SMK Environmental Charter
The SMK Group pursues environmental conservation as well as economic development by integrating its current technological strengths and creating advanced technology. As a good corporate citizen, every one of us will contribute to the promotion of sustainable global development.
1. Develop environmentally friendly products
2. Reduce waste by using everything to its fullest extent
3. Preserve natural resources and saving of energy
4. Encourage 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycle)
5. Realize waste-free procurement and manufacturing
Organization to Promote Environmental Conservation
In SMK, the Group policies, targets, and initiatives related to environmental conservation are deliberated upon and determined by the Environmental conservation committee, which is chaired by the Vice President of the Environment Division. Major items are subject to deliberation and determination at the executive officer' s meeting. Upon determination, they are deployed at all Japan and overseas works. At each business site, the Local Environmental Conservation Committee decides local policies, targets, and initiatives in accordance with the Group policies, targets, and initiatives taking locally specific issues into consideration and puts them into practice.
Environmental Management Systems
SMK has an ISO 14001-based environmental management system in place in all its production facilities, domestic and overseas. Since fiscal 2007, in addition to individual activities at each site, we have been setting targets and themes to be shared by all members of the SMK Group, reinforcing linkage among our sites, and working to strengthen group-wide systemic arrangements.
SMK's environmental conservation activities are not limited to our Group. The Green Procurement Guidelines that we published in 2004 also make demands on our business partners. Specifically, we request our business partners to pledge not to use any environmental hazardous substances prohibited by SMK, and to put in place ISO 14001-based systems. We visit business partners who have not obtained ISO 14001 certification to check on the status of their environmental conservation activities, and to suggest any necessary improvements.
Waste laws and regulations training (Head Office)