Timelines and Environmental Awards

Timelines

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.
Nov.
Ohno Unit became the first SII Group business unit which achieved
Zero Emissions.
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.

Environmental Awards

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.