Outside Evaluation and Awards (Environment)

Evaluations and Awards in Fiscal 2021

Awards

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

DENSO received the Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy and two Prizes of the Chairman of the Energy Conservation Center at the Fiscal 2021 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards, held on January 27, 2021. 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. Since fiscal 2010, DENSO has received prizes at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards for 11 consecutive years and 12 years in total, including winning the Director-General Prize of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy for the fourth year in a row.

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

    “Promotion of energy-saving activities by optimizing the manufacturing process of high-precision resin molded components”
    (Mechatronics Component Manufacturing Division)

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    Winning the Prize of the Chairman of the Energy Conservation Center

    “Taking on the challenge of reducing the volume of pure water used for steam heating by 50% through the effective use of water-cooled heat pumps”
    (Semiconductor Manufacturing Division2)

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    Winning the Prize of the Chairman of the Energy Conservation Center

    “Promotion of the central air-conditioning system ‘Smart Freeze Ace’”
    (DENSO AIRCOOL CORPORATION)

DENSO Wins Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the 2021 Excellent Greening Factory Awards (Japan)

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In recognition of its factory greenification efforts, DENSO’s Nishio Plant was awarded the Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the 2021 Excellent Greening Factory Awards, held on October 22, 2020 and hosted by the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center. These awards recognize factories, organizations, and individuals that have had remarkable success in promoting greening efforts at factories and improving both the internal and external factory environment. The Nishio Plant was the fourth DENSO plant to receive awards at this ceremony, after the Daian Plant in fiscal 2020, the Zenmyo Plant in fiscal 2019, and the Anjo Plant in fiscal 2018.

In receiving the Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the Nishio Plant was evaluated highly for its proactive efforts to create green spaces based on its greenification policy as well as for being a well-known landmark among local community members. The plant also garnered praise for undertaking weeding activities and hosting hydrangea viewing parties in collaboration with the local community. The activities of the Nishio Plant helped DENSO become recognized as a “company that supports the flower kingdom of Aichi” by the Aichi Prefectural government in March 2017.

DENSO Iwate Receives the Environment Minister’s Award for Promoting the Creation of a Recycling-Based Society (Companies with Outstanding 3R Activities) in the Ministry of Environment Awards (Japan)

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DENSO Iwate Corporation received the Environment Minister’s Award for Promoting the Creation of a Recycling-Based Society (Companies with Outstanding 3R Activities) in the Ministry of Environment Awards, held on November 13, 2020 and hosted by the Ministry of the Environment. DENSO Iwate won this award in recognition of its activities to curtail waste production and reduce overall waste through internal reuse. The company was also commended for the in-house recycling activities it has implemented through the utilization of subsidies from the fiscal 2020 Iwate Prefecture Industrial Area Zero Emissions Promotion Project as well as the right earned to undertake solvent recovery, which was introduced under this project.

SDM & SKD Receive the CSR-DIW Award, the 3Rs and 3Rs+ Awards, and the Amata Waste Management Award (Platinum Level) (Thailand)

Siam DENSO Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SDM) & Siam KYOSAN DENSO Co., Ltd. (SKD) (Thailand) have received the CSR-DIW Continuous Award, held on November 17, 2020, for the third consecutive year. This award is a project of the Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, Thailand. Receipt of this award reflects SDM & SKD’s commitment to continuously fulfilling their corporate social responsibility and proves that SDM & SKD are conducting business activities in consideration of social and environmental sustainability.

Furthermore, SDM & SKD received the 3Rs and 3Rs+ awards, respectively, from the Ministry of Industry on November 21, 2020. The 3Rs Award recognizes waste management that complies with the principles of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and the 3Rs+ Award acknowledges the effectiveness of corporations’ 3Rs programs in terms of reducing waste and generating economic returns. With the receipt of these awards, SDM & SKD’s 3R management efforts (Gold Medal level) for realizing economic returns were recognized as good practices, specifically in terms of reducing sludge from wastewater treatment facilities for SDM and reducing NG filter paper waste for SKD.

SDM & SKD also received the Amata Waste Management Award (Platinum level) from AMATA Corporation PCL, marking the sixth consecutive year these companies have received the highest level of this award. This award is given to companies that effectively manage waste based on the 3R principles (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and is intended to encourage awareness and effective management of industrial waste at factories. SDM & SKD’s internal waste management systems, efforts to reduce landfill waste, and other waste-related activities were highly praised and certified as Platinum level.

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Evaluations and Awards for Fiscal 2020 and Earlier

Fiscal 2020

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.

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

    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.

  • Director-General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy

    Director-General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy

  • Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ

    Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2018 愛知県環境賞
  • 2018 愛知県環境賞

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

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.

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

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.

  • 第13回「LCA日本フォーラム 会長賞」を受賞

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

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.

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