Promote Group Environmental Management

Environmental Management Systems

With the recent organizational reform, the IHI Group has converted its previous one business head office and eight sectors into four business areas. This has created a system where it is possible to promote environmental management within a much broader framework than previously.
Our Environmental Committee, chaired by the officer in charge of environmental activities, formulates group-wide policies for environmental activities and then evaluates and follows up on these activities. The policies and related decisions are shared with principal domestic and ex-Japan affiliates through the Environmental Officers Liaison Group in each Business Area/SBU. In addition, Environmental Officers Liaison Groups help to facilitate environmental activities at each regional office and worksite.
Also, each business area and SBU formulates its own environmental activity plan every fiscal year. Typical themes include investment in environmental facilities, legal and regulatory compliance, and activities to reduce environmental burdens, such as energy-saving and waste-reduction measures. Each unit follows up on its own progress by implementing the PDCA cycle.

Companies Covered in Our Environmental Data

Companies Covered in Our Environmental Data

The scope of our environmental-management activities includes consolidated group companies, including overseas affiliates.
Our Group comprises of various different business types, such as companies with plants which conduct production activities, companies with the primary businesses of engineering and on-site construction work, and companies without plants and only an administrative department. For this reason, we have categorized the business sites, plants and offices of each company depending on annual energy consumption, etc. and made this the unit of environmental management activities. Based on this unit, each business location collects environmental information, reduces environmental impact and rolls out other environmental management activities suited to their respective business activities.
In FY2016, we formulated the IHI Group Environmental Action Plan 2016 as a medium-term activity plan aimed at FY2018.
The FY2016 data shows figures current as of July 1, 2017.

Acquisition of Environmental Management System Certifications


Districts/Environmental Management Centers EMS Certifying Body*1 Acquisition
Musashi and Soma Soma No.1 Aero-Engine Works ISO14001:2004 BVJ December 1999
Soma No.2 Aero-Engine Works ISO14001:2004
Mizuho Aero-Engine Works ISO14001:2004
Yokohama Headquarters Representative's Office,Yokohama District ISO14001:2015 JQA July 1998
Yokohama Works ISO14001:2015
Vehicular Turbocharger Business Unit
Engineering Center
Test and Validation Department
Corporate Research & Development ISO14001:2015
Aichi Aichi Works ISO14001:2015 NK May 2000
Aioi Headquarters Representative's Office,Aioi District ISO14001:2004 JQA June 2000
Aioi Works ISO14001:2004
Development & Demonstration Park ISO14001:2004
Casting Department ISO14001:2004
Kure Headquarters Representative's Office,Kure District ISO14001:2004 JQA June 2000
Kure Aero-Engine & Turbo Machinery Works ISO14001:2004
Resources, Energy & Environment Business Area
Process Plants Business Unit
ISO14001:2004 LRQA March 1999

*1  Abbreviation
JQA:Japan Quality Assurance Organization
BVJ:Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd.
NK:Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
LRQA:Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited

Group Companies in Japan

Business Area Company/Environmental Management Centers EMS Certifying Body Acquisition
Resources, Energy & Environment
Business Area
IHI Enviro Corporation Chita Plant ISO14001:2004 JQA November 2003
Nagoya Plant ISO14001:2004 JQA November 2003
Diesel United, Ltd. Aioi Works ISO14001:2004 JQA June 2000
NIIGATA POWER SYSTEMS CO.,LTD. Ohta Plant ISO14001:2004 LRQA May 2004
Niigata Foundry Plant ISO14001:2004 LRQA May 2004
Niigata Engine Plant ISO14001:2004 LRQA May 2004
Niigata Gas Turbine Plant ISO14001:2004 LRQA May 2004
NICO Precision Co., Inc. Muikamachi Plant ISO14001:2004 LRQA September 2000
Social Infrastructure & Offshore Facilities Business Area IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. Sakai Works ISO14001:2015 JQA June 2012
Industrial Systems & General-Purpose Machinery Business Area IHI Agri-Tech Corporation Matsumoto Head Office ISO14001:2015 LRQA March 2016
Okayama Factory ISO14001:2015 LRQA March 2016
IHI Rotating Machinery
Engineering Co.,Ltd.
Tatsuno Office ISO14001:2004 DNV September 2000
IHI Turbo Co., Ltd. Kiso No.1 Works ISO14001:2004 DNV April 2002
Kiso No.2 Works ISO14001:2004 DNV April 2002
Kiso No.3 Works ISO14001:2004 DNV April 2011
Shinmachi Works ISO14001:2004 DNV July 2009
Aero-Engine, Space & Defense Business Area INC Engineering Co., Ltd. Head Office ISO14001:2004 BSK*2 March 2000
IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD. Tomioka Plant ISO14001:2004 BVJ May 2002
Aioi Test Center ISO14001:2004 BVJ May 2002
Taketoyo Test Center ISO14001:2004 BVJ May 2002
IHI Aero Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Headquarters ISO14001:2004 DNV September 2000
IHI CASTINGS CO.,LTD. Souma Plant ISO14001:2004 BVJ December 1999
IHI MASTER METAL Co.,Ltd. Headquarters ISO14001:2004 JQA June 2000
Intelligent Information Management Headquarters IHI Inspection & Instrumentation Co., Ltd. Fukuura Division ISO14001:2004 JAPEIC*3 March 2004
Tachikawa Division ISO14001:2004 JAPEIC December 2014
MEISEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. Headquarters ISO14001:2004 JQA November 2001

