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Business Activities and Activities to Reduce Environmental Impact

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 FY2016 main activities including practical cases and education of people involved.

Air Pollution Control and Climate Change Mitigation Measures

Domestically by FY 2016, EV / PHEV chargers were installed in the parking lots of Shindengen’s major production plants to encourage wider adoption of clean energy transport.

  • Electric Car Chargers

Climate Change Mitigation Measures

Shindengen Group has installed solar panel LED exterior grooves and LED lights, and is constantly investing in environmentally friendly factory equipment.
In 2016, Thailand experienced a serious water shortage after a below average rainfall in the rainy season. Shindengen-Thailand, has installed rainwater tanks (daily use only, not drinking water) to alleviate pressures arising from any future water shortages.

  • Utilizing Rainwater

Supply Chain CO2 Emissions Management

Shindengen conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (LCA: refers to “Guidelines for Life Cycle Assessment of Electronic Components" of the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) for its “"High Voltage DC Power Supply (HVDC) System" in order to assess its CO2 emissions and identify areas for future improvement. Scope 3 (categories 1.4.5.7 and 9) was applied.

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 1.1t - CO2
4 Transport and delivery (upstream) 0.65t - CO2
5 Waste products from operations 1.9t - CO2
7 Staff commuting 16.6t - CO2
9 Transport and delivery (downstream) 39.0t - 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

Fostering Environmental Experts

The Eco Test is a test that a wide variety of industries and occupations are employing as an “Introductory Guide to Environmental Education”. Ms. Yumi Handa of Shindengen’s Environmental Management Division successfully passed the Eco Test on July 24th 2016. “I was interested in learning more about the work our Environmental Management Department performs at Shindengen, and how we could better manage our environmental footprint. I started studying in the summer of 2015, and learning the course’s content (such as environmental laws, technical terms, and environmental issues) was a big challenge. My colleagues taught me and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about environmental problems (chemical waste, waste, energy conservation, global warming) as well as current initiatives such as the Paris Agreement. I look forward to implementing what I have learnt in the classroom, in the workplace at Shindengen.” – Ms. Yumi Handa. Additionally, she should be commended for balancing work and study while she was pregnant at that time. She is currently on child care leaves and enjoying raising her recently born child.

  • Challenge Against Eco Test

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