Participate in the creation of

a sustainable society with the use of

automatic control technology.

Contribute efforts for the creation of a sustainable society

by meeting the needs of our global customers.

SMC has taken on the challenge of these important goals.

This is our main business. We feel that the diffusion and improvement

of automatic control technology with a minimal impact

on the environment will create a path that will lead to the creation

of an ideal society.

Moving onward, SMC shall thoroughly reduce its environmental impact

with contributions to automation and labor-saving operations in all industries.

We will also promote manufacturing practices that are in harmony

with the natural environment in order to prevent climate change.

Contribute efforts for the creation of a sustainable society by meeting the needs of our global customers.
SMC has taken on the challenge of these important goals.
This is our main business. We feel that the diffusion and improvement of automatic control technology with a minimal impact on the environment will create a path that will lead to the creation of an ideal society.
Moving onward, SMC shall thoroughly reduce its environmental impact with contributions to automation and labor-saving operations in all industries.
We will also promote manufacturing practices that are in harmony with the natural environment in order to prevent climate change.

1. Factory CO2 reduction proposals for our customers all over the world

Action 01-1-1

Theme

Reduce CO2 during manufacture by proposing compact and lightweight products

Conduct activities to proliferate CO2 reduction by proposing energy-saving measures (proposing energy saving systems and CO2 reduction products during manufacture and usage)

Initiatives

Promote CO2 reduction through the sales of products by proposing compact, lightweight products.

2. Introduce SMC’s eco-factory: Environmental Impact Reduction

Action 01-2-1

Theme

We aim to reduce CO2 emissions and the amount of environmentally hazardous substances used during manufacture by developing products that take into account product assessment, and monitoring the life cycle assessment

Initiatives

Achieve 90% or higher ISO14001 product assessment target score.

Construct a system to monitor CO2 emissions (from product development to disposal) based on the product life cycle assessment.

KPI goals

Achieve 90% or higher product assessment target score by the year 2030.

Complete 100% construction of a CO2 emission monitoring system based on the product life cycle assessment, by the year 2030.

Action 01-2-2

Theme

Reduce packaging waste by reviewing production and distribution methods

Initiatives

Achieve zero packaging waste and zero packaging costs.

KPI goals

Reduce packaging waste by 80% compared to the year 2020 before the year 2030.

Action 01-2-3

Theme

Introduce renewable energy for which the amount of environmentally hazardous substances discharged is low, and aim to reduce CO2 emissions in power generation

Initiatives

Raise the proportion of renewable energy used relative to the power supply used in factories in Japan by the year 2030.

KPI goals

Raise the proportion of renewable energy used to 36–38% as envisaged by the government by the year 2030.

Action 01-2-4

Theme

Aim for plant administration that will not discharge waste and environmentally hazardous substances (enforcement of chemical and drainage control, and compliance with environmental laws)

Initiatives

Recycle all waste (recycling, and thermal recycling).

Switch to alternatives to CFCs with a low warming factor.

Establish voluntary control standards for drainage control, and enforce control.

Enforce control by the ISO14001 environmental management system.

KPI goals

Switch to alternatives to CFCs by 2030, and attain a 100% waste recycling ratio.

Action 01-2-5

Theme

Aim to reduce CO2 emissions by adopting initiatives (use of low-emission gas vehicles, implementation of remote working, etc.) in the office and business

Initiatives

① Eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in our fleet by switching to hybrid or electric.

② Consolidate locations and reduce consumption of electricity, gas, and paper, as well as introduce satellite offices, utilize rental spaces, and implement remote working.

KPI goals

Define the completion of initiatives ① and ② as 50% each, and achieve a total of 100% by the year 2030.

Action 01-2-6

Theme

Share the environmental initiatives of SMC with partner companies, and aim to reduce emissions and use of environmentally hazardous substances by promoting green procurement

Initiatives

Reduce emissions and use of environmentally hazardous substances in products (continue activities to reduce environmentally hazardous substances under ISO14001, and achieve the reduction target every year).

KPI goals

Achieve a switchover ratio (product inventory) of 90% to products that do not use any RoHS-designated harmful substances by the year 2030 compared to 2020.

3. Creation of factories that exist in harmony with the natural environment

Action 01-3-1

Theme

In the Yamatsuri and Tono factories, we aim to organize greening activities and activities to protect the natural environment around the factories with the participation of our employees, and administer the factories in harmony with the surrounding natural environment

Initiatives

Implement greening activities and activities to protect the natural environment around the factories, leading to more effective activities, etc. in the future while taking into account points for improvement.

KPI goals

Continue with greening and natural environment protection activities on a 100-person scale twice a year by the year 2030, and achieve a target of planting 100 trees in the grounds of the Yamatsuri and Tono factories.

Action 01-3-2

Theme

Implement tree planting activities with the participation of factory employees in Japan

Initiatives

Implement greening and tree planting activities, leading to more effective activities, etc. in the future while taking into account points for improvement.

KPI goals

Continue with greening and natural environment protection activities on a 100-person scale twice a year by the year 2030, and replace the flowering plants in the flower beds of various plants in Japan.

Action 01-3-3

Theme

Participate in local nature maintenance activities organized by municipalities where the company's factories are located, and conduct activities to protect the natural environment

Initiatives

Continue to participate in conservation activities organized by local municipalities in various factories in Japan, and contribute to forest preservation activities at least twice a year by the year 2030.

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