Environmental Activities

Environmental Activities of Pioneer

Basic Concept of Environmental Activities

The Pioneer Group aims to uphold and share its philosophy: "Move the Heart and Touch the Soul" through its business activities.
We consider one of the major factors in achieving this goal is the preservation of the global environment, with our "Philosophy of Environmental Protection" established in 1992.
In recent years, an increase in the world's population and expansion in economic activities have accelerated environmental problems such as global warming, pollution, loss of resources, and biodiversity which previously had been advocated has now become apparent. The range of social responsibility in continuing business exceeds our fields, where we are expected to achieve activities related to environmental preservation through entire lifecycles, contributing to the environment through our products and services. In order to achieve a sustainable society with stakeholders, the Pioneer Group promotes cross cutting strategies for environmental protection in view of laws and regulations and social contributions in response to each issue. We initiate our activities via environmental education and proactively disclosing information of the results.

Philosophy of Environmental Preservation

The Pioneer Group will make efforts to always contribute to maintaining and realizing the rich and safe global environment through our corporate activities, based on the general understanding that it is one of our corporate missions to maintain, improve, and hand over the global environment to the next generation.

Environmental Policies

The Pioneer Group shall promote environmental preservation activities through four basic actions to address four key environmental issues.
In order to realize environmental contributions from the perspective of stakeholders, we promote a shared vision of our environmental policy globally.

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY AND POLICIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Pioneer Group declares its philosophy and policies concerning environmental protection as follows:

I. Philosophy of Environmental Preservation

The Pioneer Group will make efforts to always contribute to maintaining and realizing the rich and safe global environment through our corporate activities, based on the general understanding that it is one of our corporate missions to maintain, improve, and hand over the global environment to the next generation.

II. Basic Policies of Environmental Preservation

Based on the Philosophy of Environmental Protection and environmental impact by our business activities from a global perspective and not limited to a regional scale, 4 focal points below are recognized for continual improvements.

1. Prevention of Global Warming
Efforts shall be implemented to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions attributable from our business activities and the product’s life cycle.

2. Conservation of Resources, and Recycling
Strive to reduce use of materials and water resources in the business process, and to promote recycling of resources as much as possible.

3. Management of Chemical Substances
Manage a secure control for the use of chemical substances, and to continuously reduce or strive for alternatives regarding potentially hazardous chemicals that may be harmful. Moreover, in using chemical substances, efforts shall be made to prevent pollution.

4. Preservation of Biodiversity
To preserve the wildlife ecosystem on earth, forests, oceans, and in sustaining biodiversity as important issues to consider, constructive action in protecting the natural environment shall be implemented.

The following 4 basic approaches are taken in promoting the environmental protection activities:

5. Compliance to Laws and Regulations
While complying with applicable environmental laws and regulations, establish voluntary management standards necessary to perform the business activities.

6. Disclosure of Information, and Communication
Provide environment related information to the stakeholders, and respect the opinions widely from both inside and outside the company advantageously for environmental activities.

7. Environmental Education
While having awareness for environmental preservation, promote environmental education and training with the aim of developing human resources to enable taking action to environmental activities.

8. Social Contribution
As a good corporate citizen, we will dedicate ourselves in realizing a better enviroment both globally and locally, and contribute to the development of society.

Initiatives for the Future

Environmental Vision 2020 To create an eco-friendly, enriched life, and contribute to society with high quality "technology" and "activities" for the realization of a sustainable society.

As corporate citizens, our mission is not only to accelerate proactive environmental preservation and fulfillment of our responsibility with mitigation measures, but also to propose eco-friendly measures, enrich life, and deliver sensations. As a company that has offered the world's first products to customers, we established "Environmental Vision 2020" based on our consideration toward environmental contributions.

Organization of Pioneer Environmental Preservation Activities

Pioneer launched the "Pioneer Environmental Conservation Committee" to control environmental preservation activities in 1991. In 2004, the "Pioneer Eco-Products Committee" which cross divisionally controls environmental preservation activities related to products was inaugurated. These current two committees structure serves to promote overall activities of Pioneer's environmental preservation system to cover both facilities and products.

In the future, transparency of CO2 impact across all business activities will be promoted in addition to activities for manufacturing plants, offices, and products. A system for environmental contribution by planning, development, production, and use of products will be organized to reduce greenhouse gases for each stage of the lifecycle.

Organization of Pioneer Environmental Preservation Activities