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Promotion of Strategic Environmental Management

EnvironmentPromotion of Strategic Environmental Management

Policy

The Meiden Group promotes environmental management by ensuring that each employee contributes to the protection of the global environment and the creation of a prosperous society through their day-to-day work according to our Basic Environmental Philosophy.

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Basic Environmental Philosophy

Basic Environmental Philosophy

With our basic environmental philosophy: “Contribute to people, society and the global environment to make a world a better place to live,” Meiden Group aims to help build a sustainable society and to realize the growth of the Group and actively implement environmental management to tackle important issues: mitigating climate change, efficient use of resources (building a recycling society) and conserving biodiversity.

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Environmental Policies

Environmental Policies

1. By promoting the development of new products and innovative technologies and providing such products to wider global markets, we endeavor to positively contribute to the society.
2. We strive to design and develop environmentally conscious products by conducting environmental impact evaluation for the product's life cycle, from initial material procurement to final disposal.
3. We strive:
- To reduce the environmental impacts from our business activities at home and abroad
- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- To promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle)
- To reduce the releasing amount of hazardous substances that are harmful to humans and the environment
4. We strive to comply with the related environmental laws, regulations, rules and other required matters and establish our internal guidelines. We strive to prevent the pollutions from our operations at home and abroad and make efforts to protect the environment.
5. After establishing an environmental management system, we strive to maintain and improve it through the QC tool of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Cycle and we aim to improve our environmental performance.
6. We strive to implement environmental education programs in order to increase all of our employees' understanding of environmental management and environmental protection and in so doing, we aim to activate our environmental programs.
7. Through the broader communication with our stakeholders inside and outside the Group, we endeavor to publicize and share the information on our environmental initiatives and the results and we work on to realize a sustainable society in cooperation with our related stakeholders.

4th Edition, July 1, 2018
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Environmental Vision

As a medium-term guideline to assist us in advancing environmental management, the Meiden Group has formulated an Environmental Vision that indicates the stance that we should adopt and the appropriate direction for our environmental activities. We seek to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by means of the reduction of the environmental impact resulting from our business activities and the deployment of the business activities, products, technologies, and services that we have developed to date in the fields of energy and water treatment to support social infrastructure.
Our Environmental Vision identifies the mitigation of climate change, the building of a recycling society, and the conservation of biodiversity as the missions of a 21st century company, and establishes targets for how we should perform in our business activities and what we should aim for in our products. We work to implement environmental management with a corporate culture that highly values the environment as the foundation that helps us to achieve these targets.

Outline of the Environmental Vision

Outline of the Environmental Vision
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Targets that Express Our Environmental Vision

A. Mitigating Climate Change

Contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions through the sale of energy-related products and systems (i.e., products for renewable energy resources, etc.)
Promote environmentally conscious product design and reduce CO2 emissions in the product life cycle.
Reduce CO2 emissions in our production activities.

B. Conserving Resources (Building a Recycling Society)

Promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of waste materials in the various stages of the product life cycle.
Promote zero emissions of waste products from our production activities.

C. Conserving biodiversity

Contribute to securing water resources through our water processing systems business.
Conduct risk management on chemical materials and promote the reduction of very risky hazardous chemical materials, as well as initiatives to find alternative materials on a basis to reduce or replace harmful chemicals.

D. Foster a corporate culture that highly values the environment

❶ Promote environmental communication: Actively disclose our environmental activities and results and promote two-way communication with our stakeholders.
❷ Foster environmental awareness: For mitigating Climate Change, increase environmental literacy to promote environmentally conscious R&D and product development and cultivate the Group’s individuals who actively perform local community and social contribution programs by acting on their own initiative.
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Promotion of Ongoing Activities

We have developed an action plan as part of the Meiden Group Medium-term Management Plan 2020 (FY2018 to FY2020) with an eye to achieving our environmental vision. The targets listed in the environmental vision are “A. mitigate climate change,” “B. realize a recycling society,” “C. conserve biodiversity,” and “D. foster a corporate culture that highly values the environment.” We have come up with actions to achieve the five strategic targets under Medium-term Management Plan 2020 and incorporated them into an action plan for continuous improvement.

