The Nabtesco Group recognizes its social responsibility for realizing a sustainable society. We formulated the Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Action Plan in May 2005 to promote activities in a Group-wide manner.
At all times, we acknowledge the impact of our business activities on the global environment; we strive to create products and an environment which are both peoplefriendly and nature-friendly; and we aim to achieve a future society which is enriched and comfortable.
The Nabtesco Group has set up the Group ESH Committee as the promotional organization related to the environment, safety, and health. We promote environmental management under this committee, which directly reports to the President & CEO. (The meetings are held at least once a year. The Environment & Safety Department serves as the secretariat for the meetings.) The chairman and the other members of this committee are selected from among officers including directors.
The Group ESH Committee collects important information on the environment, safety, accident prevention, health, and others, including climate change-related risks and opportunities; assesses the materiality of related issues; and discusses measures for issues that are deemed to be important. Based on the results of the discussions, particularly important issues that might have a serious impact on the Group’s business are reported to the Management Committee, which discusses important matters related to execution of business, and reflected in formulation of business strategies.
|Chairman||Executive Officer||General Manager, Production Innovation Division||Yasuhito Nakagawa|
|Member||Senior Managing Executive Officer||Component Solution Segment President, Power Control Company, and in charge of Production Innovation||Shinji Juman*|
|Member||Senior Managing Executive Officer||President, Accessibility Innovations Company||Daisuke Hakoda*|
|Member||Managing Executive Officer||President, Railroad Products Company||Shigeru Naoki|
|Member||Managing Executive Officer||General Manager, Technology and R&D Division||Toshiaki Akita*|
|Member||Managing Executive Officer||President, Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd.||Akiyoshi Kitamura|
|Member||Managing Executive Officer||President, Precision Equipment Company||Atsushi Habe|
|Member||Managing Executive Officer||General Administration, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance||Shoji Ijuin|
|Member||Executive Officer||President, Aerospace Company||Norimasa Takagi|
|Member||Executive Officer||Corporate Planning, Accounting & Finance, Information Systems and Corporate Communication Resources||Kazuyoshi Kimura|
|Member||Executive Officer||President, Marine Control Systems Company||Tadashige Eto|
|Member||Executive Officer||President, Nabtesco Automotive Corporation||Ataru Inoue|
The chairperson of the Group ESH Committee visits each site once a year to carry out an ESH audit that includes checking the results of ESH activities. Instructions are then given based on the results of the audit. The Group ESH Committee summarizes the reports about the results of the ESH activities, including the audit results. They are reviewed at the Management Committee at the end of each fiscal year and reflected in the activities in the following year.
Results of the FY2019 ESH audits are summarized below. Key guidance provided based on the audits includes the formulation of more environment-friendly plans.
|Type of audit||Outline||Auditor||Audited organizations|
|ESH audit I||On-site audit: Check the results of activities conducted in the previous fiscal year and the activity plan for the current fiscal year; check the activities for reducing environmental impact and countermeasures against the impact.||Chairperson of the ESH Committee, President of the in-house company, Manager of the Environment & Safety Dept.||Nabtesco: 6 plants Group companies: 6 companies|
|Follow-up audit||On-site audit: Check the measures implemented in response to the issues pointed out in the ESH audit I||Environment & Safety Dept. (ESH secretariat)||Nabtesco: 6 plants Group companies: 6 companies|
|ESH audit II||Document audit: Check the achievements (to be made by the end of the fiscal year) of the ESH activities. On-site examination will also be carried out as necessary.||Environment & Safety Dept. (ESH secretariat)||Nabtesco: 7 plants Group companies: 8 companies|
Activities for building a system for ESH management of overseas Group companies have also been started. We are creating documents on rules and records and introduction of tools for managing environmental information, with an aim to visualize the operations and improve their efficiency. In FY2017, we conducted ESH audits in eight Group companies in China and two Group companies in Thailand in FY2018, and three Group companies in the US and Europe in FY2019, with the purpose of preventing violations of laws and maintaining and improving the achievements of the ESH activities.We are planning to expand these activities to our locations in other regions in the future.
