Timelines and Environmental Awards
|1988||Dec.||Established the "Fluorocarbon Countermeasure Promotion Committee."|
|1992||Aug.||Abolished the use of CFCs at Japan sites.|
|Dec.||Established Environmental Administration Office (currently Corporate Environmental Administration Department).|
|1993||Apr.||Established the "Green Plan" environmental protection plan.
Introduced the "Clean Arrow" used-paper collection truck.
|Aug.||Abolished the use of trichloroethane at Japan and overseas sites.|
|Nov.||Abolished the use of CFCs at overseas sites.|
|1994||Apr.||Began monthly management of energy, paper use, and waste.|
|1995||Aug.||Executive council kicked off the Environmental Management System.|
|1996||Aug.||Started publication of our annual environmental report.|
|Nov.||The Takatsuka Unit became the first SII Group business unit which obtained ISO14001.|
|1997||Dec.||Launched our "Idling Stop" promotion.|
|1998||Feb.||Published the SII Chemical Management Guide.|
|1999||Mar.||Completed ISO14001 certification for all of our major business units in Japan.|
|Oct.||Major business units in Japan abolished the use of chlorine solvents, including trichloroethylene and methylene chloride.
Issued the SII Group Green Purchasing Standards.
|2000||Feb.||Introduced environmental accounting.|
Ohno Unit became the first SII Group business unit which achieved
|2001||Oct.||Makuhari Head Office became the first SII Group non-production site which obtained ISO14001.|
|Dec.||Introduced the SII Green Products labeling system.|
|2004||Mar.||Major Japan sites achieved Zero Emissions.|
|Aug.||Started to report social activities in our environmental report.|
|Oct.||Lead solder was completely abolished.|
|2005||Jul.||Our environmental report changed its title to SII Social and Environmental Report.|
|2006||Oct.||Introduced the SII High Grade Green Products labeling system.|
|Nov.||Received the Development Bank of Japan's Highest Rank Award for Promoting Environmentally Conscious Management.|
|2007||May.||"SII Green Products" achieved 90% of sales.|
|2009||Feb.||Abolished the use of methylene chloride at overseas sites.|
|2010||Jul.||Announced the concept of "SII Green Products plus."|
|Sep.||Achieved 1,000 SII Green Products.|
|2011||Apr.||Established SII Biodiversity Action Agenda.|
|2013||Mar.||The commencement of software and services of our "SII Green Product System."|
|Dec.||Obtained ISO 14001 integrated certification in Kanto area.|
|2015||Jan.||Completed ISO 14001 integrated certification in Japan.|
|Feb.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. obtained the ABINC* certification.
*ABINC: Association for Business Innovation in harmony with Nature and Community
|2017||Sep.||Established SII Environmental Vision.|
|1996||Oct.||6 Chiba Keiyo business units received Recycling Promotion Committee's Chairman's Award for paper recycling activities.
|1998||Jun.||SII Microtechno Inc. received Akita Prefecture's "Best Environment Activities" award.
|Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received Iwate Prefecture's award for "Excellence in Environmental Protection."
|2000||May.||Makuhari head office received the Chairman's Award from the Chiba City Building Conference.
|2005||Feb.||Tochigi Unit received the Chairman's Prize for Excellence from the Kanto Region Electric Power Rationalization Committee.
Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received the Chairman's Award from the Tohoku Seven-Prefecture Electric Power Promotion Committee.
|2006||Feb.||Tochigi Unit received the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry's Excellent Energy Conservation Factory, Director General Prize.|
|2007||Feb.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received the Tohoku Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry's Excellent Energy Conservation Factory, Director General Prize.|
|2008||Feb.||The Sendai Unit received the Prize for Outstanding Performance as part of the Outstanding Energy Conservation Equipment Awards sponsored by the Japan Association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Contractors (JARAC).|
|2012||Oct.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received the prize of minister of the environment for establishing a recycling-oriented society.|
|2013||Feb.||Makuhari Unit received the award for excellence from the rationalization committee for electricity use in Kanto area.|
|2013||Sep.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received the prize of Tohoku director of Kanto Tohoku Industrial Safety and Inspection Department.|
|2014||Jul.||Tono Seiki Co., Ltd. received the "Excellent Office" award from the Environmental Conservation Association of Iwate Prefecture.|
|2016||Oct.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received a Special Award from Association for Business Innovation in harmony with Nature and Community (ABINC).|
|2017||Jul.||Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received the 53rd Electrical Safety Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.|