Environmental Action Plan and Results

Environmental Action Plan to Lead Us to Our Next Actions

Environmental Action Plan (Fiscal 2016 Plan and Results)

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Under the Calsonic Kansei Green Program 2016 (CKGP2016), the Group’s mid-term environmental program implemented between FY2011 and FY2016, the Calsonic Kansei Group activates the PDCA cycle and conducts activities based on an Environmental Action Plan that sets out the concrete actions for the following fiscal year. To strengthen group-wide environmental efforts, the Global Environment Management Meeting and Environmental Energy Committee Meeting are convened twice a year to exchange information on the implementation status of the Action Plan and achievements.

Key issue Mid-Term Action Plan FY2016 Plan FY2016 Results
Promotion of Environmental Management Promotion of acquisition and maintenance of ISO 14001 certification for all plants on a Group Global basis Improve quality of ISO 14001 activities Conducted cross-auditing between plants at each site in Japan
Conducted environmental audits at overseas locations
Transitioned to ISO 14001:2015 system at three global sites
Strengthening of environmental management promotion systems on a Group Global basis. Enhance the Calsonic Kansei Group Environmental Management Promotion System Enhancement and promotion of Global Environment Management Meeting
Improved emergency contact network in case of environmental incidents within CKG (horizontal roll-out rate: 100%)
Enhancement of environmental risk management Clean-up of soil and groundwater and prevention of contamination Maintain and expand soil and groundwater conservation efforts Thoroughly implemented countermeasures at plants with past contamination records; thoroughly implemented preventive measures
Thorough Discharged Water Management Set voluntary Discharged Water quality targets of 80% of regulatory values. Conduct monthly monitoring of wastewater quality values at each site and comply with regulatory values. Achieved 100% compliance with regulatory values
Community partnership activities Dissemination of information on environmental activities undertaken by production divisions and enhancement of activities to gain the trust of local communities (maintain fulfillment rate at 100%) Fulfillment rate of community partnership activities (actual assessment score/base assessment score): 100% Fulfillment rate of community partnership activities: 100%
Conducted environmental risk communication with local residents, businesses, and government
Conducted clean-ups of areas around business sites
Welcomed students from local elementary, junior and senior high schools for plant tours and internships , and conducted traveling classrooms, etc.
Green partnership activities Collaboration with partner companies to engage in the three Environmental Clean Chain Activities (CO2 emissions reduction, effective use of resources, and reduction of environmentally hazardous substances) and enhancement of activities (maintain fulfillment rate at 100%) Fulfillment rate of green partnership activities (actual assessment score/base assessment score): 100% Green partnership fulfillment rate: 100%
Conducted emergency response training for partner companies
Implemented training sessions on prevention of environmental incidents
Reduction of Environmental Burdens of Manufacturing Operations Reduction of CO2 emissions
(Reduction of energy consumption)
• Reduction of CO2 emissions (CKGP2016)
Reduce CO2 emission intensity (CO2 emission intensity = total emissions/sales revenue) by the percentages listed below by FY2016 Japan: 18.5% reduction compared to FY2005
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 13.6% reduction compared to FY2005
Reduction of CO2 emission intensity
Japan: 2.5% reduction compared to FY2015
(18.5% reduction compared to FY2005)
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 2.5% reduction compared to FY2015 (13.6% reduction compared to FY2005)
Japan: 3.8% reduction compared to FY2015 (32.3% reduction compared to FY2005)
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 1.2% reduction compared to FY2015 (26.7% reduction compared to FY2005)
Resource recycling • Reduction of waste (waste for disposal + valuable resources) (CKGP 2016)
Reduce waste generation intensity (total waste/sales revenue) by the percentages listed below by FY2016
Japan: 18.1% reduction compared to FY2005
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 6.0% reduction compared to FY2010
Reduce waste generation intensity
Japan: 2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
(18.1% reduction compared to FY2005)
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 1.0% reduction compared to FY2015
(6.0% reduction compared to FY2010)
Japan: 1.1% reduction compared to FY2015 (26.1% reduction compared to FY2005)
