Environmental Management System

System for Promoting Environmental Protection Activities

At RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, the President & CEO serves as the chief executive in charge of promoting environmental protection activities. The president also appoints a General Administrator for Environmental Issues who is responsible for the establishment, execution, practice and improvement of the Environmental management systems for the entire Company.

The General Administrator for Environmental Issues hosts the Environmental Promotion Board, which is the lower branch of the Executive Committee, and promotes the environmental protection activities of the entire Company. The Environmental Promotion Board holds ordinary bimonthly meetings as well as extraordinary meetings as necessary. At these meetings, the board studies various issues across departments while deliberating on, making decisions on and formulating countermeasures. The board then offers its opinions to the Executive Committee on an as-required basis.

RISO use a Companywide EMS in combination with an EMS for its head office and business offices to promote environmental protection activities.

Under the Companywide EMS, RISO sets basic environmental rules, Companywide environmental objectives and targets in line with the RISO Environmental Charter and the RISO Environmental Protection Principles. Based on these rules, objectives and targets, the entire Company is working to improve its Companywide environmental performance.

Under the EMS for the head office and business offices, each office takes specific approaches congruent to the characteristics of its workplaces and operations.

The Production Division and the Research and Development Division, which handle a wide range of chemical substances, administer the EMS with particular focus given to careful handling and management of chemical substances. Meanwhile, the Sales Division and the Corporate Headquarters at the head office use their EMS to enhance communication with customers and improve the quality of operations.

Based on such an organizational structure, RISO is implementing practical environmental management. In other words, RISO tackles Companywide issues and problems by joining the forces of all departments and offices, while individual departments and offices work on their own issues and problems through their own approaches.

The Achievement of ISO14001 Certification

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION acquired integrated certification of ISO 14001, the international standard of environmental management, covering all our domestic facilities on December 21, 2006.
In September 2008, with the aim of improving the efficiency of integrated administration of its QMS and EMS, RISO moved the schedule for an ISO 14001 inspection forward by one year and accordingly underwent QMS and EMS inspections at the same time. Both QMS and EMS certifications were then renewed. Ever since that time, these certifications have been granted.

Sites of RISO Group covered by the integrated certification of ISO 14001

Certified Holder Certificate Registr.No. Validity Certification Body

TÜV Rheinland
01 104 000467/01
Riso Research and Design Center
01 104 000467/02
Tsukuba Site
01 104 000467/03
Kasumigaura Site
01 104 000467/04
Ube Site
01 104 000467/05
Shiba Chitose Site
01 104 000467/06
Shinbashi Site
01 104 000467/07
Okinawa Contact Center
01 104 000467/08

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Environmental Educations

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION provides environmental educations for our employees to raise their environmental awareness, as well as for their practices of the environment protection activities. Such educations also cover environmental regulations and environmental internal audit procedure.

In addition, to raise the environmental awareness of each person, the company's environment policy and the results of such activities are available in each bulletin board in every our factory and office, including the one in the common place or in each department, which are familiar to all the employees. Details such as the company common data, target or progress are available from our bulletin in the company intranet, for the purpose to be the well-known facts.

Environmental Risk Management

Recognizing that there are various risks that interfere with Company operations, managing such risks in an integrated and rational manner comprises rigorous compliance, and it is one of management's most important tasks. Pursuant to the provisions under the Corporation Law, RISO has instituted "Rules for Managing the Risk of Loss" based on a resolution of its Board of Directors. At the same time, the Company is developing a system for the integrated management of various risks the RISO Group is facing.

With respect to important business and affairs of the Company, including major investments, the divisions that execute operations and related divisions analyze risks associated with their execution of operations, and after studying appropriate risk countermeasures, discuss and make decisions about them at the Executive Committee and Board of DirectorsEmeetings. Furthermore, the Company established the Risk/Compliance Committee to respond to various risks the RISO Group is facing.

The Risk and Compliance Committee identifies risks while analyzing and evaluating the Company's degree of exposure to those risks in case they arise. Based on this analysis and evaluation, RISO creates a "risk map.E

Using this risk map, we identify those risks that would have a major impact on the RISO Group. For any major risks identified, we formulate and implement individual risk management programs. This approach enables us to minimize and avoid risks and to promote integrated risk management. At the same time, at its production sites, RISO has established the Disaster Prevention Committee, headed by the business manager, which is working to prevent environmental pollution and operational disasters.

The Disaster Prevention Committee establishes an annual action plan for sites that are involved in disaster prevention and is working to reduce risk through the implementation of comprehensive disaster training-assuming the outbreak of fires and earthquakes-identification and improvement of unsafe locations and unsafe behavior, maintenance of equipment, drafting accident and emergency response plans and training implementation.

Monitoring and Measurement

RISO performs periodic mandatory monitoring and measurement of air, water, noise and vibration, as well as of environmental burden items, such as energy consumption, water usage, and volume of industrial waste disposal. These are carried out not only to comply with the regulations for environmental quality standards, but also to build up a picture of actual environmental impact and to evaluate the results of our environmental burden reduction activities.

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