Environmental Management

Environmental Education

At the Shindengen Group, we are committed to increasing environmental awareness amongst our employees. For new hires, we provide training on our compliance rules and the relationship between business activities and the environment in an effort to raise awareness about the interconnectedness of the environment and our operations.
Furthermore, we provide employee education on environmental laws and regulations in a systematic manner, believing that the awareness of each employee significantly affects the success of our compliance with these laws.
In FY 2019, Shindengen stepped up its efforts to maintain compliance with the Act on Rational Use and Appropriate Management of Fluorocarbons by providing training to employees who conduct simple inspections of fluorocarbon-containing equipment, going over the main points of laws and regulations, and telling them what to pay attention to when conducting an inspection.
Such training is aimed not only at increasing general environmental awareness, but also on developing a workplace culture that recognizes what it means to be an environmentally conscious corporate citizen.

ISO 14001 Certification

At the Shindengen, we set environmental goals based on our environmental policies and have implemented initiatives that alleviate environmental problems.

Regarding ISO 14001 certification at the Shindengen Group domestic companies, Shindengen’s Hanno factory and main production companies have received group certification. As for internal environmental audits, we are working to ensure a uniform level of awareness as well as to enhance our capabilities through audits mutually performed by environmental ISO secretariats at each company.
In addition, from December 10 through 12, 2019, these Group companies underwent examination under the 2015 version of ISO 14001 standard, and their environmental management systems were deemed effective, sustainable and comprehensively functioning.
At ISO certifled overseas Group companies, internal audits are conducted based on their audit plans and schedules.

Results of Environmental Objectives and Targets

The shindengen Group Domestic Companies:Environmental Objectives and Targets with Key Results (FY 2019)

ObjectiveTargetResult

Greater Chemical Substance Management

  • Contribute to environmental
    protection activities through the proper management of chemical substance information

  • Clarify the policy on the elimination of equipment regulated under the Act on Preventing Environmental Pollution of Mercury

  • Decided to aim to develop internal technologies that will enable internally manufactured production equipment to be mercury-free within 10 years of the law going into effect

Greater Energy Conservation

  • Contribute to the prevention of global warming and the solution of climate change issues through efficient energy use and emission control activities

  • With FY2012 as the base year, reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit with an annual average improvement of 1% throughout the period leading up to 2030
    (6.79% improvement achieved FY2019)

  • Achieved the equivalent of an annual average improvement of around 4% (a 25.44% improvement compared to the base year)

Promotion of proper waste management

  • Strengthen the system for reducing risk associated with waste

  • Continue to implement audits of waste contractors and evaluate their effectiveness

  • By continuing to implement audits of waste contractors, we confirmed the effectiveness of our audit methods and evaluated the appropriateness of the contractors.

The shindengen Group Domestic Companies:Environmental Objectives and Targets (FY 2020)

ObjectiveTarget

Promote chemical substance management

  • Contribute to environmental protection efforts through the proper management of chemical substance information

  • Strictly manage information on substances contained in chemical products used in our business activities and develop more efficient methods to measure usage

Promote energy saving

  • Help to curb global warming and to solve issues related to climate change through efficient energy use and activities to control emissions

  • Improve energy intensity by at least 7.73% by the end of FY2020
    compared with the  enchmark year, and make steady progress toward
    2030(sustain our FY2012 onward 1% annual average improvement)

Promote proper waste management

  • Strengthen the system for reducing risk from waste
  • Mitigate risks by reviewing our agreements with waste disposal subcontractors

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