*2 BSK:Defence Structure Improvement Foundation
*3 JAPEIC:Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation

Group Companies outside Japan

Business Area Company EMS Certifying Body Acquisition
Industrial Systems and General-Purpose
Machinery Business Area
IHI Ionbond AG ISO14001:2004 Swiss Association for Quality
and Management Systems(SQS)
July 2013
IHI-Sullair Compression Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. ISO14001:2004 Lloyd's Register Quality
June 2014
June 2013
Changchun Fawer-IHI Turbocharger Co., Ltd. ISO14001:2004 SGS February 2014
IHI Charging Systems International GmbH ISO14001:2004 TÜV Süd April 2016
IHI Charging Systems International S.p.A ISO14001:2004 TUV Italia S.r.l. April 2016
IHI Charging Systems International Germany GmbH ISO14001:2004 TÜV Süd May 2016

Issues Identified in Third-party Reviews

All group companies that had acquired ISO14001 certifications were audited and approved by third-party organizations.
It was determined that more could be done in the following areas:

  • Themes, objectives and targets
  • Records of environmental activity
  • Operation and management of environmental equipment
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental training
  • Identification and assessment of environmental-related aspects

All IHI group companies that have acquired an ISO14001 certificate conducted internal audits and underwent third-party reviews.
Internal audits in FY2016 identified problems related to:

  • Themes, objectives and targets
  • Records of environmental activity
  • Operation and management of environmental equipment
  • Environmental training

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations

In FY2016, the IHI Group considered how to define environmental accidents and environmental law violations in order to evaluate the status of compliance with environmental laws.
The unification of internal terminology strengthened recognition of environmental accidents at IHI and group companies as well as evaluation of seriousness and causes.
It was determined that no serious environmental accidents had occurred since FY2013.

Environmental Communication

Third-party Evaluation

We disclosed information on IHI business by responding to questionnaires of third parties. Our efforts to operate group companies in an environmentally friendly manner led to improved ratings by third parties.

Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

Nikkei Inc. conducts an annual survey of Japan's leading companies to evaluate their environmental initiatives and business efficiency, and then publishes the scores and rankings of each company.
Evaluations cover five categories: environmentally friendly business, pollution and biodiversity, resource recycling, products, and global warming. The respondents are scored in each category using a 100-point scale for a maximum of 500 points.

Term 2013 2014 2015 2016
maximum 500 points
403 411 436 429
(total number of


Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, the CDP is a non-profit organization established by responsible investors worldwide. Every year it discloses the results of questionnaires sent to corporations and local governments, aiming to encourage more action in tackling climate change. The CDP index is relied upon by institutional investors worldwide.

Term 2013 2014 2015 2016
Score 91 out of 100 91 out of 100 91 out of 100 Leadership level A-
Overall performance: B Overall performance: A Overall performance: B

IHI Exhibits at Eco-Products 2016

IHI exhibited at Eco-Products 2016, Japan's largest environmental exhibition, which was held at Tokyo Big Sight from December 8 to 10, 2016. In addition to exhibiting actual products and models to present our products, technologies and services that help to counter climate change, we screened an animation for people not familiar with heavy industry.
Our booth was visited by some 5,500 people comprising not only business persons but also elementary and junior high school students, the public and more. Some of the comments about our exhibit were as follows:

  • We'd like IHI to lead the industry in solving social issues including global environmental problems.
  • It would be extremely wonderful if environmental changes could be solved with technology.
  • I am hopeful that IHI can help improve the environment.

IHI will continue to carry out initiatives that effectively convey its role in developing solutions to global warming.

IHI booth at Eco-Products 2016

IHI booth at Eco-Products 2016

Animation introducing IHI products and services
(on right, binary power generator)

Animation introducing IHI products and services (on right, binary power generator)

Raising Employee Awareness

In addition to each IHI business location acquiring ISO14001 certification on its own, IHI provides these locations with level-specific environmental guidance through group-wide education and training
IHI conducted level-based training for employees in their third year of employment and e-learning for all employees of affiliates in Japan. The aim is to raise employee awareness of our environment-focused initiatives and its obligation both to protect the environment and reduce the company’s impact.
Outside specialists provide education on energy efficiency and chemical management. Also, location-specific environmental training is conducted by internal and external experts to improve the skills of specialized personnel in specific regions, worksites and major group companies. Other training is organized to improve the skills of ISO14001 internal auditors and the effectiveness of environment-related activities.
Every June is "Environment Month" at IHI, where employees complete an environmental quiz to heighten their awareness of the environment. In 2016, 4,694 employees completed the quiz group-wide.

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