Grade D+
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Shin-Etsu

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).
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Total score
11 / 48

Grade Summary

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…

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Overall rank
34 / 50
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Total score
11 / 48
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Product Portfolio
- / 18
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Development of Safer Chemicals
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Management & Transparency
- / 12
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