Environmentally Friendly Products
Through manufacturing, we contribute to the improvement of customer's and the world environment
IDEC business protecting the global environment
Mega-solar power business
In an effort to reduce the use of non-renewable energy, we have been expanding the business of solar power generation for industrial use. In fiscal year 2015, we completed three solar power plants in succession: Three IDEC-owned solar plants in Ibaraki City, Osaka and Otsu City, Shiga and Amagasaki City,Hyogo, and a join tly-held plant with the Town of Sayo in Hyogo. The IDEC Group, acting as a power plant operator/power supplier, makes direct and increasing contributions to global environmental protection and the improvement of local communities.
Reducing Environmental Burden
Recognizing the goal of a harmonious existence with the earth that we all share, we take environmental safety and quality as a top priority in all aspects of our business while pursuing sustainable business growth.
IDEC Group’s development policy and evaluation standard
Design evaluation standard for environmentally-conscious products
|Factors to be Considered||Product design outcome|
|Ease of recycling
|Ease of disassembly|
|Ease of disposal|
| Resource saving|
|Reduction in volume and weight
|Reduction in consumption of electricity|
|Prolonged product life|
|Environmental safety||No use of regulated hazardous
materials and chemicals
Product development based on a conservation philosophy
Since 1978 the IDEC Group has maintained the same product development policy of developing optimum control based on conservation. Under this policy we set out a group-wide Save All campaign in 1982. Since then we have been introducing our conservation philosophy: reducing energy, space, maintenance, and various resources, to our customers. This campaign is continuing today. Our environment-conscious products must meet our strict design evaluation standard.
Efforts in reducing environmental impact
Environmental Objectives by Business Group and Department
Product Planning and Development → Developing new products and improving existing products to reduce environmental burden
Manufacturing → Developing and improving manufacturing technologies to reduce environmental burden, and limiting manufacturing waste
Sales and Distribution → strengthening the sale and distribution of environmentally-friendly products
Other Departments → Reducing energy and other resources, promoting recycle, and improving efficiency in all aspects of business
Acquisitions of Environment Management Certifications
The IDEC Group has been constantly improving its environment management system. The Headquarters/Engineering Research Center was certified as ISO 14001 compliant by JQA (Japan Quality Assurance Organization) in 1997. Today, a total of four locations including our headquarters (which houses Engineering & Research Center and the IDEC Sales Office), Tsukuba Plant, Fukusaki/Takino Plant, and Amagasaki Plant are ISO 14001 compliant.