Basic Principle and Policies for Environmental Conservation Activities

Under the Basic Environmental Management Policy, the Furukawa Company Group established the Environmental Conservation Activity Policies and Environmental / Safety Audit Principle and Policies.

Basic Environmental Management Principle

The Basic Environmental Management Principle of the Furukawa Co., Ltd. positions the conservation of the global environment as one of the important issues in the operation of the company and stipulates that all employees shall act in harmony with as well as well as keeping the improvement of the environment, in mind and to contribute to the development of a sustainable society in the future in every area of our business activities.”
(Established on December 27th, 2002)

Environmental Conservation Activity Policies

1.Compliance with environmental conservation-related laws and regulations

We shall comply with laws and regulations related to environmental conservation and health / safety matters and conduct environmental conservation activities aiming at achieving levels higher than those stipulated in these laws and regulations, and act based on “Sustainable Development” in every aspect of our business activities.

2.Environmentally-friendly production activities

In a broad range of domains from planning, development, designing, production, sales, use, recycling to disposal, we make efforts to reduce waste and save energy, promote environmentally-friendly and safety-conscious production activities, and make contributions to the formation of a recycling-oriented society. Furthermore, we set policies, objectives and goals and act based on the environmental management system.

3.Ensuring of operational safety and management of employees’ safety, hygiene and health

We shall make sure that employees can always work safely by ensuring safety during operation and improving work environments. Also, we shall ensure hygienic work environments, and maintain and improve employees’ good standard of health.

4.Fulfillment of educational activities

Through environmental education, we shall raise all employees’ awareness about the environment, and enlighten them so that each employee thinks about society and responsibly conducts environmental conservation activities.

5.Community-based business activities

We shall have a close cooperation with society and conduct business activities with people’s living environment in mind. We shall exist together with the community and widely contribute to society.
(Established on December 27th, 2002)

Environmental / Safety Audit Principle and Policies

1.Environmental / Safety Audit Principle

The aim of this audit is not to check the details using expertise, but to inspect actual work sites from a standpoint of a third party and check how laws and regulations are compiled and how the work environment and facilities are maintained in order to help our employees conduct environmental conservation activities and improve work safety and hygiene in the future referring to audit results.

2.Environmental / Safety Audit Policies

1.Basic policy
The aim of this audit is to continuously improve and promote facility safety, work safety and hygiene and environmental conservation activities, and propel environmentally-friendly and safety-conscious production activities. Furthermore, this audit shall contribute to the maintenance and improvement of a safety / hygiene management system which can promptly and accurately respond to changes in work environment.
2.Specific Policies
(1)Instead of conducting audits from the perspective of “audited party” and “auditing party”, we regularly conduct “Environmental / Safety Audit” as a way to think together about how environmental conservation, facility safety, work safety and hygiene at actual production sites can be continuously improved and promoted.
(2)We indentify risk factors in work places and prevent accidents and incidents.
(3)We document “invisible information” which we refer to during operation such as employees’ experiences in order to share and laterally communicate information.

Efforts of the Furukawa Company Group
Environmental Conservation and Social Activities
Research and Development Activities