DMC Co., Ltd. - Innovative Touch Screens

SUSTAINABILITY | ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Environmental Conservation


DMC recognizes environmental issues as significant and promotes environmentally friendly approaches in its business activities.

ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION

DMC Group has acquired ISO14001 certification for its domestic factories and its Indonesia Factory, and the company conducts environmental activities with the participation of all employees. Our environmental management system was established to unify company management and environmental activities, implement environmental action plans into our business activities, and take a wide range of approaches in accordance with our Quality and Environmental Policies. We strive to increase individual employee awareness of energy saving and contribute to the prevention of global warming throughout the company. We work together to reduce the use of electricity in offices, energy in sales and production activities, and fuel in employee commutes to decrease our environmental load and increase environmental conservation.

Environmental Management System


DMC Group strongly believes that business activities and environmental conservation should be part of the same decision-making process. We implement our environmental management system into each business activity process to promote environmental management. Chaired by the President, the DMC Group ISO Promotion Committee was established as the highest organ of decision making for environmental management. The ISO Promotion Secretariat handles the management of factories, divisions, and business bases under the supervision of the ISO Promotion Committee. Each division establishes Quality and Environmental Plans and reports progress and results at monthly Quality and Environmental Conferences that the President attends to ensure the effective application of the PDCA cycle.



Internal Audit

DMC carries out annual internal audits for the environment, through which skillful internal auditors confirm conformance to ISO14001 standards and the effective implementation of its environmental management system. DMC holds meetings before and after audits to clarify priority items, confirm the content identified out by auditors with the related divisions and departments while the ISO Promotion Secretariat shares issues to promote improvement throughout the DMC Group, and handles progress management of the issues until the next meeting aiming to improve the quality of internal audits and environmental activities performed by the DMC Group.


In-house Education

DMC Group considers human resource development critical to the promotion of its environmental management activities. To this end we have established a curriculum to provide individual employee education based on specialization and level. DMC specifies that all division managers provide opportunities for employees to recognize and learn quality and ISO policies in order to maximize business results through the linkage of division and individual targets. The above-mentioned content is described in specific formats, including the influence of unachieved goals on business, and all content is managed by the ISO Promotion Secretariat. The eligibility of fulltime employees for promotions and pay raises is evaluated on an annual basis by both the personnel affairs division and their respective division managers. Through a wide variety of seminars and study groups for English, QC test preparation, basic theory and practice regarding materials and construction methods, and other themes in each division, DMC promotes the acquisition of specialized knowledge on the environment and global response capabilities.

Material Balance
INPUT
Resources
Electricity 5,272,000 kWh
Fuel Petroleum 36,000 ℓ
Water 41,000 m³
Material Procurement
[Major Materials]
Highly functional resin, plate glasses, etc.
OUTPUT
Resources
CO₂ 4,308t-CO₂
Wastes 185t
Waste water 39,000 m³
INPUT
Logistics
Gasoline
43 ㎘
OUTPUT
Logistics
CO₂
109t-CO₂

RESPONSE TO
CLIMATE CHANGE

Basic Concept

In the face of climate change, DMC considers the reduction of CO2 emissions that contribute to increasing temperatures as our corporate responsibility and works toward this in all phases of the production and delivery of touchscreens through the effective use of energy and other approaches.

Management System & Operation

General Administration Section takes charge of company-wide improvement activities. Even after shifting to LED lighting and eco-friendly vehicles, and implementing highly-efficient PC monitors and other devices throughout the company, DMC continues to promote energy-saving and improved energy efficiency in all phases of the manufacturing process. DMC proactively invests in environmental protection. This policy is seen, for example, in the installation of highly energyefficient equipment in the New Shirakawa Factory scheduled to be completed in October 2019.

Power Usage(Unit: 1,000 kWh)
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CO2 emissions (in production)(Unit: t-CO2)
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SCOPE 3 Calculation Starts

DMC Group calculated greenhouse gases emitted in all its business activities in accordance with SCOPE 3, the recognized standard for the calculation and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain. Clarifying emissions throughout our supply chain and identifying the potential for reducing emissions will lead to CO2 reduction and contribute to the fight against global warming.

