Environmental Management

We reviewed the environmental management system in line with the major revision of ISO 14001, which took place after 10 years. We invited lecturers from outside of the Group to conduct study sessions on the revised standard and discuss on review of the system, including having the environmental ISO secretariat of each company gather regularly to visualize the differences from the revised part of the standard. It became an opportunity to understand the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015, focusing mainly on objectives associated with the revised standard,

Internal Training on Revised Environmental Management System

In the training sessions, participants actively asked questions in the future, we aim to enhance our environmental performances by continuously improving the system so it becomes our system.

  • Internal Education at Higashine Shindengen

ISO 14001 Certification

At Shindengen, we set environmental goals based on our environmental policies, and have implemented initiatives that both reduce our environmental footprint and create business opportunities for the future.

Results of Environmental Objectives and Targets

Environmental internal audits are conducted at least annually across the Shindengen Group domestic companies. The environmental ISO secretariat is focused on ensuring the environmental policies, manuals and standards are applied consistently across the Group. Responsibilities include circulating the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PCDA), working on continuous improvement, maintaining compliance with laws and regulations, managing pollution prevention agreements, and engaging appropriately in any industry agreements.
From December 5th, 2017 to December 8th, 2017, a periodic ISO 14001: 2004 review was conducted, and confirmed Shindengen's (domestic) environmental management systems to be robust and effective. Transition to the ISO 14001:2015 standard has been completed in June 2018.
At the overseas ISO certified companies of Shindengen, internal audit is conducted based on their audit plan and schedule.
At Shindengen, we are committed to increasing environmental awareness amongst our employees. In FY2018, all new starters attended training to learn about Shindengen's environmental activities. Training is not limited to new-starters, with all employees regularly undergoing general environmental awareness update training. Such training is aimed at not only increasing environmental awareness generally, but also focused on developing a workplace culture that recognizes what it means to be an environmentally conscious corporate citizen.

Environmental Objectives and Targets with Key Results (FY 2017)


1. Greater Chemical Substance Management
  - Appropriate management of information related to chemicals

[1] Establish a chemical consumption identification system
[2] Establish a management system for the added restricted substances from the RoHS directive.

[1] Achieved.
(Completion of system to regularly report amount in the unified format)
[2] Achieved.
(Establishment completed for the production process)

2. Greater Energy Conservation
- Improve energy consumption efficiency by 1% (average) annually until 2030

[1] Compared with the FY 2012 base year, improve energy consumption efficiency by more than 4.90%.

[1] Achieved
(improvement rate: 21.84%)

3. Zero Emissions, Reduce Waste
-  Maintain zer o emission levels
- Reduce risks associated with waste disposals

[1] Maintain the rate of landfill waste rate lower than 0.5% of total waste.
[2] Confirmation of waste contractors’ official registration

[1] Achieved
[2] Achieved
(19 companies reviewed; no issues identified)

Environmental Objectives and Targets (FY 2018)


Greater Chemical Substances Management
- Contribute to environmental protection activities through proper management of chemical substance information

- Monitor usage of products containing mercury and take action to reduce risks associated with chemical substances used frequently

Greater Energy Conservation
- Contribute to the pr evention of global warming by utilizing
(as appropriate) counter measures including renewable

- Improve carbon dioxide emissions per unit by an average of 1% (of base year FY2012) by 2030. (5.85% improvement achieved FY2018)
- Address fluorocarbons *and substitute CFCs *2 activities and engage in positive action with regards to revisions of laws and regulations
*1:HCFC, CFC     *2:HFC

Promotion of Zero Emissions
- Reduce waste and contribute to environmental conservation

-  Maintain landfill waste rate below 0.2% of the total waste of the Gr oup
- Review and revitalize the supervisory system for waste contractors

Notes: These objectives and targets are only applicable to the domestic entities of the Shindengen Group.

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