Green Procurement

At USHIO, we have established Green Procurement Standards to guide material purchasing, and these standards are posted on our website. While complying with the RoHS directive and other laws and regulations specific to each country, we stipulate our own list of chemical substances with an environmental impact, and comply with both internal and external requirements relating to chemical substances contained in products.
We issue forms for self-assessment of standard compliance systems, and request that our business partners put in place an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Notice

In fiscal 2017, the format of the chemical substances in products survey will change.
USHIO plans to switch survey requests from the AIS format of JAMP to the new information transfer format of chemSHERPA.
For more information, please click on the links below.

→ Notice of change in format for chemical substances in products survey
 

<About chemSHERPA>

■ Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: chemSHERPA description and instruction video (in Japanese, Chinese and English)
* The video describes chemSHERPA and explains how to use the data entry support tool.

http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/chemical_management/other/douga_gaiyou_EN.mp4

■ Information about chemSHERPA seminars: (free to attend in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo)
* Information subject to change

https://chemsherpa.net/chemSHERPA/english/seminar/

■ chemSHERPA website
https://chemsherpa.net/chemSHERPA/english/
|* The data entry support tool (i.e., format), instruction manual and terms of use can be downloaded.
└-chemSHERPA tool documentation (please use the latest version)

https://chemsherpa.net/chemSHERPA/english/tool/
・chemSHERPA molded product data entry support tool

* Only active ingredient information is required, the same as the AIS format of JAMP, and regulatory compliance judgment information is optional.

<For inquiries, please contact the following:>

  USHIO INC.

  General Affairs and Risk Management Office, Personnel General Affairs and Strategy Office, President’s Management Office.

  Please send us inquiries from the Requests and Inquiries section of our website.

Green procurement document downloads

Green Procurement Standards consist of the main contents, Appendix 1, 2 and 4, and Supplement 1 and 3 sections.

How to submit written non-use guarantee

Appendix 2 Non-use Certificate of Prohibition-ranked Substances comprises six documents and guidelines explaining these documents for the purpose of simplifying the creation of documentation for submission to suppliers.

Please read the guidelines first, and use the format required for the product supplied.

[Documents]

     1) Non-use Certificate of Prohibition-ranked Substances Level 1 (V8-28)

     2) Non-use Certificate of Prohibition-ranked Substances Level 1 (V8-6)

     3) Non-use Certificate of Prohibition-ranked Substances Level 1 (V8-22)

     4) List of Substances

     5) RoHS Exclusion List

     6) Report on Prohibition-ranked Substances Level 1 Used in Products

[Guidelines]

     Guidelines for Submitting Non-use Certificate Guarantee

* Files are compressed in ZIP format. Decompress the files before using them.

Green Procurement Standards (Version 4.0)

Revision Highlights

Revisions were made to the Chemical Substance Control Level Classification Table, Non-use Certificate Guarantee and Guidelines for Submitting Non-use Certificate Guarantee. (April 2016 revision)

 (1) Revisions made to Chemical Substance Control Level Classification Table. Changed from Version 7 to Version 8.
  [Level 1 Prohibited Substances]
  ・Addition of chemical substances
       1-27. Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST)

       1-28. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) (Level 3 to Level 1)

  ・Change in contents
   1-9. Polychlorinated naphthalene (changed from three or more chlorines per molecule to two or more chlorines per molecule)
  [Level 3 Managed Substances]

  ・Addition
   3-31. Hexachlorobutadiene

 (2) Revisions to Non-use Certificate Guarantee
   In accordance with revisions to the Chemical Substance Control Level Classification Table, revisions were made to the Non-use Certificate Guarantee and Guidelines for Submitting Non-use Certificate Guarantee. Changed from Version 7 to Version 8.

* Instructions for Filling Out AIS Form (Supplement 3) are compliant with AIS Version 4.
* Appendix 4 Survey Report of SVHCs Stipulated by REACH Regulation is compliant with 173 substances as of February 2017.

Revision Information

 April 28, 2016 Japanese and English versions of Non-use Certificate of Prohibition-ranked Substances Level 1 (V8-28) and (V8-22)
       Errata Correction
       [Error] “9. Polychlorinated naphthalene (three or more chlorines per molecule)”
       [Correction] “9. Polychlorinated naphthalene (two or more chlorines per molecule)”

 

USHIO plans to make additional revisions to our reporting requirements for suppliers with regard to SVHCs Stipulated by REACH Regulations each time the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) makes an announcement. USHIO may on occasion ask for reports before revisions are finished for all documentation.

AIS form can be downloaded from this URL

JAMP website http://www.jamp-info.com/

The format of the survey request is identical to AIS, so the Appendix 3 Chemical Substance Survey Form (Version 3) and the Appendix 3 Chemical Substance Survey Required Form Entries (Supplement 2) have been removed from the Green Procurement Standards.