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Environment

Basic Philosophy and Policy

Environmental Vision

Basic Environmental Ideas

  • We recognize that the preservation of the global environment and symbiosis with nature are in harmony with our business plan and are fundamental obligations.
  • Our three declarations made in October 1996 ("Global Expansion" "Health-consciousness" "Eco-friendliness") are part of our corporate ethics and we will disclose this universally.
  • While offering products and services that contribute to society, we will make consideration of the environment an essential task.
  • While following societal norms, we will use our power to harmoniously promote sustainable development.

Environmental Policy

Foundation

Located in the beautiful natural environment between the abundantly green base of the Hongu Mountains and clear Toyokawa River, following the principles of "Tool Communication" OSG will make both social and economic contributions. We will preserve the global environment, and, while striving to be in symbiosis with nature, we will recognize this as our fundamental obligation.

Slogans

"An Eco-friendly Company"
"A Culture that Cares for the Environment"

Our Course of Action

  • From planning and development to disposal, for each phase in the life of our tools, we will strive to save resources, conserve energy, and reduce waste to preserve the natural environment. Additionally, we will offer products considerate of the environment.
  • We will strive for continuous improvement and pollution prevention.
  • While complying with environmental laws and other requirements, we will bear the responsibility for and manage all business activities that have an impact on the environment, and strive to elevate our level of social responsibility.
  • Our environmental goals and targets will be based on environmental laws, environmental concerns, and the ideas of stakeholders. These goals will be adjusted annually.
  • This policy is the foundation of our environmental management system, and through maintaining it, it will become common knowledge to all employees.
  • When disclosure of this policy is requested outside of the company, it will be open to the public.

Environment Management

ISO14001

Certificate No.: JQA-EM1088
Certified by: Japan Quality Assurance Organization
Scope: The design/development, manufacture and servicing (supply of technical data, technical guidance, calibration) of cutting tools, forming tools, measuring tools, non-wire coater bar, driver bits, special and original machines and tools.

<Group companies with ISO 14001 certification>

  • Group companies with ISO 14001 certification
  • Ohtaka Precision Co., Ltd.
  • Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
  • Noda Precision Co., Ltd.
  • Nihon Hardmetal Co., Ltd (Head office, Headquarters Factory and Sales Division / Kyushu Tachibana Factory / Kyushu Kitakata Factory)
  • OSG Sulamericana de Ferramentas Ltda.
  • OSG GmbH
  • OSG Korea Corporation

History of Environmental Activities

OSG Group Company
Company Factories
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.
2019
  • Received the "2019 Environmental Improvement Activities Award" from the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association.
OSG Group Company
Company Factories
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.

Eco-friendly Products

OSG engages in the development of products and new technology that can improve the machining efficiency and reduce the machining costs of our clients, and allow them to engage in environmentally-friendly machining that does not waste energy.

Eco-friendly products and technology

OSG's efforts
Eco-friendly products
  • High quality and performance cutting tools.
  • Efficient machining operations.
Eco-friendly technology
Result of efforts
Environmental impact
  • Energy saving
  • Emissions reduction
Cost reduction at customer's side
  • Energy saving (power, oil, water, etc.)
  • Reduction of material and labor cost

Recycling projects at our offices

OSG's major business locations actively promote recycling and the reduction of waste, and since FY2005 we have achieved a recycling rate of over 99%.

A high recycle rate aiming for a "Sustainable Society"

A high recycle rate aiming for a Sustainable Society

Promoting the recycling of hardened tools

OSG recycles carbide tools to conserve valuable resources and contribute to a recycling-oriented society.

Activities of carbide recycling

Activities of carbide recycling

In order to contribute to a recycling society and reuse precious resources, OSG has joined hands with Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd. in an effort to recycle hardened tools.

Merits of hardened tool recycling by Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd.

  • As long as the tool has been hardened, it doesn't have to be separated into categories such as end mills, drills, reamers, and tips.
  • It's okay if the tools contain small amounts of a different material (tools with cermet, ceramic and steel shanks are separated)
  • Amount of material that can be sent for recycling: 20kg and over (shipping costs are paid by Nihon Hard Metal Co., Ltd.)
  • Recycling cost: Payment may be made through bank deposit

Environmental Data

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Please click here. SDS(GHS Classification) is in the "Technical Information" of the "Product" site.

Energy Consumption

By promoting the replacement with energy-efficient air conditioners and the switch to LED lighting across the entire company, our energy consumption per unit of production remained the same level as the previous fiscal year at 18.4 GJ/million yen.

Energy Consumption

CO2 Emission

Through the installation of energy-efficient equipment to reduce CO2 emissions, our CO2 emissions per unit of production improved significantly by 9% compared to the previous year.

CO2 Emission

Waste Emissions and Valuable Materials Ratio

In FY2019, we reduced the amount of waste by 5% year-onyear through our continuous efforts to reduce waste and recover valuable materials from waste. On the other hand, the recovery rate of valuable materials was 5% down on the previous year due to the decrease in the amount of valuable materials recovered from waste.

Waste Emissions and Valuable Materials Ratio