Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC) strives to put safety first and promote strict compliance, risk management, respect for human rights and communication with business partners in order to realize KAITEKI. Based on a product stewardship approach, we are promoting KAITEKI logistics to earn the trust of customers and society in logistics operations.
Hazardous Materials Transport Initiatives and System to Prevent External Harm in Case of an Accident
MCC focuses considerable effort on ensuring the safe transport of hazardous materials.
MCC’s business domains regularly hold responsible care meetings with logistics subsidiaries, maintaining close communication and implementing measures aimed at reducing problems, accidents and occupational injuries.
We work with logistics subsidiaries to ensure that all shipments are accompanied by yellow cards1 and educate our business partners about the chemical properties of our products. In these ways, we work to enhance understanding of the products being transported and sensitivity to safety.
In addition to initiatives aimed at preventing accidents, we also conduct regular disaster drills with logistics subsidiaries and are taking steps to address the risk of a serious road accident through a contract with the Maritime Disaster Prevention Center. Furthermore, for products that present particularly high risk if stolen or lost, we have established our own management standards that we use in the transportation and storage of such products.
- 1Yellow card: A document that contains emergency safety procedures to be taken in the event of a transportation accident and contact information for MCC.
Modal Shifts: Increasing Energy Efficiency
MCC is also aggressively working to save energy in logistics.
We are working with logistics subsidiaries to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Specifically, we are implementing such measures as increasing transport lot sizes and promoting weight reductions by utilizing ship propellers made with carbon fiber, an MCC product. MCC is also actively advancing modal shifts to rail transport. As a result of these initiatives, MCC has received Eco Rail Mark certification from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in recognition of its efforts to promote environmentally friendly logistics.