Sustainability Plus Products
Our group has been certifying "Environment-conscious Products" using our own evaluation method.
In FY2021, we changed the name from "Environment-conscious Products" to "Sustainability Plus Products" to improve product competitiveness and promote environmental performance (resource recycling, addressing global warming and environmental risks) and CSV* approaches.
- *CSV stands for Creating Shared Value.
Assessment Criteria and Processes
We evaluate products based on the achievement in 11 items of environmental performance and social value, as well as consideration to any external awards, and certify products scoring 80 points or more as "Sustainability Plus Products" and 90 points or more as "Super-Sustainability Plus Products."
Currently, we are considering an additional item of "social value (reduction of rare elements, rare metals and conflict minerals)" and will provide sustainable products to further contribute to solving social issues.
|Environment||Resource recycling||1. Resource conservation|
|2. Improved recycling at the time of disposal (easier sorting and disposal)|
|3. Extend the life of products|
|5. Provision of information|
|6. Resource conservation measures at the time of use|
|Global warming||7. Energy saving measures at the time of use|
|Environmental risk||8. Environmental conservation|
|Other||9. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)|
|11. Labor saving|
In FY2021, 25 models were certified as Sustainability Plus products, with 6 of them being certified as Super-Sustainability Plus products with a score of 90 points or higher.
Sustainability Plus products accounted for 26% of total Group sales.
For Sustainability Plus Products, we have developed EOL manuals and other documents for device disposal and provide them to customers in an effort to reduce environmental negative impact throughout the product lifecycle. In addition, construction machines such as hydraulic excavators and cranes are equipped with field-view monitors to improve the safety of those involved in the work. Our medical device development and production division conducts joint research with external organizations such as medical institutions and universities on treatment methods and medication.
|Segment||Product name||Registration classification||Assessment criteria items|
|Resource recycling||Combating climate change||Environmental risk||Safety/
|Mechatronics||High-efficiency motor: IE3 motor (new model)||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Industrial Machinery||SEEV-A-HD(220-500t)||Sustainability Plus Products||△||〇||◎||〇|
|Forging servopress (FPS)||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||◎||◎||〇|
|Thermal series of air conditioners||Sustainability Plus Products||△||〇||◎||〇|
|Eco Pulser bag filter dust collector||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||〇||〇|
|SAion-300 ion implantation devices||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|MC3-II/GP ion implantation devices||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|S-UHE 14 ion implantation devices||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Rolls for Metal Rolling (SIP Ductile)||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||◎||◎||×|
|Logistics & Construction||High-reach electric forklifts||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||×|
|LEGEST hydraulic excavators Type 7||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||〇|
|LEGEST hybrid hydraulic excavators Type HB7||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||〇|
|Asphalt paver Type 10||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Energy & Lifelines||CFB biomass boiler||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||△||〇||◎||◎|
|CFB compact biomass boiler(25t)||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||〇||◎||〇|
|Evapolator||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Electrostatic precipitator EP||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||△||△|
|DWC vertically split distillation columns||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||△||△|
|Vertical screw-type dust remover(Spiral Cutter)||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||△||〇|
|Sumijetter grit jet pump II||Super-Sustainability Plus Products||〇||◎||〇||△|
|Steam turbines (long-blade, high-efficiency model)||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||〇||△||△|
|Steam turbines (with optimized reaction blade rows)||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||〇||△||△|
|Functional tank||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Agitator&tank||Sustainability Plus Products||△||◎||◎||△|
|Multifunctional Extractor||Sustainability Plus Products||〇||◎||〇||〇|
External Certification / Third-Party Assurance
The SHI Group has been engaged in environmental activities under the SHI Group Environmental Policy, and has been working to obtain certification at each of its factories in Japan since 1998.
In 2018, we obtained unified certification as the SHI Group to unify environmental management operation rules and improve the efficiency of maintaining certification, and currently we have 43 sites that have received unified certification.All our affiliated companies in Japan that are not included in the unified certification have also acquired certification on an individual basis, and we are making every effort to ensure appropriate environmental management.
Similarly, our major overseas manufacturing factories began acquiring certification in 1998, and as of 2021, 21 sites had acquired certification.
Ratio of certified companies in the entire SHI Group (based on sales): 79.4%
Recognizing environmental activities as part of our business agenda, we will continue to promote group-wide activities in the future.
Third-Party Assurance for Environmental Load Data
To enhance the reliability of its environmental impact data, the SHI Group has obtained a third-party assurance from Bureau Veritas. In fiscal 2022, we expanded the Scope 1 and 2 data covered to include overseas data and added Scope 3.
Data covered: The following environmental data for the period from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022:
• Energy used by the Group due to business activities at its 31 sites in Japan and 42 overseas sites
• Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 emissions from energy use)
• Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11)*
- *Calculated based on the Company’s rules
Capital investment related to environment and energy conservation
In FY2021, Japan and overseas capital investment related to the environment and energy conservation totaled 2.51 billion yen.
From the perspectives of improving energy efficiency, saving energy, and preventing environmental accidents, we are systematically and proactively introducing new technology to our equipment and updating aging equipment.