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 fertilizers. 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 Chemical produces 4 highly hazardous chemicals, including 1 persistent. This may not seem all that bad, compared to the other companies in the ranking, but it’s still a portfolio full of problematic substances. Also, there is no…