The Nabtesco Group acknowledges that the ISO 14001 international standard is an effective tool for environmental management and therefore uses it in building and operating our environmental management system. Since the Konan Plant (Automatic door business) in Japan first obtained ISO 14001 certification in October 1999, all Nabtesco Corporation plants, as well as seven major Group companies (Over 70% of sales), have become ISO 14001 certified.
With regard to domestic Group companies that have not yet obtained ISO 14001 certification, we check the status of activities and management during the ESH audit. We also began to carry out similar checks of overseas Group companies including ones in China, one by one, in FY2016.
The Nabtesco Group is aiming to establish a system that integrates ecology and economy and is also working to maintain consistency and alignment in our environmental activities across the entire Group by promoting information sharing and collaboration among our sites and Group companies. Moreover, in order to improve the results of our activities in a sustainable manner, we incorporated the indicator of environmental objective (reduction of CO2 emissions) achievement ratio into the performance evaluation of business departments in FY2017.
|Authentication scope (Japan)||Name of obtained certification standard|
|Accessibility Innovations Company Konan Plant and
|Marine Control System Company Seishin Plant
(Including part of Power Control Company and Railroad Products Company)
|Railroad Products Company Kobe Plant||ISO14001|
|Precision Equipment Company Tsu Plant||ISO14001|
|Aerospace Company Gifu Plant||ISO14001|
|Power Control Company Tarui Plant
(Including part of Aerospace Company)
In April 2015, we introduced an environmental information management tool and changed biannual environmental information reporting by branch offices into monthly reporting, in purpose of speeding up collection, aggregation and analysis of the environmental information. We check the gaps between our target numbers and actual data in the following month to enable quicker action.
Furthermore, in 2015, we began to install a monitoring system, which allows real-time data verification and aggregation on energy usage, at all six factories of Nabtesco Corporation. The monitoring system has enabled easy detection of abnormalities and easy comparison with past results. The results are shared at monthly meetings (of the Environmental Committee, Energy Conservation Committee, and Energy Study Group) at each factory and used to encourage all employees to participate in energy conservation activities.
These activities and analysis data are reported to the Corporate Officers Committee every month, enabling a top-down response when an improvement is needed.
In FY2019, we continued to be involved in energy conservation activities through the visualization of electricity usage by area, the proposal of improvements, the implementation of measures and the horizontal spreading of good practices. We introduced energy-efficient air-conditioning systems and LED lights, resulting in a reduction of approximately 5213-tons of CO2 emissions per year across the entire Nabtesco Group. We are continuing with these activities in the current fiscal year.
The Nabtesco Group provides its employees with diverse environmental education to raise their environmental awareness. For the environmental education to new employees, we show them the content and achievements of the company’s environmental activities, and emphasize that every small activity of each employee will eventually result in a great stride in the reduction of our environmental impact.
We also organize ESH trainings and energy saving committees for ESH managers and those in charge of ESH at each site to share such information as the latest ESH-related trends and revisions of important laws and regulations.
|Energy conservation (Frequency: 6/year)||129
(Held 6 times)
(Held 6 times)
(Held 4 times)
|ESH (Frequency: 1/year)||22||22||36|
At the Nabtesco Group, we identify, register, and manage environmental laws and regulations applied to our business. In addition, we prevent violation of the laws and regulations by regularly confirming that the registered information is the most recent.
If a violation should occur, we report it to the Chairman of the Group ESH Committee by following specified reporting procedure and format, which enables prompt response.
In FY2019, there was no violation of environmental laws and regulations.
We also comply with the RoHS, REACH regulation, and other various laws and regulations that apply to our products when necessary in response to requests from customers. In future, we plan to expand activities to better understand the compliance statuses of other products as well.
The Nabtesco Group has been participating in various organizational activities related to environmental conservation including the United Nations Global Compact Network Japan's study group on environmental management. In this study group, we collect information from NGOs and experts and share information and have discussions with a wide range of companies, including those in other industries, under the themes of climate change, water-related risks, biodiversity, energy and others.
Through this type of proactive collaboration and dialogues with external initiatives, we collect information about advanced initiatives and other information in order to enhance our own environmental management.
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