The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are common goals shared by the international community, which was adopted at the United Nations summit in 2015.
In accordance with its management policy, “Delivering true valuable products to society and contributing to humanity,” Nippon Ceramic Co., Ltd. has been providing people with lifestyles of safety, peace of mind and comfort. We understand that providing these lifestyles leads to the realization of a society that leaves no one behind, one of the SDGs and believe that the SDGs are a key management issue.
Focusing particularly on the goals that are closely associated with our business, such as Goal 9 for industry, innovation and infrastructure and Goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities, we will strive towards the realization of a sustainable society.
Manufacturing for technological enhancement and environmental consideration
Sensor products creating sustainable communities
The contribution of sensor products to the SDGs
|Products||Examples||Related SDGs Goals|
■ Security: Detection of intrusion and camera surveillance for crime prevention
■ Obstacle detection sensors: By installing in safety support cars, helping prevent traffic accidents and creating an environment that is friendly to the elderly and those with disabilities
■ Current sensors: Acceleration of the shift to electric vehicles when used in the battery management of environmental cars
■ CO₂ level management systems for agriculture: Acceleration of the cultivation of agricultural products
|Modules||■ Lighting, air conditioners and other home electric appliances: Reduction of energy consumption through operation of lighting according to need and effective operation control using motion detectors|
■ GaAs hall elements: Mainly used in current sensors, enhancing the function for environmental features
Reduction of CO₂ emissions
We are working to reduce CO₂ emissions with a view toward stopping global warming. In production activities, we conduct activities to conserve energy while improving production processes. At offices, each employee has awareness of the importance of conserving energy, and working on initiatives such as using recycled copy paper, replacing conventional light bulbs with LEDs, and reducing overtime hours. We will continue to fulfill our social responsibilities to facilitate the achievement of the SDG goals that are closely related to our domestic and overseas businesses.
|Factories and Offices in Japan(t)||3,318||3,433||3,410|
|Total CO₂ emissions(t)||21,653||16,960||17,924|
| CO₂ emissions per
unit of net sales（t-CO₂/million yen）
※The figures presented above have been calculated using factors of the individual countries, based on energy consumption values at the head office (including sales offices and the R&D center), the China Factories and the Philippines Factory.
Actions for gender equality
We have formulated a Plan of Action for General Employers in accordance with the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace. We are striving to provide comfortable workplaces for all employees, irrespective of gender.
Tottori SDGs Partner