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HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

Harmony with the Environment

In order to "achieve a sustainable society," the Noritake Group has acquired certification under the international standard ISO 14001 at all of our major domestic business sites and promotes environmental activities such as developing environmentally-friendly products and taking countermeasures on global warming. In particular, as a measure against global warming, we believe that the use of renewable energy has a significant effect on the reduction of greenhouse gases, and we have installed solar power generation facilities at our domestic offices, including Noritake Garden.

The report "Harmony with the environment" was created using data from NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, HIROSHIMA KENMA K.K., NORITAKE COATED ABRASIVE CO., LTD., ZEN NORITAKE CO., LTD., NORITAKE RECYCLE CENTER CO., LIMITED, KCM CORPORATION, KYORIX MIE CO., LTD., NORITAKE ITRON CORPORATION, NORITAKE TCF CO., LTD., NORITAKE GARDEN CO., LIMITED, PT. NORITAKE INDONESIA, NORITAKE SCG PLASTER CO., LTD., NORITAKE TAIPEI CO., LTD., and NORITAKE LANKA PORCELAIN (PVT) LIMITED.

Environmental action policy

Environmental Policies

The Noritake Group, as a company that manufactures products based on its founding spirit of "Good Quality, Export and Co-prosperity," positions the preservation of the global environment as an important management issue, and is contributing to the achievement of a "sustainable society" through its business activities.

  • We will strive to develop and provide environmentally-friendly products and services.
  • We will endeavor to reduce environmental burden in all processes of our business activities. In particular, we will strive to achieve the goals set for the reduction of CO2 generation, resource saving, waste reduction, and recycling, and to manage hazardous substances appropriately.
  • We will build Environmental Management Systems from a global perspective and strive to reduce environmental burdens continually.
  • We will comply with environmental laws, regulations, and other requirements.
  • We will disclose information about our environmental activities and enhance our communication activities with stakeholders.

Environmental vision

The Noritake Group has taken up environmental issues in the company as one of its medium to long-term management issues, formulated environmental policies and environmental action plans, and promoted environmental protection activities.
In the 10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan that began in fiscal 2016, based on the results of previous efforts, we set targets and took action for reducing greenhouse gases and final landfill disposal as countermeasures for climate change and to promote resource recycling. In addition, in order to respond to our expanding overseas businesses, we introduced the Environmental Management Systems at our overseas production bases, aiming to comply with laws and regulations and reduce the risk of environmental pollution.

Aim

The Noritake Group as a whole will make efforts to promote voluntary environmental protection activities, actively work to reduce the environmental burdens and risks that occur in our business activities, and aim to contribute to global environmental protection. In addition, we will strive for co-prosperity with our stakeholders by implementing environmental management that balances environmental protection and generating business profits.

10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan initiatives

Under the 10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan, we promoted reduction of environmental burdens such as greenhouse gases and landfill waste by removing "Unreasonableness, Inconsistency and Waste" in our daily operations in conjunction with manufacturing enhancement activities. We also implemented appropriate management and processing of harmful chemical substances such as PCBs, and promoted the reduction of chemical substances contained in materials.
In fiscal 2018 (non-consolidated), there was a temporary increase in landfill waste, but we achieved the initial target for the entire plan period.
In the 11th three-Year Plan starting in fiscal 2019, we will continue to implement the activities of the 10th three-Year Plan and integrate business activities and environmental activities with the aim of further reducing environmental burden.

Three-Year Environmental Action Plan

10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan(fiscal 2016 to 2018 plan and fiscal 2018 results)

10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan(fiscal 2016 to 2018 plan and fiscal 2018 results)

11th three-Year Environmental Action Plan(Plan for fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2021)

11th three-Year Environmental Action Plan(Plan for fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2021)