Contribute to create a sustainable society

In modern times, a wide variety of issues have surfaced which put the sustainability of society at risk, such as the impacts of climate change, anticipated shortages of material resources, the declining birthrate and the aging population. We believe that businesses can play a crucial role in addressing these issues, which will in turn provide them with larger markets and more business opportunities.
In view of our mission statement, which is to “contribute to create a sustainable society,” we examined the strengths of our group and the impact of these issues on business, in addition to requests from society to address such issues and our purpose for existing. We subsequently identified “material resources” and “energy resources” as two material issues to the company.
By explicitly designating the business strategy concerning these material issues as the Sustainability Strategy, we will firmly promote the implementation of any relevant activities.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

This sustainability report is issued by ENVIPRO HOLDINGS Inc. The report describes the corporate philosophy of our group and our overall activities in nonfinancial areas including business strategies, environmental performance, and corporate governance. Some business prospects including our future plan are also presented here.

SDGs

Various activities for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The ENVIPRO group has specified some SDGs that are particularly relevant to the business and our mission statement, which is to “play a distinct role in the realization of a sustainable society,” and has been implementing various activities which contribute to the achievement of SDGs, particularly focusing on those specified above.

  • NO PROVERTY
  • NO HUNGER
  • GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • QUALITY EDUCATION
  • GENDER EQUALITY
  • CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWITH
  • INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • REDUCED INQUALITIES
  • SUSTANINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • CLIMATE ACTION
  • LIFE BELOW WATER
  • LIFE ON LAND
  • PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTION
  • PERTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of international development goals to be achieved between 2016 and 2030, which was adopted by the UN Summit held in September 2015. They consist of 17 goals and 169 targets to realize a sustainable world and pledge to leave no one behind.

Our SDGs

  • Poverty

GOAL 1Poverty

  • With the improvement of the efficiency and the profitability of our business, including those of the Resource Circulation Business, we will increase the income of the employees and improve their quality of life.poverty, by promoting resource circulation and decarbonization.
  • Health

GOAL 3Health

  • We prevent water and soil pollution and contamination by properly managing scrap materials at our plants which comply with safety and environmental standards.
  • Education
  • Equality

GOAL 4GOAL 10Education/Equality

  • Under government sponsored programs such as the pre-employment transition support program and the type B continuous employment support program, we provide an environment where persons with disabilities are able to acquire knowledge and skills, and support them to be continuously engaged in rewarding work.
  • Gender
  • Working Environment

GOAL 5GOAL 8Gender/Working Environment

  • We have created an environment where employees can choose a working style that fits them best, by introducing various systems including those for permanent employees with shorter working hours and telecommuters in order to meet the different needs of employees including female employees with small children.
  • We thoroughly implement measures to prevent work accidents in order to ensure the safety of employees.
  • Energy

GOAL 7Energy

  • We joined “RE100”*1 in July 2018, setting a goal to match 100% of the electricity consumed in our business activities with electricity produced from renewable sources by 2050. We have adopted renewable energy to power our factories, and promote the introduction of renewable-energy power systems such as the installation of solar panels on factory roofs.
  • We promote international transactions of PSK (Palm Kernel Shell) by establishing container yards in South East Asia. We will contribute to increasing the supply of sustainable biomass fuel by expanding our involvement in the supply of wood pellets in the future.

*1. RE100 is the popular name for Renewable Electricity 100%. This is a global initiative which brings together companies committed to using 100% renewable energy for the electricity consumed in their businesses.

  • Technology Innovation
  • Comsumption and Production

GOAL 9GOAL 12Technology Innovation / Comsumption and Production

  • We contribute to the circulation of limited resources and reducing waste by engaging in the recycling business to collect precious metals from metal scrap and waste, and the remanufacturing business in order to recycle materials. Moreover, we aim to establish a sustainable consumption and production mechanism by further developing the technologies and experience that we have nurtured over the years. To this end, in 2018 we established a new laboratory in ENVIPRO HOLDINGS, Inc.
  • Community Development

GOAL 11Community Development

  • “Syn Eco Plaza Azumino” contributes to revitalizing the local community and the development of a sustainable community through recycling and creating employment: the collection and recycling of waste and items disposed by households, and the hiring of persons with disabilities at the factory.
  • Climate Change

GOAL 13Climate Change

  • We contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions across supply chains through our engagement in the recycling and remanufacturing businesses, the mainstay of our company. Furthermore, we promote CO2 emission reductions in the recycling and manufacturing processes by promoting the purchase of electricity produced from renewable sources and adopting a renewable-energy power system.
  • We help companies reduce CO2 emissions by providing consulting services for them to formulate their decarbonization strategies as well as solution services such as the adoption of renewable energy.
  • We endorsed the “TCDF (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) recommendations” in May 2019. We will analyze the risks and opportunities of climate change on our businesses and integrate them into our business strategies.
  • Marine Resources

GOAL 14Marine Resources

  • We contribute to preventing marine pollution caused by plastics by developing technologies which sort waste plastics and recycle them into pellets, and expanding the range of recycled material use.
  • Partnerships

GOAL 17Partnerships

  • We contribute to promoting global resource circulation and the control of environmental pollution through the export of reusable products, including used cars from Japan and international transactions of resources.
  • By joining the following initiatives, we acknowledge our engagement in environmental businesses and promote activities which will lead to the realization of a sustainable society.
    ▪ Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP)
    ▪ RE100
    ▪CDP*2 Scoring partner

*2. CDP: Global initiative concerning the disclosure of climate change-related information.

  • *1 RE100:RE100 (Renewable Energy 100%) is a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together committed to 100% renewable electricity.
  • *2 CDP: CDP, which is an international organization that promotes initiatives by companies and governments toward reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, management of water resources, and conservation of forests, collects and evaluates information about world-leading companies' activities related to climate change.

RE100 (100% Renewable Electricity)

Promotion of renewable energy towards “RE100”

We, the ENVIPRO group, have set a goal to source 100% renewable electricity for all its operations by 2050 and joined “RE100*” in July 2018. We are the first recycling company to join this initiative in the world.
Our group facility and factory, the “Syn Eco Plaza Azumino” and the “factory of TOYO RUBBER CHIP Co., Ltd.,” have become an “RE100 Factory” where 100% of the electricity consumed is generated from renewable energy sources. Furthermore, renewable energy represents 17% of the electricity consumed across the group (as of June 2019). We are steadily implementing activities to increase the share of renewable energy in order to achieve the 2050 goal.

INTERNAL CONTROL BASIC POLICY

ENVIPRO HOLDINGS Inc. has stipulated its internal basic policy as below to achieve four aims, “effectiveness and efficiency of business“, “reliability of financial reports”, “compliance with laws”, and “Preservation of assets ”.

We shall endeavor to establish and operate its internal control systems more effectively, through continuous evaluation of the implementation of the internal control systems under this policy as well as taking measures necessary for its improvement, and conducting consistent reviews of this policy responding to changes in the business environment.

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