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Environmental MeasuresCorporate Social Responsibility Activities

Metal materials are made using limited resources. FUKUDA has specified an environmental policy of "engage in corporate activities that protect the global environment" and promotes environmentally-friendly activities that take the environment into consideration.

Environmental Policy

Fundamental Policy

Engage in corporate activities that protect the global environment.

Environmental Policy

  • Strive to prevent environmental pollution and develop environmentally friendly products, including decarbonization measures.

  • Establish, implement, and maintain an environmental management system, set environmental objectives and targets, and periodically review them for sustainable development.

  • Three Rules for Activities

    (1) Reduce resource and energy consumption.
    (2) Reduce the amount of industrial waste and environmentally hazardous substances.
    (3) Improve measures and equipments to achieve these targets.

Overview of Cogeneration System

A gas engine cogeneration system fueled by clean natural gas was installed at the Kyoto Factory in 1989. That system was replaced with more efficient system in 2007. The new system provides the following benefits.

Saves Energy

Fuel usage can be decreased by 18 % (compared to the system prior to replacement).

Reduces CO2 Emissions

CO2 emissions can be decreased by 3000 tons per year (compared to the system prior to replacement).

In addition, the engine is installed in a building with extra thick sound insulation, with springs installed on the solid foundation integrated with the building to prevent vibration.

Wastewater and Waste Material Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Water collected from the production line is recycled using an ion-exchange treatment system. That system now treats 50 % of all the water used at the factory. Furthermore, all effluent water is treated in a comprehensive wastewater treatment system to ensure it is harmless before being released.

Waste Material Treatment

All of the various materials generated from production processes are either reused or recycled. Certification records are kept and agreements signed for all waste processing vendors. Industrial waste substances that require special management under Japanese law are controlled appropriately using a manifest system. Waste materials with value are also collected by sorting and reused.

Certifications Obtained - ISO Environmental Certifications Obtained

Due to the proximity of Lake Biwa from the FUKUDA Shiga Factory, which is located in the area east of the lake, the factory is in a natural environment blessed with abundant green vegetation and water. To ensure the natural environment remains conserved, the Shiga Factory became the first FUKUDA facility to establish an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 requirements . Certification was obtained in September 2000.
Certification was obtained for all of FUKUDA in October 2002.

Green Procurement / List of Banned Substances

Conflict Minerals MeasuresCorporate Social Responsibility Activities

FUKUDA's policy is not to use tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and other minerals ("conflict minerals") produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and nine neighboring countries or Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas as defined by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which are related to human rights abuses and violations such as child labor or forced labor and environmental destruction.