areas (environment, safety and health) at 17 sites belonging to 17 companies in Greater China, three sites belonging to three companies in the ROK and 21 sites belonging to 16 companies in the Asia–Pacific region to determine the status of management systems and follow up on ESH initiatives. These audits used self-assessment checklists to confirm that each unit is progressing steadily through application of the PCDA cycle. Audits in Greater China were improved to include a revised self-assessment checklist comprising approximately 200 questions. Audits were also conducted at 39 sites by the Sun Chemical Group, which oversees DIC Group operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa, and at seven sites by subsidiary Seiko PMC Corporation, which manufactures chemicals for paper production and resins for printing inks and reprographic products, with DIC fully aware of audit results and the progress of subsequent improvements.
In fiscal year 2017, the Group reported one violation of environmental regulations overseas*. Prompt steps were taken to make improvements to prevent recurrence.

  • *Violation with a penalty exceeding $10,000

Outline of ESH Audits Implemented (Fiscal Year 2017)/Audits Conducted at Subsidiaries’ Sites
(Fiscal Year 2017)

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