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 Certificate of Registration (pdf/523KB) PDF
ISO14001 Certification Status (pdf/435KB) PDF

【Individual Certification】
ISO14001 Certification Status (pdf/54.9KB) 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 actively implemented in order to improve employees’ environmental awareness and enhance environmental preservation activities at plants and offices.

The Kyocera Group (Japan) held energy-saving activities including Green Curtains and energy-saving patrol for four months from June to September under the name of the Summer Eco Action 2017 in order to improve the environmental awareness of employees and reinforce actions for energy-saving during the summer.
Summer Eco Action 2017 Tree-planting activity conducted together with local residents (Thailand)
Summer Eco Action 2017(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 Kyocera Group had a issue related to improper labeling of wastes in China in FY2018, but the problem was swiftly corrected. At the Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, local residents complained about odor from the site; this complaint was also resolved promptly.

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 and started its operation in 2002. In business activities, the cost spent on environmental preservation, its preservation effects, and resultant economic effects are all quantified to provide feedback for active environmental preservation measures.

Environmental Accounting Analysis Results


 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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