Environmental

HOYA Group Environmental Philosophy and
Fundamental Environmental Policies

The HOYA Group actively engages in environmental preservation efforts as part of its corporate social responsibility in order to pass on to future generations a global environment in better shape than today.

The HOYA Group established its “Environmental Philosophy” and “Fundamental Environmental Policies” in 1993 and “Safety and Health Philosophy” and “Fundamental Safety and Health Policies” in 1995. Under these guidelines, the Group has been promoting the environmental, occupational safety and health activities at all its business facilities both inside and outside Japan.

In 2012, the environmental, occupational safety and health management systems of the individual facilities were reviewed thoroughly in the process of obtaining a global multisite certification for those systems. Since then, the Group has been operating all its environmental protection, occupational safety and health activities in a globally integrated manner.

HOYA Group Environmental Philosophy

It is our earnest desire to preserve the global environment in a pristine form and pass it to the next generation.

Therefore, we, the HOYA Group and its employees, are united in our commitment to protect the environment, conserve resources, and ensure that all our corporate activities are conducted with adequate concern for the global environment.

Fundamental Environmental Policies

  1. We recognize the importance of environmental conservation, thereby passing on the global environment in the best possible condition to the future generations. We make certain that all our corporate activities are conducted in a well-balanced manner for people, society, and the natural environment.
  2. We establish and operate a Group-wide system of environmental conservation activities by enlisting the cooperation of all the Group companies around the world.
  3. We comply with all laws and regulations relating to environmental impacts, such as waste generated by business activities, and make consistent efforts toward reducing these environmental impacts.
  4. We carry out resource saving activities by pursuing greater efficiency in resource use, reduction of energy consumption, and recycling.
  5. We maintain a keen interest in environmental issues throughout the Group and ensure that all the employees are thoroughly aware of the HOYA Group Environmental Philosophy and Fundamental Environmental Policies, by introducing environmental education programs and promoting internal communications.

HOYA Group Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Organization

In October 2008, the Group’s environmental protection organization and the occupational safety and health organization were merged with each other. Since then, with the new structure supervised by the HOYA Group Director for Environmental Protection, Occupational Safety and Health, the Group has been carrying out smooth and efficient activities of environmental protection and occupational safety and health. Having established the HOYA Group's standards and the like, we are making them thoroughly known within the Group and conducting education at each business facility and production site in an effort to prevent accidents. Also, environmental, occupational safety and health activities that have been performed are subject to an internal audit, followed by a review at the management level, based on which the effectiveness of the activities are evaluated and improved on an ongoing basis.

HOYA Group Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Organization

HOYA Group Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Organization

Structuring of a global management system for its environmental protection and occupational safety and health management system

The HOYA Group has been building a global management system that integrates ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 and 45001 for the purpose of promoting environmental protection activities by employees and ensuring the safety and health of employees. In February 2013, the HOYA Group acquired global multisite certification. As of March 2021, 50 sites in 18 countries were certified. Certification has been acquired at 100% of our major production/research and development bases, and certification is also being obtained for newly organized bases one by one.

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