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 FY 2021, we newly established the Policy for Environmental Vision and the Basic Environmental Policy (JK Green 2025) 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 Policy across the Group and establishing/administering an environmental management system based on international standards.

Basic Environmental Policy (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

  • ・Scopes 1 + 2 Target:25.2% reduction by FY2025 from the FY2019 level (total and global)
  • ・Scope3 Target: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

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

  • ・Achieve a recycling rate of at least 90% by FY2025 (global)


■Reduction of the use of plastics

  • ・Monitor and reduce plastic consumption


■Reduction of water utilization

  • ・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)

  • ・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

  • ・Actively promote activities to realize the Basic Environmental Policy 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.

In the future, we will regularly monitor the progress of our efforts to achieve the targets we have set, and will strive to achieve them, and to further specify and upgrade the targets. Please refer to the related pages for details on our efforts for each goal.

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 ten 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
date of current
Japan JVCKENWOOD Corporation - Network (Japan) JVCKENWOOD Corporation Head Office & Yokohama Business Center Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO) EC98J1095 2026/7/23
Hachioji Business Center
Hakusan Business Center
Kurihama Business Center
JVCKENWOOD Creative Media
JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment
JVCKENWOOD Public & Industrial Systems
JVCKENWOOD Service (Japan)
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 JVCKENWOOD Electronics Indonesia SGS United Kingdom Ltd. 11/01856 2023/8/24
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Kenwood Electronics Co., Ltd.


Shanghai Huanke Environmental Certification Co., Ltd.

098 18 E1 033 R5 M 2025/11/13
Shinwa Industries (China) Ltd. DNV GL― Business Assurance 1453-1999-AE-RGC-RvA 2023/12/17
Shinwa Industries (Hangzhou) Ltd. DNV GL― Business Assurance 2028-2005-AE-RGC‐RvA 2023/2/23
Hungary Shinwa Precision Hungary Kft. EMI-TUV SUD Kft MS1424/K-040 2023/7/25
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 FY2021, 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 a provision for disposal cost of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) in FY2021 and took appropriate measures.

Yamagata Environmental Conservation Promotion Award (JVCKENWOOD Yamagata Corporation)

The Yamagata Prefectural Environmental Conservation Council recognized JVCKENWOOD Yamagata's initiatives to reduce environmental load (energy conservation, reduction of waste) and community-oriented contributions by giving it the Yamagata Environmental Conservation Promotion Award. The award highlights companies within the prefecture and their employees engaged in innovative environmental protection activities.
JVCKENWOOD Yamagata has reduced its environmental load by 70% (intensity) compared to FY 2004 through improvements to facilities and equipment as well as their operation. The company also takes opportunities to disseminate the expertise that it has gained and, as an environmental an organization that supports environmental learning, it is engaged in a wide range of community-oriented activities, including plant tours and cleanup of the area around the mouth of the Akagawa River.

"Lights down" campaign

Partitioning of Materials Dock B (installed in-house)

Classes at the Haguro Elementary School

Akagawa River cleanup