Establishment of Environmental Management Systems
Kawasaki has established an environmental management system (EMS)
and is conducting various other initiatives aimed at the realization of a
low-carbon society, realization of a recycling-oriented society, and
realization of a society coexisting with nature.
We are working to build and improve our environmental management platform to achieve Environmental Vision 2020.
We will realize the achievements of environmental management sought in the long-term vision through the operation of the EMS. The appropriate operation of the EMS will enable ongoing reductions in our environmental impact, helping improve on the status quo and enhance environmental performance.
The EMS has been put in place at all of our production facilities, and we are now working toward the next long-term vision.
Kawasaki Group EMS
To promote environmental management throughout the Group, Kawasaki
and its subsidiaries are building an environmental management system.
Kawasaki’s production sites and domestic and overseas subsidiaries have completed the acquisition of ISO 14001 certification or simplified EMS certification, or they have established EMS through self-declaration within the scope stipulated by Kawasaki.
Following the revision of ISO 14001, all our certified business sites completed the transition to ISO 14001:2015 by the September 14, 2018 deadline.
The Head Office is advancing the collection and sharing of environmental data for sites using the EMS. In addition, the Head Office Environmental Management Division shares information with business sites and subsidiaries to further instill our environmental management policy throughout the Group. As part of these efforts, in fiscal 2018, the division visited all business sites to hear and share challenges while formulating the next (10th) three-year Environmental Management Activities Plan.
EMS Certification by Type within the Group (employee basis)
Note: The above figures are calculated as a percent of the number of consolidated Group employees.
Status of Environmental Management System Acquisition in Kawasaki Group
In addition to approaches based on our risk management structures, we
hold liaison conferences as needed for personnel with environmental
responsibilities to ensure adherence to environmental laws and regulations,
the dissemination and full understanding of legal revisions, and
the enhancement of their capabilities. These conferences, which are held
under the direction of the Head Office Environmental Management
Division, serve as opportunities for working with Group personnel to
preempt environmental accidents and other compliance-related problems.
In fiscal 2018, as there were no revisions to relevant laws, we did not implement any new risk countermeasures.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
The Kawasaki Group strives to implement environmental management
activities in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
There were no major violations in fiscal 2018. However, we received three complaints from neighboring residents about noise from factories. We resolved all of these by implementing noise control countermeasures and taking steps to prevent recurrences.
Promoting Environmental Communication
● Raising Environmental Awareness
We are engaged in communications activities aimed at enhancing the perception and awareness of environmental issues among each and every employee of the Group. We conduct ongoing awareness raising activities, including the publication of environment-related articles in the Kawasaki Group internal bulletin, distribution of the President’s message for Environment Month, and distribution of information (environmental data, case examples of energy saving, etc.) through our intranet, so that employees can put environmentally conscious activities into practice not only at the workplace, but also in their local communities and homes.
● Environmental e-Learning
To maintain and improve environmental awareness among employees throughout the domestic Group, we offer environmental e-learning opportunities to new employees at both Kawasaki and domestic subsidiaries. In fiscal 2018, approximately 1,160 people completed such training.
● Cultivating Qualified Managers
To enrich management activities emphasizing energy and the environment, we are striving to cultivate individuals with legal qualifications required under laws and regulations related to energy and the environment. In addition, as an internal qualification, we offer training for internal ISO 14001 environmental management and environmental auditors, through which approximately 120 employees acquired qualifications in fiscal 2018.
Employees with Legal Qualifications
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