Noritake

MENU

HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

Management system

Environmental Management System organizational structure

We have established an environmental protection promotion system having the president as the Environmental Protection Supervisor.
The "Environmental Committee," chaired by the director in charge of the environment, deliberates the activity plan based on the results of the activities and approves unified guidelines for environmental protection promotion activities at the Management Conference.
In addition, the Environmental Protection Promotion Committee is held every other month to plan and manage environmental protection activities and evaluate the results of activities.
Also, in order to promote initiatives effectively according to activity themes, we have established a "Special Subcommittee" comprised of managers from each department, which considers measures across the entire company.
For environmental protection activities in each business, Environmental Groups are established in each Business Groups to plan initiatives and manage progress.
In addition, in order to operate the Environmental Management System in cooperation with each region, we hold "ISO Meetings" in various locations.

Environmental management organization and structure

Environmental management organization and structure

Operation of Environmental Management System

In order to realize a sustainable society, we have established an Environmental Management System based on the international standard ISO14001 and are continuously promoting environmental protection activities. We have received ISO14001 certification from a third-party organization at all domestic production sites, and in 2017, we completed the transition to the latest ISO14001: 2015.

PDCA cycle

PDCA cycle

ISO14001 certified offices(Situation as of March 2019)

NORITAKE CO., LIMITED(JQA-E-90071 was obtained in 1997)
  • NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Head Office, Miyoshi Site, Kamimori Plant, Komaki Plant, Minato Plant, Matsusaka Plant, Yasu Plant, Kurume Plant, Imari Plant
  • ZEN NORITAKE HEAD OFFICE
  • HIROSHIMA KENMA
  • NORITAKE RECYCLE CENTER
  • NORITAKE TCF
  • NORITAKE GARDEN
  • NORITAKE ITRON Omiya Office/Ouchiyama Office
  • TONO KENMA
  • NORITAKE COATED ABRASIVE Head Office/Noto Plant
KCM(JSAE393 was obtained in 2001)
  • KCM Head Office/Head Office Plant
  • KYORIX MIE Mie Plant

Overseas offices are also establishing Environmental Management Systems to promote environmental protection activities in the same way as in Japan. They are setting up environmental systems considering the regional characteristics of each country, such as laws and regulations.

Results of fiscal 2018 group environmental supervision

In order to properly promote environmental protection activities, the Environmental Audit is conducted every year by the Environmental Protection Promotion Committee.
The Audit investigates the status of implementation of environmental activities at all plants and evaluate the results. In particular, in order to prevent environmental pollution, it focuses on on-site confirmation of production processes and facilities. In addition, by conducting this Audit, we are working to resolve problems and issues related to environmental burden reduction activities, and to help improve the overall system.

Average score rate for each audit item

Average score rate for each audit item

The Environmental Audit in fiscal 2018 evaluated the results of the environmental burden reduction activities in the Environmental Management System, legal and regulatory management, and the 10th three-Year Environmental Action Plan.
As a result, we were able to confirm that the Environmental Management System and legal and regulatory management are being operated based on the established procedures. We also confirmed that the environmental burden reduction activities are generally carried out according to the three-Year Environmental Action Plan, although there were some delays.
However, the integration of core business issues and environmental issues, which is necessary to promote more effective environmental activities, is lacking, and this is a priority issue for the 11th three-Year Environmental Action Plan starting in fiscal 2019.

Environmental internal audit

Environmental communications

In order to promote environmental protection activities throughout the company, it is important for each person, from management to new employees, to correctly recognize environmental issues and to raise awareness of environmental protection. Therefore, in addition to providing environmental education by qualification, we regularly disseminate information on environmental activities through our in-house newsletter to publicize environmental initiatives. We also hold specialized education for personnel who require specialized knowledge such as laws and regulations.
In order for as many people as possible to understand the Noritake Group's approach to the environment, we disseminate information in this report and on our website.

In-house environmental education

Regulatory compliance and complaints

Regulatory compliance and complaints

In fiscal 2018, there were no deviations or complaints regarding environmental regulations or standard values.
In addition, there were no penalty or lawsuits from the supervisory authorities regarding the environment.

Devices containing PCB

For equipment containing PCB, we implement strict storage management, and proceed with appropriate processing sequentially based on the processing plan.