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Environmental Policy

Press Kogyo has set a basic environmental management philosophy and the promotion system necessary to achieve it, and effective initiatives are currently being implemented.

Basic Principle

Placing value on our irreplaceable planet, we promote environmentally friendly monozukuri (manufacturing) in all fields of corporate operations, and we contribute to the development of a sustainable and prosperous society.

Guideline

We take pride as a manufacturing company, placing value on the global environment and recognizing harmonious coexistence with society as one of our most important management issues. For this reason, we aim to continually improve our environmental management system and to enhance our environmental performance.

Key Initiatives

Complying with Environmental Laws and Regulations

To remain a trusted company, we will follow all environment-related laws and regulations as well as uphold our commitments to others.

Efficient Use of Energy and Resources

We will make every effort to eliminate unnecessary operations, to minimize energy consumption and resource use, to reduce waste by improving production methods, to increase work efficiency, to better analyze product value, and to make proposals that add value.

Reduction of Environmental Risk

We will maintain and improve the effectiveness of systems intended to prevent industrial accidents.

Coexistence with Local Communities

We aim to reduce the environmental burden on local communities so we can coexist as a good corporate citizen.

Environmental Action Promotion System

ISO 14001 Certification

The Group has acquired ISO 14001:2015 certification, and we are striving for continual improvements using a PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle to achieve our environmental goals.

Production Sites Acquisition Certification Field
Kawasaki Plant Dec. 2018 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Automotive Parts (Frame, Axle, Pressed Parts, etc.)
Utsunomiya Plant Jan. 2019 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Frame Side Rails and Axle Side Plates
Fujisawa Plant Dec. 2018 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Automotive Parts such as Frames and Axle Casing, Press Dies and Automated Welding Lines
Saitama Plant Nov. 2018 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Automotive Parts
Onomichi Plant June 2017 ISO14001:2015 Finished Vehicle Assembly, Design, Development and Manufacturing of Automotive Parts and Assemblies, and Construction Vehicle Parts and Assemblies
PK U.S.A, INC. Feb. 2018 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Plastic Components and Metal Stampings, Assembling and Coating Chassis Parts, Body Panels, and Suspension Parts
THAI SUMMIT PKK CO.,LTD. Dec. 2017 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Chassis Frames, Component Parts of Chassis Frame, Suspension Systems and Transmission Systems
THAI SUMMIT PKK BANGPAKONG CO.,LTD. Dec. 2017 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Chassis Frame and Component Parts of Chassis Frame and Rear Axle Housings
THAI SUMMIT PK CORPORATION LTD. Feb. 2016 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Chassis Frame, Rear Axle Casing and Component Parts
PRESS KOGYO SWEDEN AB Apr. 2019 ISO14001:2015 Manufacturing of Metal Stampings, Laser Cuttings and Welding Steel Parts and Steel Components

Addressing Climate Change

We are working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by promoting more efficient use of energy as well as energy savings during production.

  • We have reduced power consumption and power loss by upgrading transformers at high-voltage substations.
  • Before upgrade
  • After upgrade
  • By applying heat-reflecting paint to the rooftops of factory buildings, we have reduced temperatures inside during summer and have conserved the power used by air conditioning systems.
  • Before applying heat-reflecting paint
  • After applying heat-reflecting paint
  • By automatically controlling air valves and pressure switches on compressors, we improved efficiency in the operating hours for compressors, while reducing the number of units in operation.
  • We lessened the amount of LPG used by shifting to baking electro-deposition coatings at lower temperatures.
  • We started using LEDs instead of mercury and fluorescent lights inside the factory to reduce power consumption.

Initiatives to Reduce Emissions from Waste

The Company is promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) for waste generated during production to minimize emissions.

  • We sell metal scraps, cardboard waste, and other items generated during production as resources with value.
  • When the wooden pallets used for shipping parts and finished products from the production line deteriorate with age, we repair them in-house and make every effort not to discard the wood chips (industrial waste) to reduce waste.

Initiatives to Reduce the Use of Environmentally Hazardous Substances

We are striving to reduce the amount of environmentally hazardous substances used in production.

  • By switching the coating for frames and axles from oil-based to water-based paint, we intend to reduce atmospheric emissions of substances subject to the PRTR Law.
  • When painting and sealing such items as cabins for construction machinery, we changed the cleaning solvent on the (thinner) sponges used to wipe off excess sealant to a neutral detergent, reducing the amount of harmful chemical substances that we use.

Reporting Period

The reporting period covers April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, in principle.
Note that some reports include the results of activities conducted before or after this period or some data from planned activities.

Disclosure of Environmental Data

Environmental data is being verified by a third-party verification organization for disclosure in the spring of 2021.

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