The Meiden Group is promoting development of environmentally conscious products that reduce our impact on the environment.
Any time we develop a new product, we evaluate it for energy and resource conservation, recyclability, environmental safety, and more, based on our Product Environmental Assessment Standard. If a product meets those standards, we certify it as a Meiden Green Product.
For the evaluation item “consideration of lifecycle,” we calculate CO2 emissions according to a life cycle assessment (LCA), and we encourage environmentally conscious design in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
Environment label (type Ⅱ) indicating conformity with Meidensha Green Product standards
The Meiden Group conducts an assessment of the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle, from procurement of components through to disposal, in accordance with our Guidelines for Environmental Action. We use the LCA method to quantify the environmental impact of products and services, which helps us to improve environmental performance at the design and development stage and to conduct product explanations to customers and PR, etc.
|Product volume reduction||◦Weight reduction|
|◦External dimensions and capacity|
|◦Reduction of number of components|
|Energy and resource conservation||◦Reduction of power consumption|
|◦Reduction of consumables|
|◦Reduction of packaging volume|
|Recycling||◦Use of recycled materials|
|◦Separability of materials|
|◦Ease of collection and transport|
|◦Reliability and durability|
|Management of chemical substances||◦Environmental friendliness|
|Life cycle consideration||◦Reduction of life cycle environmental impact|
|◦Disclosure of information concerning evaluation of environmental impact|
|Environmental safety||◦Danger of fire or explosion|
|◦Danger at time of dismantlement|
|Information disclosure||◦Provision of information concerning a product’s environmental impact|