Cemented carbide Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd.

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Our environmental initiatives

Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd. has acquired ISO 14001 accreditation.
We are conducting our environmental conservation activities under the slogan “Our factories are friendly to the earth and our environmental conservation efforts are an everlasting commitment.”

Basic Environmental Philosophy

Our main factory and our second Kyushu factory (hereinafter “our factories”) are located in lush green environments and as a company manufacturing high-quality cemented carbide materials, we contribute to the social and financial activities of society. Our slogan is “Our factories are friendly to the earth and our environmental conservation efforts are an everlasting commitment.”

Basic Environmental Policy
  1. Cemented carbide is a boon to society and to make sure it remains so, we have set the following goals for all stages of cemented carbide from design, development and manufacture to disposal.
    • Reduce electricity use through aggressive energy conservation
    • Practice the 4Rs to prevent the depletion of resources and reduce industrial waste
    • Proactively design and develop products considerate to the environment
  2. Implement continuous improvement and prevent pollution.
  3. Note that our conservation activities are not limited to the compliance with environmental laws and regulations and other requirements, but performed to control any company activity that may have an environmental impact.
  4. Be aware of the environmental aspects of our activities and make an assessment that can be used to set and implement environmental objectives, goals and plans.
    Review these assessments and activities regularly.
  5. Implement this environmental policy according to an environmental management system. Make it known to all employees and enable all interested parties to obtain information on it.

* Definition of the 4Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

December 1, 2020
Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd.
Environmental management manager: Tetsuro Hayasaka

The progress of Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd. towards ISO 14001 accreditation
2005 Kyushu Start of energy conservation
2006 Kyushu All mercury lamps at our third Kyushu factory were replaced with fluorescent lighting
2007 Kyushu Our energy conservation activities were praised by the President of Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
Kyushu
Factory
Acquired ISO 14001 accreditation
2008 Kyushu Promotion of green purchasing
Two small air compressors were replaced with single large units
2009 Kyushu Established recycling of cemented carbide sludge
2010 The entire
company
Reuse of factory oil to reduce use of fuel oil for heating
2011 Head Office Replaced water-cooled air conditioners with air-cooled air conditioners
Reduced electricity used by our sinter cooling towers and chillers
Kyushu Reduced grinding liquid waste
2012 Head Office Promotion of green purchasing
2013 Kyushu Zero emission 99%
Reduced electricity used by our sinter cooling towers and chillers
2014 Main Factory Acquired ISO 14001 accreditation
2016 Head Office Reduced the number of waste collection visits and transportation
Kyushu Use of gun drills have shortened processing time
2017 Head Office The collection of smoke from our vacuum pump has reduced air pollution

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