JDI acquired integrated ISO 14001 certification in 2013, through which we promote ongoing activities. Our environmental management organization consists of a structure with the Chief Executive for the Environment (CEO) as the Top Management, and which is also comprised of an Environmental Management Officer; Environmental Promotion Officer; and the head office, offices, and manufacturing sites below them.
Our overseas manufacturing subsidiaries have individually acquired ISO certification and have set up environmental management organization, which promotes environmental activities. In the aim of integrating them with the environmental activities in Japan starting from FY2014 in particular, we are making efforts such as onsite visits to overseas manufacturing subsidiaries for mutual understanding of the activities and offering instructions for improvements, while also meeting periodically with each subsidiary to strengthen governance each other.
Schematic Diagram of Our Environmental Management Organization in Japan as of May 2016
Under the Chief Executive for the Environment, the Environmental Management Officer, to whom responsibility and authority for environmental activities has been transferred, manages environmental activities. The Environmental Promotion Officer coordinates overall environmental activities for the head office, offices, and each area.
Environmental Management Review, which is chaired by the Chief Executive for the Environment and held once a year, perform review of our environmental management system.
In addition, the Environmental Promotion Committee, which is chaired by the Environmental Management Officer and held twice a year, is our highest deliberative body for environmental activities whose members consist of Area Chief Executives for the Environment, promotion leaders for Head office and offices, and others.
The Eco Products Subcommittee, which is chaired by the Environmental Promotion Officer and held twice a year, convenes members from each business headquarters. Here they primarily engage in deliberations over issues such as notification of laws and regulations related to product-related environmental activities, the management of the chemical substances contained in products, registering and expanding environmentally conscious products.
As for the effectiveness of our environmental activities, our Internal Environmental Audit Team which consists of certified auditors from within the company, objectively examines environmental activities. Moreover, we ask external third-party organizations to periodically confirm that our system of environmental activities is compliant with ISO 14001-2004 Requirements.