Environmental Policy and Management Structures

The Environmental, Safety and Health Subcommittee of the CSR Committee operates the management system suitable to business operations of the Nissha Group. It builds and operates an environmental, safety and health management system incorporating an environmental management system based on ISO14001, a safety and health management system based on OHSAS18001, and customer requirements, and works toward continuous improvement at bases of the Nissha Group in Japan. Its duty is to maintain a structure that complies not only with laws and regulations but also with global standards such as the code of conduct provided by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

Our Environmental Policy aims for business development and the realization of a sustainable society. We work to promote this policy to all employees of the Nissha Group. Toward achieving Nissha environmental objectives, which serve as group-wide medium-term goals, each factory and organization sets its own targets, and creates and implements an action plan. Environmental targets correspond to quality-related key performance indicators (KPI) and target values so that they link directly with everyday tasks.

The subcommittee comprises an environmental and safety management representative and sub-subcommittee members selected from each headquarters division and site. The Environmental and Safety Management Group in Corporate General Affairs functions as secretariat and operates the subcommittee under the general supervision of the management. In basic CSR, where we aim to strengthen our foundation as a corporation, the subcommittee builds and maintains a structure for conforming to global standards such as that provided by the RBA. In strategic CSR, it works to improve our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating. Through these activities, the subcommittee promotes risk management in areas of the environment and safety, and plays a role in corporate governance across the Nissha Group.

With the start of the Sixth Medium-term Business Plan on January 1, 2018, we are set to carry out activities to enhance our environmental performance, including addressing the ever-pressing issue of climate change, through the diverse capabilities, passion, and leadership of the global Nissha Group.

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
Chairman of the Board
President and CEO
Nissha Co. Ltd.

Operation of Environmental Management System

The scope of application of our environmental management system (EMS) extends to not only major production bases but also small production bases and sales bases with little impact on the environment. We divide these EMS sites into ISO14001 certification and non-certification sites so that we can set meaningful priorities in tune with the actual circumstances of each location, check and correct key management items through internal audits, and operate an effective EMS.

At ISO14001 certification sites, which are also our major production bases, specific activities are based both on negative risks to be maintained, managed, and improved through environmental risk assessment, and on positive risks, which we view as environmental performance to be enhanced in sync with business targets and quality targets. Our environmental management not only conforms to procedures and legal obligations but also links with our business operations, in line with the revised ISO14001 standard requiring strategic environmental management. We build and operate a leaner internal audit structure combining environmental internal audits with safety and health internal audits, which are conducted based on ISO14001 as well as codes of conduct provided by the RBA and our customers.

In this way, through compliance with relevant legislation and with the needs of our customers, we promote strategic environmental management with an eye to enhancing the level of environmental and safety performance throughout the Nissha Group.

Nissha Group Environmental Management Structure

Nissha Environmental Management Structure

Energy Management and Environmental Communication Structures

Energy Management and Environmental Communication Structures

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