Environmental Preservation

Medium-Term Action Plan for Environmental Preservation

 The Alps Electric Group implements global warming countermeasures and other environmental preservation activities based on a medium-term action plan for environmental preservation formulated every three years.
 Since fiscal 2016, we have been pursuing global warming countermeasures and other environmental preservation activities in line with the 8th Medium-Term Action Plan for Environmental Preservation.

 As a manufacturer we have added elements to the 8th Medium-Term Action Plan that will let us contribute more to environmental preservation even in the areas of manufacturing and product development; namely, improvement of material yield1 and material straight pass rate2 to enable effective utilization of resources, and aggressive sales of environmentally friendly products. In regard to targets set under the 7th Medium-Term Action Plan, such as improving energy consumption per unit, activities will be continued with the scope again encompassing the entire Alps Group.

*1: Material yield:
The value (theoretical value) reached by dividing the amount of raw materials constituting a product by the amount of raw materials needed to manufacture the product. The closer the value is to 1 the better. An important consideration is working out how to reduce the amount of items such as metal offcuts and plastic runners through innovation in product design and mold or die specifications.
*2: Material straight pass rate:
The value reached by dividing the amount of raw materials theoretically needed by the amount of raw materials actually used in the process. The closer the value is to 1 the better. Important tasks here include reducing the amount of defects within the manufacturing process and reducing losses during switching of production batches.

8th Medium-Term Action Plan for Environmental Preservation

Area of Initiatives Target Scope of Application Self-evaluation
Global warming countermeasures at business facilities Improve energy consumption per unit by an average 1% each year to 2020 Alps Group (*1)
Global warming countermeasures in logistics Improve energy consumption per unit related to product logistics in Japan by 1% each year to FY2018 Alps Electric
Reduction of total waste emissions Improve total waste emissions per unit by 1% each year to FY2018 Alps Group
Effective utilization of resources in design and manufacturing (1) Improve material yield
(2) Improve the material straight pass rate
Alps Electric Global (*2)
Reduction of water usage Improve water (municipal/industrial water supply) usage by 1% each year to FY2018 Alps Electric Global
Sales promotion of environmentally friendly products Advance sales promotion activities for environmentally friendly products Alps Electric
Promotion of biodiversity conservation activities Promotion of biodiversity conservation activities Alps Electric

Self-evaluation :Achieved :Partly achieved :Unachieved

*1. Alps Group: Alps Electric, Alpine, Alps Logistics and their related companies
*2. Alps Electric Global: Alps Electric and electronic components segment production subsidiaries in Japan and overseas