皇家国际体育

皇家国际体育 Through business activities designed to ensure coexistence with society and nature, we are contributing to the management of climate change, protection of the ecosystem and resources of the land and sea, and the creation of a sustainable society in which people will live in harmony with the environment well into the future.

AISIN Consolidated Environmental Policy

In order to realize Aisin’s Corporate Principles, which are based on “Quality First”, our approach is rooted in contributing to society and customers, a continuous process of improvement and respect for each and every person. Through business activities centering on monozukuri (manufacturing expertise in value-added products), we contribute to the creation of a sustainable society in which people will be able to coexist in harmony with the environment far into the future.

  1. Establish annual policies based on a long-term vision and carry out continuous improvements and periodical reviews of our environmental management system toward achieving targeted objectives all over the world.
  2. Promote efficient environmental management linking to original operations, through the sharing of information with governments, customers, local communities, suppliers and our employees, as well as cooperation with our consolidated companies.
  3. Promote innovative technology, enrichment of facilities, greater and more enlightened training and awareness by investing adequate management resources.
  4. Promote the development of new earth-friendly products and technologies that take life cycle into account, as well as environmentally friendly manufacturing.
  5. In addition to complying with international standards, laws and regulations and pollution control agreements stipulated by respective countries, establish voluntary standards in an effort to prevent pollution.
  6. Minimize usage and waste through resource and energy savings, procurement of materials with minimal environmental impact, logistics streamlining and expansion of recycling activities and other initiatives.
  7. Promote global nature and environmental conservation activities.

Four areas of evolution, and priority policy items with a view to 2050

Through collaborative efforts among Group members, AISIN Group seeks to achieve further evolution in its four key areas, with the aim of achieving zero CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of its products—from production and use to waste disposal—by 2050.

Environmental axes Priority policy items
Establishment of
a low-carbon society

Evolution aimed at achieving zero CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of products

  • Promotion and expansion of development of new functional components that can contribute to significant reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Establishment of a clean-energy factory system and manufacturing under such system
Establishment of
a recycling-oriented
society

Evolution aimed at achieving zero environmental impact

  • Measures to reduce waste materials
  • Effective use of water resources and promotion of recycling
Establishment of
a society in which people
coexist with nature

Evolution aimed at promoting harmony with nature

  • Adoption of a regional program aimed at preserving biodiversity and sharing of best practices
Fundamental activities

皇家国际体育Evolution aimed at globalizing management and communication

  • Establishment and operation of a system to evaluate the consolidated global environmental management system (EMS)

Strengthening our top management

皇家国际体育 In FY2019, we established our Consolidated Environment Committee. Comprising the presidents of the 13 main companies in AISIN Group, the committee is our highest-level organizational structure for handling environmental matters, and will further accelerate AISIN Group’s environmental activities.

Consolidated structure of the 13 main AISIN Group companies

Consolidated structure of the 13 main AISIN Group companies
Consolidated structure of the 13 main AISIN Group companies

Study groups leading AISIN Group’s environmental activities

Study groups play a crucial role in implementing AISIN Group’s environmental activities globally. We currently have Energy-saving, Environmental Conservation, EMS and Products Environmental study groups (see the figure above). All of these consist largely of members from our 13 main group companies, with our affiliate companies also participating in these activities.

Common roles of study groups

  • Creation of medium- to long-term activity plans for each study group based on our consolidated medium- to long-term activity plans
  • Creation of annual activity plans based on the medium- to long-term activity plans for each study group and semiannual reporting of activities.
  • Establishment of various relevant consolidated guidelines, standards, etc.

Initiatives of our study groups

Energy-saving

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions in our production work

Environmental conservation

  • Outperforming every other company in each region by achieving zero abnormalities and complaints related to the environment
    (1) Legal compliance activities
    (2) Risk management such as activities to prevent environmental accidents

EMS

  • Consolidated EMS training and training of consolidated auditors
  • Reporting of assessment plans at the All-Aisin Environment Meeting
  • Creation of EMS-related documents

皇家国际体育Products Environmental

  • Investigation and sharing of elements such as indexes for measuring a product’s impact on the environment and methods for managing chemicals
  • Visualization of the degree to which we are contributing to environmentally friendly products
  • Investigation and sharing of trends in laws and regulations concerning the impact of products on the environment

