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 2017”

Themes of activities Medium term goals
(FY 2018)
Goals for FY 2016 FY 2016 Results Goals for FY 2017
Preventing global warming [ Product Development ]
Contribute to the prevention of global warming by reducing CO2 emissions*1 throughout the entire lifecycle of a product
  • ・Reduce average CO2 emissions of all products sold annually by 25% by 2020 (Benchmark year: 2009)
  • ・Goal for 2018: 22% reduction
  • ・Release of eco-products / CO2 reduction by sales expansion
    (Reduction amount: Overall: -18.1%, Sheet metal machinery: -33.0%, Press: -21.4%, Cutting / machine tools: -9.3%, Grinding: -7.6%)
CO2 reductions due to release of eco products (Overall: -17.2%) Reduction of CO2 through the release and sales promotion of eco-friendly products
(Reduction amount: Overall: -20.0%, Sheet metal machinery: -38.0%, Press: -19.9%, Cutting/ machine tools: -12.2%, Grinding: -10.1%)
[ Business Activities ]
Reduce CO2 emissions by reducing consumption of energy and resources
  • ・“Intensity against benchmark year*2: 25.0% reduction” to cut average CO2 emissions of plants and offices by 25% by 2020
  • ・Compliance with the Revised Energy Conservation Act: 1% reduction/year (5%/5 years) (designated plants and offices)
  • ・Goal for 2018: 25% reduction
  • ・AMADA Group CO2 reduced by 1.8% YoY (CO2 intensity target value: 0.802)
  • ・Response to the revised energy conservation law (1% reduction per intensity)
  • ・CO2 intensity 0.840 (-16.0% against the benchmark year)
  • ・AMADA Group CO2 reduced by 4.1% YoY(CO2 intensity target value: 0.799)
  • ・Response to the revised energy conservation law (1% reduction per basic unit)
Effective utilization of resources Contribute to our recycle-base society by promoting the efficient use of limited resources Achievement of zero emissions at plants
  • ・“Achievement of zero-emission ratio of 1% or less for the entire group by 2020” (1% or less of annual landfilled waste, by waste material weight)
  • ・Goal for FY2018: zero-emission ratio of 1% or lessacross the entire AMADA Group
  • ・Maintain zero emissions at 3 plants (Fujinomiya, Isehara ATP, Toki)
  • ・Initiatives aimed at achieving zero emissions at 4 plants (Ono, Miki, Noda, Fukushima)
  • ・AMADA Group’s factory zero emission rate 1.3%
  • ・Zero emissions maintained at 3 plants (Isehara ATP: 0.011%, Fujinomiya: 0.009%, Toki: 0.03%)
  • ・AMADA Group’s zero-emission ratio 1.759% (-62.2% from FY2010)
  • ・Maintaining of zero emission plants (Fujinomiya, Isehara ATP, Toki)
  • ・Initiatives towards achieving zero emission plants (Ono, Miki, Noda, Fukushima)
  • ・Zero emission rate in the AMADA Group's plants: 1.0%
Initiatives aimed at creating a clean factory
  • ・Reduction of waste materials generated during the manufacturing process
  • ・Continued improvement of IN-OUT measures
  • ・Source measures
  • ・Significant reduction of zero emissions rate (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Reduction of packaging materials for delivered parts, etc. / material handling (Toki)
  • ・1,439kg reduction of packing can case (tinplate) use (Miki)
  • ・14.3% increase in recycling of valuables (57.05⇒65.18t)
Continuous improvement of IN-OUT measures
  • ・Source measures
Regulated chemicals control Bolster initiatives regarding management of regulated substances Product development with green procurement (Reduce the use of RoHS*3 directive chemicals)
  • ・RoHS compliance rate of 98% or higher in all models of new products
  • ・Completion of compliance with category 11 (RoHS compliance of electrical and electronic components)
Initiatives aimed at complete elimination of RoHS directive chemicals
  • ・RoHS compliance rate for all models of new products 94% or more
  • ・Marketed product non-survey rate of all newly developed machines zero
  • ・RoHS compliance rate in new products: 98.1%
  • ・RoHS compliant selection for commercially available parts and products. Cutting division response rate 98.1% Machine tool achievement rate 98.5%
Initiative toward eliminating RoHS directive materials
  • ・RoHS compliance rate for all models of new products 100%
  • ・Product development through green procurement (reduction of substances subject to RoHS directive)
Reduce the use of regulated chemicals
"Appropriately control chemical substances, and reduce their use within the manufacturing process” (PRTR*4, VOC*5)
Initiatives towards reducing PRTR substances in paints
  • ・Expanded use of TX-free paints (Toki, Fukushima)
  • ・Reduction of solvent consumption (Fujinomiya, Toki)
  • ・Tested TX free paint and reached usability level (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Considered use of TX free paint, 90% reduction per intensity compared to FY2007 using solvent (thinner) recycle and recovery apparatus (Toki)
  • ・Reduction of 3.5t (7%) YoY of purchased thinners with installment of powder paining equipment (Fukushima)
Initiatives towards reducing PRTR substances in plants
  • ・TX-free paints use spreading across the group (Toki, Fukushima)
  • ・Reduction of solvent comsumption (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. Initiatives that contribute to biodiversity conservation
“Maintenance and protection for richer biodiversity than current state by 2020”
  • ・Quantitative evaluation of each site
  • ・Vitalizing linkage with local communities
  • ・Formulation of biodiversity conservation plan
  • ・Quantitative evaluation by site
  • ・Activation of regional collaboration
  • ・Implemented quantitative evaluation in line with JBIB’s Ikimono Symbiosis Office guidelines (Ono)
  • ・Held a hands-on forest thinning event for participants of our “open factory”. (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Implemented quantitative evaluation in line with JBIB’s Ikimono Symbiosis Office guidelines (Fujinomiya)
  • ・Activation of regional collaboration
Environmental management Respond faithfully to voices of stakeholders, particularly customers, to fulfill social responsibility as a company Enhancing group environmental administration
  • ・ISO14001: 2015 group certification Promoting CSR initiatives
  • ・Active fulfillment of accountability
  • ・Enhancement of communication with stakeholders
  • ・Transition to environmental management system ISO14001: 2015 completed
  • ・Preparation of ISO14001: 2015 operation manual and preparation for certification
  • ・In-house seminar for ISO14001: 2015 operation
  • ・Completion of transition to environmental management system ISO 14001: 2015 and Certification
Implementation of CSR communication
  • ・Issued 2016 Environmental and Social Report
  • ・Conducted survey on level of environmental management
Implementation of CSR communication
  • ・Issue the environmental and social report “Forest-In Office 2016” (Japanese, English and Chinese)
Implementation of CSR communication
  • ・Issue the environmental and social report “Forest-In Office 2017” (Japanese, English and Chinese)
  • ・Publicize calculable figures for SCOPE 3
  • ・Support for certification and certification of EMS by AMADA (China)
  • ・Feedback of the results of the 6th environmental impact study to overseas subsidiaries and implementation of 7th survey
  • ・Feedback of the results of the 7th environmental impact study to overseas subsidiaries and implementation of 8th survey
CSR activities at each site
  • ・Cleaning activities were held at each site as a way to contribute to the local community
  • ・CSR activities at each site
  • *1 CO2 emissions data is calculated based on the calculation manual for the “Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures”
  • *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. Regarded as a cause for chemical sensitivity syndrome and sick building syndrome.