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ENVIRONMENT & QUALITY


Environment & Quality

 

Japan Carboline Co., Ltd. is certified according to ISO 14001: 2004. The following is our environmental policy.

 

Japan Carboline Co., Ltd. (hereinafter called JCC) recognizes that environmental problems have been spreading worldwide and are long-term issues. And through business activities, JCC is committed to achieve sustainable development so that socioeconomic development can coexist with global environment.


In compliance with such environmental fundamental philosophy, we will achieve an environmental management in sales, research and development of paint and related products, based on the following policies.


I. Fundamental philosophy


JCC recognizes that environmental problems have been spreading worldwide and are long-term issues. And through business activities, JCC is committed to achieve sustainable development so that socioeconomic development can coexist with global environment.


II. Fundamental policy


When conducting various business activities, JCC endeavors for the realization of this fundamental philosophy by complying with the following policies:

  1. Basic attitude toward environmental issues:
    JCC gives sufficient consideration to conservation of global environment as a good corporate citizen.

  2. Compliance with environmental regulations:
    JCC complies with environmental regulations both domestic and international.

  3. Attention to environment:
    JCC develops and promotes the environmentally-friendly products and contributes to the reduction of environmental load.

  4. Effective utilization of natural resources and energy:
    JCC recognizes the finite nature of natural resources and energy and makes efforts to utilize them efficiently.

  5. Contribution to establishing recycling-oriented society:
    JCC reduces, reuses, and recycles wastes, and makes efforts to establish a recycling-oriented society.

  6. Establishment of environmental management:
    JCC sets environmental goals and revises them periodically by utilizing environmental management system, and works for the prevention of environmental pollution while achieving continuous improvement.

  7. Disclosure of environmental policy:
    This policy is disclosed not only to all company members in JCC but also to local and international communities.

Japan Carboline develops environmentally-friendly products which meet VOC regulations with leading-edge technology.


More and more people are concerned about VOC, Volatile Organic Compounds, which are considered to generate oxidants in the presence of NOx, in the troposphere.


In the U.S., regulating VOC emission began with "Air pollution regulation of non-vehicular, organic solvent emission by Los Angeles Rule 66" in 1966. Then, the regulation has been further strengthened by such acts as "Clean Air Act (Muskie Act)" in 1970 and "Clean Air Amendment Act" in 1990.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is going to tighten the VOC regulation from 350 [g/ L] down to 250 [g/ L].


These regulations have a huge influence on the development of heavy-duty protective coatings, which require significant technological development.


Carboline Company has already completed the development of these low-VOC, environmentally-friendly product lines and has vast track records in the U.S., and these products have been introduced into Japanese market for many years.


That is to say, Japan Carboline is ready to respond to possible changes in environmental pollution control measures in the future.


Efforts to Reduce Environmental Load

  1. Self-management product registration about formaldehyde emission grade:
    With enforcement of "Building Standards Amendment Act," our main products are certified as "F-4 star" grade, which means our products can be applied to indoor steel structures or indoor floors without restriction.

  2. Low-VOC product lines:
    In Japan, solvent-based coatings which contain 30 weight percent or less of VOC are described as "Low-VOC Coatings." Many of our products, including 100%-solids products, are included in this category.

  3. Compliance with "Act on Promoting Green Purchasing":
    This act is formally known as "Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities." And primers with no lead, chromium, or other heavy metal pigments in formulas are in the scope of this act. Now all of our primers comply with this act.

  4. Compliance to RoHS Directive:
    RoHS, "Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances," restricts the use of the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: (1) Lead, (2) Mercury, (3) Cadmium, (4) Hexavalent chromium, (5) Polybrominated biphenyls, and (6) Polybrominated diphenyl ether. And all of our products comply with this directive.

Quality

 

Our products are manufactured at ISO 9001:2015 certified plants.