Environmental Management

History of Environmental Conservation Activities / Environment Charter Acquisition of ISO14001 Certification / Environmental Audit Environmental Accounting

History of Environmental Conservation

Kurabo has been, since earlier days, aware of and addressed environmental problems. Starting with preventive measures of environmental pollution, the Company has been carrying out promotion of energy saving after the oil crisis and comprehensive environmental management activities to respond to the global environmental issues. With a recognition that making environmental efforts is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Kurabo is proactively promoting the activities for environmental conservation.
As the pillars of our environmental management activities, the Company has promoted activities such as internal control based on environmental audits, construction of the environmental management system based on ISO14001 standards and efforts toward Zero Emission, and has been disclosing details of these activities and results as a report of environmental activities. The scope of activity has also been extended outside the Company through the efforts including development and appeal of environmentally-friendly products.

Organization System

1973 Environmental Management Committee established (Prevention of environmental pollution)
1979 Energy Conservation Committee established (Promotion of energy saving)
1994 Environment Committee established (Comprehensive environmental management activities)
2006 Kurabo CSR Committee established (Overall control of CSR activities)

Environmental Management Activities

1996 Environmental Management Regulations established
1997 Environmental audit started (Started in 2002 for the affiliates)
1998 Environment Charter established
1999 Tokushima Plant acquired ISO14001 certification
2000 Environmental Report posted on the Internet
2002 Environmental accounting introduced
2005 Joined "Team Minus 6%"
Began to participate in ECO Products exhibition

Implementation of Zero Emission

2008 Environmental Household Account Book introduced
2010 Participated in "Challenge 25 "
2015  Anjo Mill and Tokushima Plant self-declared about ISO14001
2016 Marugame Mill self-declared about ISO14001

Environment Charter

In 1998, the "Kurabo Environment Charter" was established to define Kurabo's basic policies on environmental issues and the behavioral guidelines for employees. Subsequently, as the activities for  environmental conservation have evolved into Group-wide efforts, the "Kurabo Environment Charter" was developed into the "Kurabo Group Environment Charter", which has been observed by the entire Group.

Basic Policies

The Kurabo Group, with consistent consideration of the global environment, will endeavor to reduce its environmental burden by continuous systematic efforts. To this end, we will aggressively improve the level of our environmental management in every field of the company's activities and introduce products and services, which are harmonious with the environment.

Behavioral Guidelines

1.Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
     ・ Setting and practice of voluntary management standards
2.Reduction of environmental burden
Development of new technologies and new products which are kind to the environment
Effective use and recycling of resources
Promotion of energy conservation
Operation of business establishments harmoniously coexisting with the local environment and maintenance of safety
  and health
Reinforcement of internal systems, education, and awareness activities regarding environmental issues