The EBARA Group strives to create a recycling-oriented society and contribute to the conservation of the global environment through technology and products while working to reduce our environmental footprint. In pursuit of these goals, we establish and maintain an Environmental Management System.
The EBARA Group has established an environmental management system that complies with ISO14001 and is engaged in environmental activities in response to the EBARA Group Environmental Policy established by the President, Representative Executive Officer.
EBARA Corporation has established the EBARA Group's environmental targets and formulated an implementation plan and is carrying them out under the supervision of the Executive Officer responsible for Environmental Matters.
The EBARA Group conducts environmental management in accordance with ISO 14001. 33 companies of the EBARA Group have been certified for compliance with ISO 14001 as of April 1, 2023.
EBARA Corporation has obtained ISO 14001 multi-site certification for its offices, districts, branches, sales branches and sales offices※.
※The Suzuka District and the Environmental Engineering Company are excluded from the scope of ISO 14001 certification of EBARA Corporation for the following reasons:
・The Suzuka District is included in the scope of ISO14001 certification of EBARA FAN & BLOWER Co., Ltd..
・The Environmental Engineering Company is included in the scope of SO14001certification of Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd..
Environmental auditors perform a threefold environmental audit to check compliance with environmental laws and regulations, implementation status of preventive measures against environmental pollution, and the progress of promotion of environmental management activities.
|Type of audit
|Internal environmental audit
|Independent audit conducted by the office or district
|Corporate environmental audit
|Audit of each company of the Ebara Group by EBARA Corporation Environmental Management Promotion Section
|Examination by an external certification body
|Environmental audit of the management systems by an external certification body
Construction of new production or welfare facilities or the restoration or removal of such facilities may cause various environmental impacts such as waste, vibrations, and noise. At EBARA, we proceed with construction by performing a threefold check at the construction planning stage of facilities: we assess environmental impact at the stages of installation and operation, and check legal compliance with environmental laws and the Industrial Safety and Health Law.
The EBARA Group has a responsibility to prevent environmental pollution associated with various business activities and to provide environmentally responsible products to customers. In order to do so, we must ensure that all employees have a very high awareness of the surrounding environment and how their actions impact it. We will accomplish this by ensuring all employees have access to a range of environmental education, and all environmentally-relevant personnel take the necessary trainings To determine and review the educational content, we have established an Environmental Education Committee under the jurisdiction of the Environment Control Committee (see Environmental Management System). The Environmental Education Committee creates not only general environmental trainings but also offers education specific to each business segment.
In addition, we offer expert environmental education on topics such as waste risk management and recent revisions to laws and regulations conducted by the Environmental Management Promotion Section. Environmental Education is a high priority at Ebara, because we believe that by “fostering a high environmental awareness” and “offering timely education regarding rules and required knowledge” we can ensure complete environmental management to prevent accidents and contribute to environmental conservation.
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EBARA Corporation issued these Green Procurement Guidelines in November of 2003. At EBARA, we believe it is one of our responsibilities to provide products and services that contribute to the important social issue of environmental conservation. In order to fulfill this responsibility we must reduce the burden the creation of our products places on the environment as much as possible. We acknowledge that not only must we take action on a company-level, but we must look at our entire supply chain and ask our suppliers’ to work with us to promote the procurement of green raw materials. To accomplish these goals, EBARA Corporation does the following.
We promote product designs with care for the environment and conduct green procurement in accordance with the procurement specifications derived from the design pursuant to the design guidelines for the environment, internal standards of EBARA.
We set Requests to All Suppliers in light of environmental considerations for all suppliers that provide products to EBARA.
We purchase stationery, office machines, and OA/IT equipment that is eco-friendly. In addition, we execute green procurement considering social concerns such as FSC certification given to products made from sustainably-managed forest resources.
We choose suppliers based on the results of the Suppliers' Environmental Management Survey, in addition to price, quality, and delivery period.
For further information on what we ask of our suppliers, please refer to the EBARA Corporation Green Procurement Guidelines:
We at EBARA are dedicated to the protection of biodiversity in our environment. We implement the “Ebara Group Biodiversity Guidelines” and develop awareness about the importance of biodiversity through engaging our employees with experiences in nature and in-house education.
Ebara Group believes that the conservation of biodiversity is one of our social responsibilities and have implemented the following guidelines.
We consider the conservation of biodiversity an important management issue and make an effort toward conservation.
We promote employee awareness of the importance of biodiversity conservation through opportunities such as environmental education and experiencing nature.
We seek to gain a better insight into the relationship between corporate activities and biodiversity and reflect this insight in the Group's drive to conserve biodiversity.
We contribute to the conservation of biodiversity through corporate activities that are guided by the principles of resource conservation, energy conservation and biodiversity-aware outsourcing.
Please see "3. Meeting the Needs of Employees" under our Social Contribution section to learn more about initiatives related to biodiversity.
In recent years, interest in water risks has risen due climate change and other environmental issues increasing the frequency of droughts, floods, or other water-related disasters.
The EBARA Group has set "delivering water to 600 million people worldwide" as one of the outcome targets of our long-term vision: E-Vision 2030, and is striving to create a highly sustainable water supply business model.
We are also directly involved in combatting flood damage through our provision of large-scale pumps to drainage pumping stations globally.
With regard to the use of water in our operations, we promote the recycling of water used in manufacturing processes and comply with water quality standards when discharging water into the environment.
A survey was conducted on water risks in business activities at sites with annual water consumption of 1,000 m3 or more in 2022.
We used the AQUEDUCT tool (version 3.0) published by the World Resources Institute to assess the water risk of each region.
We then compared the water use of 37 sites in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany, the United States of America, and Brazil against the regional risk level to identify high-risk areas.
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