Environment & Safety

Growth and responsibility go hand in hand at Kuraray. We are committed to the principles of Responsible Care and are aware of our responsibility to future generations. We develop products and technologies that improve the quality of life and help to find solutions to contemporary global challenges. These include the safety of our employees, avoiding the environmentally harmful consequences of industrial production, reducing energy consumption at our facilities, and developing new products and technologies that protect the environment.

We reconcile our economic objectives, social action, and ecological responsibilities and elevate them to the principle of our entrepreneurial action. Our responsible approach to conserving our earth's resources is evidenced by the long-term stability of our products and our recycling commitment.

Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated and externally audited management system that conforms to the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, with the extensions for ISO/TS 16949:2009 of the automotive industry; an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009; and an occupational safety and health management system to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.