Sumitomo Chemical Company produces two SIN List substances, but none of them are officially recognised as chemicals of high concern by the EU. However, data is only available for one fifth of the company’s production, as the rest…
Sumitomo Chemical Company produces two SIN List substances, which are not present on the REACH Candidate List or the REACH Authorisation List. The company does not produce any persistent chemicals. However, data is only available for one fifth of Sumitomo Chemical Company’s production, as the rest takes place outside the EU/US.
Sumitomo Chemical Company does not have a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and, therefore, does not investigate the intrinsic hazards of ingredients. The company does not make use of the GreenScreen assessment tool, nor does it follow the principles of green chemistry or exclude substances with toxic properties from new products. The company does, however, actively market safer alternatives on its website.
The Japanese company shares chemical safety information on its website but does not have a phase-out strategy for hazardous substances. Sumitomo Chemical Company is a member of Responsible Care and follows voluntary standards such as a Code of Conduct and a Supplier Code of Conduct.