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The Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Law (PRTR), 2001.

Japan Current 2001

This law concerns the reporting of environmental releases of specific chemical substances, and promoting improvements in their management.

Issuer name

Ministry of the Environment

Government ministry

Environment

More information

The PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) is a system that (i) requires businesses handling chemical substances potentially hazardous to the environment to estimate the amounts of chemical substances released and transferred in waste, and to report the data to their local governments, and that (ii) the national government then compiles data submitted and makes the results public.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Applies to Industries with chemical waste potential

Industry scope

Manufacturing

Industry scope notes

Heavy Industry

Disclosure venue

Data disclosure to government

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Waste & Hazardous Substances

Status

Current

Country

Japan

Region

Asia Pacific

Date of publication

2001

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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