Environmental Management System

At Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group, we have been promoting environmental management with awareness that business corporations have social responsibilities for protecting the global environment, for preserving the local environment, and for engaging in economic activities that are oriented toward recycling.

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group Environmental Philosophy: The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group contributes to implementing sustainable development of society by holding fast to the Sumitomo Business Spirit. The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group is taking action across the Group to protect the global environment.

Environmental Policy

In order to implement the sustainable development of society, we must respond to global environment issues and reduce the burden on the environment posed by various aspects of corporate activity. To do so, the Group is promoting autonomous and proactive initiatives to protect the environment.
In 1992, we established the Environmental Committee to promote environmental protection and compliance in local communities. In September 1997, we established the Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environmental Policy in order to drive home the message of environmental management.
In addition, in order to clarify the basic policy of activities across the Group, we established the Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group Environmental Policy in November 1999, expanding environmental management across the Group as a whole including overseas facilities.

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group Environmental Policy

Environmental Management

We have established an Environmental Management Division in the General Affairs Group, which draws up the medium-term environmental plan (the current third medium-term environmental plan runs from FY2011 to FY2013), environmental goals on an annual basis, and develops environmental management across the Group including personnel training.
In 2011, we assigned an environmental manager to Shanghai, China, to promote environmental activity monitoring and support throughout China.

Environmental Management Audit

Japan
Once a year, the Environmental Management Division conducts an audit of each works and Group company. The audit covers environmental management as a whole and its principal emphasis is on activities to prevent global warming. In order to improve performance and to implement continued improvements, the emphasis is placed on validating and verifying the systems. We also undertake extraordinary audits as the need arises.
The audit results are evaluated on a five-point scale based on independent evaluation standards for each department, the aim being to raise the levels.
Overseas
The Environmental Management Division undertakes documentation checks and on-site internal audits of each overseas corporation with the principal objective being activities to prevent global warming and environmental risk reduction.
Audits were conducted in fi scal year 2012 at four factories in China, two factories in the Philippines, and two factories in Europe.
In fiscal year 2013, audits will be conducted at eight factories in China and two factories in Vietnam.

Environmental Management Audit

ISO14001 Certification

Japan
Twenty-one of the main departments (works, divisions, Group companies) have acquired ISO14001. In Japan, all principal manufacturing divisions have completed the ISO certification.
Overseas
In fiscal year 2012, certification was acquired by Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd., which manufactures plastic injection molding machines, in fiscal year 2013 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., which manufactures speed reducers and motors in Vietnam, and Sumitomo NACCO Materials Handling (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., which manufactures parts for forklifts. A total of 13 companies and 14 factories have acquired certification. This means that 13 of our 20 main manufacturing companies are certified.

Works and divisions that have received ISO14001 certification and group companies within the scope of certification

Works / Divisions Group Companies within the Scope of Certification Date of Certification
Tanashi Works
  • Sumiju Plant Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Business, Ltd.
  • Sumiju Tokki Service Co., Ltd.
August
1998
Chiba Works
  • Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Kenki Engineering Chiba Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Sales Co., Ltd.
April
1999
Yokosuka Works
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Precision Forging Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Yokosuka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Environmental Engineering Center of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment Co., Ltd.
February
1999
Nagoya Works
  • Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Tomida Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Gearmotors Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Technos Co., Ltd.
January
1999
Okayama Works
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Finetech, Ltd.
March
2000
Ehime Works
(Niihama Factory)
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Himatex Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Plant Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Sumiju Techno Craft Co., Ltd.
November
1999
Ehime Works
(Saijo Factory)
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries Process Equipment Co., Ltd
  • SHI Examination & Inspection, Ltd.
February
1999
Energy & Environment Group
  • Sumiju Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.
October
2002

Group companies in Japan that have independently received the ISO14001 certification

Group Company Date of Certification
Sumitomo NACCO Materials Handling Co., Ltd. March
2000
Shin Nippon Machinery. Co., Ltd. February
2002
Izumi Food Machinery Co., Ltd. June
2002
SEN Corporation October
2002
Sumiju Environmental Engineering Inc. October
2002
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment Co., Ltd. November
2002
Lightwell Co., Ltd. February
2005
Nihon Spindle Mfg. Co., Ltd. March
2006
Japan Electron Beam Irradiation Service Co., Ltd. January
2007
Sumitomo Heavy Industries PTC Sales Company September
2007
SFK Co., Ltd. August
2008
Seisa Gear, Ltd. August
2009
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Modern, Ltd. December
2009

Group companies outside Japan that have independently received the ISO14001 certification

Overseas Group Company Date of Certification
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH (Wiehe factory) April
1998
Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH March
2006
Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of Europe, Ltd. June
2008
Ningbo Sumiju Machinery, Ltd. September
2008
Dalian Spindle Cooling Towers Co., Ltd. December
1999
SHI Manufacturing & Services (Philippines) Inc. January
2011
Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive China Ltd. May
2011
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH (Schwaig factory) July
2011
Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company August
2011
Suminac Philippines Inc. September
2011
Sumitomo Heavy Industries (Tangshan), Ltd. March
2012
Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. December
2012
Sumitomo Heavy Industries (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. May
2013
Sumitomo NACCO Materials Handling (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. June
2013

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