Corporate Social Responsibility

Purchasing and Procurement

Green Procurement

Since establishing the Green Procurement Guidelines in FY2003, the Teijin Group has continued to confirm whether suppliers who provide specified substances are operating an environmental management system, and, if not, to request that those suppliers put such a system in place. Furthermore, since FY2007, our green procurement standards have been posted on our website (in Japanese and English) to ensure the full awareness of our suppliers.

Furthermore, the Teijin Group Chemical Substance Self-Imposed Control Guideline was established in FY2004 aiming for not only recognizing the status of environmental management in suppliers, but also controlling chemicals and minimizing risk in the Teijin Group´s business activities. We conduct the management of chemicals based on the degree of risk.

We are also focusing on the management of hazardous substances found in raw materials that may have become included in our products, and strengthening our controls on chemical substance purchasing, such as those relating to substances specified in the RoHS regulations and the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances. We have listed prohibited substances including those prohibited in principle on our website in Japanese and English to ensure that suppliers are fully aware of these substances.

Green Procurement Guidelines

These refer to a group of substances that are prohibited to be used under any international treaty or domestic law. Needless to say, the Teijin Group will not procure such chemicals, nor will the Group procure items containing any of such chemicals in order to support its business activities, including unintentional procurement of such items.

Furthermore, we request suppliers to verify that no prohibited substances are contained in the materials they supply. In addition, substances prohibited by the domestic laws of the countries where Teijin Group companies are located are subject to the same laws.

This category contains substances designated in the POPs Treaty, Class 1 specified chemicals under the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances, substances prohibited to be manufactured under the Industrial Safety and Health Act, Japan, etc.

A group of substances subject to control or similar regulation under international treaty or law.

We require examination of such substances by expert staff of the Teijin Group and approval of the head of the business group.

This category contains Class 2 specified chemicals under the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances, EU/RoHS Directive substances, high-risk endocrine disrupting chemicals, etc.

Substances Prohibited to be Procured

No CAS No substance
1   Polychlorobiphenyl  (mixture)
2   Polychloronaphthalene (Cl>=3)(including isomers)
3 118-74-1 Hexachlorobenzene
4 309-00-2 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4 a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-exo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
5 60-57-1 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7 - Epoxy-1,4,4 a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-exo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
6 72-20-8 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7 - Epoxy-1,4,4 a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-endo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
7 50-29-3 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl) ethane
8 12789-03-6 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8 - Octachloro-2,3,3 a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene, 1,4,5,6,7,8,8 - Heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene and mixtures of these analogous compounds
9 56-35-9 bis(tributyltin) oxide
  Bis-n-tributyl tin oxide
10 15017-02-4 N,N'-ditolyl-p-phenylenediamine, N-tolyl-N'-xylyl-p-phenylenediamine or N,N'-dixylyl-p-phenylenediamine
11 732-26-3 2,4,6-Tri-tert-butylphenol
12 8001-35-2 Polychloro-2,2-dimethyl- 3-methylidenebicyclo[2.2.1] heptane
13 2385-85-5 Dodecachloropentacyclo[ (2, 6).0 (3, 9).0 (4, 8)] decane
14 115-32-2 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol
15 87-68-3 Hexachlorobuta-1,3-diene
16 3846-71-7 2-(2H-1, 2, 3-benzotriazol 2-yl)-4, 6-di-tert-butyl phenol
17   Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
18   Polychlorinated dibenzofurans
19   Yellow phosphorus matches
20 531-85-1 Benzidine and its salts
21 531-86-2
22 92-87-5
23 92-67-1 4-aminodiphenyl and its salts
24 12172-73-5 Amosite
25 12001-28-4 Crocidolite
26 92-93-3 4-nitrodiphenyl and its salts
27 542-88-1 Bis(chloromethyl) ether
28 91-59-8 β-naphthylamine and its salts
29   Asbestos and materials containing asbestos in excess of 0.1% of the weight of the relevant product
30   Rubber cements containing benzene whose capacity exceeds 5% of the solvents (including diluents) of the relevant rubber cement
31 1763-23-1 Perfluoro(octane-1-sulfonic acid) and its salt forms
For example:
potassium(CAS no. 2795-39-3);
lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS no. 29457-72-5);
ammonium perfluorosulfonate (CAS no. 29081-56-9);
diethanolammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate(CAS no. 70225-14-8);
tetraethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate(CAS no. 56773-42-3);
didecyldimethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS no.251099-16-8)
32 307-35-7 Perfluoro(octane-1-sulfonyl)= fluoride
33 608-93-5 Pentachlorobenzene
34 319-84-6 Alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane
35 319-85-7 Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
36 58-89-9 Lindane(gamma--hexachlorocyclohexane)
36 143-50-0 Chlordecone
37 36355-01-8 Hexabromobiphenyl
38 40088-47-9 Tetrabromodiphenyl ether
39 32534-81-9 Pentabromodiphenyl ether
40 68631-49-2
Hexabromodiphenyl ether
41 446255-22-7
Heptabromodiphenyl ether

Substances Principally Prohibited to be Procured (The following substances are procured with permission.)

No CAS No substance
2   Tetrachloroethylen
4 1803-12-9 Triphenyltin N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate
5 379-52-2 Triphenyltin fluoride
6 900-95-8 Triphenyltin acetate
7 639-58-7 Triphenyltin chloride
8 76-87-9 Triphenyltin hydroxide
9   Triphenyl tin fatty acid salts (Carbon number of fatty acid 9-11)
10 7094-94-2 Triphenyl tin chloroacetate
11 2155-70-6 Tributyl tin methacrylate
12   Bis (tributyltin) fumarate
13   Tributyl tin fluoride
14   Bis (tributyl tin) 2,3-dibromosuccinate
15 56-36-0 Tributyltin acetate
16 3090-36-6 Tributyltin laurate
17 4782-29-0 Bis (Tributyltin) phthalate
18 67772-01-4 Alkyl acrylate methyl methacrylate Tributyltin methacrylate copolymer (Carbon number of Alkyl acrylate = 8)
19 6517-25-5 Tributyltin sulfamate
20   Bis (tributyltin) maleate
21 1461-22-9 Tributyltin chloride
22 85409-17-2 Tributyltin cyclopentanecarboxylate and mixtures of these analogous compounds
23 26239-64-5 Tributyltin 1,2,3,4,4 a,4 b,5,6,10,10a-decahydro-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl- 1-phenanthrenecarboxylate and mixtures of these analogous compounds
24   Lead (Pb) (1,000 ppm or more)
25   Mercury (Hg) (1,000 ppm or more)
26   Cadmium (Cd) (100 ppm or more)
27   6 value chromium (Cr6+) (1,000 ppm or more)
28   Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
(1,000 ppm or more)
29   Poly diphenyl ether bromide (PBDE)
(1,000 ppm or more)
30   Nonyl phenol (including ethoxylated nonylphenols)
31 140-66-9 4-t-octyl phenol (including ethoxylate)
32 335-67-1 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)