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. Specifically, we have set forth the Energy Management Regulations, and are promoting energy-saving activities centered on the reduction of power consumption. With measures aimed at improving efficiency through changing and consolidating workplace layouts, reducing human error, and reducing air leakage, we are working to cut back on the consumption of energy, including power.
Forming a Recycle-Based Society
At all our domestic locations, we promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and maintain a waste recycling rate of 95% (target) or higher. In 2021, our Yokohama headquarters was commended for its implementation of the 3Rs, namely, the separation, reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste generated from its business activities, and was recognized as an “Excellent Business Practicing the 3Rs in Yokohama City.”
As for product development and manufacturing, we are also striving to make products and systems that our customers can dispose of or recycle easily, based on the principle of the 3Rs.