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A History of TDK's Environmental Activities

Environmental Activity Chronological Table

1993 TDK Environmental Voluntary Plan formulated
Total elimination of ozone depleting substances
1995 Start of ISO 1400 implementation
1996 Start of consolidated control of chemical substances
1997 Safety & Environment Office established
ISO 14001 certification obtained by Mikumagawa Plant, first in TDK Group
Introduction of product assessment
1998 ISO 14001 certification obtained by all TDK Parent Company manufacturing and R&D facilities
Total elimination of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene
1999 Green procurement starts (Japan sites)
Lead-free project inaugurated
Regular release of Environmental Report begins
2000 Zero Emission Project launched
ISO 14001 certification of all manufacturing and R&D facilities of TDK Group in Japan completed
In-house environmental newsletter "TDK ECOPLUS" launched
2001 Feb.  Incinerators eliminated at manufacturing plants in Japan
Mar.  TDK Green Purchasing Guide (Office Edition) published
Mar.  Technical development completed for lead-free soldering
Apr.  Trial introduction of environmental accounting started (Japan sites)
Jul.  Cogeneration system introduced at the Chikumagawa 2nd Technical Center (current Asama Techno Factory)
Aug.  TDK Recording Media Europe S.A. (TRE) in Luxembourg becomes the first member of the TDK Group to achieve zero emissions
Oct.  "Environmental Activities" section of TDK Web site established
2002 Apr.  Mass production technology for electronic components compatible with lead-free solder developed
Apr.  EMS Integration Preparation Committee inaugurated (committee name changed to EMS Integration Promotion Committee in April 2003)
May  Product Environment Committee inaugurated
Oct.  Seminar on zero emissions held at Mikumagawa Plant, the first domestic plant to achieve zero emissions
Oct.  Fundamental environmental plan, TDK Environmental Action 2010, drafted (started from April 2003)
2003 Jul.  TDK Chemical Substance Contained for Product Standards established
Sep.  Safety & Environment Office obtains ISO 14001 certification (as a first step toward company-wide EMS integration)
Oct.  Zero emissions achieved at all TDK sites in Japan
2004 Jul.  Efforts to achieve zero emissions started in China
Oct.  Environmental risk management activities (for soil contamination) started at all manufacturing facilities in Japan
Nov.  Environmental Product Quality Management System established and implemented
Dec.  All general-purpose electronic components conform to RoHS Directive
2005 Jul.  Environmental risk management activities (for VOC) started at all manufacturing facilities in Japan
Dec.  Fundamental environmental plan, TDK Environmental Action 2015, drafted (started from April 2006)
2006 Feb.  300-kW solar power generation system introduced at Kofu Plant (selected for field testing of solar power technologies by NEDO*)
Mar.  EMS integration for all manufacturing facilities in Japan completed
Apr.  EMS integration in China started
Apr.  Quality Management System (QMS) and Environmental Product Quality Management System integrated
2007 Jan.  Chinese headquarters obtained ISO14001 certification (first step toward integration of EMS in China into company-wide system)
Mar.  Zero emissions achieved for manufacturing facilities of all overseas subsidiaries
May  Participated in Japan Article Management Promotion (JAMP) consortium as a promoter
2008 Feb.  Received Grand Prize in 17th "Global Environment Awards"
May  Global Warming Countermeasure Summit (start of workgroup activities)
Jul.  Thailand tree planting drive enters 5th year
Aug.  TDK Components U.S.A., Inc. (TCU; Georgia) received the Performance Track Environmental Performance Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Sep.  Start of environment-conscious product certification system (Eco Love products)
Oct.  Akita Prefecture Mount Chokai beech forest planting drive enters 5th year
Dec.  Participation in CO2 emissions trading scheme in Japan
2009  Mar.  EMS integration of TDK-Lambda Corporation completed
Sep.  TDK establishes Biodiversity Action Agenda
Dec.  The installation of the solar power system at the Kofu Plant wins a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 14th New Energy Award Review Board Chair's Prize
2010 Mar.  TDK discloses chemical substance information on the "JAMP-GP chemical substances in products information system"
Mar.  TDK-Lambda Corporation concluded a comprehensive "corporate hometown building agreement" with Shinano-machi in Nagano Prefecture and the Mountain Village Revitalization Support Center
Sep.  TDK became the first electronic components maker to receive a special award under the environmental assessment scheme of the Development Bank of Japan
2011 Feb.  Fundamental environmental TDK Environment Action 2020, drafted (started from April 2011)
Apr.  3rd year of Ecocap Movement activities at Kisakata Plant
May.  4th Global Warming Countermeasure Summit held
Jun.  EPCOS India Private Ltd. participates in World Environment Day activities; 5th year of planting seedlings
Jun.  SAE Magnetics (Hong Kong) participates in "Green City, Green Roads, Green Life" environmental conservation activities organized by the Dongguan Environmental Protection Bureau
Nov.  TDK Taiwan Corporation participates in "One Person, One Tree Planted" campaign commemorating the International Year of Forests
2012 Sep. TDK receives special award under environmental assessment scheme of Development Bank of Japan for second time in a row
2013 Feb. TDK Shonai Corporation, Tsuruoka Plant receives outstanding energy management operator award from Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • *NEDO: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
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