We formulated the “Environmental Action Plan” in June 1993, and the “Aichi Steel Environmental Charter” in June 1996. In order to achieve our goals, we are actively rolling out new initiatives. In light of the increasing global trend to ban, restrict, and control certain chemical substances contained in products, we revised the “Aichi Steel Environmental Charter” and management system in February 2017 to strengthen our management of chemical substances.
In order to promote these revisions, we have established a new organizational system. The Environmental Working Group now oversees four subcommittees, the Global Warming Prevention Committee, the Aichi Steel Group Environmental Committee, and promotes a variety of activities aimed at environmental conservation. In addition, we are currently working to ensure that all consolidated subsidiaries that operate production sites are ISO 14001-certied.
In order to promote environmental management activities, we have drawn up a set of Environmental Management Regulations. Its content can be broadly divided into four parts: 1) Items related to promoting environmental management; 2) Items related to compliance with and management of environmental regulations (laws, ordinances, agreements, etc.) such as the Basic Environment Law; 3) Items related to the advance evaluation of the environmental impact of our products, raw materials, sub-materials, and facilities; 4) Items related to supporting and cooperating with societal and local environmental conservation activities.
Environmental management promotion organizations
ISO certification status
with ISO 14001 certification 91%
|Aichi Steel||January 1997|
|Aichi Ceratec||March 2003|
|Omi Mining||October 2004|
|Aiko Service*||January 2005|
|Aichi Steel Logistics*||March 2005|
|Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi||December 2010|
* Excluded from acquisition targets because no manufacturing facilities at this location
Notice regarding management of steel slag
In order to strengthen proper management of steel slag products, the Nippon Slag Association revised its “Guidelines for Management of Iron and Steel Slag Products” on March 1, 2019.
Similarly, with regard to slag that is recycled by intermediate treatment companies to whom industrial waste processing is outsourced, The Japan Iron and Steel Federation revised its Management Guidelines for Iron and Steel Slag for which Processing is Entrusted to an Industrial Waste Processing Agent on March 1, 2019.
By complying with our Management Manual, which is based on the above guidelines, going forward we will manage both slag and slag products in the appropriate manner.
For further information regarding the above guidelines, please visit the Nippon Slag Association website.