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.

 

In conducting business activities, developing products and providing services, the JVCKENWOOD Group monitors its impact on the environment across the entire value chain and continually strives to hold this environmental impact to a minimum. 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. 


Policy for Environmental Vision

Having laid out its environmental policy and areas of focus, the JVCKENWOOD Group ensures that all companies operating under its umbrella formulate medium-term plans tailored to their respective business operations and make continuous improvements. The aim is to help conserve the global environment through group-wide efforts.



Basic Environmental Policies

We have established Basic Environmental Policies and shared them with all departments and employees to enable the JVCKENWOOD Group as a whole to implement eco-friendly corporate management.

Basic Environmental Policies (established February 17, 2011)


Eco Promotion Plan 2020

The JVCKENWOOD Group has specified three action items—(1) energy conservation, (2) 3R activities, and (3) appropriate management of chemical substances—under its Eco Promotion Plan 2020, which is based on its Policy for Environmental Vision and Basic Environmental Policies. We are working toward achieving the goals set out in the Eco Promotion Plan in FY2020, which marks the plan’s final year, through initiatives implemented at Group companies in Japan and some production sites outside Japan.


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

Certified as 3R activity excellence office* by the City of Yokohama for 9 consecutive years

JVCKENWOOD’s Head Office, Yokohama Business Center and Hakusan Business Center have been certified by the City of Yokohama’s 3R activity excellence office for 9 consecutive years. At the Head Office and Yokohama Business Center, we disassemble products into small pieces and sort them to recycle materials as valuable resources; to reduce the amount of transport by compressing soft plastic; and take other initiatives. Meanwhile, our Hakusan Business Center has in place 16 types of collection bins as part of the efforts to ensure separation/disposal of commercial waste.

For details, see the website of the City of Yokohama .


*The City of Yokohama certifies companies or business sites for excellence in 3R activities by recognizing their contribution to ensuring separation/disposal of waste from business activities and their outstanding accomplishments in 3R activity (outbreak restraint, reuse, recycling) as well as honoring their day-to-day activities and encouraging them to be role models for other business sites.


Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations

In FY2019, 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.