Chiyoda Corporation became Japan's first engineering and construction company to acquire ISO14001 certification for environmental management in March 2001, and strives to upgrade the Corporate SQE Policy and management system it has instituted while conducting systematic environmental education and awareness activities.
At Chiyoda Corporation, the SQEI Management Committee, which is part of the Management Committee, is responsible for decisions on environmental activities. This committee establishes Corporate SQE Policy and periodically reviews the Company's activities. In addition, the Company has established committees under the direct control of top management to promote occupational safety, health and environmental (HSE) activities. Lower-level committees at each operating base promote independent initiatives in the categories of office activities, R&D activities and EPC* activities.
Moreover, to counter global warming, the Group has established the Global Warming Countermeasures Working Group, which is under the President & CEO and the Management Committee and comprises the general managers or the section managers of the related Units commencing with the Corporate Services Unit. The working group’s initiatives to reduce office greenhouse gas emissions include formulating countermeasure plans and auditing the status of plan implementation.
*: Engineering, procurement and construction
In March 2001, Chiyoda Corporation became the first engineering and construction company in Japan to acquire ISO14001 certification. In March 2005, the scope of certification was expanded to include activities at the Research & Development Center .
We underwent our fourth renewal inspection in November and December 2012, and with the addition of overseas project EPC operations to the scope of certification in February 2013 ISO certification now covers the management organization shown above.
ISO14001 has been revised in 2015 and Chiyoda Corporation is corresponding to reflect ISO14001:2015 and to acquire ISO14001 renewal certification.
Chiyoda Corporation implements environmental training and aquire the special qualifications as the following.
Ten (10) workshops for acquiring specialized EMS knowledge were held in the fiscal year ended March 2016, with topics including introductory and advanced health, safety and environmental management and environmental laws especially for waste management. In addition, pre-assignment supervisor consultation were provided for all site managers.
Training for acquiring specialized knowledge of operations that could potentially have a large environmental impact. Total of 91 supervisors have been qualified as Specially Controlled Industrial Waste Manager qualifications until the end of March 2016.
General environmental training:
General information about the environment and biodiversity is disclosed on the Company intranet for employees to learn about at their own convenience.
Chiyoda Corporation conduct annual internal audits for environmental activities to ensure they are being carried out properly. From the fiscal year ended March 2014, we have been carried out simultaneous, combined SQE audits of occupational health and safety (S), quality (Q) and environmental aspects (E) and information security (IS). We carried out the audits in writing for self-check and the internal audits by interview. All departments and locations undergo the audits in writing every year and are audited by interview every three years.
The audits also include the response taken to the issues raised by a third-party inspection organization.