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Environmental Management System

TDK has established the TDK Environmental Charter, consisting of the Basic Principle on the Environment and the Basic Policy on the Environment, as our entire group's environment policy, aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of society. In line with the Charter, TDK formulated the Environmental Vision and Environmental Action Plan as a fundamental framework for implementing specific environmental activities.

Environmental Management System
The sites in the chart above refer to ISO-certified manufacturing sites.

Operation of the TDK Environmental Management System

All manufacturing sites of TDK have obtained ISO14001* certification.
In addition, regional environment conferences are held in Japan, China, ASEAN, Europe, and the Americas, to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with the environmental situation in each region, and activities are promoted to achieve “TDK Environment, Health and Safety Action 2025,” which is a common goal of the entire TDK Group.

  • *ISO14001: International standard (IS) regulating EMS compliance

Environmental Education

TDK posts activity information, including TDK’s approach to environmental initiatives and targets to be achieved, on the in-house intranet, which employees can access and check at any time. In addition, TDK endeavors to publicize and raise awareness of the TDK Environmental Charter by means of handy cards, posters for display, the digital signage bulletin board, and other activities. Furthermore, each site promotes self-awareness and competence education relating to the environment among new recruits and transferred employees by utilizing e-learning and so on.
Circular Economy Training was conducted as an in-house training program utilizing e-learning system. It was designed to promote understanding of the basic principles of circular economy and the importance of circular economy thinking, which aims for zero waste throughout the product lifecycle, starting from the product design stage.

EMS Assessment System and Award Program

With the aim of boosting the Environmental Management System and the performance of safety and environment related activities, TDK has introduced a program for assessing the degree by which both safety and environment management related goals have been attained on a global basis.
The program covers initiatives to address social issues, such as energy, water, waste, safety/health, and the SDGs. Business sites with a high overall score, and sites or departments that have conducted special activities in a specific area are recognized with an award. Award recipients in fiscal 2022 were as follows:

■Excellent overall score
TDK Philippines Corporation
Sakata Factory, TDK Electronics Factories Corporation
SAE Magnetics Ltd./SAE Components Ltd./AFI Technologies Ltd. *Jointly awarded to three sites

■Outstanding activities in a specific field

  • 【Energy】 TDK-Lambda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.(Kuantan Factory/Senai Factory)
  • 【Resource】 TDK Electronics do Brasil Ltda.
    TDK Foil Italy S.p.A.

Environmental Risk Management at Manufacturing Sites

Management of soil pollution and VOC risks

TDK has established environmental risk assessment standards and management methods for soil pollution and VOCs,* and each site regularly conducts risk assessment. For high-risk areas, we clarify the order of priority and implement preventive maintenance, restoration, and other measures to effectively manage environmental risks.

  • * VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds

Compliance with laws and regulations for pollution prevention and accidents

To prevent air, water, and soil pollution, TDK strictly complies with all relevant laws and regulations. For certain items, we have even set voluntary standards that are more stringent than the legal requirements, and we take preventive actions whenever necessary to reduce the environmental load.

Prevention and Control of Exposure to Hazardous Substances in Products