Clarion works for harmony among people, communities and nature, and promotes corporate activities for sustainable society through efforts, among others, for effective use of limited natural resources and energy. The entire Clarion Group, based on the Corporate Philosophy, continues to undertake environmental protection activities by concentrating its technical, economic and human resources.
In order to further enhance our efforts in environmental issues, Clarion revised its Environmental Policy in March 2008. Pursuant to this policy, we will continue our group-wide activities promoting environmental preservation and offering products and services which contribute to building up of sustainable society.
In order to promote our environmental protection activities, Clarion obtained ISO14001 certification in 2000. Currently 8 of our overseas locations have also finished receiving ISO14001 certification. We have built up promotional framework and continue to enhance environmental management system. Specifically, the activities are promoted by “Standing Committee on the Environment” which plays active roles. At all of our domestic sites, we conduct external inspections and internal environmental audit once a year to assess the state of implementation and maintaining of environmental management system.
Internal Environmental Training
Clarion provides systematic education to all employees to increase their awareness of environmental protection.
General Environmental Education
The department in charge of Environmental Management provides education and training to department managers. The department managers in turn take the lead in conducting an education program for all employees at least once per year. In addition, in 2007 e-learning was introduced to further develop eco-awareness. In fiscal 2015, 99% of the relevant employees received the program.
H.R. Dept. and CSR Dept. organize environmental management system education for each level of managerial staffs to new recruits.
Training for Internal Environmental Auditors
This program consists of training for internal environmental auditors by an external training institution and by Clarion’s qualified internal auditors.
Professional Training for Workers Engaged in Designated Tasks
Personnel qualified for certain designated jobs under laws and regulations and employees engaged in tasks that have a profound impact on the environment are categorized as “workers engaged in designated tasks”, and are provided with professional training in accordance with their duties. Furthermore, we perform simulated drills regularly to ensure that they can respond quickly and appropriately in a possible emergency situation.
Clarion shares a company-wide database covering major environment related laws and regulations as well as customer requirements. The status of compliance is checked monthly, and the environmental committee evaluates and confirms compliance on a company-wide basis. Furthermore, the departments responsible for promotion of environmental activities identify deviation from the reference values set by laws and regulations, as well as environment-related accidents, complaints and risks, and set up and strictly follow self-imposed standards.