Environmental Policy and Management Structures

The Environmental Subcommittee and Safety and Health Subcommittee of the CSR Committee were integrated and reorganized in April 2016 as the Environmental, Safety and Health Subcommittee. Our aim is to merge the previously separate management systems and realize a higher level of management suitable to our business operations.

The Environmental, Safety and Health Subcommittee’s responsibility in corporate governance involves strategic CSR activities based on materiality toward enhancing our corporate value over the medium to long term. In basic CSR, it seeks to build and maintain a structure for conforming to global standards such as that provided by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and promote risk management in the areas of the environment and of safety and health toward strengthening the foundation of the Nissha Group.

Activities include building an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO14001 at all bases of the Nissha Group in Japan. The Environmental, Safety and Health Subcommittee comprises management covering general supervision, the director of Corporate General Affairs in Corporate Administration in charge of EMS management, and Environmental, Safety and Health Subcommittee members selected from each division and factory. The Environmental and Safety Management group in Corporate General Affairs functions as secretariat and operates the subcommittee. It conducts internal environmental audits and management reviews toward the continuous improvement of our EMS, and receives ISO14001 certification inspections to assess and improve EMS effectiveness.

Our Environmental Policy aims for both business development and the realization of a sustainable society. We are working to familiarize the policy widely throughout the company via the Nissha intranet as well as promoting the policy among all employees by posting it at each base of the Nissha Group. Toward achieving our environmental objectives, which serve as group-wide medium-term objectives, each factory and organization sets its own environmental targets, and creates and implements an action plan. These environmental targets are linked to quality targets and key performance indicators (KPI) so that they relate directly to everyday tasks.

Overseas offices of the Nissha Group obtain ISO14001 certification individually and undertake initiatives to build and maintain a structure in conformance with global standards such as the EICC Code of Conduct. In future, we plan to expand our integrated environmental, safety and health management system to cover Nissha overseas bases.

Environmental Policy

Nissha and its subsidiaries, as members of the global society, aim for business development and the realization of a sustainable society through environmentally conscious corporate activities.

1. Prevention of Pollution
We comply with legal requirements and agreements with society, and strive to prevent environmental pollution in all aspects of our corporate activities such as product development, design, materials, production, sales, and facilities.

2. Product Safety
We fulfill promises with our customers and deliver safe and environmentally conscious products.

3. Prevention of Global Warming
We make a contribution to prevention of the global warming by efficient using of resources and energy.

4. Continuous Improvement
We strive for continuous improvement by establishing an environmental management system and reviewing it in response to changes in the business environment.

5. Co-existence with Society
We promote open dialogue with our customers, shareholders, suppliers, employees, and society through our efforts to preserve the global environment.

April 1, 2012 

Junya Suzuki
President and CEO
Chairman of the Board
Nissha Printing Co. Ltd.

Continuous Improvements in the Environmental Management System (EMS)

Management by ISO14001 Certification and Non-certified Sites

We operate an effective EMS that focuses on key management items at each site. The scope of application extends to all Nissha bases—not only major production bases but also small production bases and sales bases with little impact on the environment. By dividing EMS sites into ISO14001 certification sites and non-certified sites, we aim for management that sets meaningful priorities in tune with the actual circumstances of each site.

ISO14001 certification sites, which are also our major production bases, carry on implementing a unique environmental risk assessment process based on environmental hazards, taking into account the risks of a suspension in factory operations. In fiscal year 2016, Nitec Precision and Technologies, Inc. (NPT) Kyoto Factory and the design and development divisions of our Industrial Materials business and Devices business obtained ISO14001 certification. In fiscal year 2017, FIS Inc. will be transferred into the scope of application of the Nissha Group EMS and receive inspection for ISO14001 certification. We built a leaner audit structure in fiscal year 2016 combining environmental with safety and health internal audits, and plan to continue these efforts in fiscal year 2017.

Our environmental risk assessment process involves two pillars of activity: managing negative risks, and managing positive risks including the improvement of environmental performance in sync with business targets and quality targets.

Compliance with Global Standards

Demand is rising in recent years for compliance with the EICC Code of Conduct and, based on this, unique codes of conduct developed by customers operating in the global market. In fiscal year 2016, we promoted efforts to live up to global standards based on ISO14001 in the three categories of EMS sites given below.

1. Sites of conforming to the codes of conduct provided by our customers and by the EICC
2. ISO14001 certification sites
3. Compliance inspection sites (ISO14001 non-certified sites)

In fiscal year 2017, we plan to promote integration of our environmental management system with our safety and health management system, and expand coverage throughout the Nissha Group as an environmental, safety and health management system reflecting the codes of conduct provided by our customers and by the EICC.

Nissha Environmental Management Structure

Nissha Environmental Management Structure

Energy Management and Environmental Communication Structures

Energy Management and Environmental Communication Structures

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