Policy and Basic Approach
The Mitsui Chemicals Group Responsible Care Policy states that the Group implements activities designed to ensure safety, health, and quality, as well as protect the natural environment throughout the entire life cycle of its chemical products, including the logistics.
The environment surrounding the logistics industry is becoming even more challenging due to the increasing risk of disruptions to logistics networks caused by climate change, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, as well as a serious shortage of logistics labor. In this severe and dynamic social environment, the stable supply of our Group's products, which play a fundamental role in society, is not only our social responsibility but also our mission.
In VISION 2030, we defined the ideal state of our group's logistics in 2030 as "fulfilling our social responsibility as a shipper by ensuring safety, reducing environmental impact, and improving the logistics labor environment, and establishing a system that strongly supports business development and innovation through stable and competitive logistics."
The Group is working in collaboration with the supply chain to build a resilient logistics system that can respond flexibly to all environmental changes, mainly focusing on responsible care in logistics (Logistics RC) activities aimed at maintaining and improving the logistics environment, safety, and quality.
System and Responsible Officers
Under the supervision of the responsible officer for the Digital Transformation (DX) Sector, who oversees the Logistics Division, we are working to improve and promote logistics RC throughout the entire logistics supply chain, including at affiliates and partner companies.
Logistics RC Management System
The Logistics Division, as the department responsible for promoting logistics RC, sets goals for the fiscal year based on results up to the previous year (number of accidents, complaints, etc.), and establishes the annual Logistics RC plan. In order to ensure safe, environmentally sound, and quality logistics system, we believe it is important to collaborate with our logistics partners. For this reason, our annual logistics RC plan includes measures such as audits, educations, worksite dialogues, and campaigns for the logistics partners under our jurisdiction.
Progress in implementing the plan is checked at monthly meetings held by logistics RC promoters appointed from the departments in charge of logistics at the Head Office and each Works.
In addition, in order to horizontally deploy the Group's accumulated knowledge and experience throughout our global organization, we have established a Global Policy on logistics to prevent accidents during the transportation and storage of dangerous goods and to ensure transparency and prevent fraud in logistics management operations. We are also promoting penetration of the policy and its implementation in practice.
Furthermore, we regularly hold a Global Logistics Meeting with the heads of the logistics division of our overseas affiliates. The purpose is to share information on logistics issues and countermeasures at each site and to promote understanding of the company-wide policy toward a sustainable logistics supply chain.
Monthly meetings of logistics RC promoters from the Head Office and each Works check the status of the Group's annual plan targets and monitor progress, and at the Responsible Care Committee meetings, logistics performance and plan progress are reported and opinions are exchanged.
The Logistics Division also conducts audits and worksite dialogues with logistics partners, and the results are shared at monthly meetings.
*1 The Internal Control Division, as the third line of risk management, conducts audits from an independent standpoint to ensure that logistics RC audits are properly carried out.
Goals and Results
*1 Serious occupational injuries in logistics:
Occupational injuries that fall under disability grades 1 to 7 and cause death, injury, or illness during a logistics activity in our premises. (This includes partners.)
*2 Major accident in logistics:
Major accident that occurred during logistics activities undertaken by the Mitsui Chemicals Group including across the supply chain. Included decision standard considering impact on the environment.
*Marine container transportation:
Transportation projects arranged by the Mitsui Chemicals Logistics Division
*3 Spillage problems in logistics:
Troubles with a significant impact on society and customers (complaints, accidents, etc.).
Goal for the fiscal year set at 90% or less of the average results for the past three years