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行動計画への展開

行動計画への展開
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Results Data
Fiscal 2018 Environmental Targets and Results

Fiscal 2018 targets and level of achievement are as follows. New measures are considered depending on the level of achievement of targets, which ties in to future planning. Please refer to the corresponding page for details of each item.

Fiscal 2018 Environmental Target Achievement Status (Japan)
Strategic Targets Actions Fiscal 2018 Targets (Japan) Fiscal 2018 Results Achievement
Contribute to environment through products and services Promote environmentally conscious design Contribute a 800,000 t/year reduction in CO2 emissions by ECBs 841,000 t/year
Increase percentage of Green Products (as measured by Meidensha’s standards) 21 Green Products ×
Reduce the environmental impact of business operations Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Total emissions (Scope 1+2): –1% (compared to FY2017) –18% (compared to FY2017)
Manage chemicals properly VOC emissions: 80 tons or less 96 tons ×
Promote the 3Rs Total wastes: –1% (compared to FY2017) '+4% (compared to FY2017) ×
Zero emissions*1 at 9 sites*2 Achieved at all 9 sites
Conserve water resources Measure and analyze water data: 4 main manufacturing sites*3 Extension of flowmeters, etc.
Conserve biodiversity Survey of ecosystems (plants, etc.): 4 main manufacturing sites*3 Conducted at each site
Promote environmental management Strengthen value chain management Green procurement rate (as measured by Meidensha’s standards): 80% or greater 85%

*1 Meiden Group definition of zero emissions: To achieve a non-recycling rate of less than 1.0% of the total volume of waste (including industrial waste, general waste, and saleable waste, but excluding construction sludge, etc.).

*2 Scope of zero emissions initiatives: manufacturing sites in Japan (Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD., MEIDEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (Sagami Works), HOKUTO DENKO CORPORATION (Atsugi Works)), Engineering Service Business Units and two Construction Service Business Units

*3 Main four manufacturing sites: Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, and KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.

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Medium-term Management Plan 2020 - Fiscal 2019 Environmental Targets

Targets

At the Meiden Group, we formulated Medium-term Management Plan 2020 to cover the three years from fiscal 2018, we developed an action plan to achieve our targets under the medium-term management plan, and we are working to implement environmental management.

Medium-term Management Plan 2020 - Fiscal 2019 Environmental Targets

Fiscal 2019 environmental targets are as follows.

Fiscal 2019 Environmental Targets (Japan)
Strategic Targets Actions Fiscal 2019 Environmental Targets (Japan)
Contribute to environment through products and services Promote environmentally conscious design Contribute a 800,000 t/year reduction in CO2 emissions by ECBs
Reduction in emissions over the life cycle of new products (specific areas)
Reduce the environmental impact of business operations Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Total emissions (Scope 1+2): –2% (compared to FY2017)
Manage chemicals properly VOC emissions: 80 tons or less
Promote the 3Rs Total wastes: –1% (compared to FY2017)
Zero emissions*1 at 9 sites*2
Conserve water resources Measure and analyze water data: 4 main manufacturing sites*3
Conserve biodiversity Conservation of ecosystems: 4 main manufacturing sites*3
Promote environmental management Strengthen value chain management Green procurement rate (as measured by Meidensha’s standards): 80% or greater

*1 Meiden Group definition of zero emissions: To achieve a non-recycling rate of less than 1.0% of the total volume of waste (including industrial waste, general waste, and saleable waste, but excluding construction sludge, etc.).

*2 Scope of zero emissions initiatives: manufacturing sites in Japan (Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD., MEIDEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (Sagami Works), HOKUTO DENKO CORPORATION (Atsugi Works)), Engineering Service Business Units and two Construction Service Business Units

*3 Main four manufacturing sites: Numazu Works, Ota Works, Nagoya Works, and KOFU MEIDENSHA ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.

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