Environmental Management

Basic Concept

In order to contribute to the development of a sustainable society, the Tsubaki Group completely revised its Basic Environmental Policy in March 2021 and is working to reduce its environmental impact from a medium- to long-term perspective while proactively developing and offering new products targeting the eco (SDGs) market. In particular, we will address the issue of climate change, which we view as a priority issue of the utmost urgency, by closely monitoring international standards and market and customer trends.

Basic Environmental Policy


The Tsubaki Group recognizes that environmental conservation is one of the most important issues shared by humankind, and seriously considers the environment in all aspects of its global business activities and contributes to the “development of a sustainable society” by generating environmental value and economic value through manufacturing.

Basic Policy

1. Promote environmental conservation

In addition to strictly adhering to the laws and agreements applicable in each region, we will continually improve the environmental management system, committing ourselves with sincerity to the conservation of our global environment.

2. Reducing CO2 emissions

In accordance with the guidelines of the Paris Agreement, we will set an appropriate target for CO2 emissions reduction, and promote activities to reduce emissions.

3. Reduce environmental impact

We will promote the efficient utilization of energy and resources and appropriate management and recycle of wastes and hazardous chemicals, work hard to reduce our environmental impact through the lifecycles of products and services, and realize a recycling-oriented society.

4. Coexist with nature

We will, as a good corporate citizen, work to coexist with nature in our regions of operation, in a manner that respects biodiversity.

5. Develop and spread SDG-oriented products, including eco-products

We will actively develop and spread SDG-oriented products in pursuit of sustainability (of the environment, society, and economy) and aim to achieve both economic benefits and contribution to the environment and society.

6. Promote environmental communication

In addition to promoting sustainability training for employees of the Group, we will proactively disclose appropriate environmental information to our stakeholders to increase the level of trust placed in us by society.

Established: April 2000
Revised: April 2019

Environmental Medium- to Long-Term Targets and Activity Policy

Environmental Medium- to Long-Term Targets

Environmental Medium- to Long-Term Targets
Total CO2 emissions reduction goals
FY 2025 FY 2030
Domestic business sites
(compared to FY2013)
30% 46%
Business sites outside Japan
(compared to FY2018)
20% or more 30% or more

Activity Policy for Achieving Goals

Promoting resource recycling and reducing CO2 emissions through business activities

1. Energy saving, resource conservation, productivity improvement, introduction of high-efficiency equipment, and introduction and utilization of renewable energy in plant operation

2. Promotion of the EcoFactory Certification System (reducing CO2 emissions, reducing hazardous substances, recycling of waste, efficient use of water, and improving greening rate)

Reducing life cycle CO2 emissions and realizing a recycling-oriented society throughout the supply chain

1. Promotion of green purchasing (weight reduction, compactness, use of new materials, promotion of the Three R’s)

2. Promotion and expansion of sales of in-house products and new products to the eco (SDG) market

3. In logistics, reduction of CO2 emissions and efficient use of resources

Promotion of environmental activities in local communities 

1. Active participation in local environmental activities

2. Coexistence with the local community through the opening of greenery areas, etc.

Management System

Tsubaki Group Environmental Committee
Tsubaki Group Environmental Committee

The Tsubaki Group Environmental Committee takes the lead in promoting the Group’s environmental management under the supervision of the Sustainability Committee, which is chaired by the COO. The committee is chaired by the executive officer in charge of sustainability promotion for Tsubakimoto Chain and comprises general managers of Tsubakimoto Chain business segments as well as representatives of manufacturing group companies in Japan. The committee addresses the Group’s environmental issues, including climate change, from a medium- to long-term perspective. In addition, overseas business sites appoint environment promoting staff who collaborate with the Tsubakimoto Chain Sustainability Promotion Department (Group Environmental Secretariat).

Governance System for Climate Change Response

System for Promoting the Environment

Scope 1: Direct emissions of greenhouse gases by the business operator itself (fuel combustion, production processes)
Scope 2: Indirect emissions associated with the use of electricity, heat, and steam supplied by other companies
Scope 3: Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and Scope 2 (emissions of other companies related to the activities of the business operator)

Environmental Management Systems at Each of Our Business Sites

At our domestic and overseas manufacturing sites, we are implementing environmental protection PDCA in accordance with the EMS (ISO 14001) for each of our sites, and are promoting the Tsubaki Group’s unique environmental improvement activities.
The environmental management system at each business site includes setting environmental policies and targets, evaluating compliance with environmental laws and regulations, identifying risks and opportunities through environmental impact assessments and taking initiatives, conducting internal audits and management reviews, responding to emergencies, and managing communications with stakeholders.

ISO 14001-Certified Plants and Divisions

In 2001, the Tsubaki Group’s Saitama Plant and Hyogo Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification, and all domestic company sites (including those of our Group companies) have since acquired the same certification. Overseas, a total of 17 major subsidiaries and plants have been certified.

List of Tsubaki Group worksites with ISO 14001 registration (00 bytes)

Toward a Sustainable Society

The Tsubaki Group is engaged in the “art of moving” and aims to provide value that exceeds expectations
to become a company that continues to be needed by society.