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Apr. 14, 2010

Sysmex Group Establishes Long-Term Environmental Objectives
- Aiming to Remain a Company That Instills Confidence in All People -

  Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; President: Hisashi Ietsugu) has established groupwide long-term environmental objectives that it aims to reach by the end of fiscal 2020, ending March 31, 2021. These objectives are centered on themes that are important to society, such as global warming countermeasures, effective use of resources and waste reduction, and effective use of water resources, and the Sysmex Group is promoting activities designed toward these goals.

  Sysmex has formulated these objectives in recognition of the important responsibility it faces to conserve the environment in light of increasingly severe environmental issues such as global warming, resource depletion and disruption of ecosystems.

  The Sysmex Group has always been a strong believer in corporate efforts to preserve the local environment and has been proactive in its conservation efforts. As part of this ongoing commitment, in May 2009 the Company reviewed the existing Environmental Policy with an eye toward reducing the environmental impact of each stage of its product life cycle, from product design, production and sales to use and disposal.

  Ramping up its environmental conservation activities even further, Sysmex established long-term environmental objectives to be achieved by fiscal 2020. These targets call for the Group to conserve energy and resources and reduce waste by promoting eco-friendly service models (such as SNCS*1, its proprietary network-based support service), developing eco-friendly products and raising the efficiency of its business activities.

  Through such efforts, going forward the Sysmex Group will continue aiming to achieve harmony with the global environment, putting its corporate philosophy, the Sysmex Way into practice.

Long-Term Environmental Objectives


Long-term environmental objective

Divisions in charge

Main measures

Global warming


Reduce the power consumption of diagnostics instrument by 25% (in comparison with conventional models)

R&D divisions

Implement eco-friendly designing (save power at the time of operation and standby, and achieve miniaturization)

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions at business offices by 50% (per unit of consolidated sales *2

[Sysmex Corporation]
All offices
All Subsidiaries in Japan, Overseas Regional Headquarters, All Factories

Upgrade to high-efficiency equipment (air conditioners and lighting) at all offices

Reduce domestic carbon dioxide emissions for logistics by 11% (per unit of Sysmex Corporation’s parent-only sales)

Logistics divisions

Reduce logistics burden through such measures as increasing instrument compactness and improving reagent designs

Reduce environmental Impact by taking measures such as improving the efficiency of transportation and introducing modal shifts *3 .

Set a target of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions for logistics

Logistics divisions

Comprehend the amount of global carbon dioxide emission

Set a target per basic unit

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from domestic company cars by 50% (per unit of sales to customers in Japan)

[Sysmex Corporation]
All offices
Subsidiaries in Japan

Promote shifting to eco-cars (hybrid cars, electrical cars, compact cars, and other fuel-efficient vehicles)

Promote eco-driving

Effective use of resources and waste reduction

Reduce materials for containers and packaging for products and packing for transportation by 15% (per unit of Sysmex Corporation’s parent-only sales)

R&D divisions, Logistics divisions and sales and support

Reduce the amount of usage of packing materials by introducing simplified packing, and introducing designing for miniaturization

Improve the efficiency of transportation.

Set a global target of reducing materials for containers and packaging for products and packing for transportation

R&D divisions, procurement divisions, logistics divisions, and factories

Comprehend the amount of usage

Set a target per basic unit

Reduce waste, etc. emissions at business offices by 15% (per unit of Consolidated sales)

[Sysmex Corporation]
Factories and Offices in Hyogo
All Factories

Reduce packing materials for raw materials, use more simplified and lighter packing materials

Japan: Achieve a recycle rate of 99% or higher at all business offices covered
Overseas: Achieve a recycle rate of 95% or higher at all business offices covered

[Sysmex Corporation]
Factories and Offices in Hyogo
All Factories

Recycle thoroughly

Effective use of
Water resources

Reduce water usage at business offices by 30% (per unit of Consolidated sales)

[Sysmex Corporation]
Factories and Offices in Hyogo
All Factories

Reduce water consumption by installing high-efficiency equipment (water purification, air conditioner) and improving production processes


Develop products with no animal-derived ingredients

R&D divisions

Promote designing and developing products with no animal-derived ingredients

Develop paper containers for reagents

R&D divisions

Promote design shift from resin-based to paper containers

Establish and operate guidelines for eco-friendly designing

R&D divisions

Establish and operate designing guidelines that take into account the following viewpoints:
- Response to various regulations regarding chemical substances
- Easiness for recycling

Achieve an environmental management system development rate of 100% for major suppliers

Procurement divisions

Promote obtaining the ISO 14001 certification, the EcoAction 21 certification *4 or other related environmental management systems

Obtain the ISO 14001 certification at business offices covered

Overseas Regional Headquarters, Factories

Pursue ISO 14001 certification efforts by major factories and offices that are not already certified

Promote eco-friendly service models

Sales and support

Expand network services

Share knowledge through the use of IT

Promote life cycle assessment *5

Divisions involved in product lifecycles

Establish life cycle assessment methods

Implement and operate life cycle assessment
*1 Sysmex Network Communication Systems (SNCS): Service that connects the customer environment (product) with the customer support center network via SNCS server, automatically analyzes quality control data and operating conditions and provides support over the network
*2 Unit of sales: Value derived by dividing the total target reduction volume by net sales
*3 Modal shift: Reducing environmental impact by shifting to rail, coastal shipping and other modes of transportation that place less of a burden on the environment
*4 Eco Action 21: An environmental management system established by Japan's Ministry of the Environment for small and medium-sized companies, schools and public institutions
*5 Life cycle assessment: Method of evaluating environmental impact by measuring resource consumption and waste during all product-related processes, including production, use and disposal

*Information contained in the press release is current as of the date of the announcement,
but may be subject to change without prior notice.

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