Environmental and social contribution activities
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 2013”



  Themes of activities Mid-term goal (FY 2015) Goals for FY 2012 FY2012 results Goals for FY2013
Preventing global warming/th>

[ Product development ]
Reduce CO2 emissions*1 throughout the product life cycle to contribute to the prevention of global warming

Release products with reduced CO2 emissions by an average of 25%

Reduce CO2 emissions through the release of “eco” PRODUCTS
(As a whole: -7.2%)

Reduced CO2 emissions by releasing ecological products
(As a whole: -6.6%)

Reduce CO2 emissions by releasing ecological products
(Amada Group as a whole: -9.9%)

[ Business activities ]
Promote energy saving and resource saving in business processes to reduce CO2 emissions

Prevent global warming by promoting energy saving “compared against the benchmark year*2: -20.6%”

Reduce by 4.8% from the previous year (domestic Amada Group)
(+3.9% against the benchmark year)

Reduce CO2 emissions at major domestic bases by 5.3% relative to the benchmark year
(+2.5% on previous year)

Reduce Amada Group CO2 emissions by 3.7% on previous year
(CO2 intensity target0.912)

Effective utilization of resources

Promote effective use of limited resources and contribute to creating a recycling society

(1)Achieve “clean factories”

  • Activities based on the resource-saving roadmap (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Continue introduction and roll-out of material flow cost accounting*3 (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Waste reduction based on a resource-saving roadmap (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Horizontal development of material flow cost accounting (Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Alkaline ionized water used to extend cutting fluid life (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Continuation of improvements to IN-OUT measures
  • Transition to recycling and bioplastics (for product packaging material)

(2)Achieve/maintain zero-emission factories (From 4 to 6 facilities)

  • Less than 1% a year of landfilled solid waste (relative to total waste) “Amada Group to achieve zero emissions by 2015”
  • Achieve zero emissions at 4 plants (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Continue IN/OUT measures
  • Zero emissions maintained at 3 plants, 1 plant in transition to zero emissions (Amada Tool Precision: 0.01%,Fujinomiya: 0.172%, Amada Machine Tools Toki: 0.0%)
  • IN measures: continuation of reduction of packaging materials used in product delivery (Amada Tool Precision, Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools Toki, AEG)
  • OUT measures: New recycling channels developed (Ono)
  • Maintaining of zero emission plants (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Amada Machine Tool Toki)
  • Initiatives towards zero emission factories (Ono, AEG, Nicotec Co. Urawa)
Regulated chemicals control

Strengthen activities related to control of regulated chemicals

Product development with green procurement (Reduce the use of RoHS *4 directive chemicals)

Fully abolish RoHS directive chemicals

  • Sheet metal and machine tools destined for EU export to be RoHS-compliant
  • RoHS compliance for newly registered products and currently registered, on-the-market products
  • Product assessment carried out (10 new models)
  • Publication of English version of Green Procurement Guidelines

Efforts towards total elimination of chemical substances regulated by the RoHS Directive

  • New products to be RoHS-compliant (75% green procurement rate)
  • Proportion of unsurveyed on-the-market products to be under 15%

Reduce the use of regulated chemicals “Appropriately control chemical substances, and reduce their use within the manufacturing process”(PRTR *5, VOC *6)

Strengthen environmental risk management

  • Regulation management via a register of laws and regulations; ensure compliance through compliance assessment (Nicotec Co. Urawa, AEG)
  • Maintained Hazardous Materials storage management and supervision (at each site)
  • Environmental risk assessment (Nicotec Co. Urawa, AEG)

Strengthening of environmental risk management

  • Implement environmental audit
  • Extend use of toluene-free paint (AEG, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Test TX-free paint and improve paint technologies (Fujinomiya)
  • Improve operations through solvent recycling (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Toluene- and xylene-free detergent introduced (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Nitrotherm spray introduced (Fujinomiya)
  • Solvent recycling and collection system in operation (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Toluene-free paint use spreading across the group (AEG, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Introduce TX-free paints (Fujinomiya)

Preserve and regenerate biodiversity to pass on this country, which is rich in natural blessings, 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

  • Amada Forest management (Fujinomiya)
  • Biodiversity activities in partnership with the local community (Isehara)
  • Managed a “recreational forest” under the Amada Forest project (Fujinomiya)
  • Surveyed and mapped on-site vegetation (Isehara)

Activities based on the biodiversity conservation plan for each site

  • Site-specific conservation activities
  • Endangered species conservation activities
  • Conservation activities in partnership with the local community
Environmental management

Respond faithfully to voices of stakeholders including customers to fulfill social responsibility as a company

  • Strengthen the Amada Group’s environmental administration, and promote CSR activities
  • ISO14001 group integration (7 sites)
  • Establish waste disposal contractor certification scheme
  • Environmental Ecology Promotion Committee to carry out facilitation activities; ISO integration facilitation activities
  • ISO14001 integration (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki, Kansai Technical Center)
  • Strengthen waste materials compliance
  • Environmental Ecology Promotion Committee carried out facilitation activities
  • Expanded the scope of ISO 14001 integration (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki, Kansai Technical Center)
  • Rolled out facility guidelines on waste (Isehara)
  • Implementation of Group-wide activities through the Environmental Ecology Promotion Committee
  • ISO14001 integration (Inicotec Co. Miki)
  • Establish uniform criteria for waste-disposal outsourcing contracts
  • Implement environmental communication (Organize tours of plants and other facilities)
  • Issue the environmental report “Forest-In Office 2012”
  • Implement environmental communication
  • Participate in regional clean-campaigns
  • Publication of the “Forest-In Office 2012” environment and society report
  • Environmental communication implemented through tours of plants and other facilities (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Full participation in local clean-campaigns
  • Publication of the “Forest-In Office 2013” environment and society report
  • Environmental communication (tours of plants and other facilities)
  • Social contribution activities at each site
CO2 emissions data is calculated based on the calculation manual for the “Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures Act”
Benchmark year: FY2007
Material Flow Cost Accounting: a new method of environmental management accounting that focuses on waste generated during production processes. It is one of the outstanding environmental accounting methods that achieves both “reduction of waste” and “productivity improvement” at the same time.
RoHS stands for “Restriction of Hazardous Substances.” A directive that specifies hazardous substances contained in electrical equipment and electronics and prohibits their use.
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.
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. It is regarded as the cause for chemical sensitivity syndrome and sick building syndrome.
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