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 2019, we conducted education for the whole group under a theme “the Meiden Group’s medium to long-term environmental targets,” in order to contribute to the achievement of environmental management SDGs. We also conducted education for “Meiden Group businesses and SDGs.”
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 the December test in fiscal 2019, our pass rate was over 95% and we have 882 Eco Test certification holders including loan employees as of March 2020.
*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 2019, we conducted education concerning the legal requirements for chemical substances at factories. In addition, we also conducted education for branches concerning management of chemical substances in products (RoHS directive and REACH regulations, etc.).
We conduct education relating to environmental laws as part of our compliance training. In this regard, in fiscal 2019 we held lectures concerning the Air Pollution Control Act and the Water Pollution Prevention Act, etc. We are providing our employees with opportunity to recognize the importance of compliance by explaining cases of legal violations.
We invite outside experts to give environmental management seminars from time to time.
In particular, responding to an explanation we received in 2019 of the trends related to TCFD, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and examined our activities at Meidensha.