Environmental Management / Environmental Policy

Safety and Environmental Audits / Environmental Compliance

Safety and Environmental Audits

In order to confirm and promote the HSE activities of each business department, the secretariat of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters conducts Safety and Environmental audits at our refineries and complexes on an annual basis. At business sites other than those named above, Safety and Environmental audits are carried out at a frequency decided in consideration of the worksite’s safety and environmental risks and safety and environmental management status. Should safety- and/or environment-related issues requiring improvement be discovered by audits, the secretariat will conduct follow-up monitoring on each case and oversee the entire process from the planning of countermeasures to the completion of their implementation. Furthermore, the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters conducts Safety- and Environment-related instructions or safety patrols by visiting business sites. In particular, we have made it a rule for the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters to visit our refineries and complexes once a year to undertake these activities.

出光興産, DFF Inc.

Environmental Compliance (Number of Environmental Abnormalities)

In FY2020, Group complexes recorded three serious compliance violations as listed below. We will identify minor compliance violations that are not classified as serious compliance violations and investigate their causes to prevent recurrence in an effort to step up our environmental protection initiatives.

  • Disposal of equipment containing chlorofluorocarbons before it had been treated
  • Emission leaks from gaps between ducts
  • SOx emissions in excess of the regulation amount
  • * Compliance violation refers to one or more of the following cases that exceeded the regulatory standards that are stipulated in environmental laws and regulations (including local regulations and agreements)
    1. A. Events that were determined to require “countermeasures in the accident” based on environment-related laws and regulations
    2. B. Cases in which reports were submitted to government bodies regarding corrections taken after receiving administrative punishment, instruction, or guidance from said bodies
    3. C. Cases resulting in damage to the bodies, lives, property, etc., of neighboring residents, etc., and compensation paid to them.
出光興産, DFF Inc.