EXEDY Group's Sustainability Activities
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact in Product Development
Development of Fuel Efficient Products
Our Damper for Hybrid Vehicles
We at EXEDY have our sights set on eco-friendly product development, and are working to make products that contribute to smaller, lightweight, and fuel-efficient vehicles. In addition, we are contributing to the creation of societies that use vehicles in an environmentally friendly manner, with many of our products equipped within hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and other eco-friendly vehicles.
Our Efforts to Reduce Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions Resulting from Tests Run During Product Development (Development Headquarters)
Transient Dynamometer Testing Equipment
In order to contribute to our society and make products that please our customers, we, in 2015, introduced our transient dynamometer, a testing machine that simulates the conditions of an actual vehicle, and we have actively been developing products that can handle reduced CO2 emissions and improvements in fuel efficiency.
We also have been moving forward with energy conservation at our currently existing facilities, carrying out energy-saving design that includes a switch from hydraulic power sources to electric ones and the establishment of regenerative power mechanisms. While maintaining required functionality, we have been able to make improvements to power consumption and keep it below 10%. In addition to this, we have been able to reduce power consumption by 20% by moving forward with switching each of our testing facilities over to LED lighting, all the while making sure that the rooms remain appropriately lit for the work being done.
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact in Our Business Operations
Renewal of waste water treatment facility at the Headquarters
In September 2017, we renewed the waste water treatment equipment at the EXEDY HQ Plant to process the waste water generated in the plant and discharge it to the sewage system. (total construction cost approx. 40 million yen)
Processing the waste water inside the plant ourselves not only enables us to reduce the amount of industrial waste generated, but also allows us to discharge water with a higher quality than the established sewage water quality standard.
Before discharging the water, through activated carbon filtration and coagulating sedimentation processes in our waste water treatment facility, the water is clean enough for fish to live in. Next to our waste water treatment facility, we actually keep fish in an aquarium filled with processed waste water.
Chemical Substance Regulations
In order to comply with environmental laws and regulations, prevent environmental pollution and reduce risks, we have introduced an evaluation system before adopting chemical substances and work to reduce environmental impact.
Chemical Substance Management
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact in Our Purchasing and Transportation
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact in Our Purchasing
At the EXEDY Group, in order to implement production with consideration for the environmental impact, we established the "Green Procurement Guidelines” and with the support of our cooperating companies, we keep working to reduce the environmental impact of the entire supply chain.
Green Procurement Guidelines (Outline)
Our Request to Cooperating Companies
- Compliance with Ordinance and Regulations etc.
- Establishment and Maintenance of Our Environmental Management System
- Management of Chemical Substances
- Environmental Efforts in Our Business Operations
- A. Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- B. VOC Reduction
- C. Reduction of PRTR Substance
- D. Promotion of Waste Reduction and Recycling
- E. Reducing Impact on Water Resources and Water Quality
- Management of the Supply Chain
Green Procurement Briefing
Green Procurement Briefing
In January 2017, we held the Green Procurement Briefing. Here we requested the 98 participating companies for their cooperation in strengthening our product chemical substance management system.
Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact in Our Transportation (Streamlining Transportation Efficiency)
In order to reduce CO2 generated in the transportation process of products, we work together with our affiliate EXEDY Logistics Co., Ltd. to improve packaging and packaging materials to improve loading efficiency, and we are continually looking to implement improvements such as shorter transportation routes, etc.
Activities to Contribute to Society and Preserving Biodiversity
ISO14001 Lecture for Kids
We support the activities of ISO14001 for Kids, an initiative of Mie Prefecture and every year we visit elementary schools in Mie to give lectures. The children who participate in the program, work on conservation of energy and resource in their homes with cooperation from their families.
Wall Surface Greening - Kawagoe Plant
As a part of the greening activities at the Kawagoe Plant, the plant’s wall surface is being used to cultivate fruits. In FY 2017, employees cultivated grapes, kiwis, etc., and harvested the fruits that grew on the walls. Through these activities we raise our employees’ environmental awareness and contribute to CO2 reduction, while enjoying the fruit that we grow ourselves.