Fundamental Activities: Environmental Management
Consistently improving our environmental management system (EMS)
In addition to acquiring ISO14001 certification, AISIN Group has created and deployed its own standards to solve environmental and social issues through business activities such as its manufacturing.
Our EMS Study Group also carries out assessments to confirm compliance with our standards. Our work in fiscal year 2021 took the form of online activities such as teleconferencing due to COVID-19.
Revision of the AISIN Consolidated EMS Manual and AISIN Group Green Procurement Guidelines
These resources are used to improve EMS at our domestic and overseas companies
Active initiatives to improve the skills of environmental management personnel in our group companies, such as presentations with talks by experts
Promoting environmental activities around the world
AISIN Group has divided the world into seven regions, within which it holds regular liaison meetings to share activities on environmental issues for personnel who promote environmental initiatives. In this way, we are driving these activities both in Japan and overseas.
Moving forward, the group will continue to expand the scope and scale of its activities in regions around the world.
Activities under AISIN Group Green Procurement Guidelines
Aisin asks its suppliers to reduce GHG emissions, recycle waste materials and resources, reduce water usage and preserve biodiversity according to AISIN Group Green Procurement Guidelines.
As an initiative under these guidelines, AISIN Group manages substances that have an environmental impact to ensure a reliable response to environmental laws and regulations, which are becoming more stringent every year in countries around the world. In order to accomplish this, AISIN Group requests surveys of chemicals contained in items purchased from our suppliers and had them disclose and register relevant information in a shared system for recording data on chemical substances.
Representatives from the procurement functions in 11 domestic group companies* meet at AISIN Group Suppliers‘ Environmental Inspection Liaison Meeting. These representatives conduct environmental risk inspections to prevent environmental issues at our suppliers‘ companies. 198 companies with processes and/or facilities that place a particular burden on the environment have been identified as high-risk suppliers, and our representatives check that these companies are complying with laws and regulations, identify hazards and encourage the companies to improve on these points. In fiscal year 2021, we inspected 86 companies and confirmed that their improvements were completed (100% of planned work).
Our management will continue to work with our Environment Dept. to instruct our suppliers on improvements.
* All of the 12 group companies except Aisin Development, a non-manufacturing company.