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Corporate InformationEnvironmental Activities

We have set targets for reducing energy, waste,chemical substance emissions, and water use to reduce the environmental burden of our business activities. Factories and offices that show a high level of environmental consciousness and achieved outstanding results receive Eco-Factory & Office Select certification as a way of promoting environmentally conscious production and encouraging environmental action.

Its certification criteria were developed for our manufacturing (factory) and non-manufacturing (office) site.

Eco-Factories Select Certification Criteria

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Reduced energy use per unit by 30% or more compared to FY 2005.

Renewable anergy use

Renewable energy use
Introduction of over 100kW renewable energy(excluding energy recognized under the tradable green certificate scheme).

Highly efficient lighting

High efficiency lighting
Installed LED lighting for indoor lightig of over 2,500 lighting hours/year.*1

Recycling of waste and other resources

Recycling of waste and other resources
[Japan] Achieved a final disposal rate of less than 0.1%
[Japan] 100% registration rate in electronic manifests in Japan*2
[Outside Japan]Achieved a final disposal rate of less than 0.1%*3
*1
Excluding simple frame offices and toilets set up in production buildings. High efficiency lightings equivalent to LED shall be ceramic metal halide lamps (equivalent to Hitachi Metaceram lamp) or electrodeless lamps.
*2
Electronic manifest registration rate:
The number of electronic manifests issued/the total number of manifests issued If it is difficult to issue electronic manifests, the wastes can be excluded from “the total number of manifests issued” but the reason of such should be reported separately.
*3
Grounds for calculation of the final disposal rate can vary between countries depends on each country’s condition.

Efficient water recycling

Efficient water recycling
Implemented a scheme for reusing or recycling all water used in all production processes.

VOC emissions reduction

VOC emissions reduction
Reduced the rate of VOC atmospheric emissions to 1.0% or less.

Eco-Offices Select Certification Criteria

Highly efficient lighting

High efficiency lighting
Installed LED lighting for indoor lighting of over 2,500 lighting hours/year.

Renewable energy introduction

Renewable energy introduction
Introduction of over 50kW renewable energy(excluding energy recognized under the tradable green certificate scheme).

Energy savings

Energy savings
Reduced energy use per unit by 20% or more compared to FY 2005.

Improved office building environment performance

Improved office building environment performance
[Japan] To keep the specified rank of CASBEE*3
[Outside Japan] To be certified by the eco-office certification program of the local government.
*3
CASBEE : Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency

Certification of Commendation

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Eco-Factory certificate

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Eco-Factory Trophy

Certified factories and offices have been honored with a certificate and a trophy since FY2013.