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Environmental Management

Environmental Management

Environmental Management Organization

Furukawa Electric Group promotes environmental activities based on the basic environmental philosophy. The supreme advisory body in charge of the environment who is called the “Furukawa Electric Group Environmental Commi t tee” i s promot ing the envi ronmental management. The Corporate Vice President, who is also General Manager of the MONOZUKURI Innovation Division, serves as the chairperson, and the committee consists of the General Managers from each business division and each corporate division responsible for management. The progress is reported quarterly to the Board of Directors level.

In order to ensure that the environmental management can be implemented smoothly, the environmental issues are specifically examined cross-departmentally in the “Council of Environmental Managers” which is consisting of the environmental manager of each business division and corporate division.

Promotion Framework

Environmental management international standard (ISO 14001)

Each Group site has developed an environmental management system that is ISO 14001 compliant and promotes environmental activities.
We have achieved ISO 14001 certification.

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Mie Works Certificate

Environmental Education

Environmental Education System and Environmental Education Programs

Furukawa Electric Group is engaged in a variety of environmental education activities in order to raise environmental awareness among its employees and help them to share information necessary to conduct the environmental ctivities of Furukawa Electric Group.

In fiscal 2019, 43 employees attended the ISO14001 internal environmental auditor training for the newly appointed employees. An education by rank, at the beginning of the fiscal, covering the new employee training, the newly appointed managers training and the mid-level MONOZUKURI staff training were conducted.

In the Environmental Month of Jun 2018, the Hazard Prediction activities (KYT: kiken yochi training in Japanese) was conducted as an activity to prevent environmental accident and the irregularities.

Environmental education programs

Environmental activity award system

In Furukawa Electric Group, aiming at the improvement of the environmental awareness and the level up in the environmental activities, from fiscal 2010, we started the Environmental Activity Awards, and in fiscal 2018, its name was changed the ESG Awards “Environmental Contribution Award”.

In fiscal 2019, a panel of judges awarded two Excellent awards, one Good award and two Effort awards to the Company. The Excellent awards were given to a project contributing to the reduction of environmental impact through the manufacturing and sale of Green Trough®, a trough made from recycled resin, mainly from waste plastics from containers and packaging, and a project at Mie Works, where greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced significantly through fuel conversion.

Environmental Accounting

Furukawa Electric Group has introduced environmental accounting and works hard to promote efficient and effective environmental activities through the quantitative identification of environmental conservation costs and effects. Collation is implemented in reference to the Ministry of the Environment’s “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005” and covers Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and 21 domestic group companies.

The costs of environmental conservation activities in fiscal 2018 were 2.86 billion yen in expenses and 0.9 billion yen in investments. This represents a 0.04 billion yen increase in expenses and a 0.54 billion yen fall in investments against the previous fiscal year.

Please see below for the details of the companies included in the scope of data collation.
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Environment
Environmental Policy and Purpose

Environmental Policy

Furukawa Electric Group Basic Environmental Policy Basic Philosoph...

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Environmental Management

Environmental Management

Environmental Management Organization Furukawa Electric Group prom...

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Environmentally Friendly Products

Environmentally Friendly Products

Environmentally Friendly Products and the e-Friendly Accreditation System...

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Material Flow

Material Flow

Environmental Impact of the Furukawa Electric Group in Fiscal 2018 ...

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Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Targets and Performance of Environmental Conservation Activities

Environmental Targets 2030 Contribution to the decarbonized soc...

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ISO14001

Environmental management international standard (ISO 14001)

International standards of the environmental management (ISO14001) ...

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Climate Change

Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions The greenhouse gas emis...

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Climate Change

Use of the Renewable Energy

Use of the Renewable Energy Furukawa Nikko Power Generation Inc. o...

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Water Resources

Water Resources

Effective Utilization of Water Since fiscal 2013, Furukawa Electri...

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Reducing Waste

Reducing Waste

Initiatives in the Waste Reduction In fiscal 1993 Furukawa Electri...

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Chemical Substance Management

Chemical Substance Management

Green Activities Response to Customer Requests Furukawa Ele...

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Environmental Risk Management

Environmental Risk Management

Preventing Soil and Groundwater Pollution Furukawa Electric Group ...

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Response to Asbestos Concerns

Response to Asbestos Concerns

Although Furukawa Electric Group does not currently produce or import any...

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Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives Furukawa Electric Group has ...