Environment

Paying close attention to the environmental impact of business activities and working to reduce this impact will help build a sustainable society. Companies are now expected to take pro-active steps to address the global issues of global warming, natural resource depletion, and chemical contamination of soil, water and air. 


Our approach to the environment

In conducting business activities, developing products and providing services, the JVCKENWOOD Group continually strives to keep the environmental impact to a minimum. In place of the Eco Promotion Plan 2020, which we had promoted so far, we newly established the Policy for Environmental Vision and the Basic Environmental Policies in FY2021.


Policy for Environmental Vision

Through the creation of products and services based on advanced technologies and through environmental activities, the JVCKENWOOD Group, together with all stakeholders, protects the global environment and contributes to the realization of a healthy and sustainable society not only today but towards the future.

We have undertaken a wide range of measures to fulfill our responsibilities as a global company to reduce environmental burdens by sharing Basic Environmental Policies across the Group and establishing/administering an environmental management system based on international standards.


Basic Environmental Policies (JK Green 2025) and Target Setting

Based on the Policy for Environmental Vision, the JVCKENWOOD Group complies with environmental laws and regulations in all of its products and business activities, and contributes to the sustainable use of, and co-existence with, energy, resources and the biosphere, which are the assets of the earth. To achieve this goal, we establish and implement goals focusing on the following four important environmental items. 



【Item1】 Addressing climate change: Achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

■Reduction of CO₂ emissions associated with business activities

  • ・Target1: Scope1+2:25.2% reduction by FY2025 from the FY2019 level (total and global)
  • ・Target1: Scope3:Calculation of CO₂ emissions under Scope3 and reduction of CO₂ emissions associated with business activities (Global)

 

■Reduction of emissions from the use of purchased, transported, and sold products

  • ・Target3: CO₂ reduction through collaboration with business partners (upstream and downstream) for Scope3 Categories 1,4,11*(Global)

*Category 1: Emissions associated with raw materials, parts, and purchased products; Category 4: Emissions associated with transportation of raw materials and products; Category 11: Emissions associated with assumed electric power consumption for the use of products sold


【Item2】 Effective use of resources: Achieve zero emissions (promotion of 3R management)

■Improvement of the waste recycling rate

  • ・Target1: Achieve a recycling rate of at least 90% by FY2025 (Global)

 

■Reduction of the use of plastics

  • ・ Target2: Monitor and reduce plastic consumption

 

■Reduction of water utilization

  • ・Target3: 6% reduction by FY2025 from the FY2019 level (total, global)

【Item3】 Environmental conservation and management: Proper management of environmental load chemical substances

■Proper management of chemical substances (toxic chemicals)

  • ・Target1: Define and manage environmental control substances based on in-house standards that have been judged to have a significant impact (aspect) on the global environment and human body.

【Item4】 Preservation of biodiversity: Conservation of ecosystems

  • ・Target1:Actively promote activities to realize the Basic Environmental Policies at each stage of the life cycle of our and the supply chain’s products and services, contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, and preserve biodiversity.

Environmental Management System

We have been seeking to acquire ISO14001 certification as part of constructing our environmental management system. We have obtained certification at all of our business centers and eleven affiliate companies in Japan, and at all of our production companies outside Japan. 


List of ISO14001 certifications obtained

Country Company name and location Certifying institution Certification
number
Expiration
date of current
certification
Japan JVCKENWOOD Corporation - Network (Japan) Head Office & Yokohama Business Center Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO) EC98J1095 2023/7/23
Hachioji Business Center
Hakusan Business Center
Kurihama Business Center
Yokosuka Business Center
JVCKENWOOD Yamagata
JVCKENWOOD Nagano
JVCKENWOOD Nagaoka
JVCKENWOOD Creative Media
JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment
JVCKENWOOD Video Tech
JVCKENWOOD Public & Industrial Systems
JVCKENWOOD Service (Japan)
JVCKENWOOD Design
JVCKENWOOD Partners
Malaysia JVCKENWOOD Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. SGS United Kingdom Ltd. MY08/01703 2023/4/29
Thailand JVCKENWOOD Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Management System Certification Institute (Thailand) EMS05020/197 2023/8/21
JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. SGS United Kingdom Ltd. TH06/1539 2024/1/24
Indonesia PT. JVC Electronics Indonesia SGS United Kingdom Ltd. 11/01856 2023/8/24
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Kenwood Electronics Co., Ltd.

上海环科环境认证有限公司

Shanghai Huanke Environmental Certification Co., Ltd.

098 18 E1 033 R5 M 2022/11/13
Singapore JVCKENWOOD Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. SGS United Kingdom Ltd. SG99/16727 2024/2/18
Italy ASK INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Kiwa Cermet Italia S.p.A. 755B-E 2024/11/26

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations

In FY2020, there were no violations of environmental laws and regulations in JVCKENWOOD Group operations in and out of Japan. We will continue to ensure legal compliance at our business locations and affiliates by operating the ISO 14001 environmental management system, etc. 
JVCKENWOOD also recognizes that the appropriate disposal of pollutants and waste that burden on the environment is an important step toward realizing our Environmental Vision. As part of these efforts, we have set aside an allowance for disposal cost of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) in FY2021 and took appropriate measures.


Yokohama Environmental Action Award

The JVCKENWOOD Group received a Practice Award in the Enterprise Category at the 28th Yokohama Environmental Action Award, which recognizes individuals, groups, enterprises and students who undertake various proactive initiatives to preserve, restore and create the environment in their localities.