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Environmental Management

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

By shaping the advancement of healthcare, our global environmental conservation activities contribute to the creation of a fulfilling and healthy society.

Core behaviors
  1. We deliver reassurance to all people by carrying out business activities in an environmentally conscious manner.
  2. We promote environmental management in throughout the life cycles of products and services and the value chain of our business activities, so that we can contribute to climate change mitigation, sustainable resource use (waste reduction, recycle, water conservation), protection of biodiversity, and proper control of chemical substances.
  3. We comply with all applicable national or regional environmental regulations, standards and agreements.
  4. In order to improve environmental performance, we continually improve our environmental conservation activities and work diligently prevent pollution and minimize the impact our products and services have on the environment.
  5. We contribute to society through environmental conservation activities as a member of the community, while educating and raising the environmental consciousness.
  6. We establish environmental objectives consistent with this environmental policy, and measure our performance against them.

Revised April 2018

Sysmex Eco-Vision 2025

Formulating Sysmex Eco-Vision 2025

To coincide with the formulation of the new long-term management goals for the Sysmex Group, we formulated “Sysmex Eco-Vision 2025”. These set forth the long-term environmental vision that Sysmex aims to attain by 2025, and requires us to promote environmental conservation more than ever throughout the product/service life cycle and across the entire value chain of our business activities.

Environmental Management System

Group Environmental Management System

Sysmex has formulated Global Environmental Management Regulations to clarify the responsibilities and roles of each Group company. We have assigned a managing director, a member of the Managing Board, of Sysmex Corporation as an environmental management officer to oversee and control Group environmental management.

Promoting the Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certification

Sysmex is working toward the acquisition of ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management, for the Groupʼs principal affiliated companies. As of April 30, 2018, we had acquired certifications at 16 Group companies, and the percentage of employees at locations that had received certifications amounted to 60% of the total number of Group employees.

By centralizing the environmental activities at Group companies in Japan, we are working to ascertain the state of progress on activities and any issues, as well as to reinforce management activities, and four companies (Sysmex Corporation, Sysmex International Reagents, Sysmex RA and Sysmex Medica) comprising nine locations have obtained integrated certification. As a result, we are now able to systematically share information related to environmental management. Also, in fiscal 2016 we completed the transition to the amended ISO standards (ISO 14001:2015).

Status of ISO 14001 Certification
Company Scope Site Acquired in
Sysmex Europe
(Acquired ISO 50001 certification)
Manufacture of reagents for clinical testing Reagent factory November 1999
Sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software Head office October 2011
Sysmex Deutschland -
Sysmex Corporation Development, design, manufacture, sale and after-sale service of clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software, as well as sale of custom proteins Kakogawa Factory April 2000
Technopark February 2002
Head office February 2002
Solution Center November 2005
i-Square February 2015
Sysmex International Reagents Ono Factory March 2001
Seishin Factory June 2007
Sysmex Medica - March 2001
Sysmex RA - June 2008
Sysmex Brazil Manufacture and sale of reagents for clinical testing - February 2009
Sysmex America Sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software, as well as manufacture of testing reagents - December 2009
Sysmex Reagents America -
Sysmex New Zealand Design, development, installation and support of healthcare information systems and services, as well as sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software - May 2011
Sysmex France Sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software - February 2012
Sysmex India Manufacture of reagents for clinical testing - March 2012
Sysmex Asia Pacific Sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software, as well as manufacture and sale of reagents for clinical testing Head office April 2012
Reagent factory
Sysmex Espana Sales and after-sales services for clinical testing instruments, various types of analyzers, testing reagents, testing information systems and healthcare-related software - April 2012
Sysmex Wuxi Development and manufacture of reagents for clinical testing - June 2013
Jinan Sysmex Manufacture and sale of reagents for clinical testing - January 2016

Conducting Environmental Auditing

In line with environmental management system requirements, we perform regular internal and external environmental audits at locations that have obtained ISO 14001 certification.

In fiscal 2017, four nonconformities were found during internal environmental audits of the four Group companies and nine locations for which certification in Japan has been integrated. One slight nonconformity was found in external environmental audits. Corrective measures have been completed.

