Fundamental Activities: Environmental Management
Consistently improving our environmental management system (EMS)
AISIN Group is continually improving its EMS to become one of the most environmentally friendly companies in existence. In addition to gaining the international ISO14001 standard, we have devised our own, more stringent management targets to work toward.
Our EMS Study Group carries out the following three activities to promote environmental management throughout the group.
Activities under AISIN Group Green Procurement Guidelines
AISIN Group carries out various activities to promote understanding and cooperation of AISIN Group Green Procurement Guidelines among our suppliers. The members of AISIN Group (13 companies) Suppliers’ Environmental Inspection Liaison Meeting conducted risk inspections at 53 supplier companies in FY2019. We are working to assess the current situation and carry out improvements for issues in our supplier companies.
We will continue to provide continuous support to help ensure supplier compliance with laws, regulations and byelaws, etc., and properly manage substances that have an environmental impact.
Promoting environmental activities around the world
AISIN Group has divided the world into seven regions, within which it holds regular liaison meetings to share activities on environmental issues for personnel who promote environmental initiatives. In this way, we are driving these activities both in Japan and overseas.
Moving forward, the group will continue to expand the scope and scale of its activities in regions around the world.
Conducting environmental training for Chinese and Taiwanese staff in Japan [Aisin Seiki]
In August 2017, Aisin Seiki conducted a three-day educational program on safety and the environment for 28 local (i.e., overseas) staff from 13 companies responsible for safety and environmental issues in China and Taiwan. The program was conducted at the Aisin Seiki head office, as well as at its mother plant and other relevant facilities.
In terms of waste management, staff learned the roles that environmental management departments should fulfill, as well as methods of waste management and reduction. With the cooperation of waste disposal operator Sanei, they then sought to improve their knowledge by participating in genchi genbutsu gennin (go and see for yourself) of actual disposal sites.
In the future as well, we will continue to hold environmental training sessions in Japan to match current needs, with the aim of helping overseas staff from regions around the world to improve the level of their environmental knowledge and skills.
Holding Environmental Experience Study Tours at construction sites [Aisin Development]
Aisin Development held its first AD Group Environmental Experience Study Tour, with the aim of enabling employees involved in construction work and their families learn about environmental initiatives relating to AD Group business operations.
Tour participants visited the Shimoyama Test Course of the constructor, AD Green, to observe how felled trees and crushed stone generated by the construction site is recycled, and to learn about countermeasures for preventing discharge of muddy/contaminated water.
Participants also visited Shimoyama Bark Park, an environmental experience facility operated by an AD Group partner company, to observe local living creatures living in the woods and streams of the park’s biotope.
Moving forward as well, the AD Group will continue to conduct activities to promote greater environmental awareness along with providing a place for families to interact with one another and with nature.