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Environmental Activities

SHINNIHON KOGYO is endeavoring to reduce the environmental impact and so pass the riches of nature on to the next generation.

We are pushing ahead with green procurement

SHINNIHON KOGYO has set up its own Green Procurement Standards on the basis of the Green Purchasing Guidelines and others. We perform assessment in accordance with these standards to preferentially purchase those procurement items which satisfy the standards.

Green Procurement Standards

  1. Standards on chemical substances
    Procurement items shall not contain any banned substance specified in the List of Environmentally Hazardous Substances contained in Procurement Items. However, the ban shall not apply to the applications designated as exempt from the EU or RoHS Directive. With respect to chemical substances, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) shall be obtained to verify that no banned substance is contained.
  2. Standards on environmentally considered design
    For all procurement items incorporated into factory automation systems and automated equipment designed by SHINNIHON KOGYO, the environmental consideration measures listed below shall be implemented at all stages from use to disposal.
    • 1) Recycled components are used.
    • 2) Recycled resources are effectively used.
    • 3) It is ensured that products may be used for a long time by refilling, replacement and suchlike.
    • 4) Size, weight and other features are reduced in an attempt to cut resource consumption.
    • 5) Efforts are made to cut power consumption.
    • 6) An easily recyclable design is introduced.
    • 7) Segregated disposal is made possible to reduce the workload of the disposal process.
  3. Standards for specified procurement items
    At the time of purchasing office equipment and supplies and other procurement items to be used by SHINNIHON KOGYO, higher priority shall be given to environmentally considered products as specified below.
    • 1) Office paper with a recycled paper content of 70% or more and whiteness of 80% or less
    • 2) Paper envelops with a recycled paper content of 40% or more and outlook window envelopes with consideration given to reduction of environmental impacts at the time of disposal
    • 3) Toilet tissues in single-ply rolls with a recycled paper content of 70% or more
    • 4) Personal computers, display monitors, printers, scanners and multifunctional devices with Energy Star* certification or with equivalent features

      * Energy Star
      A program pushed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to promote energy efficiency electrical products

      Samples of the Energy Star logo
    • 5) Other procurement items rated as compliant with our Green Procurement Standards
      No. Procurement
      items
      Compatible standards
      for green procurement
      Samples of
      environmental
      certification logos
      1 Office paper, other paper, pulp products, etc. Eco Mark products
      (certified by the Japan Environment Association)
      A sample of a logo on Eco Mark products
      Products registered on the Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
      * Database
      A sample of a logo on products registered on the GPN Database
      Products with the R-mark
      (indicating use of recycled paper)
      (supported by the 3R Promotion Forum)
      A sample of a logo on products with the R-mark
      Products with the Green Mark
      (certified by the Paper Recycling
      Promotion Center)
      A sample of a logo on products with the Green Mark
      Products with the Tree Free Mark
      (certified by the Nippon Ecology Network)
      A sample of a logo on products with the Tree Free Mark
      Products with the Non-Wood Paper Mark
      (certified by the Japan Non-Wood Paper Promotion Association)
      A sample of a logo on products with the Non-Wood Paper Mark
      Products with the Kenaf Mark
      (certified by the Global Environmental
      Forum and the Kenaf Council)
      A sample of a logo on products with the Kenaf Mark
      Products with the identification symbol
      (for paper containers and packages)
      under the Container and Package Recycling Act
      A sample of a logo on products with the identification symbol under the Container and Package Recycling Act
      Products with the Pack Mark
      (certified by the Japan Milk Carton Recycling Association)
      A sample of a logo on products with the Pack Mark
      2 Stationery items excluding those specified in No. 1 and office automation and other equipment excluding those specified in 4) Eco Mark products
      (certified by the Japan Environment Association)
      A sample of a logo on Eco Mark products
      Products registered on the Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
      * Database
      A sample of a logo on products registered on the GPN Database
      Products with the PET Bottle Recycling Recommendation Mark
      (under the Recycled Resource Use Promotion Act)
      A sample of a logo on products with the PET Bottle Recycling Recommendation Mark
      3 Lighting and lighting equipment Products registered on the Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
      * Database
      A sample of a logo on products registered on the GPN Database
      Products with energy saving labels
      (for indication of the achievement rate of energy conservation standards under the voluntary energy saving labeling program)
      Samples of logos on products with energy saving labels
      A green label represents full achievement of the target.
      4 Rechargeable batteries Products with rechargeable battery type identification symbols
      (according to the classification, covering button batteries, under the Recycling Act)
      Samples of logos on products with rechargeable battery type identification symbols
      5 Automobiles and forklifts Low-emission vehicles, such as electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, natural gas vehicles, methanol vehicles and gasoline vehicles Samples of logos for low-emission vehicles

      *1: The GPN Database is available at http://www.gpn.jp/

Established in April 2007
Daishuke Goto
President and Representative Director
SHINNIHON KOGYO CO., LTD.

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Participation in Team -6%

SHINNIHON KOGYO takes part in Team -6%, a citizens' campaign to promote ways to combat global warming in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol resolution. We are committed to activities to fight global warming.

SHINNIHON KOGYO encourages individual employees to sign up.
SHINNIHON KOGYO is a corporate member of Team -6%. In addition, its employees are encouraged to sign up with the campaign to become personal members. Their involvement in the initiative raises their environmental awareness and prompts them to individually think about environmental issues and to start with what they can do for the environment.
SHINNIHON KOGYO backs eco-driving.
We use private cars almost every day. There are some simple ways we can reduce the environmental impact when driving.
Starting with small efforts and taking gradual steps forward, all our personnel practice eco-driving.
Tips for eco-driving
Unnecessary idling is adverse to fuel efficiency.
Idling a car for five minutes wastes about 65 milliliters of fuel.
Avoid abrupt starts, acceleration and stops.
A constant speed is fundamental to high fuel efficiency. Safety is also a way to protect the environment.
Do you make excessive use of air conditioning?
Switch the air conditioner off more frequently.
Fuel efficiency is increased 10-30% by properly turning the air conditioner on and off.
Do you race the engine?
Racing an engine ten times consumes about 60 milliliters of fuel.
Is there anything unnecessary inside the trunk?
An excess weight consumes extra fuel.
Driving 50 kilometers with a 10-kilogram unnecessary load consumes an extra 15 milliliters of fuel.
Do you perform a daily check?
Check the tire air pressure and others.
Healthy conditions guarantee economic efficiency and safe driving.
Kyoto Protocol
The 1992 Earth Summit adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which had, as of June 2006, been signed by 188 nations including Japan and the European Union. Its objective is to deter global warming attributable to the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
To achieve the objective of the convention, the Kyoto Protocol was agreed at the Third Conference of the Parties (COP3). The protocol requires developed countries to meet their numerical targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990 level during the period from 2008 to 2012. Japan must achieve a six-percent reduction. Signed by 140 countries including Japan and by the European Union, the Kyoto Protocol took effect on February 16, 2005.

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