Reducing emissions is one of the five objectives of the European Vinylplus sustainable development programme. Shin-Etsu is helping towards achieving these objectives, by keeping the systems properly closed and by burning vent gases, for example. To improve things even more, we are now focusing on the moments that we open the installations, such as during maintenance shutdowns. With extra technical facilities and a few modifications to the way we work, we are now better placed to remove the product from the installations before opening them. This is all in keeping with our aim for a healthy and good-quality workplace, without causing any inconvenience to our local surroundings.