The Meiden Group believes that increasing each person’s environmental awareness leads to environmental contributions to society.
We conduct education relating to environmental initiatives such as environmental management and environmentally conscious design as part of the curriculum for employee education, which is conducted for each level of employee such as new employees, new managers, and candidates for executive roles.
Furthermore, we promote environmental activities at each site, conduct internal auditor education, etc., for personnel that are involved with work that impacts the environment, and conduct specialist education as necessary.
Each year, we conduct environmental education for all employees of the Meiden Group through e-learning. In fiscal 2018, we conducted education for the whole group with the theme of “the Meiden Group’s medium to long-term environmental targets,” in order to work towards environmental management.
We promote acquisition of Certification Test for Environmental Specialists (Eco Test)® certification provided by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and provide support for examination costs and provide sample questions, etc., through e-learning. In fiscal 2018, Meidensha had a pass rate of over 90% and Meidensha had a total of 712 certified employees (including loan workers) as of March 2019.
*Eco Test® is a registered trademark of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We promote environmental activities at each site, conduct internal auditor education, etc., for personnel that are involved with work that impacts the environment, and conduct specialist education as necessary. In fiscal 2018, we conducted education concerning the management of chemical substances at factories. In the past, we have conducted education for branches concerning the Waste Management Act and education for the sales business unit and the development and design business unit concerning management of chemical substances in products (RoHS directive and REACH regulations, etc.), etc.
We conduct education relating to environmental laws as part of our compliance training. As part of this, in fiscal 2018, we held lectures concerning the Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (PRTR Act) and the Waste Disposal Act, etc. Employees were made aware of the importance of compliance in advance through analysis of examples of breaches.
We invite outside experts to give environmental management seminars from time to time.
In fiscal 2018, we paid particular attention to analyzing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and gave consideration to Meidensha’s activities.