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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 2014”

■ AMADA GREEN ACTION PLAN 2014

AMADA GREEN ACTION PLAN 2014

  Themes of activities Mid-term goal (FY 2016) Goals for FY 2013 FY2013 results Goals for FY2014
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 thanks to the launch of Eco Products (Overall -9.9%)

Reduce CO2 through Eco Products (Overall: -8.2%)

Reduce CO2 emissions through launch of new Eco Products
(Amada Group Overall: -11.29%)

[ 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).

3.7% reduction of CO2 emissions in all Amada Domestic Group companies
(Compared to benchmark year -8.8%)

Domestic Amada Group 7.6% reduction compared to benchmark year
(Compared to benchmark year: -12.5%)

Amada Group CO2 reduction 4.0% on previous year
(Compared to benchmark year: -16.1%)

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)
  • Continuous improvement of IN-OUT measures
  • Switch to recycling and bio-plastics (product packaging)
  • Reduction in packaging materials (Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools Toki, Amada Tool Precision)
  • Verification concerning prolonging the life of grinding fluids by using a grinding fluid purifier (Amada Tool Precision)
  • Cutting blade biomass cap test (Ono)
  • Switch to recycling plastics used for product packaging (Amada Machine Tools Toki, Amada Automation Systems)
  • 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

(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 at three plants (Fujinomiya, Amada Tool Precision, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Initiatives aimed at achieving zero emissions at 3 plants (Ono, Miki, Amada Automation Systems)
  • Maintain zero emissions at 3 plants
    (Amada Tool Precision: 0.035%, Fujinomiya: 0.257%, Amada Machine Tools Toki: 0.097%)
  • IN measures: Continue reducing packaging materials (Amada Tool Precision , Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools, Amada Automation Systems)
  • OUT measures: Establish new recycling routes (Ono)
  • Maintain zero emissions plants
  • Initiatives aimed at achieving zero emissions
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

  • New products to be RoHS-compliant (75% green procurement rate)
  • Proportion of unsurveyed on-the-market products not to exceed 15%
  • New products to be RoHS-compliant (87.5% green procurement rate)
  • Proportion of unsurveyed on-the-market products is 34%

Initiative to fully abolish RoHS directive chemicals

  • 90% of new products are RoHS-compliant
  • Proportion of unsurveyed on-the-market products is 15%

Reduce the use of regulated chemicals Appropriately control chemical substances, and reduce their use within the manufacturing process”
(PRTR*4、VOC*5)

  • Toluene-free paint horizontal development (Amada Machine Tools Toki, Amada Automation Systems)
  • Introduce TX-free paints (Fujinomiya)
  • Optimize paint condition through reduction in use of thinners (Fujinomiya)
  • Prepare to introduce PRTR-substance free paint and thinners (Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Introduce toluene-free paint (Amada Automation Systems)
  • Reduce thinner consumption by improving the paint cleaning device
  • Introduce TX-free paint
  • Switch to powder paint
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
  • Site-specific conservation activities
  • Endangered species conservation activities
  • Conservation activities in partnership with the local community
  • Activities based on biodiversity conservation plans at each site
  • Prepare biodiversity information materials (Isehara)
  • Discuss measures for protecting endangered species (Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools Toki)

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
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
  • ISO14001 integration (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki, Kansai Technical Center, Miki)
  • Establish standards for waste disposal sub-contractors
  • Environmental Ecology Promotion Committee to carry out facilitation activities
  • Expansion of ISO14001 integration (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Ono, Amada Machine Tools Toki, Kansai Technical Center, Miki)
  • Establishment of an onsite waste management system (Isehara)
  • 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
  • Implement environmental communication (Organize tours of plants and other facilities)
  • Issue the environmental report “Forest-In Office 2014”
  • Implement environmental communication (office and plant tours)
  • All facilities participate in local community initiatives
  • Issue the environmental report “Forest-In Office 2014”
  • Implement environmental communication (office and plant tours)
    (Isehara, Fujinomiya, Amada Machine Tools Toki)
  • Actively participate in local clean-up campaigns
  • Issue the environment and social report “Forest-In Office 2014”
  • Implement environmental communication (office and plant tours)
  • 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.
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