Environmental Conservation Activities

Since instituting the "ShinMaywa Action Guideline for Environmental Conservation" in 1993, our company has worked on environmental conservation activities through manufacturing and has promoted activities and countermeasures based on this guideline. In response to the establishment of "CSR Management Policy" in 2012, we reviewed and updated this former guideline formulated 20 years ago and renamed it: the "ShinMaywa Group Action Guideline for Environmental Conservation."

ShinMaywa Group Action Guideline for Environmental Conservation

Based on the "ShinMaywa Group Code of Conduct" and "CSR Management Policy," this is our basic guideline for environmental issues related to the business activities of ShinMaywa Industries and each subsidiary.

  1. Recognizing global environmental problems as an important common issue for all humanity, we promote harmonization with the environment as our group's top management priority to fulfill our social responsibility.
  2. The authorized leader and the department in charge of environmental issues in each business division ensures the promotion and enforcement of environmental conservation activities by consolidating the established environmental conservation promotion system, environment related codes and the reduction target of environmental burden. We endeavor to improve and maintain the level of these activities through internal auditing.
  3. With accurate understanding of solving global environmental problems, we strive to contribute to society by developing highly advanced and reliable technologies and products to meet these needs.
  4. We give due consideration to reducing burdens on the environment at the first stage of research and development of products as well as at each stage of production, distribution, usage and disposal.
  5. Investigating and reviewing environmental impact caused by our business activities, we introduce technologies and materials with superior environmental and energy-and-resource conservation performance to contribute to the reduction of environmental burdens and conservation of biological diversity.
  6. In addition to observing international, domestic and local environmental regulations, we implement voluntary standards for environmental conservation whenever necessary.
  7. As for overseas business activities and product exports, we consider the effects upon local environments and strive to implement countermeasures required by local communities.
  8. While improving the awareness of our employees concerning environmental issues, we endeavor to contribute to society through environmental conservation activities from a broad perspective.
  9. Considering environmental risks associated with business activities, we strive to reduce risks and prevent the occurrence of environmental problems. Should an environmental problem occur, appropriate countermeasures will be taken to minimize the impact on the environment.
  10. In regards to environmental conservation activities, we endeavor to enhance mutual understanding and cooperative relationships with stakeholders by close communication and information disclosure.

Corporate Social Responsibility - Efforts toward Global Warming Prevention

Global Warming Gas

In order to suppress carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by energy consumption, we promote "energy conservation" and "use of alternative energy" throughout our company.

CO2 emissions of our entire company was 33,217 tons in the fiscal year 2012. As shown in the breakdown graph, our factory sector accounted for more than 90% of the total.

Suppression of CO2 Emission

CO2 emissions of our factory sector increased to 30,997 tons in FY 2012 from 21,315 tons in FY 2009. This was due to increase in production volume surpassing the effect of power-and-energy-saving improvements we had implemented consistently.

On the other hand, the CO2 emission basic unit over the denominator of production output (ton/million yen) had reduced every fiscal year from 2009 to 2011, but it fell back to 0.4525 in FY 2012. This is attributed to the suspension of nuclear power plants and the ensuing significant raise (25 to 45 %) in the "CO2 conversion factor based on power consumption" reported by each power supply company.

In the office-based sector such as head office and sales offices, we have engaged in power saving activities associated with air conditioners, lighting, and personal computers. However, as in the factory sector, the CO2 emissions basic unit (ton/㎡) in the fiscal year 2012 became worse due to the raising of the CO2 conversion factor.

  • Since fiscal year 2009, we have implemented the calculating method regulated by the Energy Saving Act to aggregate and comprehend the actual amount of CO2 emission and equivalent energy usage of crude oil by our entire company.

CO2 Emission produced by Factory Sector/Transition of Energy Consumption Amount per Production Output

CO2 Emission Produced by Non-Factory Sector/Transition of Energy Consumption Amount per Total Floor Area