Environmental Management / Environmental Policy

Environmental Management Structure / Environmental Management System

Environmental Management Structure

We have positioned "Safety, Health and the Environment" as the foundation of its management, and has established the "Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters" to promote initiatives to secure and preserve them. It is comprised of the General Manager and the Deputy General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters, general managers of executive departments that manage business sites, other managers appointed by the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters and the secretariat.The executive officer in charge of safety assurance and environmental protection issues (director), who is delegated by the President and Representative Director, serves as the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters, overseeing the headquarters as the person in charge of safety, health, and environment, and the Safety, Environment (HSSE) & Quality Assurance Department serves as the secretariat.
The role of the Headquarters is to determine the Medium-term Management plan, the annual basic policies and priority issues on HSSE, to assess and evaluate performance through audits, to maintain, review, and improve the Safety Management System and the Environmental Management System (page 16), and to instruct all executive departments and major group companies to secure management resources necessary to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve the Management Systems. As a general rule, the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters Meeting shall be held once a year in December to decide on our annual basic policies for the next fiscal year.
When establishing and reviewing the Medium-term Management Plan, the annual basic policies and priority issues on HSSE, the secretariat creates a draft proposal putting into consideration of the social environment surrounding HSSE. The secretariat holds deliberations on the draft at the Safety and Environmental Managers Meeting, and get approval at Safety and Environmental Protection Headquarters Meeting. After approval by the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters, the secretariat reports them to the Management Committee. If the instructions or opinions from the Management Committee are to be reflected, the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters approves the final version again.
Environmental issues, including climate change, are reported to the Board of Directors as necessary and can be oversighted by the Board of Directors.

Position of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters within the Corporate Governance System, and the Safety and Environmental Management System
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出光興産, DFF Inc.

Environmental Management System

Our environmental management system combines the PDCA cycle for the entire group, centered on the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters, with the PDCA cycle for each executive department.
The Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters formulates the Medium-term Management Plan, the annual basic policies and priority issues on HSSE, on which each executive department formulates action plans.
Each executive department implements the PDCA cycle where it carries out its business activities based on the action plans, and periodically evaluates and reviews the activities to identify improvements, which will be reflected in the action plans for the next fiscal year. The secretariat of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters evaluates and reviews the operation of the environmental management system for the entire group every year, and shares the necessary improvements at the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters Meeting at the same timing of the review by the executive departments, in order to make continuous improvements.

Environmental Management PDCA Cycle
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出光興産, DFF Inc.