Results of activities for the Sixth Environmental Action Plan in FY2019

Establishment of a low-carbon society

Evolutions
Reduction of CO2 emissions to zero over the entire life cycle of products, from manufacture and use to disposal
Measures FY2019 results

(1) Promotion and expansion of development of products with new functions for substantial reduction of CO2 emissions

<Automotive parts related>
  • Began mass-production of our 1-motor hybrid transmissions, which effectively switch between a motor and the engine, significantly improving fuel efficiency
  • Jointly developed a car navigation with a smart eco-drive function with Toyota Motor Corporation to improve fuel efficiency in practical terms in hybrid vehicles
<Lifestyle industry related>
  • Made our SOFC cogenerator more compact, enabling it to be used in apartments, and expanded the range of supported fuels to achieve greater reduction of CO2

皇家国际体育(2) Increased transparency of factors that become environmental load

  • Completed integration of LCA*1 calculation tool and implemented it throughout the group
  • Created scenarios for 2030 to set targets for the reduction of LCA

(3)Reduction of CO2 emissions in our production work
[Overseas]
Establishment of a CO2 reduction system similar to the one currently in place for operations in Japan
[Japan]
Maintenance and continuation of the high level of our current CO2 reduction system

  • Held personnel liaison meetings in China, Thailand, Europe and North America to give guidance for local staff in each region on the introduction of methods for managing reductions in energy usage. Each location started management of reductions in energy usage.
  • Launched a Production 皇家国际体育 Sub-Committee*2 workgroup on CO2, with a view to the establishing innovative technologies for the medium to long-term reduction of CO2 emissions.
FY2021 FY2019
Reduction
coverage
Scope of business operations
covered by reduction efforts
Item Base year Goal Target Result Evaluation
CO2 emissions
from production
Global operations (consolidated CO2 emissions from production in Japan and overseas) CO2 emissions by sales FY2010 20% 16.4%
reduction
22.7%
reduction

(4) Establishment of an AISIN clean-energy factory and commencement of operation

  • Defined scenarios for reducing CO2 emissions by half at the 13 main AISIN Group manufacturing companies by 2030
  • Assessed the current status of initiatives for renewable energy worldwide and the level of such initiatives at other companies

(5) Improvement of transportation efficiency in distribution activities
[Overseas]
Improvement of CO2 reduction system in line with expansion of overseas operations
[Japan]
Continuation of improvement activities through the shared use of specific CO2 reduction methods (know-how)

  • Expanded joint delivery for AISIN Group as a whole in the Mikawa area of the Kanto region
  • Introduced BDF*3 trucks more widely
FY2021 FY2019
Reduction
coverage
Scope of business operations covered by reduction efforts Item Base year Goal Target Result Evaluation
CO2 emissions
from production
Consolidated subsidiaries
in Japan
Emissions by sales FY2010 11% 9.0%
reduction
17.3%
reduction
Overseas companies Thorough understanding of results

*1 Life Cycle Assessment, an assessment of reductions in CO2 emissions across product lifecycles as part of the product development process
*2 An organizational body that engages in activities and shares resources (including knowledge, technologies and equipment) with the aim of improving AISIN Group’s production technology capabilities and the competitiveness of its manufacturing processes
皇家国际体育 *3 Biodiesel Fuel, a type of fuel made by collecting and refining food oils

Establishment of a recycling-oriented society

Evolution
Zero environmental load
Measures FY2019 results

(6) Effective use of metallic resources during the development stage and all-out efforts to promote recycling

  • Completed activities to ascertain the current state of metallic resources that should be managed by AISIN Group, and confirmed that there is no problem at present

(7) Promotion of recycling of resources in production and distribution, and consequent reduction of the use of resources
[Production]
Promotion of group-wide recycling of materials
[Distribution]
Reduction of packaging materials
[Overall]
皇家国际体育 Shared use of recycling methods and all-out intra-group efforts to promote such methods

  • Shared 13 representative examples of waste reduction and recovery of valuable matter from waste within AISIN Group
  • Held meetings to exchange opinions with specialized manufacturers and expanded waste processing routes to promote effective use of waste
FY2021 FY2019
Reduction
coverage
Scope of business operations covered by reduction efforts Item Base year Goal Target Result Evaluation
Waste materials Consolidated subsidiaries in Japan Emissions by sales FY2010 28% 23.0%
reduction
27.9%
reduction
Overseas companies Thorough understanding of results FY2016 5% 2%
reduction

