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Environmental Management

Organization to Promote Environmental Preservation

Organization

In SMK, the Group policies, targets, and initiatives related to environmental preservation are deliberated upon and determined by the Environmental Preservation 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 Meetning. Upon determination, they are deployed at all Japan and overseas works. At each business site, the Local Environmental Preservation 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

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SMK's environmental management systems are in accordance with ISO 14001, the international standard for EMS. We have obtained ISO 14001 certification for all of our Japan sites and overseas works.
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 preservation 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 environmentall 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 preservation activities, and to suggest any necessary improvements.

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