Mitsui Chemicals Receives 2015 Japan Chemical Industry Association RC Special Recognition Award

~Group Recognized for Outstanding Responsible Care Efforts~



Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Tokyo - May 29, 2015 - Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) proudly announces that on May 28th it was presented this year’s Japan Chemical Industry Association (“JCIA”) RC Special Recognition Award for its group wide initiatives to assure responsible care activities.

May 28th Awards Ceremony at Palace Hotel in Tokyo

The award recognized the Company’s efforts to expand RC activities to its domestic and overseas affiliates. The Mitsui Chemicals Group achieved minimization of industrial waste landfill at its overseas bases (total average of less than 1%) and by sharing safety initiatives while recognizing differences in culture and customs, was successful in promoting RC activities throughout its entire group. Mitsui Chemicals continues to strengthen cooperative relationships with affiliates to assure worldwide safety and environmental improvement.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group will continue to fulfill its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen in the areas of environmental protection, safety and disaster prevention, occupational safety and health, chemical safety, quality, and safe logistics based on its basic policy for the environment, safety, and occupational health and quality while proactively communicating with its stakeholders and society.