We will comply with environmental laws and regulations, and build, maintain, and continuously improve the environmental management system. Also, we promote harmful substance reduction and resource and energy conservation in consideration of the impact on the environment.
Green procurement activities
Unipres established the Unipres Green Procurement Guidelines in April 2009. The guidelines have set forth our commitment to reduce the impact on the environment when materials, parts, and sub-materials are delivered by our supplies. In this way, Unipres promotes global environmental conservation activities with an aim to create a society that enjoys sustainable development throughout the supply chain.
Initiatives for substances of very high concern
With the understanding and cooperation of our suppliers, Unipres keeps track of the content of substances of concern and of very high concern*1 and provides reports to our customers.
In addition, in order to respond quickly and appropriately to tightening regulations on chemical substances in each country (including PRTR Regulations, domestic chemical substance-related laws, European ELV Directives*2, and REACH Regulations*3), we have established the Chemical Substance Control and Green Procurement Committee to share information and consider countermeasures as needed.
*1 Substances that, as set out in Article 57 of the REACH Regulations, carry a high degree of concern for human health and the environment, including CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic substances), PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals), and vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative substances).
*2 ELV = End-of Life Vechicles.
A directive that aims to promote waste reduction to reduce impact on the environment by preventing waste generation by vehicles in EU countries and promoting the recycling, reuse, and other types of reproduction of used vehicles and their parts.
*3 REACH = Registration,Evaluation,Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.
A regulation that aims to control the use of chemicals in order to protect human health and environment in European countries. The regulations require that business operators that manufacture or import more than one ton of substances (including the ones being dispensed) in the EU not only complete registration procedures, but also implement authorization, restriction, and notification under various conditions.