Environmental Conservation Activities

Environmental policy for Nisshinbo Mechatronics

Basic Philosophy

We aim to achieve business growth and development with due regard for the global environment through “business activities in harmony with nature”.

Action Guidelines

(1) Reduced environmental impact

We actively promote the development, manufacture and sale of products that are useful for improving the environment and contribute to reducing the environmental impact as well as making efforts to save energy, reduce waste and prevent pollution.

(2) Legal compliance

We make every effort to ensure that all group companies comply with both Japanese and foreign laws and regulations and other applicable requirements agreed by the business site concerned.

(3) Continuous improvement

We set up our own environmental objectives and goals and do our best to achieve them, while continuously reviewing environmental policy and striving to improve our environmental performance.

(4) Promotion of environmental management

We conduct environmental educational programs, and all group company employees participate in environmental management.

Compliance with ISO 14001:2015 and Environmental Activities

The international standards for environmental management systems were revised in September 2015. Each of the company’s business sites and group companies has already started measures to comply with the new version. In conjunction with these changes, we are reviewing environmental activities and conducting internal audits in compliance with the revisions in stages. The Miai Machinery Plant completed the transition to the 2015 standard in December 2016.

Measures to Protect Biodiversity

Siebold's dragonfly

Siebold's dragonfly

The Nisshonbo Group takes measures to protect biodiversity. At the Miai Machinery Plant, we conduct site surveys of the wildlife habitat environment in Masuda Park, which is located on the plant grounds, and are developing the Masuda Park Biotope Project in consideration of the facts that the potential as a dragonfly habitat is high and the presence of rare animals has been confirmed.
We have also removed bamboo and unnecessary trees in the vicinity of a pond and eliminated weeds for maintaining and managing areas in the park in order to create a highly-diverse wetland environment. Future activities, to be conducted mainly by volunteers, will include eliminating the American swamp crawfish, an foreign enemy of dragonfly larva, controlling the growth of invasive water lilies that have grown a dance in the pond, creating new dragonfly ponds to attract new species of dragonfly and encourage their reproduction, and creating observation paths in the area, and installing signs accordingly.

Surveys and Development of Habitats in Masuda Park

  • An environment where the presence of rare animals has been confirmed

    An environment where the presence of rare animals has been confirmed

  • An environment where the presence of rare plants has been confirmed

    An environment where the presence of rare plants has been confirmed

  • Surveying wetland wildlife

    Surveying wetland wildlife

  • Weed removal in Masuda Park

    Weed removal in Masuda Park