Promotion of Environmental Management
Vice President, Anritsu Corporation
I have been tasked to oversee the Anritsu Group’s environmental management starting this fiscal year. Following in the footsteps of my predecessor, I will work toward achieving our 2020 VISION of “Building an environmental brand by pursuing global environmental management throughout the entire value chain.” I appreciate in advance your understanding and support.
Fiscal 2016 marks the second year of the GLP2017 Environmental Initiative, the second stage of our activities for realizing the 2020 VISION. While we have been advancing more or less as planned in addressing the issues designated as priority themes, we have nevertheless entered a crucial phase with respect to some of the major themes. We intend to raise the quality of our management by upgrading the environmental management system to the ISO 14001:2015 standard in January 2017. We must also ensure full compliance with the RoHS Directive (The Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) for our mainstay products of measuring instruments and industrial equipment by the July 2017 deadline. Meanwhile, as a result of our efforts to meet stakeholder expectations on information disclosure, we were able to considerably improve our CDP disclosure score, from 83 to 99 points. However, we have experienced a setback in our drive to save energy, as our electric power consumption rose in fiscal 2015 due in part to the start of operations at our Global Headquarters Building, built as an extension to our Atsugi Head Office.
Continuous improvement in our environmental performance is essential for enhancing the value of an environmental brand. We will be ever mindful of our responsibilities as a global enterprise as we strive to address environmental issues throughout our entire value chain to meet the requests and expectations of our stakeholders.
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Environmental Performance Sheet