Activity Report

Environment-conscious product

The Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) Group defines and certifies " environment-conscious product " as products that meet the group's own evaluation criteria and are environmental consideration and energy-saving throughout the product life cycle.
"Automation" was added to the assessment criteria in FY2019 as an item aimed at addressing social issues.
With "safety" also added to the assessment criteria in FY2020, the certification system is to be changed to a new form, "Sustainability Plus Product."

Assessment Criteria and Processes

In accordance with the SHI Group common format, each division assesses its own products for each of the classification items below.
Points are added according to the degree of achievement of each item. A product with at least 80 points is certified as an " environment-conscious product" and a product with at least 90 points is certified as a "super environment-conscious product."

Assessment Criteria Items for Environment-conscious Product
Major classification Minor classification
Resource recycling Resource conservation (downsizing/making it lighter in weight), adoption of recycled resources or parts, recycling, making it long-life
Combating climate change Energy conservation, reduction of standby electricity, reduction of environmental loads in the product life cycle
Environmental risk Non-use of harmful substances
Society Automation, labor-saving

List of Environment-conscious Products

During FY2020, five models were certified as super environment-conscious products and 19 models were certified as environment-conscious products.
The ratio of models certified as environment-conscious products to the group sales was 27% (the ratio for the previous fiscal year: 24%).

Score rate 90% or more: ◎, 70-90%: 〇, 30-70%: △
Segment Division name Product name (model number) Registration classification Assessment criteria item
Resource recycling Combating climate change Environmental risk Society
Precision Machinery Plastics Machinery Division SEEV-A injection molding machine Environmentally friendly product
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ion Technology Co., Ltd. Saion-300 ion implantation devices Environmentally friendly product
MC3-II/GP ion implantation devices Environmentally friendly product
S-UHE ion implantation devices Environmentally friendly product
Sumitomo Nacco Forklift High-reach electric forklifts Environmentally friendly product -
Construction Machinery Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery LEGEST hybrid hydraulic excavators Super environmentally friendly product
LEGEST hydraulic excavators Super environmentally friendly product
Hydraulic asphalt finisher Environmentally friendly product -
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes SCX crawler crane Environmentally friendly product
HSL crawler crane Environmentally friendly product
HLX crawler crane Environmentally friendly product
Industrial Machinery Industrial Equipment Div. Forging servopress (FPS) Environmentally friendly product
Shin Nippon Machinery Steam turbines (long-blade, high-efficiency model) Environmentally friendly product
Environmental Facilities & Plants Energy & Environment Group Biomass boiler Environmentally friendly product
Compact biomass boiler Super environmentally friendly product
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Process Equipment DWC vertically split distillation columns Environmentally friendly product
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment Sumijetter grit jet pump Super environmentally friendly product
Vertical screw-type dust remover Environmentally friendly product
Sumiju Plant Engineering Evaporator Super environmentally friendly product
Electrostatic precipitator Environmentally friendly product
Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Eco Pulser bag filter dust collector Environmentally friendly product
Thermal series of air conditioners Environmentally friendly product
Izumi Food Machinery Multi-function extractor Environmentally friendly product
NT plate-type sterilizer Environmentally friendly product

External Certification / Social assessment (as of October 2020)

External Certification

ISO 14001 Multi-siteCertification

The SHI Group engages in environmental activities in accordance with its group environmental principles and policy, and each works in Japan has made efforts to obtain certification since 1998.
With the aims of integrating rules for environmental management operation and of increasing the efficiency of maintaining certification, the SHI Group obtained ISO 14001 multi-site certification in 2018 covering 13 sites.
Through the FY2019 assessment, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co., Ltd., which had engaged in activities as a division of a works, became the first company among affiliated companies in Japan to renew its certification as an organization for company-wide multi-site certification covering its sales offices. Accordingly, the number of unified organizations has reached 50 in total.
All the group-affiliated companies in Japan that are not included in the scope of unified certification are individually certified.
With respect to overseas sites, main manufacturing plants started obtaining the certification in 1998, and 19 sites have already been certified as of FY2019.
Today, the percentage of certified sites in the entire SHI Group is 38%. Going forward, we will especially encourage overseas bases to obtain certification and continue promoting group-wide activities in addressing business issues through environmental activities.

