Chiba Plant

Chiba Plant

Established in 1959 on the waterfront industrial park in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, that fronts Tokyo Bay, the Chiba Plant manufactures chemical products using natural gas generated from its own Oami Shirasato Mine and such imported industrial materials as raw salt or fluorite. In January 2009, Asahi-Penn Chemical in Chiba plant was merged with Asahi Glass.

We are working on the continual reduction of our environmental impact and prevention of environmental contamination by considering environmental preservation at all stages of our products, from development to abolishment. The major premise of our business is “to be in harmony with the environment,” and we regard it as the responsibility of a corporation that handles a wide range of chemicals.

Location: Goikaigan 10, Ichihara City, Chiba, 290-8566, Japan

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Start of operation: 1959
Representative: Masashi Hattori
Employees: 906 (as of December 2016)
Main business activities: Production of such chemical products as caustic soda, caustic potassium, chloromethane, CFC and fluorocarbon resin, production of films for use in optics such as LCDs, CFC destruction, and production of pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients

Environmental Performance Data

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Air CO2
(1,000 of
tons)
445 455 487 481 513
NOx (tons) 61 83 87 89 72
SOx (tons) 2 1 1 1 1
Soot and
dust(tons)
5 3 3 3 3
Water Wastewater
(1,000m3
8,874 8,798 7,722 8,280 7,533
COD (tons) 34 38 33 36 31
Waste Waste finally sent to landfill(tons) 159 24 29 311 153

Frequency Ratio of Accidents Requiring Leave

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
0.40 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.24
  • The data cover all employees at the operating site (including business partners).