Environmental Management

Environmental management promotion system

Considering environmental international standard ISO14001 as its environmental management system framework, the Nidec Group promotes the acquisition, maintenance, and management of ISO14001 by its R&D, production, and other sites.

Environmental Management (EM) Committee decides the overall direction of our environmental conservation activities and implements further improvements. EM Committee consists of the Officer responsible for CSR (Committee chairman) and the persons responsible for environmental management at each site (EM Committee members); its task is to relay to and implement in all business sites environment-related information, such as substances that are under environmental restrictions, trends and developments of laws and regulations, etc., shared by EM Committee members.

*For the Nidec Group’s current status of ISO14001 qualification, please click here.

The fifth medium-term environmental conservation plan (for FY2016 – FY2018), which was launched in FY2016, manages more business sites for environmental management, and aims to apply the ISO14001- and RBA audit-based environmental management system to Nidec Group’s business sites, which account for 80% of the group’s consolidated net sales.

The Nidec Group uses an information system to collect environmental performance-related data smoothly. We introduced a new integrated environmental performance management system for the fifth medium-term environmental conservation plan (launched in FY2016) and thereafter, to accommodate an increasing number of business sites and subjects to manage, as well as to manage the environment more thoroughly. With an enhanced usability, this cloud-type management system will serve as a critical base for our group’s environmental management.

Environmental load: Overview

To manage the environment more appropriately, Nidec constantly monitors the overall environmental load generated through its business activities. With a majority of the greenhouse gases discharged as a result of our business activities attributable to electricity and fuel consumption, our production sites’ better use of energy is the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Overview of environmental load