Environmental Management System
We established the environmental management systems in compliance with ISO 14001 at each site and throughout the Group. The Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle has been steadily implemented to improve our environmental performance.
Our mid-term and annual goals are established based on the "SII Group Environmental Policy," and pursued by the environmental management system at each site.
The Environmental Division at the head office operates the entire SII Group environmental management system and achievements of each site are reported to the environmental divisions on a regular basis.
Environmental Management Framework
SII established the environmental management system consisting of the SII President as well as the Environmental Management Director serving as a chief executive. Having two organizational structures on a unit and divisional basis, the Environmental Division at the head office serves as the secretariat, cooperates with each unit and division, and takes a leading part in addressing their issues.
The SII Environmental Promotion Committee deliberates on the SII Group's mid-term plans, reports on activities from each site and exchanges information, and confirms the steady promotion of environmental activities throughout the Group.
The FY 2022 committee meeting was held as scheduled using the web conferencing tool as in FY 2021.
Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certification
SII first acquired ISO 14001 certification at the Takatsuka Unit (Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture) in November 1996. Currently, every site in Japan, including offices, has acquired certification, and integrated certification was acquired in January 2015. The head office of Seiko Holdings Corporation (now Seiko Group Corporation) also was included in the scope of certification in November 2021. Overseas, each major local subsidiary has acquired certification.
|Name of Registered Organization||Original
|SEIKO GROUP CORPORATION, SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. AND SEIKO FUTURE CREATION INC.||November 13, 1996||November 13, 2020|
|Registered Site||Seiko Instruments Inc.||HEAD OFFICE, MAKUHARI UNIT
|SII Printek Inc.
Seiko Future Creation Inc.
Seiko EG&G Co., Ltd.
SII Crystal Technology Inc.
|Seiko Group Corporation||GINZA OFFICE
|Certified Units and Subsidiaries||Location||Date of Certification|
|1||Dalian Seiko Instruments Inc.||Dalian, China||6/2001|
|2||Seiko Instruments (Thailand) Ltd.||Thailand||3/2002|
|3||Seiko Instruments Technology (Shanghai) Inc.||Shanghai, China||7/2012|
Internal Environmental Audit
An internal audit is extremely important to operate an effective management system. To continually improve our environmental management system and its performance, SII conducts an internal audit with objectivity and independence.
We have introduced a mutual auditing system in which auditors from other sites and the head office participate in the internal auditing of our sites in Japan. The participation of auditors from other organizations enhances the effectiveness of the audit and also aims for a synergistic effect through the exchange of information among the sites. While providing internal auditor training to nurture auditors in a planned manner, we also set up a refresher course for internal auditors to continually raise their competency levels.