Chemical Management

Reducing our Environmental Impact

Chemical substances are essential for convenient and comfortable living, but if they are not managed appropriately, they can have harmful effects on ecosystems and human health. In addition to strictly following applicable laws and regulations, the Pigeon Group also controls chemical substances based on the regulations of the countries of sale and its own Principles of Quality Management.

Chemical Substance Data reported under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) system

The PRTR system in Japan requires business operators to monitor the amount of chemical substances (Class I Designated Chemical Substances under the Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof ) that may be harmful to human health and ecosystems and are released into the environment such as atmosphere, rivers and other waterways from their business premises, and soil on their sites and the amount transferred into sewage and in wastes to be treated out of the premises. Business operators are obliged to report to their regional or municipal governmental authorities of the amount of releases and transfers of the chemical substances if the amount of the Class I designated substances and Specific Class I designated substances handled at their business premises in a year is 1 tonne or more and 0.5 tonne or more, respectively. Pigeon Home Products Corporation handled more than 1 tonne of the five Class I designated chemical substances listed in the table below in a year, and therefore reported the release and transfer of these chemical substances to its local government. All of the transferred amounts of the five substances in the table below at Pigeon Home Products Corporation were the amounts that were included in waste transferred outside the business premises, and none were transferred to the sewage system.

PRTR Data(Pigeon Home Products Corporation)

  • PRTR

*1 Total amount released into the atmosphere, public water bodies, soil on the site and landfill disposal on the site.
*2 Total amount transferred to the sewerage system and the amount included in waste transferred outside the site.
*3 Each fiscal year period starts from 1st April and ends on 31st March.