MGC Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification for Polycarbonates

June 11, 2024

  Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masashi Fujii) announces that it has acquired ISCC PLUS certification1 for Polycarbonate (PC) resin produced at MGC's Kashima Plant. With this certification, MGC will begin manufacturing and selling ISCC PLUS-certified PC, which is manufactured from sustainable raw materials as per the mass balance approach2.

  Additionally, the following companies have also acquired certification: MGC Group company Kashima Polymers Corporation, (for the production of PC pellet products and functional composites), MGC Filsheet Co. Ltd., (hard coat grade PC sheet products, film products) and sales companies Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Trading, Inc. Thanks to these new certifications, MGC Group companies are now able to deploy biomass PC products throughout the supply chain in various fields including automotive, electrical, optics, OA, and semiconductors via the mass balance approach. 

  For reducing CO2 emission, MGC’s application of the mass balance approach based on ISCC PLUS certification is part of the Company’s broader efforts to introduce recycling technologies and secure sustainable raw materials in collaboration with affiliated companies. Based on MGC’s group mission, “Creating value to share with society,” MGC will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through the environmental initiatives of its PC business.


1:  ISCC PLUS Certification, developed by ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification), is an international certification that ensures and manages the sustainability of raw materials in the global supply chain.

2:  The mass balance approach is a method of assigning a measure of sustainability to a product when it has been manufactured using both sustainable raw materials (e.g., biomass-derived raw materials) and non-sustainable raw materials (e.g., petroleum-derived raw materials). The measure is assigned according to the amount of sustainable raw material input.


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical hereby pledges that it is compliant with the ISCC PLUS requirements in accordance with the latest ISCC regulations.




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