Green Management

Japan
| Environmental Management Promotion System | Environmental Education | Environmental Risk Management | Environmental Audit | Environmental Accounting | Overall Environmental Impact |

 Environmental Management Promotion System
Environmental Management Promotion System

Environmental Management Promotion System
The Kyocera Group formulates environment-related policies and measures through reviews and discussions in the Planning and Policy Division, Environment Division and other related divisions with the President as leader. Environment-related projects are set up whenever required to take on any environment-related challenges and resolve outstanding issues.
A separate organization has been established with the Environment Division playing a central role so that Kyocera can continue activities for environmental protection. Specifically, the contents of the Kyocera Group Global Environment Policy are assimilated into our environment management system based on ISO14001 and managed through the monthly PDCA process.

【Integrated Certification】
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EMS 635470 / ISO 14001
ISO14001 Certification Registration Card (pdf/523KB) PDF
ISO14001 Certification Status (pdf/435KB) PDF

【Individual Certification】
ISO14001 Certification Status (pdf/280KB) PDF


 Environmental Education
The Kyocera Group provides systematic environmental education to help all employees understand the significance of environmental protection activities and their roles in them. Specifically, environment education is divided into general/awareness education and special education and is provided to employees systematically depending on their rank and occupation so as to improve environmental awareness.

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Efforts to Improve Employees’ Environmental Awareness
The Kyocera Group sets a specific period, in which environmental preservation activities, such as energy-saving or power-saving activities, are intensively conducted, to improve employees’ environmental awareness and enhance environmental preservation activities at plants and offices.

The Kyocera Group (Japan) conducted various energy-saving activities including installation of “Green Curtains” or energy-saving patrols during four months of 2016 from June to September, called the Summer Eco Challenge 2016, to improve employees’ environmental awareness and reinforce measures for energy-saving during the summer season.

Outside Japan, Kyocera was also active in various ways including holding of environmental events in various parts of the world.
Poster of Eco Challenge 2016 Tree-planting activity conducted together with local residents (Thailand)
Poster of Eco Challenge 2016(Japan) Tree-planting activity conducted together with local residents (Thailand)

 Environmental Risk Management
The Kyocera Group established the Kyocera Group Environmental Management Standard in 1992, which is stricter than statutory and public regulations on emissions, wastewater, soil and groundwater. Based on this Environmental Management Standard, we have more stringent voluntary management standards for each site. Thorough management for environmental conservation is thus ensured using these strict standards, including periodic environmental measurement.
Kyocera Group Environmental Management Standard
Kyocera Group Environmental Management Standard
Dealing with Emergencies
Emergency drill (Kagoshima Kokubu Plant)

Emergency drill (Kagoshima Kokubu Plant)
Dealing with Emergencies Assuming the inevitability of accidents and emergencies which may affect the environment, we have taken preventative countermeasures, such as the installation of dikes. We have also prepared procedures for dealing with emergencies. To ensure that employees are familiar with these procedures, we hold emergency training drills more than once each year.
Compliance with Environment-related Laws, Regulations and Ordinances
The Kagoshima Hayato Plant allowed release of some alkali wastewater from a stormwater side drain in FY2017 but took immediate action to deal with the release. As a result, no environmental impact was reported. The Kyoto Ayabe Plant recorded a value of copper concentration beyond the upper limit of the ordinance-specified standard at a scrubber discharge port but conducted operation adjustment and other measures. The copper concentration was then confirmed to be within the standard range.

The Kagoshima Kokubu Plant received a complaint about noise generated from steam release from boiler piping and immediately took action to eliminate the problem.

Reports on soil or groundwater contamination
The Kyocera Group (Japan) conducts soil surveys and provides survey reports to competent local governments according to the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act. Consequently, a total of four areas were designated as an area which requires action as per the Act: including our sites in Asahi City, Chiba, in 2013; Ebetsu City, Hokkaido, in 2014; Hachioji City, Tokyo, in 2014; and Mikasa City, Hokkaido, in 2015.

It is reported that there is no confirmation of any spread to or impact in the surrounding areas of those sites. We take appropriate measures in close cooperation with each competent administration.


 Environmental Audit
Environmental Audit

Environmental Audit
The Kyocera Group conducts periodic internal audits to make sure the Environmental Management System is being run properly based on the requirements of ISO14001.The results and corrective actions are reflected in the review and in the improvement of the Environment Management System.


 Environmental Accounting
The Kyocera Group established an Environmental Accounting System which has been in practice since FY2003. In its business activities, the Kyocera Group quantitatively assesses the cost laid out for environmental conservation and its conservation effects as well as economic benefits, and positively utilizes this information for environmental conservation measures.

Kyocera started revision of data summation methods in FY2015 to ensure company-wide sharing of information on case examples of environmental conservation and promote efficient and effective implementation of activities for environmental conservation.

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 Overall Environmental Impact
The Kyocera Group monitors and manages the relationship of business activities and environmental burdens as numerical data. The data for each stage of materials procurement, manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal/recycling are used in the formulation of measures and the analysis and assessment of results to realize effective reductions in environmental burdens.
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