Toward Sustainable Products Development
NICCA group has been leading the industry by actively tackling environmental issues such as the development of resource-saving and environmentally friendly products.
For example, in the Textile Chemicals Industry, we have been developing new eco-friendly products for more than 30 years. Currently, with the concept of contributing to EHS (Environment / Health / Safety), we are committed to developing products with environmental suitability and functionality that is difficult to combine, for the achievement of SDGs.
NICCA group aims to address these environmental issues not only as a company, but also in harmony with the industry and society.
NICCA Chemical is applying ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management systems, as an effective tool for environmental improvement, and we are introducing from our main factory in order and are active. We are also applying ISO9001 (Quality Management System) and in the Cosmetics Business ISO22716 (Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices of Cosmetics) to maintain and control quality and safety.
Organizations related to environmental activities are composed of company-wide environmental quality / safety and health subcommittees, internal environmental audit committee and committees of each site.
- ISO 9001 certification acquired (September 1995) Headquarters, Research Institute, Head Office Factory, Sabae Factory, Kanto Factory, Hokuriku Branch, Osaka Branch, Tokyo Branch, and Nagoya Branch
- ISO 14001 certification acquired (November 2000) Sabae factory
- ISO 14001 certification acquired (November 2002) Kanto factory
- ISO 14001 certification acquired (November 2004) Head office site
- ISO 14001 certification acquired (December 2013) Kashima Factory
- ISO 22716 certification acquired (Augst 2017) Cosmetics Factory
- ISO 22716 certification acquired (December 2017) Kasumigaura Factory, Yamada Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- ISO 45001 certification acquired (December 2019)Head office site, Sabae Factory, Kashima Factory, Tokyo Branch, Osaka Branch, and Nagoya Branch
ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme is called ZDHC for short and is aimed at restricting the use of hazardous substances at the time of manufacturing textile, leather and footwear value chain. The world's leading apparel brands and groups related to the supply chain are the contributors and in 2015, the ZDHC has published the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL), a list of chemical substances that restrict intentional use in facilities that process textile materials, coated fabrics, leather, and trim parts in textiles and footwear products.
At NICCA, we have restricted the use of these hazardous substances since 2015 and have released a list of our products that conform to, or meet the ZDHC MRSL on our website. Through our efforts, environmentally friendly corporate attitude, and CSR activities, we have joined ZDHC by contributing to environmental preservation since April 2018.
ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme：
Managed by The ZDHC Foundation established in 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherland.
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bluesign® is operated by the Swiss-based international environmental certificate organization "bluesign technologies ag".
bluesign® system, built by bluesign®, is a system designed to manage and improve the entire textile processing supply chain to provide solutions covering the environment, health and safety. The focus of bluesign® is to minimize the environmental and human risks by pre-auditing the raw materials used in textile processing, the production process, and the chemicals generated during emissions. All companies involved in textile processing, such as chemical manufacturers, textile processing plants and apparel brands, are reviewing and thoroughly controlling production processes that reduce the burden on the environment and human body. This proves that it offers safe, high-value-added products not only to workers but also to consumers.
In 2013, we became the first bluesign system partner in Japan as a textile processing chemical manufacturer.
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