History of Environmental Conservation / Environment Charter Sustainability

History of Environmental Conservation

Kurabo has been aware of and addressing environmental problems ever since its earliest days. The company has been responding to global issues through comprehensive environmental management activities including measures to prevent pollution and efforts to save energy following the energy crises of the 1970s. Keenly aware of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be green, Kurabo is proactively pursuing environmental conservation.
As the pillars of our environmental management activities, we have conducted activities such as internal control based on environmental audits, creation of an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 standards, and efforts toward zero emissions. We have also been reporting on these environmental activities and their results. The scope of activity has also been extended outside the company through efforts including the development and promotion of environmentally friendly products.

Organization

1973 Environmental Management Committee established (Prevention of environmental pollution)
1979 Energy Conservation Committee established (Pursuit of energy conservation)
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 affiliates)
1998 Environment Charter established
1999 Tokushima Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification
2000 Environmental Report posted on the Internet
2002 Environmental accounting introduced
2005 Joined Team Minus 6% project
Began to participate in EcoPro exhibition
2007 Pursuit of zero emissions
2008 Environmental Household Account Book introduced
2010 Participated in Challenge 25 campaign
2015 Anjo Mill and Tokushima Plant made ISO 14001 self-declarations
2016 Marugame Mill made ISO 14001 self-declaration

Environment Charter

In 1998, the Kurabo Environment Charter was established to define Kurabo's basic policies on environmental issues and behavioral guidelines for employees. Subsequently, as activities for environmental conservation spread throughout the group, the Kurabo Environment Charter evolved into the Kurabo Group Environment Charter, which the entire group abides by.

Basic Policies

Through consistent consideration of the global environment, the Kurabo Group strives to reduce its environmental burden by continuous, systematic efforts. To this end, we will aggressively improve the level of our environmental management in all fields of business activities and introduce products and services that 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 that are kind to the environment
    ・Effective use and recycling of resources
    ・Pursuit of energy conservation
  • 3. Operation of business sites harmoniously coexisting with the local environment, and maintenance of safety and health
  • 4. Reinforcement of internal environmental systems, and educational activities to raise environmental awareness