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Striving for Harmony with Global Environment

Environmental Management

Environmental Policy

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.

Nabtesco Group Environmental Philosophy/Environmental Action Plan
Nabtesco Group Environmental Philosophy

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.

Nabtesco Group Environmental Action Plan
  1. We acknowledge that the preservation of the global environment is a crucial issue that is common to humankind. With participation by all employees, we will actively promote the establishment of targets which aim to improve the results of our environmental preservation activities, and we will actively promote initiatives for sustainable improvements.
  2. We will strive to improve energy, resource and recycling efficiency during the planning, development and design stages of each product by understanding the impact on the environment throughout the life cycle of the product.
  3. We will strive to reduce the burden on the environment during the production, sales, distribution and servicing of each product by actively employing or engineering advanced environmental technology, such as for the conservation of energy, the effective use of resources and meeting the challenge of zero emissions.
  4. We are committed to voluntary activities designed to realize environmental targets. We will comply with environment-related laws and regulations, as well as with social norms, and we will set independent control standards as necessary.
  5. We will actively promote exchange and links with society, and strive to gain wider understanding and trust through such action as the disclosure of environment-related information and participation in social activities.
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ESH Promotion Framework

ESH Management Organization
ESH Management Organization

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 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.

Group ESH Committee Members
(As of March 27, 2018)
Chairman Executive Officer General Manager, Production Innovation Division Isao Shimizu
Member Representative Director
Managing Executive Officer
President, Precision Equipment Company and in charge of Production Innovation Shinji Jyuman*
Member Representative Director
Managing Executive Officer
Corporate Planning, Accounting & Finance, Information Systems, Corporate Communication and Human Resources Daisuke Hakoda*
Member Director
Managing Executive Officer
President, Accessibility Innovations Company Koji Kaminaka*
Member Managing Executive Officer President, Marine Control Systems Company Taizo Tsuri
Member Managing Executive Officer President, Railroad Products Company Shigeru Naoki
Member Director
Executive Officer
General Administration, Legal & Compliance Goro Hashimoto*
Member Director
Executive Officer
General Manager, Technology and R&D Division Toshiaki Akita*
Member Executive Officer President, Nabtesco Automotive Corporation Michio Ogawa
Member Executive Officer President, Aerospace Company Norimasa Takagi
Member Executive Officer President, Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd. Akiyoshi Kitamura
Member Executive Officer President, Power Control Company Kazuyoshi Kimura
  • * Board of Directors
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ESH Audits

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 FY2017 ESH audits are summarized below. Key guidance provided based on the audits includes the formulation of more environment-friendly plans.

Results of FY2017 ESH Audits
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 Number of guidance: 142
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 Improvement completed number: 142

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, ESH audits of eight Group companies in China were started, with an aim to prevent violation of laws and regulations and maintain and improve achievements of ESH activities. The ESH audits are planned to be expanded into business locations in other regions from FY2018 onward.

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Environmental Management System

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 five six 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.

Situation regarding obtaining of ISO 14001 certification
Authentication scope (Japan) Name of obtained certification standard
Accessbility Innovations Company Konan Plant and
Nabtesco Headquaters
ISO14001
Marine Control System Company Seishin Plant
(Including part of Power Control Company and Railroad Products Company)
ISO14001
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)
ISO14001
  • * ISO14001 Acquisition ratio is 72%. (FY 2017)
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Nabtesco Energy Management System (NEMS)

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 FY2017, energy efficiency improvements in production and air-conditioning equipment were studied in these activities. The addition of a control function, which optimizes the operation of pumps used in production facilities, and improvement of air-conditioning efficiency through the introduction of an air stratification HVAC system were carried out on a trial basis, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions of 120 tons in the year. We are continuing with these activities in the current fiscal year.

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Environmental Education

Meeting for energy conservation committeesMeeting for energy conservation committees

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.

Number of Trainees
(Unit: persons)
  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Energy conservation (Frequency: 6/year) 80 123 129
ESH (Frequency: 1/year) 18 17 22
  • * Object persons: ESH managers and those in charge of ESH
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Violation of Environmental Regulations

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 FY2017, there was no violation of environmental laws and regulations.

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Participation in the United Nations Global Compact Study Group on Environmental Management

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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Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Environmental Policy

The Nabtesco Group recognizes its social responsibility for realizing a sus...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

ESH Promotion Framework

ESH Management Organization The Nabtesco Group has set up the Gr...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

ESH Audits

The chairperson of the Group ESH Committee visits each site once a year to ...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Environmental Management System

The Nabtesco Group acknowledges that the ISO 14001 international standard i...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Nabtesco Energy Management System (NEMS)

In April 2015, we introduced an environmental information management tool a...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Environmental Education

Meeting for energy conservation committees The Nabtesco Group provid...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Violation of Environmental Regulations

At the Nabtesco Group, we identify, register, and manage environmental laws...

Striving for Harmony with Global Environment
Environmental Management

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact Study Group on Environmental Management

The Nabtesco Group has been participating in various organizational activit...

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Combating Climate Change

Measures Against Climate Change

Based on its material CSR issues (materiality), the Nabtesco Group has been...

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Combating Climate Change

Reduction Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In FY2016, the Nabtesco Group set long-term greenhouse gas emissio...

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Combating Climate Change

2017 Targets and Results

In FY2017, the total amount of CO2 emissions from our Japanese operations f...

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Combating Climate Change

Reduction in Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption [Global] * The figure for the Nabtesco Group i...

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Combating Climate Change

Renewable Energy

The Nabtesco Group is promoting the use of renewable energy equipment at it...

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Combating Climate Change

Mitigation of Environmental Impact Caused by Products and Services

Certification System for Energy-Saving Products Nabtesco’s eco label a...

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Combating Climate Change

Cost of Implementing Anti-Climate Change Measures

The Nabtesco Group collects important information about the environment, sa...

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Management of Waste and Other Emissions

Waste Reduction

Activities to Reduce Landfill Waste The Nabtesco Group is foster...

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Management of Waste and Other Emissions

Prevention and Reduction of Pollution

The Nabtesco Group is working to identify, reduce the use, and prevent the ...

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Management of Waste and Other Emissions

Conservation of Water Resources

Basic Approach to Water Use The Nabtesco Group does not require a large ...

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Scope of Environment and Other Data

Scope of Environment and Other Data

Scope of Environment and Other Data The scope of the calculation covers ...