History of Our Environmental Conservation Activities

1996

July Start of education and training for environmental conservation activities
September Establishment of Environmental Committee

1997

February Formulation of Environmental Philosophy Start of environmental impact surveys at the Hachioji Plant, Tsuchiura Plant, and Company divisions
May Formulation of Environmental Management Manual

1998

March Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification at Hachioji Plant and Tsuchiura Plant
September Establishment of MOTTO (Code of Conduct)

1999

November Shut-down and subsequent dismantling of waste incinerator (Semiconductor Company)

2000

March Start of operation of CMP, back grinder, and other waste water treatment facilities (Semiconductor Company)
May Dismantling of heavy oil boiler-based heating equipment and underground heavy oil tank (Semiconductor Company)

2001

April Renewal of ISO 14001 certification
May Start of use of new main building at Hachioji Plant

2002

March Discontinuation of in-house incinerator (Metrology Company)

2003

March Formulation of ACCRETECH Group Green Procurement Guideline

2004

February Upgrade of air conditioning equipment from heavy oil boiler to electric equipment (Metrology Company)
August Formulation of ACCRETECH Group Code of Conduct
September Issuance of Environmental Report

2005

February Discontinuation of specified facilities at Tsuchiura Plant
April Receipt of commendation from Ibaraki Labour Bureau for workplace safety
April Start of use of new Hachioji Plant and new Tsuchiura Plant
June Acquisition of 2004 ISO 14001 certification
July Briefing for suppliers on hexavalent chrome-free

2006

January Implementation of hexavalent chrome-free
April Completed phase-out of halon fire extinguishers
June Implementation of "COOL BIZ" policy
October Start of production using lead-free solder in new products (Semiconductor Company)
 

2007

February Receipt of Japan Machinery Federation Chairman’s Award for laser dicing machine, under the Energy-Efficient Machinery Award system

2008

March Receipt of letter of commendation from the Fire Chief

2009

November Renewal of approval of Hachioji Plant as certified fire safety building
 

2010

August Adopt-A-Road commendation from Tokyo Metropolitan Government

2011

June Completion of Hachioji Plant No. 5
November Revision of Environmental Policy

2012

July Start of cutting and grinding tool business

2013

March Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification for cutting and grinding tool business

2015

June Installation and operation of solar panels at Hachioji Plant No. 5

2016

May Completion of Hachioji Plant No. 6
November Installation and operation of solar panels at Hachioji Plant No. 6
 

2017

June Installation and operation of solar panels at Hachioji Plant No. 5

2020

March Switch to low-carbon electricity for a portion of electric power at Hachioji Plant
April Completion of MI building of Tsuchiura Plant
June Installation of solar panels at MI building of Tsuchiura Plant
November Switch to low-carbon electricity for a portion of electric power at Tsuchiura Plant



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