Tsubaki's Eco & Eco
Basic elements required to make a product into an eco-product
- The Tsubaki Group classifies environmental considerations into seven categories and reflects these in product development and design.
- The seven environmental objectives are each classified into eco standards items.
|Environmental Objective||Selected Eco Standards Items|
|1. Resource conservation and waste reduction||
1-1 Compact and lightweight design
1-2 Extended service life
1-3 Use of recycled materials
1-4 Reduced number of parts
|2. Increased energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions||
2-1 High efficiency
2-2 Low power consumption and CO2 emissions
2-3 Change of materials
2-4 Use of alternative energy
Establishment of eco standards for products and product assessment procedures
- A comparison product is first decided on before conducting the eco assessment.
—If an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) has been conducted, the results are also used as a reference—
- Environmental considerations are subjected to an eco assessment according to the prescribed procedures.
- A: A high level of environmental considerations were made
- B: Environmental considerations were made with the aim of differentiating the product from others
- C: General environmental considerations were made
Application of the Eco & Eco approach in new product development
|Development Process||Environmental Considerations Implemented|
|1. Decision and planning regarding new product development||—|
|2. Confirmation of environmental considerations||Identification of environmental objectives|
|3. Basic design||—|
|4. Design Review/eco check||Establishment and assessment of eco standards items and eco standards|
|5. Detailed design||—|
|7. Eco assessment of product||Assessment conducted based on product's eco assessment manual|
|8. Development complete/Sales||—|