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Environmental Initiatives

Deeply aware of our corporate social responsibility regarding global environment, the HDS Group is committed to implementing environmental protection policies. Through our business objective of pursuing total motion control, we provide society with superior technologies and services that will slow the pace of the destruction of nature.

Environmental Policy (Environmental Management System)

Deeply aware of our corporate social responsibility regarding global environment, our company is committed to implementing environmental protection policies. Through our business objective of pursuing total motion control, we provide society with superior technologies and services that will slow the pace of the destruction of nature.

  1. By assessing the environmental impact of all production processes from development to recovery and disposal, and by working to develop technologies that will act as a brake on environmental destruction, we create and provide products in harmony with the environment.
  2. By observing laws and ordinances related to the environment, setting our own voluntary management targets, and reviewing our environmental action plans, we continue to raise the level of environmental management.
  3. We aim to reduce the environmental impact of our products and activities through more efficient use of resources and energy and by reducing and recycling wastes and discharges.
  4. We make sure our environmental policy is known to employees as well as to our affiliates and partners.
  5. We take part in environmental protection efforts of local communities and endeavor to coexist with them.

ISO 14001 certification obtained

ISO14001

We have established ISO 14001 certification for environmental management system, in order to fulfill our corporate social responsibility regarding the environment. Recognizing protection of the global environment to be an important part of our business management, we are working to achieve further improvements.

Environmental Management Organization

Based on our environmental policy, every fiscal year we set areas of focus and targets to be achieved by each division and develop these into a management program, thereby encouraging each organization to carry out its own environmental actions and making operation of the environmental management system more efficient.

Environmental Management Organization Chart

Management Plan Environmental policy and targets Environmental Officer Business Headquarters Plans Implements environmental policies Environmental Meetings (deliberation and decisions) Management review Promotion office Division implementation plan (responsibility for implementing)

Community Cleanup Program

Volunteer programs to clean up the local community around the Harmonic Drive Systems Inc. Hotaka Plant are carried out twice a year in line with our environmental targets.

Designation as Sony Green Partner

Sony controlled substance surveillance system, which we implement as one of our initiatives on behalf of customers, has been recognized to comply with Sony Corporation's Management Regulations for the Environment-related Substances to Be Controlled Which Are Included in Parts and Materials (SS-00259), and have won designation as a Sony Green Partner for our efforts in this regard.