For Pursuing Company-Wide Environmental Management Activities

Tamron includes consolidation of company-wide environmental management activities in its mid-term environmental management objectives, for ensuring deployment of effective environmental management activities by all group companies.

   
Environmental Management Structure
In January 2007, Tamron consolidated the ISO Operation Committee and Environmental Committee into the CSR Committee. Since then, the CSR Committee meets regularly every month for reviewing environmental management activities. Establishing an environmental management system consolidated on a company-wide basis had come up as one of the most important tasks for Tamron since 2006. Therefore, at the time of the management review in November 2006, Tamron established mid-term environmental objectives and targets to address on a company-wide basis and achieve by 2009. In addition to these organizational improvements introduced already, Tamron plans to consolidate the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System into a comprehensive management system in order to properly address environmental regulations that have become stricter for product design and to respond to customer requirements that have also become stricter too.
Environmental Management System Structure Diagram
   
Environmental Management Education
In 2006, Tamron provided educational courses on recycling, green procurement, and other activities related to management and environmental conservation to all employees. In addition, e-learning courses were introduced to provide basic knowledge about environmental problems of the earth and deepen understanding of why such environmental preservation is necessary. Tamron aims at reducing CO2 emissions and eventually achieving zero emissions as a mid-range planning target. We at Tamron plan to further enrich our educational programs on waste management and issues related to global warming.
An educational session
An educational session
   
Environmental Accounting
In 2006, the Environmental Accounting Subcommittee focused on reviewing the method for aggregative analysis of environmental costs. As a result of the approach, the subcommittee established a method to more precisely and effectively grasp environmental education expenses among the costs for environmental management activities. The total amount of environmental investments in 2006 was relatively small at Tamron. This was partly because there were not many facilities and installations required urgently, but also partly because we were unable to precisely grasp cost effectiveness. We will work for establishing a method to calculate the economic effects of environmental costs more efficiently and accurately in order to more efficiently reflect information obtained from environmental accounting in our management decisions.
Environmental Accounting
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Scope of environmental accounting
Period - from January 1 to December 31, 2006
Scope - Omiya Head Office, factories in Hirosaki, Namioka and Owani
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Labor costs are calculated by using average wages.
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Economic effects represent only real effects of cost saving from waste recycling, reducing copy paper.
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Depreciation allowances are not included.
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