Mid-Term Environmental Plan

We set specific mid-term goals based on the Amada Group long-term environmental plan. We periodically self-evaluate our degree of achievement against the goals and reflect the results in our activities.

Mid-Term Environmental Plan“Amada Green Action Plan 2015”

Themes of activities Mid-term goal
(FY 2017)
Goals for FY 2014 FY2014 results Goals for FY2015
Preventing global warming [ Product Development ]
Contribute to the prevention of global warming by reducing CO2 emissions※1 throughout the entire lifecycle of a product
Launch a series of products with reduced CO2 emissions in order to reduce the emissions of all our products by an average of 25% by 2020 Reduction in CO2 emissions through launch of new Eco Products (Amada Group Overall: -11.29%) CO2 reductions due to release of eco products (Overall: -10.0%) CO2 reductions due to release of eco products (Overall: -17.3%, sheet metal machinery: -34.1%, stamping presses: -19.6%, machine tools: -5.6%, cutting: -9.9%)
[ Business Activities ]
Reduce CO2 emissions by reducing consumption of energy and resources
Prevent global warming through energy saving A reduction in energy consumption of 24.7% compared to benchmark year※2 (2007). Amada Group CO2 reduction 4.0% on previous year (Compared to benchmark year: -16.1%) CO2 basic unit 0.838 (compared with the base year -16.2%) Year-on-year CO2 reductions in the Amada Group (CO2 intensity target value: 0.801)
Effective utilization of resources Contribute to our recycle-base society by promoting the efficient use of limited resources (1) Initiatives aimed at creating a clean factory
  • ・Activities based on our resource conservation roadmap) (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • ・Expansion of IN-OUT measures
  • ・Use a purifier to reduce consumption and waste of grinding fluids
  • ・Switch to recycling and reuse of product packaging material
  • ・Zero emission ratio 1.586% (compared with fiscal 2013 -8.27%)
  • ・Maintain zero emissions at 3 plants (Isehara: 0.025%, Fujinomiya: 0.227%, Toki: 0.033%)
  • ・Establish reutilization and reutilization routes through rigorous material separation
  • ・Maintain zero emissions at plants (Fujinomiya, Isehara, Toki)
  • ・Initiatives towards achieving zero emission at plants (Ono, Miki, AMADA MIYACHI, Fukushima)
  • ・Zero emissions rate in the Amada Group: 1.316%
(2) Achievement of zero emissions in 6 facilities
  • ・Maximum of 1% a year of landfilled solid waste (relative to total waste)
  • ・Amada Group to achieve zero emissions by 2016
  • ・Maintain zero emissions plants
  • ・Initiatives aimed at achieving zero emissions
  • ・Reduce packaging materials for shipments (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Reuse of cutting fluid (Toki)
  • ・Introduction of grinding fluid purifiers (Isehara)
  • ・Initiatives towards achieving clean factories (Fujinomiya, Isehara, Toki)
  • ・Waste reduction activities based on our resource conservation roadmap
  • ・Continuous improvement of IN-OUT measures
Regulated chemicals control Bolster initiatives regarding management of regulated substances Product development with green procurement (Reduce the use of RoHS※3 directive chemicals) Initiative to fully abolish RoHS directive chemicals
  • ・90% of new products are RoHS-compliant
  • ・Proportion of unsurveyed on-the-market products is 15%
  • ・Ratio of RoHS-compliant new products 98.5%
  • ・Ratio of all unsurveyed commercial products 5.9%
  • ・RoHS compliance rate in all new product types: 92% or more
  • ・Zero unsurveyed commercial products
Reduce the use of regulated chemicals
Appropriately control chemical substances, and reduce their use within the manufacturing process” (PRTR※4、VOC※5)
  • ・Reduce thinner consumption by improving the paint cleaning device
  • ・Introduce TX-free paint
  • ・Switch to powder paint
Introduction and improvement of paint washer heat pump (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Introduction of TX-free paint (Toki)
  • ・Introduction of powder coating facilities (Fukushima)
Initiatives towards reducing PRTR substances in paints
  • ・Expanded use of TX-free paints (Toki, Fukushima)
  • ・Reduction of solvent consumption (Fujinomiya, Toki)
Biodiversity Preserve and regenerate biodiversity to pass on this country, which is rich in the blessings of nature, in good shape to future generations. Activities based on biodiversity conservation plans at each site
N.B.: activities to protect endangered species at each site in partnership with the local community
Activities based on biodiversity conservation plans at each site
  • ・Understand the link between business activities and the ecosystem
  • ・Prepare a record of sightings of endangered species
  • ・Greening, establishment of biotopes, use of thinned wood chips
  • ・Assessment of connections between business activities and biodiversity
  • ・Activities based on the activity plan for Amada Group biodiversity (Quantitative evaluation, Amada Forest etc.)
  • ・Biodiversity Conservation Plan activities at each site
Environmental management Respond faithfully to voices of stakeholders, particularly customers, to fulfill social responsibility as a company
  • ・Strengthen the Amada Group’s environmental administration, and promote CSR activities
  • ・ISO14001 group integration (7 sites)
  • ・Bolster waste disposal compliance (establish certification system)
  • ・Environmental Ecology Promotion Committee to carry out facilitation activities throughout the group
  • ・ISO 14001 integration (Amada Miyachi)
  • ・Implementation of integrated standards with regards waste disposal contracts
  • ・Extension of scope of ISO 14001 group certification (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Toki, Kansai TC, Miki, Noda)
  • ・Implementation of EMS at overseas manufacturing affiliates (AAG, AESA, Lianyungang, Qingpu)
  • ・Obtain ISO 14001 certification AMADA EUROPE S.A. (France)
  • ・ISO 14001 consolidation (AMADA AUTOMATION SYSTEMS)
  • ・Obtain ISO 14001 certification AMADA SHANGHAI MACHINE TECH CO.,LTD. (China)
  • ・Reduced environmental impact at Amada stakeholders
  • ・Implement environmental communication (Organize tours of plants and other facilities)
  • ・Issue the environment and social report “Forest-In Office 2014”
  • ・Implement environmental communication (office and plant tours)
  • ・CSR activities at each site
  • ・Issue environmental and social reports “Forest-In Office 2014” (Japanese, English and Chinese)
  • ・Tours of plants and other facilities (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Toki)
  • ・Active participation in community beautification activities
  • ・Issue the FY 2015 environmental and social report
  • ・CSR activities at each site
  • ※1 CO2 emissions data is calculated based on the calculation manual for the “Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures Act”
  • ※2 Benchmark year: FY2007
  • ※3 RoHS stands for “Restriction of Hazardous Substances.” A directive that specifies hazardous substances contained in electrical equipment and electronics and prohibits their use.
  • ※4 PRTR stands for “Pollutant Release and Transfer Register,” in which the emissions and movements of environmental pollutants are registered. A system for compiling and announcing the emission volumes and travel distances of hazardous chemicals.
  • ※5 VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. It is regarded as the cause for chemical sensitivity syndrome and sick building syndrome.