「Possibility of Chemistry.」Denka Co.,Ltd.

Our Policies on Quality Management

As of October 31, 2018

Product Safety

Initiatives to Ensure Product Safety

In fiscal 2017, we strove to maintain strict compliance with laws, regulations and corporate ethics with regard to product safety and, to this end, engaged in the acquisition of information, surveys and communication in line with guidelines we established in 2016 for the management of chemical substances used in our products while reviewing the status of such activities.

As part of our initiatives to strengthen our corporate governance, we also worked to upgrade quality and environmental management systems in place at each business site and affiliate to secure conformity with the 2015 version of ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. At the same time, we updated in-house quality management rules and guidelines and stepped up education for managers with regard to quality management.

We will continue to implement measures to strengthen our corporate governance in fiscal 2018 and beyond. Employing our product safety management system, we will also engage in product stewardship initiatives aimed at ensuring that throughout their entire life cycles our products have no harmful impact on human health and minimal environmental footprints.

As part of these initiatives, we will continue to provide our stakeholders with sufficient product information through the preparation of Safety Data Sheets while further developing our organizational structure and in house rules to secure compliance with ever stringent legal regulations.

Initiatives to Enhance Product Quality

By the end of fiscal 2017, some 80% of Denka’s domestic production sites completed the upgrade of their quality and environmental management systems, bringing them into conformity with the 2015 version of ISO 9001 and 14001. With 70% of Group facilities having upgraded their quality and environmental management systems, plans now call for completing the upgrade process for all remaining Group facilities by September 2018. Upgraded systems now in place include procedures aimed at addressing possible emergencies (e.g., lack of labor force, infrastructure disruption and supplier problems) and the standardized utilization of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) in product design and development.

These additional elements are expected to help us enhance the level of quality assurance. Going forward, we will continue striving to boost our quality assurance capabilities by, for example, acquiring IATF 16949 automotive quality management system standard certification and conducting more robust design reviews at the R&D stage.

Our Actions

The initiatives we have been working on include: promoting green procurement with our suppliers; limiting environmentally hazardous substances specified in the Negative List; and conducting quality controls based on ISO9001 and other standards such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) For further information, please see the “Product Safety Control and Management System” of Denka CSR Report Refernce.

Materials Safety and Management Flowchart

ISO9001 Requirement Interpretation Seminar

ISO9001 Requirement Interpretation Seminar

Quality symposium

Quality symposium