“Decarbonized society”, "Circular economy society ”and "Distributed society" Aiming to create a sustainable society.

With the population explosion, the limit of material resources, the effects of climate change due to global warming, the increase of aging countries, and the widening gap between the haves and the have-nots, modern society is becoming less sustainable in various phases.

The Envipro group believes that key to solving these social issues can be achieved by creating a circular economy society, a decarbonized society, and a society where each of us can live and work actively and we formulated the "Sustainability Strategy", which is a strategy to synchronize our company's sustainability with social sustainability.

The Sustainability Strategy is a strategy based on our corporate philosophy to realize the mission statement, "Create a Sustainable Society," which supports the foundation of social infrastructure by building technology and a circulation system for the sustainable use and circulation of resources and energy.

Overview of Corporate philosophy, mission, strategy, and business plan

Based on our sustainability strategy, we will implement businesses that realize a circular economy society, a decarbonized society, and a society where each of us can work actively and we are not only achieving our corporate business goals, working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are indicators for increasing the sustainability of society.

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.

The Group is engaged in a variety of activities to achieve these goals, focusing on items that are consistent with the characteristics of our business and our mission statement, “Contribute to create a sustainable society.”

We will take on more diverse challenges than ever before with our stakeholders so that everyone in the current generations is able to meet their needs and realize a vibrant and brilliant society without leaving a negative legacy for future generations.

Circular Economy and Our Group Businesses

The circular economy aims to provide another value for materials that were once discarded. Our group’s Resource Circulation Business offers social value to consumers by giving them the opportunity to choose eco-friendly products. It creates new resource value for disused primary materials. Therefore, our group believes that we can play a crucial role in the circular economy, performing the function of an engine for resource circulation.
Focusing on the reuse, recycling and remanufacturing of materials, we will promote the finest technologies for resource circulation across supply chains, and the development of collaboration systems of forward and reverse logistics through partnerships with manufacturers. Through these engagements, we will grow into a company that is truly appreciated in a society which is experiencing a transition to the circular economy.

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Envipro group's challenge for the realization of a Circular Economy

  • Transform into a high-level manufacturing industry. ⇒ Be at the same level as the forwarding logistics industry in terms of QCD (quality, cost, and delivery).
  • Have a collection capacity across a wide area. ⇒ Create an in-house nationwide collection network that includes alliances.
  • Promote digitalization. ⇒ Promote digitalization in all operations such as collection, production, and management.
  • Grow into a recycling industry as a part of social infrastructure.
  • Become a disciplined group of autonomous indivisuals with emergent abilities.

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

The ENVIPRO group has specified some goals of SDGs that are particularly relevant to our businesses and our mission statement, which is " to contribute to create a sustainable society,” and has been implementing various activities which contribute to the achievement of SDGs, particularly focusing on those specified goals.

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable And Clean Energy
  • Decent work and Economic Growth
  • Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • The Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by the world for the year 2030!

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.

  • No Poverty

Goal 1

  • 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.
  • Good Health and Well-being

Goal 3

  • We prevent water and soil pollution and contamination by properly managing scrap materials at our plants which comply with safety and environmental standards.
  • We are promoting new ways of working, including telecommuting and the flex-time scheme, as part of measures to prevent the expansion of COVID-19 to employees and the general public.
  • Quality Education
  • Reduced Inequalities

Goal 4Goal 10

  • 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.
  • We run various employee training programs to improve their skills, including a business school for employees.
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent work and Economic Growth

Goal 5Goal 8
Gender/Working Environment

  • We have introduced systems for telecommuting and shortened working hours for permanent employees, and provide an environment that lets employees, including those raising children or performing family care, choose a working style that fits them best.
  • We thoroughly implement measures to prevent work accidents in order to ensure the safety of employees.
  • Envipro Holdings Inc. began recruiting new graduates in fiscal 2019. To build upon the current practice of hiring persons with disabilities, we will be offering worthy job opportunities for people of different backgrounds.
  • Affordable And Clean Energy

Goal 7

  • We joined “RE100*1” in July 2018, setting a goal to match 100% of the electricity consumed in our business activities with electricity generated 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 PKS (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 : a global initiative which brings together companies committed to using 100% renewable energy for the electricity consumed in their businesses.

  • Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Goals 9Goal 12
Technology Innovation/Consumption 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 to produce recycled raw materials.
    At the laboratories of ENVIPRO HOLDINGS Inc., we are working on the development of technology to recover the minor metals cobalt and nickel with high purity from waste lithium ion batteries through hydrometallurgy, and the enhancement of analysis accuracy, to contribute to the development of technology that will form the basis of a circular economy and a decarbonized society.
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 11
Community Development

  • “SYNECO 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 Action

Goal 13
Climate Change

Under the goal we have set of achieving carbon neutrality by2050,
we will work to reduce CO₂ emissions from our business activities.

  • 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 generated 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.
  • In May 2019, we publicly endorsed the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). We will identify and evaluate opportunities and risks placed on our businesses by climate change, integrate these into our business strategies, and engage in appropriate information disclosure.
  • Life Below Water

Goal 14
Marine 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 raw material use.
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Goal 17

  • 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)
    ・CDP*2 Scoring partner
    ・CLOMA(Clean Ocean Material Alliance)

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

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