To create a sustainable society, the entire Glory Group works to protect the environment under the Glory Environmental Vision.
The Glory Group considers environmental conservation to be a key management concern, and we have therefore implemented an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management system to reduce the environmental impact in every aspect of our business. The system covers a broad range of our activities, from energy conservation, resource conservation, waste reduction, and appropriate chemical substance management to environmentally friendly product development.
In March 2002, the head office was the first in the Group to acquire ISO 14001, and certification has currently spread to Glory’s main business sites, regional offices, and Group manufacturing companies. We are also working toward acquiring ISO certification and for comprehensive environmental impact reduction efforts to promote environmental conservation at overseas Group companies as well.
Our environmental management framework consists of sites for reducing environmental impacts from business operations and business units for reducing the environmental impact of products. We develop an annual environmental management action policy in conjunction with the basic management and environmental policies, ensuring reliability and continuous improvement of the management framework and system to be effective in all business operations related to products and services.
Also, we strive to expand the action policy into respective sites and business units and confirm implementation status. At the same time, we share and horizontally address issues and counter measures by the Environmental Management Committee and conduct management reviews whereby we utilize PDCA cycles to integrate business activities Group-wide. Moreover, the environmental management department conducts a continuous improvement of the system for the entire Group.
|GLORY LTD. 14 sites||Head Office/Factory, Tokyo Office, Shinagawa Business Place, Saitama Factory, Himeji Distribution Center, Tohoku Regional Office, Joshinetsu Regional Office, Kanto Regional Office, Tokyo Regional Office, Tokai Regional Office, Kinki Regional Office, Chugoku Regional Office, Shikoku Regional Office, Kyushu Regional Office|
|Domestic Group companies 6 companies, 13 sites||
|Overseas Group companies 5 companies, 5 sites||
We strive for total optimization of our products and services by inclusively reviewing quality and environmental issues under the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, respectfully, in a supportive manner. So that this approach remains effective in our management system, we conduct integrated internal and external audits and apply PDCA cycles for continuous improvement.
The environmental audits and examinations in fiscal year 2019 examined the conformity and validity of the implementation status of the standards, and no incidents of nonconformity were identified. The results were laterally reviewed across the Glory Group and shared with all employees through a bottom-up approach across our activities.
We conduct environmental impact assessments annually to reduce environmental risk and stipulate response procedures for specific risks. Furthermore, we ensure that internal systems are in place and conduct thorough employee education, particularly by emphasizing proper industrial waste processing and hazardous materials management.
Waste management systems are in place at each site for proper industrial waste processing, and in addition to the thorough training of managers and other responsible employees in charge of waste management, we apply strict standards in selecting waste processing contractors and conduct on-site inspections.
For hazardous materials management, we stipulate the response procedures in the event of an emergency involving an oil spill and regularly hold simulation drills while also preventing the leakage and outflow of poisonous and deleterious substances as well as accidents and losses.
Recognizing legal compliance as a key aspect of environmental conservation, Glory is committed to thorough operational management. We closely monitor changes to laws and regulations and confirm our own compliance status twice a year. On-site inspections are based on a dedicated checklist at each site during internal environmental audits. Moreover, CMS (chemical substances management system) audits are periodically conducted at the sites of business partners and overseas subsidiaries.
As a result of verifying legal compliance in fiscal year 2019, we confirmed that no serious non-compliance problems or accidents have impacted the environment.
We focus on environmental education as we believe that correctly understanding the impact of our business activities on the environment is a key to ongoing efforts to reduce such impact.
In addition to including environmental management system requirements in new employee training, we conduct tailored educational programs based on professional positions such as management training for newly appointed managers and training on environmentally friendly design for product designers. Moreover, we seek to build on the expertise of employees by executing training in areas such as internal environmental auditing and waste management.
We are also striving to raise environmental awareness further by informing all employees, including resident business partners, of our environmental activities.