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 2.3% reduction compared to FY2015 (18.8% reduction compared to FY2010)
• Zero Landfill: Zero landfilled waste (CKGP 2016)
Reduce landfill ratio (landfill volume/waste volume) by FY2015 Overseas: landfill ratio of 0.2%
Maintain zero landfill ratio overseas Overseas landfill ratio of 0%
Conservation of water, air, soil, and biodiversity • Reduction of use of environmentally hazardous substances (CKGP 2016)
Reduce environmentally hazardous substance and VOC use by FY2020
Japan: 30.0% reduction compared to FY2000
Reduce VOC use
Japan: 2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
(30.0% reduction compared to FY2000)
Reduce VOC use
Japan: 6.4% reduction compared to FY2015 (83.9% reduction compared to FY2000)
• Reduction of water use (CKGP 2016)
Reduce water use intensity (total water consumption/sales revenue) by the percentages listed below by FY2016
Japan: 22.4% reduction compared to FY2009
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 4.0% reduction compared to FY2014
Reduce water use intensity
Japan: 2.0% reduction compared to FY2015
(21.4% reduction compared to FY2009)
Japan: 13.6% reduction compared to FY2015
(19.7% reduction compared to FY2009)
Americas, Europe, and Asia: 7.6% increase compared to FY2015 (2.6 % reduction compared to FY2014)
Development of Eco-friendly Products Enhancement of efforts to develop products that address environmental issues Compliance with laws and regulations and customer requirements, and reduction and elimination of use of regulated chemical substances in products
(Compliance with European ELV Directive)
(Compliance with European REACH regulations)
(Compliance with Tennessee’s air pollution regulations in North America)
Reduce the use of VOCs in vehicle cabins
Ensure compliance with European REACH regulations
North American regulations on use of organic solvents
Continued efforts to reduce use of VOCs in vehicle cabins
Implemented activities to comply with European REACH regulations in advance of regulations coming into force.
Adopted water soluble materials for instrument panel pad skin primer and paint; expanded adoption
Disclose materials data to customers promptly Implemented actions according to customer instructions (via IMDS)
Reduction of waste (development of easily recyclable products) Use of recycled materials Radiators, condensers, motor fans
Separation of parts with recyclability in mind Airconditioner ducts
Promote the development of easily recyclable products Compressors, exhaust systems
Bolt reduction activities Airconditioning units, compressors
Design with ease of disassembly in mind Cockpit modules, airconditioning units
Prevention of global warming (fuel efficiency/energy efficiency) Promote lightweight, fuel-efficient, energy-efficient products Developed cockpit front-end modules, high performance climate control systems, steering members, variable capacity compressors for air-conditioners, small and lightweight rotary compressors for air-conditioners, heat pump air-conditioning systems, hot water heaters, meters, built-in oil coolers, EV inverters, EV battery controllers, lightweight radiators, charge air coolers, brushless motors, and EGR coolers
Prevention of air pollution (purification of exhaust gas) Promote development of products that ensure effective purification of exhaust gas Developed exhaust manifolds, manifold converters, and catalytic converters (underfloor)
Noise prevention (reduction of noise emissions) Promote development of products with low exhaust and noise emissions Developed low noise exhaust systems
Evaluation of eco-friendly products Promote eco-friendly product manufacturing
Promote the creation of a database for relevant indicators
Disseminated information on stance regarding indicators for eco-friendly products to employees and put indicators into practice
Promoted LCA calculations for eco-friendly products
Introduction of eco-friendly products onto market (CK GX 4 T10) Introduce three products into the marketplace over fiscal 2015 and 2016 Introduced one product into the market in fiscal 2016
Green procurement Expansion of green procurement Enhance the Green ProcurementGuidelines Promoted activities to encourage suppliers to agree to and follow our Green Procurement Guidelines
Environmental Communication Active disclosure of information on environmental activities Enhance disclosure of information on environmental activities
- Top 15 in Toyo Keizai*’s CSR Ranking (Environmental score in transport equipment industry)
- Provided information to CDP
Enhanced disclosure of information on environmental activities
Achieve Top 8 in the automobile industry in Toyo Keizai’s CSR Ranking
(Environmental score in transport equipment industry)
Provide information to CDP

* Toyo Keizai Inc. is a book and magazine publisher specializing in politics, economics and business, based in Tokyo, Japan.