ChemScore report card
Shin-Etsu Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in Japan. The company produces and distributes synthetic resins and other chemical products such as fertilisers. Shin-Etsu also manufactures electronic materials such as semiconductor silicon and synthetic and rare earth quartz. Its US-based subsidiary – Shintech – is the world’s largest producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Shin-Etsu produces five SIN List substances (including two persistent chemicals), three of which are officially recognised as chemicals of high concern by the EU. However, data is available for less than one fifth of Shin-Etsu’s production, as the…