Proper Management of Chemical Substances

Management of Chemical Substances in Procurement

At the JVCKENWOOD Group, we recognize that we should share information on chemical substances contained in products across the supply chain to ensure their proper management and continue to comply with expanding regulations. Therefore, the JVCKENWOOD Group was involved from the beginning in the establishment and introduction of chemSHERPA, an information sharing scheme led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and is making active efforts to facilitate the sharing of information on chemical substances contained in products across the private sector.

For details of our comprehensive approach to environmentally friendly procurement and notes for submitting chemSHERPA data, please see Green Procurement.

Management of Chemical Substances in Business Activities

The JVCKENWOOD Group recognizes that it is responsible as a global corporation for minimizing the impact of chemical substances on people and ecosystems by properly managing chemical substances in accordance with international regulations. Therefore, we work to monitor and control the use of toxic chemicals in the production process, look for alternative chemicals, and review and improve the working environment. These efforts also involve our suppliers.

In FY2018, we emitted 10.6 tons* of toxic chemicals. We will continue working to promote proper management and reduce emissions.

*Limited to specially controlled industrial waste generated in Japan

Going forward, we will continue to develop, manufacture, and sell environmentally and human friendly products around the world so that customers can confidently use our Group’s products.

Toxic chemical emissions (FY2014–FY2018)

Note 1) Specially controlled industrial waste generated in Japan
Note 2) The increase in 2014 is attributable to a temporary increase in polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) stemming from plant closures, etc.

Efforts to reduce the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Shinwa Industries (China) Ltd. conducts business in compliance with the Chinese Government's VOC emissions regulations. The company has taken additional measures to reduce VOC emissions in response to a request from the Chinese Government, as a result of which it passed the on-site inspection of the Government at the end of 2018.


VOC emissions reduction equipment


At a VOC emissions reduction project meeting