Outside Evaluation

Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2019

Awards

DENSO Awarded Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy at Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards (Japan)

DENSO received the Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy at the Fiscal 2020 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards. The award ceremony was held on January 29, 2020 at Tokyo Big Sight. 

Sponsored by The Energy Conservation Center, Japan, the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards recognize the outstanding energy conservation efforts of companies and governments as well as advanced energy conservation products created through technological developments.

In this fiscal year’s awards, DENSO received the Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy in recognition of its efforts to develop and operate systems that manage signs of facility irregularities, which help significantly reduce the energy loss that occurs when operating rates decline due to facility malfunctions.

Since fiscal 2010, DENSO has received prizes at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards for 10 consecutive years.

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      Receipt of the Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy

DENSO Wins Chairperson’s Award of the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center in the Fiscal 2020 Factory Greening Award Program(Japan)

In recognition of its efforts toward the greening of its plants, DENSO received the Chairperson’s Award of the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center in the Fiscal 2020 Factory Greening Award Program, which is sponsored by the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center. This program recognizes factories, organizations, and individuals that have had remarkable success with promoting greening efforts at factories and improving both the internal and external factory environment. In this year’s awards, DENSO’s Daian Plant received the Chairperson’s Award of the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center, making it the third DENSO plant to win the award after the Anjo Plant in fiscal 2018 and the Zenmyo Plant in fiscal 2019.

Reasons for Winning the Award (Areas That Received Praise)

  • Over a two-fold increase in green area space since beginning operation

  • Numerous green areas established along lot lines, creating an abundance of green scenery in the areas nearby roads, including a row of cherry trees

  • Planting of trees and plants alongside path used to enter and leave the plant; selection and arrangement of plants based on the concept of appealing to the five senses; establishment of green spaces near plant cafeteria, where employees can easily gather, relax, and rest; and other efforts that focus on creating an employee-friendly environment

  • Proactive efforts outside of the plant’s premises to contribute to the local community, including cleanup and weeding efforts in the surrounding area performed by groups of employee volunteers, maintenance of flower beds at nearby parks and on nearby bridges, and the implementation of “DENSO Eco Leisure 21 Inabe,” an event for children

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      Green Spaces in the Plant "Central Park"

Fiscal 2019

9th Place in 22nd Nikkei Environmental Management Survey’s Overall Ranking of Manufacturers (Japan)

DENSO and DENSO FACILITIES Awarded [Director-General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy] at Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards

DENSO and DENSO FACILITIES Awarded Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy at Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards (Japan)

DENSO and DENSO FACILITIES CORPORATION received the Director-General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy at the 2019 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards. The award ceremony was held on January 30, 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan, the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards recognizes the outstanding energy conservation efforts of companies and governments as well as advanced energy conservation products created through technological developments.

Previously, we placed emphasis on Energy Just-in-Time (JIT) activities, in which the necessary energy is supplied and used at the necessary time and in the necessary amount. This time, by further expanding on these activities, we were awarded the Director-General Prize of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy for our efforts in the DENSO-style Factory Energy Management System, which has facilitated improvements to energy management throughout the Group.

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      Director-General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy

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      Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ

Received Superior Award (Corporate Category) in the 2017 Company Grand Prizes for Fostering Environmental Personnel (Japan)

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    (Left) Tokutaro Nakai, Director-General for Environmental Policy, Ministry of the Environment (Right) Keiko Shimokata, Executive Director (picture taken in 2017)

DENSO received the Superior Award (Corporate Category) in the 2017 Company Grand Prizes for Fostering Environmental Personnel,*1 sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment. Reasons cited for our selection were the enhanced quality and scope of our educational program based on Eco Vision 2025, which we announced in 2016; the clear positioning of this program within the corporate strategy; e-learning on product life cycle assessment (LCA)*2; and an environment that encourages employees to remain abreast of global trends, such as the SDGs*3.

*1 The Company Grand Prizes for Fostering Environmental Personnel are awarded to companies that conduct superior initiatives aimed at fostering human resources who promote environmental preservation and socioeconomic greening, realizing corporate management that seeks to achieve harmony with the global environment.
*2 A method for quantitatively and objectively evaluating environmental impact at all stages, from resource extraction through to manufacturing, transportation, use, disposal, and recycling
*3 Sustainable Development Goals

Fiscal 2018

Received Outstanding Performance Award in the 2018 Aichi Environment Awards (Japan)

DENSO received the Outstanding Performance Award in the 2018 Aichi Environment Awards, which are hosted by Aichi Prefecture. The Company was highly evaluated for its DENSO Eco Vision 2025, which promotes environmental management through the integration of life cycle assessment,* environmental management systems, and quality assurance structures.

* A method for quantitatively and objectively evaluating environmental impact at all stages, from resource extraction through to manufacturing, transportation, use, disposal, and recycling

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Fiscal 2017

Received Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal in Recognition of Contributions to Clean Diesel

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DENSO received the IEEE Medal (Environmental and Safety Technologies) *1 from the IEEE, the world’s largest electrical and electronics international society. *2 This award was bestowed in recognition of the world’s first practical application of electronic multipoint fuel-injection systems (hereinafter, common rail systems), which substantially contribute to the adoption of clean diesel vehicles.

*1 IEEE Medal (Environmental and Safety Technologies)
Each year researchers, engineers, and teams are selected and awarded by the IEEE for significant contributions to technological innovations and the development of businesses and industries. The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies is awarded for outstanding achievements in the environmental and safety fields.

*2 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
The world's largest electrical and electronics technical professional organization, headquartered in the United States. Conducts activities as an academic society mainly in the engineering field and as a standardization organization for industrial technologies.

Received the LCA Japan Forum’s Chairman Award at the 13th LCA Japan Forum Awards

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The Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan was established in 1995 in order to encourage and expand life cycle assessments (LCA)* and environmentally efficient business approaches and to realize sustainable economic and social growth. The Company’s DENSO Eco Vision 2025, which strives for environmental management from a life cycle perspective, was evaluated highly by the Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan, as was its support for activities to encourage LCA and other environment-related activities.

* Life cycle assessment refers to a method for quantitatively and objectively assessing the environmental impact generated in each stage of a product’s life cycle from resource procurement to manufacture, shipping, use, disposal, and recycling.

SDM and SKD Receive Platinum-Level Award at Amata Waste Management Awards for Second Consecutive Year

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SDM *1 and SKD *2 received the Platinum-Level Award at the Amata Waste Management Awards organized by Amata Corporation, a leading company in the industrial development and management business in Thailand. SDM and SKD were both highly praised for their effective waste management, including waste utilization, based on the 3Rs.

*1 SDM:SIAM DENSO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
*2 SKD:SIAM KYOSAN DENSO CO., LTD.