Environmental Management in Production (Eco Factory)
DENSO has worked to implement measures against global warming, reduce the loss of resources, and decrease the use of chemical substances by means of various proprietary techniques. In particular, we believe in the importance of energy conservation and energy conversion as measures to counter global warming. Specifically, this means reducing fossil fuel consumption and promoting a shift to renewable energy sources over the long term.
Based on this concept, DENSO charges departments according to their energy consumption (direct-charge system) and implements a system of Just-in-Time (JIT) energy to supply only the required amount of energy when needed.
In addition, we created the Denso-Environmental Performance Communicator (D-EPC) that can swiftly tabulate environmental data from production sites worldwide. We are using it as a management tool from the perspective of environmental governance.
Evolution of the Eco Factory
At DENSO, we have formulated and promoted Eco Factory Guidelines targeting the entire Group since 2007. In 2016, these guidelines were updated and promoted as DENSO Group Production EMS.
We will certify those Group companies that have met certain standards as an Eco Company by visualizing the position of each company based on our four perspectives while sharing objectives that must be achieved throughout the Group. Through these efforts, we want to promote ongoing improvements in each company and maintain our position as a global leader in environmental management throughout the entire Group. Further, certification is confirmed by specialized staff at each company and factory, who also conduct checks on the status of certifications around once every three years thereafter.
We have established a total of 80 categories that include four perspectives in the five areas of wastewater, oil and chemicals, the atmosphere, noise, and waste, for risk control, an essential element for DENSO Group Production EMS. The EMS will be operated in line with the Global Common Guidelines, which have established five stages of activity levels in each region.