Chemical Substance Management

Why Chemical Substance Management is Required

Since chemical substances have many excellent features, they are used in our daily lives and various industries.
Basically, chemical substances are beneficial to our society but some of them are harmful to humans and the environment (animals and ozone layer).
For such chemical substances, by switching to safer materials or decreasing the amount of their exposure to humans and the environment, it is possible to reduce the risk of humans and the environment being affected by them.
Therefore, to safely use the chemical substances, the harmfulness and risk of individual materials must be assessed scientifically and be managed according to the assessment results.
To effectively use the chemical substances and minimize the harmful effects on humans and the environment, it is essential to provide systems that manage the manufacturing and use of the chemical substances that are harmful to humans and the environment.

ULVAC Chemical Substance Management

We use various types of chemical substances in the component and part materials (metal, plastic, coating, etc.) and in areas such as manufacturing processes (organic solvent used for cleaning, antifriction, etc.) and technology development (medicals, gas, etc.). Those chemical substances have many advantages but some of them are hazardous. Therefore, to prevent accidents and environment pollutions, appropriate action must be taken.
The ULVAC Group drafted the ULVAC Green Procurement Standard to identify the RoHS directive predefined materials (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE) and other materials to be managed in order to understand the chemical substances included in our products in the development, design, and procurement phases so that we can avoid using such materials whenever possible.
In addition, for the chemical substances used in manufacturing processes and other business activities, we established Chemical Substance Management Provisions to conduct appropriate management in compliance with the domestic and overseas legislation covering the procurement, use, storage, and discard phases to prevent and minimize the risks of accidents and environment pollution.