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Management of Chemical Substances Used in Products

Management of Chemical Substances Used in Products

In the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg in 2002, it was decided that the parties would endeavor to achieve a goal of making chemicals "used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant effects on human health and the environment by 2020," and subsequently in 2006, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) was formulated. Regulations have also been enhanced around the world towards achieving the goal agreed at the WSSD, including enforcement of the REACH regulation in the EU and revision of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. in Japan. In response to these international trends and enhancement of regulations, Fujikura is strengthening the management of chemicals based on its own green policy. To this end, we are identifying the chemicals used in our products and implementing measures to reduce or discontinue the use of substances of high concern in our products.

We also regard the disclosure and communication of information on chemicals across our supply chain as a priority issue and are improving the infrastructure for better information communication. Specifically, we are establishing an information communication system in cooperation with suppliers and customers using JAMP AIS, JAMP MS DSplus, JAMA, and IMDS, which are survey forms standardized by the industry associations.

The Fujikura Group's Policy on Managing Chemical Substances Used in Products ("Green Policy")

In line with the CSR Philosophy of the Fujikura Group, we will appropriately manage chemical substances and ensure the nonuse of prohibited chemicals, thereby providing customers with products that they can use safely. By reducing the use of SOCs, we will help to build a sustainable society.

System to manage chemical substances used in products

Acts on the Enviromental Regulated Substances

Prohibited chemicals Products for which manufacture is prohibited under the Japanese Industrial Health and Safety Act
Poisonous substances specified under the Japanese Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act
Substances regulated under Annex XVII of the REACH regulation
Ozone-depleting substances specified in the Montreal Protocol
Substances for which use is prohibited or regulated depending upon the application RoHS Directive
ELV Directive
Annex VI of the CLP Regulation
Substances regulated under Annex XⅦ of the REACH Regulation
Annex I of the POPs Regulation
IEC 62474 DB
Regulated Substances of the JAMP
Regulated substances Substances included in the REACH candidate list
"Class I Specified Chemical Substances" under the Japanese Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc.
  • Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. of Japan
  • Industrial Safety and Health Act of Japan
  • Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act of Japan
  • Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof of Japan
  • RoHS Directive: RoHS standards for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances
  • ELV Directive: End-of-Life Vehicles Directive
  • CLP: Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures
  • REACH Regulation: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
  • ESIS: European chemical Substances Information System
  • IEC62474: Material Declaration for Products of and for the Electrotechnical Industry
  • GADSL: Global Automotive Declarable Substance List
  • JGPSSI: Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative
  • JGP: Survey style of chemical substances contained in JGPSSI
  • JAMP: Joint Article Management Promotion Consortium
  • AIS: JAMP's form used to survey chemical substances contained in products
  • MSDSplus: JAMP's form used to survey chemical substances contained in products
  • JAMA: Form used by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association to survey chemical substance contained in products
  • IMDS: International Material Data System