Initiatives to Resolve Environmental Pollutants

Basic Concept

In order to prevent the pollution of air and other resources as well as the destruction of natural environment and ecosystem, we control environmental pollutants and promote their reduction.

Management of Environmental Pollutants and Promotion of their Reduction

Initiatives to reduce air pollutant emissions

In order to promote the reduction of NOx and CO2, we have replaced all boilers in our factories with those that use city gas as fuel. We also request our business partners to stop idling their vehicles in our factory premises. Furthermore, as a result of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles, the percentage of low-emission vehicles in Morinaga’s commercial vehicles reached 99.4% as of the end of FY2020/3.

Initiatives to prevent water pollution

We have established voluntary standards that govern the management and operation of all wastewater treatment facilities in our factories. We also use a checklist to monitor their performance regularly. Moreover, we implement measures to strengthen both tangible and intangible resources. Measures for the former include the reviewing of the Operation Management Procedures Manual on an as-needed basis and the provision of employee education and training; measures for the latter include equipment maintenance and investments in the renewal or improvement of facilities.

Management of chemical substances

Our factories promote safe and proper management of chemical substances and reduction of their emissions according to the ISO 14001 management system. In particular, we ensure strict management of chemical substances by establishing and abiding by the Chemical Substance Management Manual in accordance with the “Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof” (the PRTR Act).