"We contribute to economy, society, and environment by supplying customers with eyes for industry."
- 1.CSR activities by developing our business
- At Tamron, we believe that CSR can be defined as working to serve as a good corporate citizen through lenses. CSR is an essential element for Tamron to enjoy sustainable growth.
We hope that more people enjoy our products anytime, anywhere.
- 2.CSR activities from global perspective
- Our business ranges from Asian countries including China where our factory locates to Western countries.
Therefore Tamron joined the Global Compact in August 2007, as the fundamental idea of CSR.
The Global Compact is a framework with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, lobour, the environment and anti-corruption.
We are faithful to ten principles of the Global Compact, and conduct our business, with responsibility.
Please see theUnited Nations' homepage for details. http://www.unglobalcompact.org
We have issued the CSR Report for the purpose of disclosing environmental activities to stakeholders such as customers, employees, shareholders / investors, suppliers / business partners, community / society, public authorities and NGOs / NPOs.
Tamron has obtained ISO14001 since 2001, and we strive to minimize our environmental loads.
We have been doing energy saving, waste reducing, and green purchasing. Besides, we promotes environmental management including green procurement for reducing impact to environment and humans, and DfE (Design for Environment).
We adapt same integrated management system (ISO 9001 and 14001) at Omiya head office and Aomori factories in near future.
Furthermore, we achieve proactively the targets of zero emissions of industrial waste and reduction of greenhouse gas.
Promoting Design for the Environment (DfE)
Tamron manufactures environmentally friendly products by placing emphasis on the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). At the design review stage of product development, we assess the extent to which we have achieved a longer service life (longer use, easier repair), resource savings (lighter weight, more compact, reduction in the number of parts, use of recycled materials, easier disassembly), and energy savings (lower power consumption at manufacture and use stages). Products that are environmentally friendly and that meet Tamron voluntary standards are certified as being Tamron Eco Label products. See here for certified products.
We are now working to merge Design for the Environment with Universal Design.
Details of Design for the Environment (DfE) are shown on page 6 of the 2011 CSR Report.
Regulation of hazardous substances
"Environmental-related substances regulations" which is set thresholds of Cadmium, Lead, hexavalent chromium, etc. severer than RoHS (the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) Directive. Through the compliance with "Environmental-related substances regulations", we established our environmental quality assurance system.
We work on environmental quality assurance system with our business partners such as parts/material suppliers. In order to build good relationships with our business partners, we issue "the Eco-partner accreditation certificate" to them, and we give preferred status to the certified Eco-partners.
Tamron continue to follow the regulations such as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals) regulation and respond to voices from customers sincerely.
Tamron aims to manufacture the products which have less impact to humans and environment.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Philosophy
In accordance with its corporate management philosophy, Tamron's goal is to create and deliver superior quality products and services to meet customer needs. Furthermore, each Tamron employee is fully committed to the preservation of the global environment at every level and for each facet of company activities. At Tamron, we recognize the significance of our social responsibilities.
ISO 14001 The Fundamentals of the Environmental Conservation Policy
- Compliance with legislation relevant to environmental conservation
- Conservation and protection of natural resources
- Prevention of environmental contamination
- Continued promotion of an environmental conservation program
- Promote design philosophy and development of environmentally friendly products to contribute to environmental protection
- Educational and disciplinary activities to maximize participation by all employees
- Disclosure of environmental-related information to the public
At Tamron, quality management activities are performed in compliance with ISO9001:2000 not only to assure product quality but to enhance customer satisfaction.
ISO9001 Quality Control Policy
Provide customer satisfaction by delivering high quality products.
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We recognize the significance of our social responsibilities. Tamron promotes corporate activities which protect the earth's environment through the establishment of a quality assurance system that is compliant with ISO14001.
TS Quality Policy (Automotive Quality Management System Policy)
"We produce products that meet customer satisfaction."
- We provide superior products to customers.
- We discharge social responsibility by complying with related laws and regulations.
- We continue to improve automotive quality management system.
- We set a quality target and evaluate its degree of attainment.
- We contribute to safety, reassurance, and environment for motorized society.
ISO / TS 16949 (Automotive Quality Management System) Certification)
Tamron acquired ISO / TS16949 certification for automotive quality management system August 25, 2009. TS 16949 certification is applicable to China Foshan factory, Hirosaki factory, Namioka factory, and headquarters.
We continue to work for safety, reassurance, and environment for motorized society. We expand business in various industrial fields and produce superior products as "New eyes for industry".