Environmental Policy Within the Scope of ISO 14001 Certification

Environmental Policy of Shimadzu Corporation Head Office, Factories, and Related Offices

Revised 26th April 2022

1. Basic Philosophy

In recent years, the global trend toward achieving a sustainable society continues to unfold in various countries. This includes debates about countermeasures for climate change, environmental pollution, and other environmental problems, such as plastic waste. In preparation for addressing climate change and transitioning to a circular economy, Shimadzu will implement new sustainability management practices to realize a sustainable society and achieve business growth by promoting innovation based on science and technology to build a carbon-free and recycling-oriented society and by balancing environmental conservation with our business activities.

2. Basic Policy

Contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through environmental management practices that balance environmental conservation with business growth and development by offering solutions for the environmental challenges that face society and that are consistent with achieving a carbon-free and recycling-oriented society. This will apply to all Shimadzu businesses, including the four key business segments—Analytical & Measuring Instruments, Medical Systems, Aircraft Equipment, and Industrial Machinery, and other related businesses.

(1)  In particular, the following environmental activities will be prioritized.
1) Offer analytical and evaluation instruments that contribute to implementing solutions in society in each key “green innovation” field, including carbon-neutrality.
2) Fight climate change by using energy more efficiently, aggressively adopting renewable energies, and implementing measures to achieve the long-term target of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
3) Expand sales of Eco-Products Plus products, which are especially environmentally friendly, and reduce the environmental impact of all products throughout their life cycles to achieve the medium-term target of reducing CO2 emissions from product use by 30 % compared to FY 2020.
4) Promote the use of sustainable resources by practicing the three Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle), manage hazardous waste, chemical substances, and water appropriately, and diligently implement environmental conservation by taking measures to support a recycling-oriented society, including in our supply chains.
5) Partner with community groups, educational institutions, or other organizations to undertake a wide range of activities, such as forest conservation and environmental education, to protect biodiversity and ecosystems.
(2)  To prevent non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Head Office, factories, and related offices will comply with environmental impact related legal requirements, such as local, national, and international environmental laws and regulations, and other requirements to which Shimadzu agrees.
(3)  The Head Office, factories, and related offices will continue to reduce the environmental impact and prevent pollution caused by our organization and society through continuous improvement of an environmental management system to accurately determine the environmental impact and improve the environmental performance of our business activities, products, and services throughout the organization.
(4)  The Head Office, factories, and related offices will prepare organizations and conduct environmental trainings and educational activities that enable all employees and other personnel working at the Shimadzu sites to actively engage in environmental conservation efforts.
(5)  The Head Office, factories, and related offices will actively partner and cooperate with stakeholders to contribute to society and solve environmental challenges, as stated in the basic policy above.

Fuminori Inagaki
Environmental Committee Chair
Shimadzu Corporation

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