Our Commitment to the Environment
ANEST IWATA strives to exist in harmony with the Earth, while effectively utilizing the Environmental Management System to promote the protection of the environment through product development and other business activities. In addition, we have articulated our environmental policy in our Environmental Manual based on the ANEST IWATA Corporate Philosophy, and conduct our activities in accordance with it.
We will always be aware of our impact on the Earth, and continuously promote the prevention of environmental contamination.
- Prevent environmental contamination
- Reduce greenhouse gases and conserve energy
- Form a recycle-based society
Environmental Management System
We consider the protection of the environment a top management issue. We operate our bases in Japan according to a single Environmental Policy, set objectives and targets, and implement an Environmental Management System (EMS). To this end, we carry out EMS activities and work to improve them continuously in accordance with the Environmental Manual, which was established based on ISO 14001:2015. In addition, we run environmental education programs on environmental management for our employees, planned out on a yearly basis.
We strive to make improvements in line with major environmental policies, and to become more environmentally friendly in our products and services.
Preventing Environmental Contamination
The chemical substances we mainly use are contained in solvent paints and diluents used to run experiments and tests on various coating equipment and in the product manufacturing process. We manage these substances in accordance with the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) system, and are making efforts to reduce their use. In addition, we are working to prevent environmental contamination by trying to reduce the impact our production activities have on the environment, including measuring water quality at frequencies mandated by laws, voluntarily measuring odor levels, and promoting these improvement activities.
Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Conserving Energy
We strive to reduce energy consumption across the board, reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (CO2), and help stop global warming. Based on the internal rules set forth pursuant to the government's Act Concerning the Rational Use of Energy and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures, we are makeing efforts to reduce the consumption of energy such as electricity. Specifically, we are continuously implementing measures including enhancing efficiency, reducing human errors and reducing air leaks through layout modification and consolidation of worksites, and meking efforts to reduce the consumption of energy such as electricity.
Forming a Recycle-Based Society
In the development and production of productions, also, we are striving to meke products and systems that are easily disposed of and recycled by the customers, based on the concept of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse,Recycle).
In FY2021, we maintained the same levels of recycling as the previous fiscal year. Going forward we will promote the 3Rs so that each of our locations will also be able to maintain or not fall short of the recycling rate of the previous fiscal year.