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Environmental Management Initiatives
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, NEC seeks to reduce environmental impacts in its own business activities. At the same time, it is carrying out "environmental management" that contributes to reducing the environmental impacts of society as a whole through providing products and services. Also, to promote environmental management in NEC, it has established the "Environmental Policy" to express its environmental philosophy and action guidelines. Conduct that complies with the charter is expected of all NEC employees including executive officers.
In order to prevent risks to the environment, we carry out assessments and daily inspections. We have also prepared risk maps for use in emergencies and conduct periodic reviews of our emergency contact system. Environmental risk governance has been further strengthened through establishment of the "Environmental Escalation Manual for Emergency."
Indonesia experiences forest fires each year. These have become a significant social issue due to their numerous environmental, social, and economic impacts, such as impact on agriculture, loss of forest area, and on health, transportation, and sightseeing. Moreover, forest fires increase CO2 emissions.
NEC has been collaborating with Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. since November 2017 on the Collaboration Program with the Private Sector for Disseminating Japanese Technologies by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). We are working with the University of Palangka Raya and the Central Kalimantan Regional Disaster Management Agency to promote "The Collaboration Program with the Private Sector for Disseminating Japanese Technologies for Forest Fire Monitoring and Management System." The evaluation of the system introduction has enabled the people who will use the system to confirm its effectiveness and utility.
NEC Abiko Plant has a spring area onsite known as Yotsuike, thought to derive from the Tone River. The area around the periphery of the pond, has been confirmed as a habitat for an endangered species IB class (EN) of dragonfly designated by the Ministry of the Environment, known as the Oomonosashi Tombo (Copera tokyoensis). Since 2009, NEC has cooperated with Teganuma Aquatic Organism Research Association to promote conservation activities in the area. In FY2019, we drained two of the four ponds to remove invasive largemouth bass and bluegill species that threaten the larvae of the dragonfly.
NEC is constantly working at all of its business locations to reduce the environmental burden arising from its business activities. We use ICT to measure the environmental burden at each location regularly, and publish this as a material balance.