Environmental Management

Shindengen received ISO 14001 certification in 1999, and has taken actions to significantly strengthen the positive environmental activities of the Group. Additionally, Domestic Group Integrated Certification was received in February, 2004.
At present, three committees have been established which are committed to reducing the environmental impacts of the group: the Energy Conservation Committee; the Waste Management Committee; and the Chemical Substance Management Committee.

Environmental Conservation System

  • Environmental Conservation System

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

Internal environmental system and compliance audits are conducted at least annually across the Shindengen Group domestic companies. The environmental ISO secretariat is focused on ensuring the Group’s environmental policies, manuals and standards are applied consistently across the Group. Responsibilities include circulating the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PCDA), maintaining compliance with laws and regulations, managing pollution prevention agreements, and engaging appropriately in any industry body negotiations.
From December 13th, 2016 to December 16th, 2016, a periodic ISO 140001: 2004 review was conducted, and confirmed Shindengen’s (domestic) environmental management systems to be robust and effective.
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 FY2017, 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 2016)

ObjectiveTargetResult
1. 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 3.94%.
  2. Reduce energy consumption by 139 kiloliters from the estimated energy consumption of 23,734 kiloliters.
  1. Achieved.
    (Improvement of 23.09% since conservation actions implemented)
  2. Achieved.
    (Reduction of 141 kiloliters)
2. Zero Emissions, Reduce Waste
  • Maintain zero emission levels
  • Reduce risks associated with waste disposal
  1. Maintain the rate of landfill waste rate lower than 1% of total waste.
  2. Maintain the rate of recycling higher than 99% of total waste.
  3. Confirmation of waste contractors’ official registration.
  1. Achieved.
    (0.02%)
  2. Achieved.
    (99.61%)
  3. No issues identified. (25 waste contractors inspected).
3. Greater Chemical Substance Management
  • Appropriate management of information related to chemicals
  1. Implement appropriate information management practices for chemicals used in business activities
  2. Distribute the latest regulatory information on chemicals, and promote appropriate handling.
  1. Achieved.
    (Updated list of chemicals and established centralized information management on chemical components).
  2. Achieved.
    (Confirmed compliance with laws including the Examination and Regulation of Manufacturing; the Act on Preventing Environmental Pollution of Mercury; the RoHS directive; and the REACH regulation.)

Environmental Objectives and Targets (FY 2017)

ObjectiveTarget
1. Greater Energy Conservation
  • Improve energy consumption efficiency by 1% (average) annually until 2030
  1. Compared with the FY2012 base year, improve energy consumption efficiency by more than 4.90%.
2.  Zero Emissions, Reduce Waste
  • Maintain zero emission levels
  • Reduce risks associated with waste disposal
  1. Maintain the rate of landfill waste lower than 0.5% of total waste.
  2. Confirmation of waste contractors’ official registration.
3. 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.

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

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