Environmental Preservation

Environment

 Alps Electric Group employees make a concerted effort to advance environmental management, aware that the Group as a whole is a member of the global community and viewing environmental issues as requiring a Group-wide approach.

Aiming for a Sustainable Environment

Advancing Environmental Management

 The Alps Electric Group carries out environmental management to address environmental issues, which are viewed among the more serious management challenges. We established an Environmental Charter in 1994 and have made ongoing efforts to deliver products which help to reduce environmental impact and to lower the environmental impact of our own business activities in line with successive medium-term action plans.
 We are currently working to develop these efforts further, building a global framework for concerted activities by the whole Group.

The Alps Group Environmental Charter
《Basic Philosophy》
Alps, as a member of the global community, is committed to protecting the beauty of nature and to safeguarding our precious resources through the use of technologically advanced business practices and the efforts of its employees, in order to promote sustainable development.

《Action Program》
Placing priority on environmental preservation, we at Alps will:
  1. Develop products in light of environmental concerns
  2. Engage in environmentally friendly production and sales
  3. Conserve our natural resources
  4. Reduce or eliminate waste
  5. Increase recycling activities

 

Environmental Management Structure

Environmental Management Structure

 Policies and measures relating to environmental management are determined by the Environment Conference, comprising representatives of business locations in Japan and the director in charge of the environment as chairperson. Once finalized, policies and measures are implemented both in Japan and overseas by persons in charge and environmental management representatives at each location. As secretariat of the Environment Conference, the Environment Planning Section of the General Affairs Department falls under the supervision of the director in charge of the environment and is charged with advancing environmental management through the planning and formulation of company-wide environmental measures. Specific issues, such as global warming and waste, are meanwhile addressed through separate working groups which report to the Environment Conference.

 

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental ISO audit

Environmental ISO audit

 All production facilities of the Alps Electric Group in Japan and overseas have acquired ISO 14001 environmental management system certification. In Japan, we operate a system based on the ISO 14001 framework covering all domestic facilities, including locations not engaged in production. In this way, we carry out unified environmental management activities as a Group.

ISO14001 Certification

 

ALPS Environmental Policy
《Basic Philosophy》
Alps, as a member of the global community, is committed to protecting the beauty of nature and to safeguarding our precious resources through the use of technologically advanced business practices and the efforts of its employees, in order to promote sustainable development.

《Environmental Policy》
  1. We will continually improve our environmental management system to prevent pollution.
  2. Comply with environment-related laws and regulations as well as other requirements
    to which we agree.
  3. Promote measures against global warming.
  4. Make effective use of resources.
  5. Properly manage chemicals and reduce emissions to the environment.
  6. Develop, manufacture and sell products that are in harmony with the environment.

Environmental Education

Environmental training for new managers

Environmental training for new sales personnel

 Alps Headquarters conducts environmental training for new recruits and new managers according to their qualification grades. Employees at each plant also receive environmental training specific to their jobs, and technical training such as the program for internal environmental auditors. Overseas production facilities implement their own programs to provide effective training that corresponds to local regulations and customs.