Long-Term Environmental Objectives and Results of Mid-Term Environmental Objectives

Long-Term Environmental Objectives of the Sysmex Group Environmental Action Plan (Sysmex Eco-Vision 2020) and Sysmex Group Medium-Term Environmental Objectives and Results

  Sysmex Eco-Vision 2020 Long-term Environmental Objectives (Revised Edition) Mid-term Environmental Objectives (FY2015 –2017) Activities/Achievements in FY2017
Environmental consciousness in product life cycle process Promote eco-friendly products and service models Promote eco-friendly products and service models
  • Continued working to reduce electricity use and achieve better compactness in the development of new products
  • Continued efforts to develop alternatives for animal-derived substances in reagents
  • To reduce waste, increased the number of instrument varieties employing reusable packaging materials
  • Increased the percentage of customer inquiries and service requests resolved via telephone and network services (compatibility with remote connection) (thereby reducing CO2 emissions by decreasing the number of visits made using vehicles)

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions for logistics by 50% (per unit of non-consolidated sales)1

Base year: FY2010

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions for logistics by 45% (per unit of non-consolidated sales)1

Base year: FY2010

  • For exports, promoted shift from air to ocean transport
  • Optimized product package sizes and conducted loading simulations to increase container loading efficiency
  • Promoted local procurement of disposable products

Results (per unit of non consolidated sales):

Fiscal 2017: 4.924
(t-CO2/hundred million yen) Base year: 7.252
(t-CO2/hundred million yen) Against base year: Down 32%

Environmental consciousness at business offices

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

Base year: FY2008

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions at business offices by 40% (per unit of consolidated sales)2

Base year: FY2008

  • Reduced use of electricity by improving production efficiency (Sysmex International Reagents)
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by using solar power (Sysmex Europe(Reagent factory in Germany), i-Square)
  • Switched to high-efficiency air conditioning units (Solution Center)
  • Converted to the use of renewable energy for electricity (Sysmex Europe, Sysmex Deutschland, Sysmex Europe (reagent factory in Germany))

Results (per unit of consolidated sales):

Fiscal 2017: 7.16
(t-CO2/hundred million yen)

Base year: 10.07
(t-CO2/hundred million yen)

Against base year: Down 29%

Achieve a recycle rate of 93% or higher at all business offices3 Achieve a recycle rate of 92% or higher at all business offices3
  • Reused as a road paving material the glass waste formerly processed at landfills (Technopark, Solution Center)
  • Reused packaging material on purchased items (Sysmex Wuxi)

Results:
Fiscal 2017: 91.3%

Reduce water usage at reagent factories by 10% (per unit of amount of production)4

Base year: FY2008

Reduce water usage at reagent factories by 7% (per unit of amount of production)4

Base year: FY2008

  • Reused reverse-osmosis (pure) wastewater through improvement of ultrapure water plant (Sysmex Asia Pacific)
  • Reused industrial waste water after treatment (Sysmex India)

Results (per unit of production):

Fiscal 2017: 23.2
(m³/thousand boxes)

Base year: 21.5
(m³/thousand boxes)

Against base year: Up 8%

1 Scope of data: Sysmex Corporation

2 Scope of data: Factories and major business offices (13 factories, 7 business offices)
[Factories]
Sysmex Corporation (Kakogawa Factory, i-Square), Sysmex International Reagents (Ono Factory, Seishin Factory), Sysmex Medica, Sysmex RA, Sysmex Europe (Reagent factory in Germany), Sysmex Brazil, Sysmex Reagents America, Sysmex India, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Jinan Sysmex, Sysmex Wuxi
[Major Business Offices]
Sysmex Corporation (head office, Technopark, Solution Center), Sysmex Europe, Sysmex America, Sysmex Shanghai, Sysmex Asia Pacific

3 Scope of data: Factories and major business offices where products and/or chemical substances are handled (13 factories, 3 business offices)
[Factories]
Sysmex Corporation (Kakogawa Factory, i-Square), Sysmex International Reagents (Ono Factory, Seishin Factory), Sysmex Medica, Sysmex RA, Sysmex Europe (Reagent factory in Germany), Sysmex Brazil, Sysmex Reagents America, Sysmex India, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Jinan Sysmex, Sysmex Wuxi
[Major Business Offices]
Sysmex Corporation (head office, Technopark, Solution Center)

4 Scope of data: Reagent factories (9 factories)
Sysmex International Reagents (Ono Factory, Seishin Factory), Sysmex Europe (Reagent factory in Germany), Sysmex Brazil, Sysmex Reagents America, Sysmex India, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Jinan Sysmex, Sysmex Wuxi

Environmental Risk Assessments

Performing Environmental Risk Assessments

As part of the Groupʼs risk management, Sysmex assesses the impact of business activities on increasingly severe environmental issues from the perspectives of compliance and environmental impact, in an effort to reduce risk and create business opportunities. We conduct risk assessments once every two years under its risk assessment system.

Environmental Education

Conducting Environmental Education and Training

Sysmex Corporation conducts general education for all employees to foster an awareness of the impact of the Group’s environmental activities and individual operations. We conduct specialized training for individuals designated by their divisions as people responsible for and in charge of environmental management system promotion. We also conduct specialized and emergency response training for each division, as necessary.

Examples of Environmental Education (Fiscal 2017)
  • General environmental training (e-learning): For all employees at business sites having integrated ISO certification
  • Regulatory system seminar: For people in charge of business sites and development
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