Source: Official website of the Ministry of the Environment https://www.env.go.jp/earth/ondanka/supply_chain/gvc/supply_chain.html

FY2018 CO2 Emissions by Scope & Category(t-CO2)
Scope & Category Emissions
SCOPE 1 190
SCOPE 2 4,230
SCOPE 3 Category 1 Purchased Goods and Services 11,927
Category 2 Capital Goods 192
Category 3 Fuel- and Energy-related Activities(not included in scope 1 or 2) 187
Category 4 Transportation and Delivery(Upstream) 978
Category 5 Waste Generated in Operations 5
Category 6 Business Travel 179
Category 7 Employee Commuting (Only in Japan) 100
Category 11 Use of Sold Products 992
SCOPE 3 14,560

Approaches to Waste Reduction

Basic Concept

DMC strives to realize a sustainable recycling-oriented society through the effective utilization of resources, and the reduction and recycling of waste following predetermined targets.

Management System & Operation

DMC issues an industrial waste management manifest to monitor waste discharged from its factories and offices. We utilize an exclusive database to ensure uniform control over the management of disposal service providers and the industrial waste management manifest to continuously monitor the status of waste disposal. Because reducing the defect rate in production directly leads to waste reduction, efforts that DMC make for the improvement of production processes include the establishment of structures to maintain the best quality.

Volume of Waste Disposal(t)
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Approaches to paper reduction at DMC


DMC Group digitalizes and shares documents, and manages decision-making processes, order sheets, and work hours by computer to reduce paper use. We also thoroughly reduce copy paper waste. We continue working on reducing paper while improving our business processes.

WATER RESOURCE
CONSERVATION

Basic Concept


Infrastructure improvement has been delayed due to an increase in population and demand for water resources that have accompanied economic growth. This has accelerated water shortages and pollution, which has had a significant impact on our lives and environment. DMC considers the effective use of water in manufacturing and the conservation of water resources.


Management System & Operation


DMC Group established an integrated management system for water and environmental quality to promote water resource conservation. We also apply the PDCA management cycle to improve environmental management. We select wastewater treatment plants and outsource the neutralization of wastewater discharged at our plants to reduce environmental load. To ensure the effective use of precious water resources, we implemented a recycling system into processes requiring large amounts of water in Indonesia in FY2017, which resulted in a more than 30% reduction in water usage.
Volume of Water Usage(Unit: 1,000 m³)
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REDUCING THE
DISCHARGE OF
CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Management System & Operation


DMC works to reduce the use of chemical substances that may directly influence the environment through its production processes. No discharge or transfer of PRTR substances were detected in the fiscal year.


TOPICS

Realizing Further Environmental Load Reduction at the New Shirakawa Factory

Atsushi Nakagawa,
General Manager, Manufacturing Division
DMC considers environmental conservation at factories the responsibility of a manufacturer. We have been promoting environmental activities such as responses to climate changes, waste reduction, water resource conservation, and chemical substance management in all our business activities Because Fukushima Prefecture, where DMC’s Shirakawa Factory, is a major rice production area, Fukushima Prefecture sets unique standards for industrial wastewater that are more strict than national standards to conserve water quality. DMC has placed efforts into the neutralization of wastewater. At the New Shirakawa Factory scheduled to start operation at the end of 2019, neutralization tanks that were conventionally buried under the ground are placed above ground to promote easy detection of defects and enhance water resource conservation.

In addition, the New Shirakawa Factory is certified for conformity to energy saving standards such as the implementation of LED equipment, motion sensors, and special windows that can maintain room environment regardless of outdoor conditions. DMC continues promoting investment in environmentally friendly equipment and process improvement to conserve the environment.

Third-party Assurance

  • CSR Report

    As a manufacturer specializing in touch panels that responds to trust with technology, we will contribute to the advancement of local communities.

  • Corporate Management & CSR

    For society/ the global environment/ employees, we are continuing sustainable and healthy management efforts to become a better company.

  • Product Safety & Security

    We are working to provide high quality, safe/ secure products to end users of customers and end products.

  • Management Structure

    Under our management policy, we will strive to build an environment and mechanism in which corporate governance functions effectively.

  • Fair & Equitable Business Transactions

    In order to provide high quality products, we are building cooperation/ trust relationships with business partners around the world and conducting fair trade.

  • Business Practice & Human Rights Protection

    Respecting human rights and individuality, we are developing safe, secure and comfortable working environments and are striving to maintain appropriate labor practices.

  • Environmental Conservation

    We recognize environmental issues as a company's challenge and are promoting environmental-friendly initiatives in our business activities.

  • Contribution to Regional Society

    In order to create a good society, we are implementing activities to realize a society that has no social contribution and gaps.

  • GRI Sustainability Reporting 2016

    See the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standard, showing related information posted.