1. Environment

We are working to make environmentally friendly products,
and develop our environmental management system.

The momentum to protect the global environment is growing worldwide. Along with the role of papermaking equipment in reducing environmental impacts, environmental measures have come into focus in the equipment manufacturing process as well. Ichikawa adopted its environmental management system (EMS) at an early stage, and obtained ISO 14001 certification at the Kashiwa Mill in March 2000 and the Iwama Mill in May 2019. Under three main themes—energy conservation to reduce electricity and gas usage, resource conservation to reduce wastewater volume, and recycling to reduce industrial wastes—we are proactively developing activities that include reducing our use of chemicals.