Sustainable Management of CO2
SMC has implemented ISO 14001, the international standards related to environmental management, and began to make organizational efforts in implementing environmentally friendly and energysaving measures at our factories since 1998 (acquired certification in December 1999).
The largest source of CO2 emissions in SMC’s business activities is from the use of electricity. SMC aims to reduce the emission of CO2 through the combined effect of its steady energy-saving efforts.
【Reduction of CO2 emissions (intensity)】
SMC strives to eliminate the use of CFCs by switching to alternatives with lower GWP values, and to reduce the overall use of chemical substances (through prevention of evaporation, prevention of removal, and reuse).
【Chemical substance usage】
【Reduction of waste discharge】
【Chemical substance discharge】
Specified Businesses and Designated Energy Management Factories are obliged to establish targets to reduce their energy consumption by 1% or greater per year, as well as to manage energy consumption on an organizational basis and submit periodic reports.
【Example of sorting】
・plastic waste ・paper ・vinyl chloride ・rubber
・noncombustible items ・corrugated boards
＊1 CO2 from production activities is the amount of CO2 emitted associated with energy usage.
＊2 Recycle refers to the amount that is discharged as material of value and reused and/or recycled as materials and thermal energy.
＊1 The air used to discharge the remaining air from air pipes when a plant starts operation.
SMC will develop and supply environmentally friendly products in order to continually reduce the environmental burdens in accordance with its basic philosophy: “SMC strives to undertake environmental conservation activities through pneumatic technology that contributes to automation in all fields of industry in order to pass down a sustainable global environment to future generations”.
As part of its initiatives, SMC conducts green procurement of products, materials, components, semi-finished goods, secondary materials, and packaging materials used in the design, development and production process.