We have adopted the RBA Code of Conduct and require our suppliers to employ effective chemical substances management systems and comply with local regulations to effectively classify, store, use, and dispose of chemicals and provide workers with appropriate protective equipment and training.
In our 2019 Supplier CSR Communication Meeting we reiterated our list of Banned or Restricted Chemical Substances, including toluene, benzene, beryllium dust, chlorinated organic solvents, n-hexane, N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), and substances harmful to the ozone layer. These chemical substances, which can impact the outside environment or the health of workers, are required to be banned from or limited in their usage in processing throughout the supply chain from 2019. In 2021, we included Bromopropane and Methanol in the list of Banned or Restricted Chemical Substances.
We additionally incorporated this into our on-site audits and will continue to pay attention to specifications set out by relevant industries, evaluate expanding the scope of this inventory, reduce the risks faced by workers and the environment, and strengthen both communication and checks in on-site audits.