Environment & Quality

Environment

Tokyo Ink Group environmental policy

Tokyo Ink Group endeavors to provide environmentally-friendly products that make a wide contribution to society.

  1. In response to demands from society, we continuously provide reliable products and services through environmentally-harmonized manufacturing procedures and sales activities.
    1. We develop and provide environmentally-friendly products and services.
    2. We comply with waste disposal laws and regulations and promote the 3 R's (reduce, reuse and recycle).
    3. We work to save energy and resources by conserving electricity and introducing energy-saving equipment.
    4. We promote chemical risk management and prevent air, water, soil pollution.
    5. We promote the purchasing of green products.
  2. We voluntarily execute environmental protection activities to continuously improve our environmental performance.
    1. We establish and execute our environmental objectives and targets.
    2. We review our objectives and targets periodically to further improve our environmental performance.
  3. Our environmental management system is continuously observed to improve its effectiveness.
    1. We educate all of our group employees to raise their environmental awareness and promote understanding of our environmental management system.
    2. We execute environmental audits periodically, and we make further improvements to our environmental management system.
  4. We comply with environmentally related laws and regulations as well as voluntarily agreed items, and contribute to the protection of ecosystems.
  5. We closely communicate with our neighbors and local community to improve the local environment.

Development of a company-wide environmental management system

As part of our company-wide environmental management system, we endeavor to reduce waste, promote recycling, save resources, save energy, and develop environmentally-friendly products, etc.

ISO 14001 certification

Yoshinohara factory and Toki factory acquired certification in July 2005, followed by Osaka and Fukuoka factories in July 2006. Furthermore, in July 2008, the Hanyu and Tabata factories acquired certification, then all Tokyo Ink factories acquired ISO 14001 certification.

TEMS (Tokyo Ink Environmental Management System)

Sales and other departments unrelated to production and technology departments are carrying out TEMS activities that are a simplified version of the ISO 14001, and are working on various themes such as resource-saving, energy-saving and waste reduction.

Proper management of chemical substances

To manage chemicals properly, Tokyo Ink has established "Management Regulations for Environment-related substances to be Controlled" incorporating related domestic and international laws and regulations, industry voluntary regulation, and customer requirements, and has worked on risk management of hazardous substances that burden the environment. This risk management covers all stages from R&D to raw material procurement, purchasing of facilities, construction of facilities, product manufacturing, product sale, and disposal.

Quality

To develop, produce and sell products that satisfy customers, Tokyo Ink Group will strive to improve its quality management system and provide “best customer satisfaction products”.

Tokyo Ink Group Quality Policy

  1. Provide products and services trusted by stakeholders.
    1. Strive to develop technology and products that contribute to society, and aim to improve corporate value.
    2. Make continuous “monozukuri” improvements to achieve customer satisfaction, and endeavor to improve product value.
  2. Taking into account environmental changes, make continuous quality management system improvements, and drive efficient “monozukuri”.
  3. Develop, produce and sell products that comply with laws and regulations, and voluntary regulations.
  4. Provide product information and required information such as warning labels.
  5. Provide “environmentally-friendly products”.
    Promote chemical management and prevent contamination of the global environment as well as implement risk control.

ISO 9001 certification

ISO 9001 certification has now been acquired for all factories starting with the Toki factory in 2001, and then the Yoshinohara factory in 2003, the Hanyu factory in 2004, the Osaka factory in 2005, and the Fukuoka factory in 2008.

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