Contributing to global sustainability: Pursuing harmony with the earth
The Ajinomoto Group works with communities and customers to contribute to harmonious coexistence with the earth, in order to realize a sustainable “Recycling-Oriented Society.*1
As demand for human consumption has already exceeded the earth’s production capacity, sustainable production and consumption must be pursued to secure our daily lives and economic activities while keeping the global environment healthy. At Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc., we pledge to develop and produce products with the aim of reducing the energy consumed in their production, consumption and use, contribute to the promotion of green energy use, systematically reduce the use of HFCs, and appropriately manage resource cycles, including waste, and chemical substances in order to achieve sustainable production and consumption under our quality, environmental, health and safety policies.
We started new initiatives in fiscal 2018, including participation in a Green Power Certification System*2and contribution to the spread of natural energy by using natural energy for the equivalent of 6 million kWh of the energy consumed in production annually.*3
*1. Ajinomoto Group: Harmony with the Earth
*2. Green Power Certification System
http://www.natural-e.co.jp (Japanese website)
*3. We used natural energy generated from biomass for 6 million kWh of energy,
equivalent to more than 50% of the energy consumed by the company annually.
Quality, environmental, occupational health and safety policies
To contribute to a better life and future for people, Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc. develops and produces high-quality electronic materials, functional materials and activated carbon products that match market needs and provides these products together with services. To realize this goal, we strive to prevent workplace disasters and accidents, with legal compliance as the foundation of everything we do, and we also work to create a comfortable workplace environment. We also take constructive steps to preserve biodiversity and contribute to global sustainability by utilizing our technical skills and development capacity. Since its foundation, the Ajinomoto Group has focused on solving social issues through its business activities. The Group has named its philosophy of creating values together with communities and the broader society “Ajinomoto Group Shared Value” (ASV).*4
*4. Ajinomoto Group’s sustainability concepts and ASV
Policy on Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety
1. Pursue quality
We provide safe, high-quality products and services that satisfy customers.
2. Live up to the trust placed in us
We earn the trust of our customers and stakeholders by providing appropriate information.
3. Develop products that contribute to people and the earth
We work to provide products and processes that have little environment impact and risk for customers and contribute to the environment and to safety for people and the earth.
4. Practice compliance responsibly
We comply with relevant laws and requests from customers and stakeholders, and we respond appropriately to changes in these laws and requests.
5. Prevent accidents and disasters
We strive to prevent accidents and disasters, and we continue to be disaster- and accident-free.
6. Reduce environmental impact and risks
We effectively use resources to help build a recycling-oriented society with a low-carbon footprint, and we strive to conserve energy and resources and reduce waste. We are aware of the impact that the chemical substances we work with have on the environment and workplace health and safety, and we endeavor to prevent environmental contamination and reduce risks.
7. Management system
We set targets for quality, the environment, occupational health and safety under the leadership of our top management, and we effectively run our management system while making ongoing improvements.
June 19, 2017
President and Representative Director,
Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc.