Chemicals are used widely in our daily life and greatly contribute to the development of technology. However, some chemicals can be dangerous and we may not be provided with adequate knowledge of their danger or toxicity. In case hazardous chemicals are handled inappropriately or abused, there is a possibility this could have a significant adverse effect on human health and the environment.
Therefore, at Kanto Chemical, Inc., we set up the "PL Committee" in 1995 and "General Safety Executive Committee" in 1996, each as inter-departmental organizations in our company. These committees have actively promoted various policies and measures for our customers’ safe use of our products, protection of the environment, and prevention of chemicals from misuse.
Companies are engaged in the business of growth and profit but they also must run their businesses in alignment with their corporate visions through active communications with stakeholders* and contributions to the sound development of society.
Since our company founding in 1944, we have been working behind the scenes in support of the progress of science and technology by providing reagents and semiconductor chemicals to our customers. We are now committed to operate our business on the basis of positive contributions to society.
The "CSR Committee" was created in April, 2005. We have progressively changed the previous "PL Committee" and "General Safe Executive Committee" and re-organized them into this "CSR Committee". We have now centralized our efforts the CSR Committee, which continuously works to promote "CSR" activities to all employees as a single organization.
* The stakeholder generally means an individual, a corporation, or a group, such as, the customers, the suppliers, the owners of a firm, the shareholders, the employees and their families, the local residents, the local government, the bank holding their interests, or anyone else who have an interest in, or are affected by, the result of our corporate activities.