Our History of Environmental Activities

Amada was quick to engage in environmental activities among businesses in the machinery industry; the Isehara Works (where our headquarters are located) acquired ISO 14001 certification more than 15 years ago. Below is a chronological order of our main environmental activities.

Nov.2014 Obtained integrated ISO 14001 certification (Isehara Works, Fujinomiya Works, Ono Plant, Toki Works, Kansai Technical Center, Miki Plant, Noda Works) Expansion of EMS at Works.
Nov.2013 Obtained integrated ISO 14001 certification (Isehara Works, Fujinomiya Works, Ono Plant, Toki Works, Kansai Technical Center, Miki Plant) Expansion of EMS at Miki Plant
Nov.2012 Obtained integrated ISO 14001 certification (Isehara Works, Fujinomiya Works, Ono Plant, Toki Works, Kansai Technical Center) Expansion of EMS at Amada Machine Tools Toki Works and Kansai Technical Center
Nov.2011 Opened Toki Works in Toki, Gifu Prefecture Converted Technical Center into a zero-carbon facility
Oct.2010 Obtained integrated ISO 14001 certification (Isehara Works, Fujinomiya Works, Ono Plant)
Sep.2010 First "Forest-In Office (English version)" environmental report issued on the website
Jun.2010 "AMADA GREEN ACTION PLAN 2010", the medium term environmental plan announced
Jun.2010 "AMADA GREEN ACTION", the long term environmental target established
Apr.2010 Amada Group Environmental Declaration
Oct.2009 Parts Center opened at Fujinomiya Works, reducing environmental load by half compared to the original facility
Jun.2009 First issue of the environmental report “Forest-In Office” posted on the website
Dec.2008 Ono Plant ISO14001 certified
Sep.2007 Japan Forming Machinery Association (JFMA) Eco Machine Project participation
Jul.2007 Amada Eco Information Mark established (provides product environmental information to stakeholders)
Mar.2007 Environmentally-conscious dedicated laser factory completed in Fujinomiya Works
Jul.2006 RoHS directive comes into force
Apr.2006 RoHS directive compliance (EU regulation restricting the use of hazardous substances) press release
Feb.2005 Kyoto Protocol
Mar.2004 Wind power plant installed (generating power for foot lights)
Dec.2003 10,000 ton reduction in CO2 emissions in 10 years (Reduction in amount of CO2 released by Amada facilities and products) press release
Sep.2003 Amada Designated Parts Recovery System (recovering the used parts containing regulated chemical substances) press release
Sep.2002 Fujinomiya Works ISO14001 certified
Oct.2001 Amada ECO PRODUCTS certification system started
Dec.1998 Isehara Works ISO14001 certified
Sep.1998 Product assessment manual established (assessment of product environmental impact)
Sep.1996 ISO 14001 certification commences
Feb.1994 AMADA SFERA, symbol of Amada's environmental activities created
Jul.1991 Clean Campaign activities started

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