Protection of the Global Environment
FURUNO had its own environmental standards until 2010. From then on, with its appointment as a specified business operator in accordance with the Energy Saving Act of Japan, we are working to reduce energy consumption over the medium to long term and are targeting a 1% annual reduction in CO2 emissions.
Each workplace is committed to reducing energy consumption in such areas as air conditioning and lighting.
The CFC emissions act was established in April 2015. In FURUNO's CFC emissions management, FURUNO has monitored equipmens in every office and established a reporting system for any required reporting (CO2 leakage of 1,000 tons).
We are also aggressively developing environmentally conscious products by focusing on reducing the use of hazardous substances and energy and material consumption is also considered from the initial stages of product development and design.
Electricity consumption, CO2 emission per intensity rate
Creation of a Recycling-Oriented Society
FURUNO conducts regular measurement and monitoring of waste emissions and recycled materials.
FURUNO also complies with the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Act (of Japan) by only entering into waste disposal contracts with licensed contrators who have been approved by the authorities.
Change in Waste output and recycling rate
Conservation of Biodiversity
For protecting biodiversity, FURUNO believes that the elimination of hazardous substances from our products and the production process is the most effective environmental measure. Through managing chemical substances in an appropriate manner and gathering information from our supply chain, FURUNO ensures that it complies with all regulations.
Comply with RoHS Directive
To comply with RoHS Directive, regulations in the EU to prohibit the use of six chemical substances within electrical and electronic equipment, FURUNO has applied the directive to the production of medical devices. Marine equipment is also produced within the scope of the directive, which was applicable from July 2017.
This directive was revised in 2015 adding four phthalic acids, and prohibiting 10 chemical substances in total.
FURUNO conducts thorough research to help identify alternative materials within production.
Comply with China RoHS
Enforced in 2007, China RoHS identifies the same six hazardous chemical substances as the RoHS in EU. In China this regulation does not prohibit the use of substances; instead it requires labelling the use of substances of above. A number of substances were added in an amendment of the China RoHS in July 2016 and FURUNO's products are in compliance with the new regulation.
Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances
Risk assessment has been mandated for 640 chemical substances since the amendment of Industrial Safety and Health Act in June 2016.
FURUNO has established a risk assesment procedure for chemical substances referring to GHS* classification. Toxication levels of chemical substances should be measured considering the health conditions of workers and the global environmental effect.
* GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) is a system that provides integrated regulations on chemical substances and a safety data sheet for each hazard classification.
From the beginning of the product design process, FURUNO focuses on eliminating hazardous substances and achieving a higher possibility on recycling.
Along with an active effort in resource and energy saving, FURUNO has introduced measurable targets for each category in the development of new products.