Environmental Initiatives at Production Facilities

The production facilities of Toyo Denki practice chemical management and implement initiatives to address global warming and reduce waste, guided by the Environmental Philosophy and Action Guidelines.

Addressing Global Warming

Reducing CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions

Production facilities implement ongoing improvements and patrols to enhance energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.


Using renewable energy

Toyo Denki’s Engineering Center, completed in January 2010, features a 12 kW rooftop solar panel array. The installation generates an estimated 11,000 kWh of electricity annually, reducing 7.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The rooftop also features a wind power generation system incorporating the world’s first control circuit-less (CC-less) generator, developed by Toyo Denki to operate without the need for standby electricity. The installation is providing valuable field data for analysis.

Reducing Waste

The Yokohama Works actively recycles waste produced through business activities. On the production floor, waste is thoroughly sorted for recycling and recycling methods are continuously studied for improvement, to both reduce and recycle industrial waste.
Equipment development and design is carried out with the aim of improving efficiency and reducing energy and resource consumption.


Chemical Substance Management

Toyo Denki manages the emissions and transfer of chemical substances in accordance with Japan’s Law concerning Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR). The PRTR data is filed with local governments and tracked by the national government. Controlled substances include paints, varnishes, and solvents. The company is reducing its use of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in these substances.