Sites with Unified Certification
Organization Date of certification Note
Head Office August 1998 Unified certification in 2018
Tanashi Works August 1998
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Business Associates, Ltd. September 1998
Sumiju Business., Ltd. October 1998
Sumiju Tokki Service Co., Ltd. November 1998
Chiba Works December 1998
Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. January 1999
Kenki Engineering Chiba Co., Ltd. February 1999
Chiba Branch, Sumitomo Construction Machinery Sales Co., Ltd. March 1999
Sumitomo NACCO Forklift Sales Co., Ltd. April 1999
Yokosuka Works May 1999
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. June 1999
Sumiju Yokosuka Kogyo Co., Ltd. July 1999
Sumiju Precision Forging Co., Ltd. August 1999
Nagoya Works September 1999
Okayama Works October 1999
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Finetech, Ltd. November 1999
Niihama Plant December 1999
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd. January 2000
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Himatex Co., Ltd. February 2000
Saijo Plant March 2000
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Process Equipment Co., Ltd. April 2000
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co., Ltd. September 1998 Unified certification in 2019
Sites with Individual Certification (in Japan)
Organization Date of certification Note
Sumitomo Nacco Forklift Co., Ltd. March 2000 Sumitomo NACCO Materials Handling Co., Ltd.
Shin Nippon Machinery Co., Ltd. February 2002
Izumi Food Machinery Co., Ltd. June 2002
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ion Technology Co., Ltd. October 2002 SEN Corporation
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
SHI-ATEX Co., Ltd. January 2007 Japan Irradiation Service Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Power Transmission & Controls Sales Co., Ltd. September 2007
SFK Co., Ltd. August 2008
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Gearbox Co., Ltd. August 2009 SEISA Gear, Ltd.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Modern, Ltd. December 2009
Kyokuto Seiki Co., Ltd. February 2015
Sites with Individual Certification (Overseas)
Organization Date of certification
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH (Wiehe Factory) April 1998
Dalian Spindle Cooling Towers Co., Ltd. December 1999
Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH March 2006
Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of Europe,Ltd. June 2008
Ningbo Sumiju Machinery, Ltd. September 2008
SHI Manufacturing & Service (Philipoines) Inc. November 2011
Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive China Ltd. May 2011
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH (Schwig Factory) July 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
Sumiju Magnet (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. November 2013
Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery (Tangshan) Co., Ltd. November 2014
Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Shanghai, Ltd. May 2016
Hansen Industrial Transmissions NV March 2017
PT.Sumitomo S.H.I Construction Machinery Indnesia June 2019

Third-Party Certification of Environmental Load Data

The SHI Group has obtained third-party certification from Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. for environmental load data associated with its business activities in Japan (energy usage (crude oil equivalent)*1 and CO2 emissions from energy use*2 in FY2020).*3

  1. *1Energy usage (crude oil equivalent): Electricity, city gas, LPG, heavy fuel oil A, gasoline, light oil, kerosene, hot water, cold water
  2. *2CO2 emissions from energy use: CO2 emissions from the companies' use of the energy listed in *1
  3. *3Excluding Tanashi Works, which received certification under Ordinances of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Social assessment


From our response to the CDP questionnaire survey conducted during 2020, we received the following grades.

Areas Evaluation
Climate change B-
Water C
Supplier engagement B

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

We have been selected as a component of "S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index." (As of March 2021)

SOMPO Sustainability Index

We have been selected as a component of "Sompo Sustainability Index" managed by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. (As of March 2021)

Capital Investment in Connection with the Environment and Energy Conservation

Capital Investment in Japan and abroad in relation to the environment and energy conservation during FY2019 accounted for 0.54% of net sales. From the standpoint of efficiency enhancement and energy-saving as well as of prevention of environmental accidents, we are systematically and proactively introducing equipment with new technologies and upgrading aging equipment.

Percentages of Capital Investment during FY2019
Environment-related Energy conservation-related Total
Percentage to net sales 0.15% 0.39% 0.54%

Initiatives within the SHI Group