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DIC is committed to the concept of sustainable development.

As a responsible corporate citizen and as a company that manufactures and sells chemical substances, DIC recognizes that care for the environment, safety and health is fundamental to the management of the Company. DIC is committed to the concept of sustainable development in all aspects of its businesses and contributes to the global environment, including biodiversity, by creating environmentally sound products and technologies.

1. We take responsibility for the environmental, safety and health implications of products throughout their life cycles.
2. We continuously set goals and targets for environmental, safety and health improvements.
3. We comply strictly with laws, regulations and agreements relative to the environment, safety and health.
For countries lacking such laws, we prioritize safe operations and protection of the environment.
4. We systematically provide education and training on the environment, safety and health.
5. We prepare systems and audit internally to benefit the environment, safety and health.


Today, DIC clasifies its products in three distinct business groups.


DIC Corporation

Australia & New Zealand

Constantly aware of their responsibility to other stakeholders and the importance of maintaining harmony with the global environment, the DIC Group’s employees are committed to contributing to the realization of sustainable development through their everyday activities. DIC contributes to this effort by striving continuously to help ensure the sustainability of society and the environment, thereby earning the trust of society and remaining an enterprise that is capable of growing and evolving.



Sun Chemical

Renewable Resources

As the world’s foremost producer of inks, pigments and colour technology, Sun Chemical will lead our industry in developing and producing products that minimize our impact – and our customers’ impact – on the environment, and strive to maximize the use of renewable resources.




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In alignment with the “DIC WAY” the purpose of this Work Health and Safety Management System (DIC SAFETY FIRST SYSTEM) outlines the DIC Australia and New Zealand (DIC ANZ) structure and approach to establishing and maintaining effective health and safety management to achieve a consistently high standard of safety performance.


DIC Safety First System describes the principles, structure, planning activities, responsibilities, procedures, equipment and resources for the ongoing development, review and improvement of the System which will assist DIC ANZ to manage the WHS risks associated with the business and undertakings of the organisation.


This System applies to all DIC ANZ workers including the Board, Senior Management, employees, contractors and visitors across DIC owned or operated sites, including places a worker goes, or is likely to be, while at work that DIC has influence and control over. All references to ‘workers’ within the System should therefore be read to include contractors as well as paid employees.


DIS Safety First System applies to all WHS matters created by the activities and operations controlled by DIC and its related entities, and any impact of those activities and operations on workers (including contractors). It has been designed in acknowledgment that DIC will frequently share WHS duties with other stakeholders i.e. PCBUs such as commercial partners, contractors, chain of responsibility laws and suppliers.

System Structure

The System structure is based on a standardised model designed to meet DIC ANZ operational needs. Underpinning the elements of this System are operational WHS policies, procedures, tools and identified interrelated processes designed to meet WHS legislative requirements and key requirements of ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and supporting systems.


The System consists of the following 11 elements and associated systems and platforms: