Basic Stance on the Environment

Core Environmental Philosophy

Based on the concept of "Manufacturing is possible only when the global environment is preserved," we formulated the "Core Environmental Philosophy" in 1997. The "Company Environmental Policy" reflects this core philosophy, and the "Environmental Policy" defines the actions that all employees are required to take in their business activities.
We conduct all business activities based on this philosophy and policy.

Core Environmental Philosophy

Recognizing environmental protection as a critical issue, Tokyo Seimitsu makes environmental preservation an integral element of all product development, design, manufacturing and service activities.

Company Environmental Policy

In all activities, extending from manufacturing through the provision of services, everyone at Tokyo Seimitsu must work in an environmentally responsible manner. The goal is to reduce our impact on the earth's environment to the absolute minimum.

Environmental policy

  1. We will resolutely drive environmental protection activities by organizing an environmental management structure, in which all managers play the key role overseen by the Environmental Management Committee.
  2. We will comply with environmental laws, ordinances and agreements as well as the Environmental Policy and establish voluntary goals to grapple with pollution prevention and environmental protection.
  3. We will strive to develop and improve environmentally responsible products (products contributing to energy and resource conservation, products that do not use harmful substances).
  4. We will establish environmental objectives for the following items concerning the environmental impacts caused by business activities and improve environmental performance by implementing continuous improvement and reviewing the activities by internal audit.
    1) Effective use of natural resources by energy conservation, resource conservation and reduction and recycling of wastes.
    2) Proper management of harmful substances, reduction in their use and the adoption of replacements.
    3) Prevention of the global warming through the emission control of the greenhouse gas.
  5. We will ask for the understanding and cooperation of suppliers in the execution of environmental programs.
  6. We will tackle environmental protection activities, including use of sustainable resources, mitigation of climate changes and conservation of biodiversity, through individual business operations, strive to achieve a better global environment and contribute to the development of society.
  7. The environmental management system applies to the activities, products, services and environmental protection
    activities of the plants relating to the business activities of Semiconductor Company and Metrology Company.
  8. This environmental policy is disclosed internally and externally.

Internal Environmental Audits

Periodical internal environmental audits are conducted twice a year to check the implementation of action as prescribed in the environmental management manual. An audit team of two or three members led by the lead auditor conducts the audit based on a checklist accumulating the findings in each year. The auditors annually renew their internal qualifications by taking an examination. The lead auditor, who is selected among the auditors with sufficient experience and capabilities and appointed by the chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee, leads the audit team, supervising the other members.