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 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.
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.
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.
■Reduction of CO₂ emissions associated with business activities
■Reduction of emissions from the use of purchased, transported, and sold products
■Improvement of the waste recycling rate
■Reduction of the use of plastics
■Reduction of water utilization
■Proper management of chemical substances (toxic chemicals)
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.
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)||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 Creative Media|
|JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment|
|JVCKENWOOD Video Tech|
|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|
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.
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
*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