Perform third party environmental legal compliance assessment at all global production sites
As the OMRON Group seeks to preserve the environment, prevent pollution of the global and local environment, it will ensure compliance with not only laws and regulations but also agreements made with municipalities and their residents in which the Group companies operate. Specifically, in order to avoid or minimize environmental risks and the losses arising from such risks, the Group will keep working on environmental risk management.
In the event of an environmental accident or pollution, the OMRON Group will promptly respond by taking appropriate measures. With the top priority on human life and safety, the Group will work to minimize damage and restore the environment as quickly as possible. At the same time, the Group will ensure business continuity and work to prevent recurrence of the same problems, so as to fulfill our social responsibilities.
In fiscal 2019, globally, there were no violations of environmental-related laws or regulations, and no environmental accidents and complaints either.
In many countries, especially emerging Asian nations, measures against climate change (including global warming), and environmental regulations related to resources, energy and other environmental issues are being reviewed and further strengthened.
To ensure compliance with environmental-related laws and regulations, the OMRON Group is working to strengthen a system to monitor environmental laws/regulations in place that its production sites are subject to and keep track of their revisions, and take measures.
In fiscal 2019, the Group conducted third-party legal environmental assessments with a focus on compliance with environmental-related laws/regulations at 13 production sites in Japan, China, Asia Pacific, South Korea, the Americas, completing the assessments of all 24 global production sites in total by fiscal 2019.
The OMRON Group will keep working on legal environmental assessments at all production sites with a cycle of once every 3 to 4 years, to prevent air/water/soil contamination.
At sites where soil and/or groundwater contamination have been confirmed, the OMRON Group is working on decontamination in accordance with applicable laws.