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.
|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|
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.
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.
- 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