Reducing our Environmental Footprint

Shindengen Group is committed to reducing their environment footprint. Managing activities that contribute to global warming, proper use and disposal of chemicals, safe waste disposal and water-use reduction, as well as protecting the biodiversity of the environment in which we operate, are all ways in which we are reducing our environmental footprint. Following is the introduction of FY 2017 main activities including practical cases.

ECO-VC Award "Gold Prize" from Panasonic Corporation

Shindengen received the ECO-VC Award "Gold Prize" in FY 2017, acknowledging that it contributed to the reduction of CO2 from lighting equipment in facilities sat up by the Panasonic Corporation. ECO-VC is an activity that the Panasonic Corporation and their business partners work on together to promote "cost optimization," "contribution to the environment(CO2 reduction and consideration for resources)," "enhancement of product capabilities," and "development," as well as to positively contribute to the global environment. In addition to these goals, “innovativeness” for actions and “degree of difficulty” are highly valued.
Our IC (MCZ series) for the facility-lighting that was awarded a this time, contributes to reducing number of parts, mounting area, weight, and CO2 emissions by installing two parts in one package.
We will continue to tackle making the Shindengen Group's technology contribute to development of more products and higher value.

Comparison with conventional products
Mounting area -45%
Weight -32%
CO2Emissions/year -50.4t-CO2
  • ECO-VC Award "Gold prize"

Contributions to creating a low-carbon society

The Shindengen Group is contributing to creation of a sustainable society that the Paris Agreement aims at, as mitigation and adaptation measures along with the local community.
Since the connection that the production factory which is the mainstay of Shindengen's semiconductor business is located in Higashine city, Yamagata prefecture, we applied for the “Citizens of Yamagata CO2 Reduction Value Project”we purchased the credit of the “Citizens of Yamagata CO2 Reduction Value Project” and were selected as one of the four companies that purchased the credit.
In this project, the country certified credits (J-credit) for the amount of reduction or absorption of greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2 generated by use of renewable energy generation facilities. It is an effort that can be used for achieving goals of the implementation of carbon offsets and realization of the low-carbon society when a company purchases the subject credits.
The signing ceremony was held at the Yamagata prefectural government on February 13, 2018. Governor Yoshimura and the four companies confirm that they work together on measures against global warming, and that those money spent for purchase of credits is used for environmental conservation
projects in Yamagata Prefecture.
The Shindengen Group will continue to actively work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including utilization of renewable energy as a manufacturer of electrical equipment, making efforts to solve Goal 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and Task 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

  • Signing ceremony at Yamagata Prefectural Office
    (Right: Governor Yoshimura)

Chemical Management

The Shindengen Group is committed to appropriately managing chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process and contained within our products by establishing “promotion of chemical substance management” for our environmental policy.
The Chemical Substance Management Committee (consisting of Shindengen Hanno Factory employees and the domestic Group companies) regularly share with Group companies, the latest information of domestic and international laws and regulations related to REACH, EU RoHS directives, phthalate esters and mercury pollution restrictions, green procurement, and non-fluorocarbon equipment.

LCA & Scope 3 for High-voltage DC power supply (HVDC) Systems

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)

Evaluation targetCO2 emissions (per vehicle)
Energy  (electric, hydroelectric) 0.2t - CO2

Scope of evaluation: Shindengen Three E Co., Ltd. factories
[1] Implement inventory analysis
[2] Evaluate effects of CO2 emissions

Scope 3

CategoryCO2 emissions (per vehicle)
1 Purchased goods and services 0.6t - CO2
4 Transport and delivery (upstream) 0.35t - CO2
5 Waste products from operations 1.0t - CO2
7 Staff commuting 9.0t - CO2
9 Transport and delivery (downstream) 21.1t - CO2

Trial calculations conducted for part of 15 categories of Scope 3.
[1] Calculations using primary data
[2] Calculations using estimated values and secondary data

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