Environmental Management

To Become a Company that is Recognized for its Environmental Initiatives

Basic Stance

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The Calsonic Kansei Group has set an Environmental Policy in order to establish principles for all Group activities, and, based on this policy, strives to protect the global environment, which is a common challenge for all humankind.

Calsonic Kansei Group Environmental Management Promotion System

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By sharing this Environmental Policy internally, striving to reduce the environmental burden at all stages of its corporate activities, and developing eco-friendly products, the Group seeks to be a company that is trusted by society, its customers, and all other stakeholders, and to achieve sustainable development of the company and society going forward.

Calsonic Kansei Group Environmental Management Promotion System

Mid-Term Environmental Plan: Calsonic Kansei Green Program 2016

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The Calsonic Kansei Group defined its goals and conducted activities based on the Calsonic Kansei Green Program 2016, its mid-term environmental plan implemented between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2016.

Item Target
Category Region Target achievement schedule FY2016 target FY2016 results
Reduction of CO2 emissions
(Reduction of energy consumption)
  • Reduction of production CO2 emission intensity (Emissions/sales revenue)
  • Reduction of office CO2 emission intensity (Emissions/floor space)
CO2 from production Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.5% reduction compared to FY2015
18.5% reduction compared to FY2005
3.8% reduction compared to FY2015
32.3% reduction compared to FY2005
Americas, Europe, and Asia Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.5% reduction compared to FY2015
13.6% reduction compared to FY2005
1.2% increase compared to FY2015
26.7% reduction compared to FY2005
CO2 from logistics
Transport ton-kilometer
Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
1.0% reduction compared to FY2015
22.0% reduction compared to FY2010
0.3% reduction compared to FY2015
35.1% reduction compared to FY2010
CO2 from offices Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
1.0% reduction compared to FY2015
6.0 reduction compared to FY2010
3.7% reduction compared to FY2015
8.0% reduction compared to FY2010
Resource recycling
  • Reduction of waste intensity (waste/sales revenue)
(Waste for disposal + valuable resources)
Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
18.1% reduction compared to FY2005
1.1% increase compared to FY2015
26.1% reduction compared to FY2005
Americas, Europe, and Asia Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
1.0% reduction compared to FY2015
6.0 reduction compared to FY2010
2.3% reduction compared to FY2015
18.8% reduction compared to FY2010
Conservation of water, air, soil and biodiversity
  • Usage intensity (usage/sales revenue )
Water consumption Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
21.4% reduction compared to FY2009
13.6% reduction compared to FY2015
19.7% reduction compared to FY2009
Americas, Europe, and Asia Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
4.0% reduction compared to FY2015
7.6% increase compared to FY2015
2.6% reduction compared to FY2014
VOC(Volatile Organic Compounds) Japan Top Single-year
Bottom Mid-term
2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
30.0% reduction compared to FY2000
6.4% increase compared to FY2015
83.9% reduction compared to FY2000
Zero Landfill (reduce landfill waste to zero)
  • Landfill rate
    (Landfill volumes/waste volumes)
Landfill waste Americas, Europe, and Asia Mid-term Maintain zero landfill 0%

Strengthening Environmental Management

Development of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

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The Calsonic Kansei Group has been pursuing ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management systems, since 1998. Certification has been obtained for a total of 13 sites in Japan, including all Calsonic Kansei plants, our Testing Research Center, and R&D Center and Headquarters, and 22 overseas sites.
ISO 14001:2015 was released in 2015, and to date, three sites have completed the transition to the new system. The remaining sites will progressively move over to the new system, with transition scheduled for completion by September 2018.
Further, to raise the standard of our environmental management systems, more internal auditors are being appointed at each location. Also, with the Environmental & Energy Control Group playing a central role, regular internal audits, as well as external audits by auditing agencies, are being undertaken.

Status of ISO14001 Certification

Certification Status within Calsonic Kansei
  Manufacturing Plans
Japan Gunma Plant
Kodama Plant
Oppama Plant
Yoshimi Plant
Testing Research Center
R&D Center, Headquarters
Certification Status at Major Group Companies in Japan
Japan Calsonic Kansei Iwate Corporation
CKK Corporation
Calsonic Kansei Utsunomiya Corporation
CFK Corporation
Tokyo Radiator Mfg. Co., Ltd.
CKP Corporation
Calsonic Kansei Yamagata Corporation
Certification Status at Major Overseas Group Companies
Americas Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. Shelbyville Plant
Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. Lewisburg Plant
Calsonic Kansei Mexicana, S.A. de C.V Aguascalientes Plant
Calsonic Kansei Mexicana, S.A. de C.V San Francisco Plant
Europe Calsonic Kansei Sunderland Limited
Calsonic Kansei UK Limited Washington Plant
Calsonic Kansei UK Limited LlanelliPlant
Calsonic Kansei Spain, S.A.
Calsonic Kansei Romania S.R.L.
Asia Daihan Calsonic Corporation.
Calsonic Kansei Korea Corporation
Calsonic Kansei (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Calsonic Kansei (Wuxi) Corporation
Calsonic Kansei Components (Wuxi) Corporation
Calsonic Kansei (Guangzhou) Components Corporation
Calsonic Kansei (Guangzhou) Corporation Headquarters, Huadu Plant
CK KS Engineering (Guangzhou) Tooling Center Corporation
Calsonic Kansei (Guangzhou) Corporation Branch, Zhengzhou Plant
Calsonic Kansei (Thailand) Co., Limited
Siam Calsonic Co., Limited
Calsonic Kansei (Xiang Yang) Corporation
Calsonic Kansei (Haimen) Car Air-Conditioning Compressor Corporation

