Management of Information on Chemicals Involved in
Targets and Achievements of Major Approaches
|Objective/Task||FY 2011 Goals||FY 2011 Results||Evaluation||FY 2012 Goals|
|Promotion of green procurement||Continue to have incoming raw material information collected and centrally managed by CIRIUS in accordance with the DIC Group's Green Procurement Guidelines||In accordance with the DIC Group's Green Procurement Guidelines, materials information collected was organized and centrally managed using CIRIUS。||★★★||Continue pursuing the same measures|
|Measures to cope with GHS （measures for the requirement to disclose information on chemicals contained in products）||Continue to prepare SDS for all Company chemical products and distribute them through the Company website||SDSs were created for all chemical products and made available on the Web||★★★||Continue to distribute SDS for all chemical products through the website. Introduce a system for creating SDS for each country outside of Japan based on that country’s laws and regulations and in that country’s language（s）, and prepare an operating environment enabling introduction of this system starting in FY 2013.|
|Measures to cope with overseas regulations （e.g., the REACH regulation in the EU）||Assure registration concerning China’s revised Measure on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances. Continue with registration under Taiwan’s revised Labor Safety and Health Act||Conduct registrations based on China's amendment on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances.
Undertake revision operations in order to create a list of existing chemical substances for Taiwan.
|★★★||Provide SDS based on China’s Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals and ensure that labels are properly affixed. Carry out additional registrations of existing chemicals in Taiwan. Complete registration within the current fiscal year of substances that will reach their EU REACH registration period expiration in May 2013.|
- ※1CLP （Classification , Labeling and Packaging） is a rule regarding classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances called CLP-Regulation and mixtures
Making Use of the Chemical Substance Information Comprehensive Management System （CIRIUS）
System for Accurate Provision of Information
Designed by DIC, the proprietary Chemical Substance Information Comprehensive Management System—or CIRIUS—is used to help us comprehensively manage information about chemical substances for our raw materials and products. CIRIUS is also used to file the numbers of chemical substances manufactured,imported and shipped as mandated by Export Trade Control Order, the revised Chemical Substance Substances Control Law （a law concerning regulations for the inspection, manufacture, etc., of chemical substances）, and so forth. The system checks domestic legal regulations while creating and providing consistent and highly reliable SDS.
Compliance and Employee Education with Overseas Regulations.
We quickly acquire information on the latest changes in overseas regulations and provide summaries to relevant departments, provide information on the impact they will have on the Company, and take action as appropriate. We also carry out general education on overseas regulations for employees who are scheduled to work in other countries. In addition, DIC has implemented an internal licensing program for imports and exports to ensure compliance. Through this program, only employees who have passed DIC licensing tests can engage in import and export work.