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Notice of Partial Withdrawal and Temporary Suspension of ISO 9001 Certification for Chemicals Company

April 18, 2018

Ube Industries, Ltd. today issued an update regarding improprieties in certain quality checks for low-density polyethylene manufactured at the Chiba Petrochemical Factory. Ube Industries deeply regrets the inconvenience and concern caused to customers and other stakeholders by the failure to implement quality checks that were stipulated in customer contracts.

The Chemicals Company of Ube Industries was previously granted multi-site certification for the quality management system (QMS) encompassing the following facilities including the Chiba Petrochemical Factory, the facility where the improprieties occurred. The facilities are the Ube Chemical Factory, Sakai Factory, Chiba Petrochemical Factory (and facilities of Ube-Maruzen Polyethylene Co., Ltd.), and Ube-Fujimagari Factory.

In relation to the improprieties at the Chiba Petrochemical Factory, a special audit was implemented by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd. (LRQA), a QMS auditing and certification body. Based on the audit results, effective April 17, 2018, LRQA informed Ube Industries of the partial withdrawal and temporary suspension of the Chemicals Company’s multi-site ISO 9001:2015 certification within the scope outlined below.

Ube Industries takes its responsibility in the matter seriously and deeply regrets causing inconvenience and concerns to customers and other stakeholders. The company will take comprehensive measures to prevent a recurrence of the improprieties and will seek to have the certification reinstated and reissued.

1. Notification contents

Partial withdrawal of scope of certification, temporary suspension of overall scope of certification following reduction of the scope of certification

2. Organizations affected

Chemicals Company of Ube Industries, Ltd., Ube-Maruzen Polyethylene Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Ube Industries under the Chemicals Company)

3. Details of partial withdrawal and temporary suspension of certification

Approval Certificate No. YKA0929710
Standard ISO9001:2015
Scope of Accreditation
(plant related)
Partial withdrawal UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD. Chemicals Company
・Chiba Petrochemical Factory
Design, development and manufacture of chemical products.
Ube-Maruzen Polyethylene Co., Ltd.
・Chiba Factory
Design, development and manufacture of polyethylene products.
Temporary suspension UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD. Chemicals Company
・Ube Chemicals Factory
Design, development and manufacture of chemical products.
・Sakai Factory
Design, development and manufacture of chemical products.
・Ube-Fujimagari Factory
Manufacture of chemical products.

Contact

    • Ube Industries, Ltd.
    • General Affairs & Public Relations Group CSR & General Affairs Dept.
    • Seavans North Building, 1-2-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8449
    • Phone : +81-3-5419-6110
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