(8) Effective use of water resources and full-scale efforts to promote recycling of water resources

  • Formulated a drought risk assessment standard and identified locations with high drought risk.
    Also formulated action targets for reducing the drought risk at high-risk locations.
Reduction
coverage
Scope of business operations
covered by reduction efforts
Item
Water Areas where there are many constraints Assessed drought risk in FY2018 and identified high-risk areas with an emphasis on the impact on our sites Set numerical targets for FY2020

Establishment of a society in which people coexist with nature

Evolution
Harmony with nature
Measures FY2019 results

皇家国际体育(9) Advanced action ahead of the official enforcement of regulations of harmful chemical substances contained in products

  • Created a master for laws and customer standards (15 items) for fiscal 2020

皇家国际体育(10)All-out efforts to prevent abnormal environmental situations

  • Conducted exercises utilizing Environmental KYT*4 (danger prediction) manuals and case studies at personnel liaison meetings held in various overseas regions, and carried out trial implementations of these measures at representative workplace locations
  • Formulated rules for environmental risk management when sharing common premises as an AGES*5 global standard

(11)Reduction from production of chemical substances that become environmental load
[Overseas]
Establishment of a reduction system similar to the one that is currently in place for operations in Japan
[Japan]
皇家国际体育 Maintenance and continuation of the current high-level reduction system

  • Made preparations for the gathering of data to compile a list of chemical substances subject to overseas laws and regulations with a view to global expansion
FY2021 FY2019
Reduction
coverage
Scope of business operations covered by reduction efforts Item Base year Goal Target Result Evaluation
VOC Consolidated subsidiaries in Japan Emissions by sales FY2010 19% 15.6%
reduction
47.3%
reduction
Overseas companies Thorough understanding of results

(12)Implementation of regional programs aimed at preserving biodiversity

  • Conducted nature protection activities in five regions of Japan that are home to AISIN Group sites (Aichi, Hokuriku, Hokkaido, Tohoku and Kyushu)

*4 Kiken Yochi Training, a form of danger prediction training designed to enable employees to predict risks that could lead to environmental accidents and abnormalities
皇家国际体育 *5 AISIN Global Environmental Standard

Fundamental activities that cover all themes

Measures FY2019 results

(13)Reinforcement of environmental compliance through the establishment of a system to centralize the collection of relevant information

  • Distributed information at personnel liaison meetings held in various regions with regard to laws and regulations that will have an impact and/or need to be addressed
  • Encouraged joint handling of PCB waste throughout the group to complete disposal of all highly concentrated PCB waste under the ownership of AISIN Group in Japan by the end of FY2021, and completed disposal of waste for FY2019 as scheduled.

(14)Establishment and operation of a globally consolidated EMS evaluation system

  • Identified weaknesses and achievable improvements in each of our sites and conducted more stringent consolidated environmental assessments than those set in the Fifth Environmental Action Plan at both our domestic and overseas sites based on our findings

皇家国际体育(15)Reinforcement of environmental management regarding supply chains and promotion of environmental activities in collaboration with suppliers

  • Conducted environmental inspections at 52 suppliers of AISIN Group and carried out follow-up activities after the inspections

(16)Reinforcement of environmental education to develop globally competitive human resources

  • Shared our vision for 2020 and the principles of our training framework, and carried out activities to build training frameworks at our affiliated companies in Japan

(17)Promotion of social contribution activities in the field of the environment in cooperation with local communities

  • Pseudorasbora pugnax raised at Hekinan Seaside Aquarium for 25 years were released into a biotope created by purifying household wastewater at Aisin Sin’ei’s plant in an initiative to protect the natural environment
  • Aisin Seiki’s Nishio Plant examined wildlife in the river where the plant’s water is disposed and worked with local elementary school students to share AISIN Group’s environmental activities
  • Other group companies also continued to devise and engage in environmental activities with local communities

皇家国际体育(18)Enhancement of communication with various stakeholders in the environmental field

  • Promoted greater understanding of environmental activities by holding events such as AISIN Group Consolidated Environmental Symposium for AISIN Group employees and suppliers and AISIN Group Eco Spot Tour for group employees and their families
  • Promoted AISIN Group’s environmental activities by taking ecological action and conducting biological surveys for local elementary school students.

(19)Worldwide management of office environment

  • Verified that environmental activities tailored to various functions are being conducted in each workplace each year
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