Acquired RSPO Distributor License

Nissan Chemical Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: KINOSHITA Kojiro) became a participant in RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and acquired Distributor License.

RSPO was established as an international NPO in 2004 by the World Wildlife Organization (WWF) and other relevant organizations to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil. This NPO, which is operated under the cooperation of 7 sectors  (palm oil producers,  processors or traders,  consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social NGOs), has two types of certification systems: “P&C certification*1” for farming and oil expression plants, and “SCCS certification*2” for supply chains involving palm oil produced by P&C palm oil. RSPO grants Distributor License to the company who uses P&C and SCCS palm oil only.

As promotion of CSR procurement, we acquired RSPO Distributor License. We will continue to procure sustainable palm oil and supply highly branched saturated alcohol and highly fatty acid product (product name: FINEOXOCOL®*3) made from palm oil.

*1 P&C Certification:  Certification issued to farms and oil expression plants that are deemed to beproducing sustainably in compliance with the principles and standards established by RSPO.

*2 SCCS Certification:  Certification issued to corporates and organizations that are deemed to beengaged in sustainable manufacturing,  processing and distribution that meet the requirements established by RSPO and use P&C certified palm oil.

*3 FINEOXOCOL®: Highly branched saturated alcohol and fatty acid product that has excellent featuressuch as (i)  colorless transparent and odorless liquid, (ii) low freezing point, (iii) heat stability, oxidation resistance and weather resistance, and (iv) high compatibility with organic solvents.

Contact information for inquires on the above

Nissan Chemical Corporation
Corporate Planning Department
CSR & Public Relations Office