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History of Environmental Activities

OSGGroup Company
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2010
  • OSG being awarded 4th Year's "Grand Prize" and "Environmental Contribution Award" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • Installation of inverter units to air condition units.
2011
  • OSG being awarded 5th Year's "Grand Prize" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • 16 units completed the disposal of PCB minutes early registration.
2012
  • OSG being awarded 6th Year's "Grand Prize" and "Environmental Contribution Awards" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
2013
  • OSG being awarded 7th Year's "Grand Prize" and "Environmental Contribution Awards" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
2014
  • OSG being awarded 8th Year's "Environmental Honor Award" and "Environmental Contribution Awards" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • Updated from LPG air conditioning to electric chiller system.
  • Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd. headquarters and headquarters manufacturing plant acquired ISO14001 certification.
2015
  • Received the “2015 Environmental Improvement Activities Award” from the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association.
  • Disposal of PCB-containing materials.
2016
  • Received the “2016 Environmental Improvement Activities Award” from the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association.
2017
  • Received the “2017 Environmental Improvement Activities Award” from the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association.
OSGGroup Company
CompanyFactories
1996
  • Declared "Eco-Friendly Company"
  • Stopped using trichlorethylene
1997
  • OSG Korea obtained ISO 14001
1998
1999
  • Established "Environmental Policy"
2000
  • Nine offices received ISO 14001 certification
  • Installed new washer designed not to use methylene chloride in Shinshiro factory
  • OSG Coating Service obtained ISO 14001
2000
  • OSG System Products obtained ISO 14001
2001
  • Started to recycle diatomaceous soil used to filter waste oil
2001
  • Stopped using package made from chloroethene
2001
  • Abolished salt bath heat treatment
2002
  • Installed the ice thermal storage air conditioning system "Eco-Ice" in the headquarters
  • Carried out an inspection of hazardous substances in the packaging materials
  • OSG Brazil obtained ISO 14001
2002
  • Started conversion of factories to controlled temperature facilities
2002
  • Reduced incinerator to 1 unit from 3
2003
  • Carried out an inspection of hazardous substances in the all goods purchased
2004
  • Accomplished a recycle rate 98% in accordance with OSG Zero Emissions Plan
  • Abolished totally the combustion furnace
  • Noda Precision obtained ISO 14001
2005
  • Completed switching to chlorine-free grinding oil in Yana factory
  • Sanwa Seiki Shiga factory obtained ISO 1400
2006
  • Abolished all the wash-ers which use methylene chloride
  • Omori obtained KES
2006
  • Abandoned private power generators in Shinshiro, Toyohashi, and Oike factories
2007
  • OSG being awarded 1st year's "Grand Prize" and "Environmental Contribution Award" by Japan
  • Nihon Hard Metal Kyushu factory obtained ISO 14001
2007
  • Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • Aoyama Seisakusho obtained ISO 14001
2008
  • OSG being awarded 2nd Year's "Grand Prize" and "Environmental Contribution Award" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • Completed switching to chlorine-free grinding oil in all factories
  • Ohtaka Seikoh factory obtained ISO14001.
2008
  • Taiho Sangyo obtained ISO14001.
2009
  • OSG being awarded "Environmental Special Award" by Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association Environmental Awards.
  • YANA Factory switched the chiller system to "Top Runner" system on its Total Coolant System.