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Environmental Education to Employees

Environmental Training System

The NEC Group is providing environmental training to all employees in the Group, in addition to training by occupational category and employee class.
Environmental awareness rises through Environment Month and Energy Conservation Month activities and email magazines.

  New employees Regular employees Managers Officers
Environmental training e-learning
Training of newly assigned workers -
Training for new employees - - -
Training of key environmental management players - ○*1 ○*1
Education according to occupational category (Group training, e-learning) - -
Training of environmental auditors - ○*2 ○*2 ○*2
Environment Month (Lecture meetings, site tours, movie screenings, and other events)
Energy Conservation Month (Lecture meetings, site tours, and other events)

*1 Environmental management promotion supervisors at each business unit and group company
*2 NEC Group environmental auditors

Training for General Staff

The NEC Group offers annual environmental education to all its general staff.
The environmental education contains information of common interest (social trends and environmental activities of NEC) + environmental training for eight categories (multiple-choice system). Group training is also provided for employees who are unable to receive web training.
In FY 2014, approximately 90,000 employees from 67 companies participated in environmental training. (Web training: 33 companies, other group training, etc.: 34 companies)
Plans have been developed to expand to the five regions of the world (China zone, Asia and the Pacific, EMEA, North America, and Central and South America) in the future.

Training for New Employees

New NEC employees are educated on environmentally-considerate actions required in the NEC Group's environmental management concept, the environmental vision, work duties and company life. Environmental education is also provided to each business unit and site according to their assignments.

Group companies offer environmental education to new employees according to their own business specifics.

Training of Key Environmental Management Players

Since FY 2004, "Training of Key Environmental Management Players" is conducted for environmental management promotion supervisors at each business unit and group company every year in cooperation with NPO Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century.
Key person training is provided using "role playing methods" and "debating techniques" so that trainees can independently promote environmental actions and solve problems in their organizations by objectively understanding the roles of key persons.
In FY 2013, the training was provided in July and November, with the participation of 34 people.

Training of Key Environmental Management Players

Environmental Training for Software and Service Engineers

We implemented group training for software and services engineers using our Environmental activities and quantitative evaluation methods for environmental load at software and service business units (practice) course.
The course gathered participants from all areas of the NEC Group and taught them how to create and implement activities aimed at reducing environmental impact by using software and services. The wide cross-section of participants meant that these activities could be implemented more thoroughly throughout the NEC Group.

Environmental Training for Design Engineers

In the design and development division, design engineers the training needed to create ecological products. Such training includes activities for environmentally sound products and green purchasing. The content of the training is planned and implemented such that it is suited to the business characteristics of each business unit.

Training of Newly Assigned Workers, Temporary Workers, and Contract Workers

Environmental training is provided to newly assigned workers, temporary workers, and contract workers in each area (base) and at each business unit.
Each area is disseminating environmental policies (environmental charter), as well as rules for each area, through plant guidebooks distributed to newly assigned workers, temporary workers, and contract workers.
The business units provide their own training to promote environmental management including goals, targets, and the environmental soundness of products and services.

Training of Auditors

Auditor refresher training is provided every year to about 120 NEC environmental auditors in groups on law revisions, audit policy, and other matters.
Enhancement of the quality of audits is targeted by disseminating environmental trends, the status of NEC environmental management, the purpose of the audit of FY 2013 decided based on the result of the environmental management audit in the previous fiscal year, priority items, and changes made.
More information, especially on laws and regulations, will be provided by specifically explaining points to be noted in addition to general explanations, with a focus on business-specific information and matters pointed out in audits of the previous fiscal year.
In the second half of the program, group debates are conducted with the participation of all auditors. Competence as auditor is upgraded by debating with other auditor regarding the audit policy and points for audit when auditing an imaginary company, which is summed up by individual auditor as advance learning. It is a rule for each of the auditor to speak his or her opinion on the debate day to reinforce both knowledge and action in the program.
Study meetings called "SS study meetings" were additionally included in the program to study "legal matters," "internal audits," and "energy saving in offices," which were the priority matters for FY 2013, among secretariat staff and related auditor of companies related to software, services, and systems.

Scene from refresher course lectureScene from refresher course lecture
Scene from group discussion in refresher courseScene from group discussion in refresher course

Training of Workers Engaged in Environmental Impact Works

Operators of environmental impact facilities, such as boilers and wastewater treatment plants, are obligated to acquire skills, technologies, and abilities
To acquire these skills and technologies, training is provided for checking work procedures and for coping with emergencies.
The NEC Group encourages these operators to attain related official and legal qualifications by both attending courses to acquire these qualifications and by studying outside and in-house special curricula.
Through this dedication, the abilities of our operators are enhanced.

Acquisition of Qualifications by Participants

NEC makes it a priority to have twice the required number of workers, including pollution control managers, sanitation managers, and hazardous materials engineers, obtain official qualifications.

Annual Environmental Report