Addressing Environmental Risks and Opportunities Through Environmentally Conscious Business Management

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In the midst of worldwide calls to address climate change by improving fuel efficiency in transport equipment and moving away from fossil fuels, as a manufacturer of components that supports the transport equipment industry, we are engaged in the development of products that will contribute to lighter and more efficient vehicles, products that will lessen the impact on the environment of burning fossil fuels, and products that will help the shift away from carbon, such as electrical vehicles. Our efforts to improve efficiency and conserve energy in the product manufacturing stage are also contributing to a sustainable society and helping to achieve corporate growth.

o Water-related Risks

In recent years, due to global warming, frequent large-scale typhoons have caused flooding in our Southeast Asian facilities, forcing them to suspend operations. We consider measures to address such unavoidable damage and natural disasters as a risk in terms of continuation of business.
Also, given the large volumes of water used in the course of production, it is essential to business continuation and growth that each location secures sufficient supplies of water and keeps the impact on the local water environment to a minimum. For this reason, we are working to ascertain the volume of water used at our production locations and to reduce the accompanying water risks.

Conducting Environmental Audits at Overseas Locations

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During Fiscal 2016, we conducted environmental audits at six sites, where we identified and managed risks. This has helped to raise the standard of environmental management at those sites. Audits are planned for fiscal 2017 as part of our efforts to improve the standard of environmental management on a Group Global basis.

Response to Scope 3 Emissions

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Aiming to reduce CO2 emissions in the value chain, from fiscal 2016, the Calsonic Kansei Group began an initiative to calculate emissions under the Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Protocol in FY2015. In FY2016, these emissions were calculated in 13 categories.

Promoting Environmental Management on a Global Scale

Tadayoshi Tajima
Group Leader, Environment and Energy Management Group, Global Production Headquarters
Calsonic Kansei Corporation

Tadayoshi Tajima

Environmental Management that Supports Environmentally-Conscious Business Management

My role is to pursue environmental management on a global scale in the Calsonic Kansei Group, and to contribute to business management that is in harmony with the environment.
I would like to talk about three aspects of my work. The first is our global initiatives to prevent environmental incidents. I check monitoring outcomes and, where there are risks, provide advice before something happens, to nip environmental incidents in the bud at an early stage.
The second aspect is the job of transitioning to ISO14001:2015, which was revised in September 2015. Of our 33 global sites, three sites, including Global Headquarters, completed transition in Fiscal 2016, and the remaining 28 sites are scheduled to do so by the end of Fiscal 2017.
The third aspect is the promotion of environmental protection initiatives that use ISO14001 as a management tool. By communicating information that will encourage each and every one of our employees to take an interest in environmental activities and to be aware of their importance, I undertake initiatives designed to view individual operations from an environmental perspective.

Stepping Up Our Activities in the Hope of Becoming a Company that is Given More Credit for its Social Value

Conventionally, the indices for evaluating companies were financial figures, but in recent years, in addition to financials, the international community has come to place more importance on how companies are addressing criteria such as ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and human rights. You could say we have entered an era in which companies are assessed on the degree of their contribution to society.
While continuing and expanding the initiatives that Calsonic Kansei has built up to date, I see it as our mission to step up our communications so that all of our employees can become more aware of the need for environmental initiatives.
Of course, such environmental activities should not be confined to Japan. As part of our global initiatives, we support the Paris Agreement. To fulfill our corporate philosophy of the realization of a sustainable society, it is essential that we conduct activities that incorporate science-based emission reduction targets (SBT) consistent with the “2°C target.”. This is a target that seeks to keep the rise in global average temperatures to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Responding to the Requirements of the International Community Through Environmental Communication

Because environmental regulations vary from country to country and are becoming stricter every year, close communication is extremely important and we are providing our overseas locations with environmental regulation support from Japan as well. We check monitoring outcomes for the prevention of environmental incidentsand provide advice on the prevention of risks. Regular video-conferences and teleconferences to gather the necessary data is supplemented by e-mail and telephone communication. In this way, we have created an environment that enables communication that goes that one step further.
For the Calsonic Kansei Group to become a company that will continue to meet the requirements of the international community, we hope to promote environmental communication even further.