We are working in various ways to reduce environmental impact not only with respect to the motor parts themselves, but also for chemicals used in production, power used to drive production equipment and machinery, and the working environments of our employees.
Efforts in Introduction of Production Equipment
Mabuchi group is also constantly working on environmentally friendly activities in the production process. For example, at the time of producing facility production, we conduct the following multifaceted environmental impact assessments and make plans for introducing production facility equipment:
Existence of banned substances
Usage volume of power, air, water, etc.
Emissions of air pollutants, ozone depleting substances and sewage
Vibration and noise level
Waste and hazardous material emissions to which the Industrial Safety and Health Act applies
Whether there is a possibility of toxic substance leakage at the time of equipment disposal
Presence or absence of instructions / explanation of harmful substance recovery - etc.
By verifying the above, we are working to reduce our environmental impact.
Construction of an eco-friendly new factory
At recent new factories such as Mexico Mabuchi and Poland Mabuchi, we worked to reduce the environmental load by incorporating the following measures into the design to save energy and resources.
Use of LED lights in all parts of factories and offices
Use of an energy-efficient and water-conservation type of air-cooled closed pipe cooling water system
As an external plan to reduce the amount of watering to green areas, succulent plants are frequently used in Mexico Mabuchi, and coniferous trees (pine trees) are frequently used in Poland Mabuchi.
Efforts to Reduce / Abolish Pollutants and Prevent Pollution
We thoroughly manage chemical substances to prevent environmental pollution, grasp the usage status, reduce or abolish the use of harmful chemical substances, and actively work to prevent pollution. We have introduced a dedicated vehicle for transporting chemical substances. This dedicated vehicle is equipped with measures such as liquid leakage prevention for the purpose of minimizing environmental pollution in an emergency. In addition, the floor of the warehouse where chemical substances are stored is coated with a special coating to prevent the infiltration of liquid in the unlikely event of a liquid leak and to prevent soil and water quality from being polluted. In addition, the R&D department manages the following chemicals used for R&D and testing of products and equipment.
We have established and manage the storage management guidelines for chemicals.
The chemical storage is installed so that it will not fall over due to an earthquake.
A chemical storage manager has been appointed to carry out regular inventory.
Chemical waste liquid is treated according to the manifest system.
We use tens of thousands of tons of steel to manufacture motor housing (motor case) parts. The steel material is made into parts by press working through processes such as punching and drawing. From the viewpoint of efficient use of resources, we aimed to improve the material yield rate, minimized the punching width due to the difference in material thickness and material, and reviewed various processes such as feed accuracy in press working. As a result, the material yield rate has improved by 5%. In addition, 100% of the scraps generated during press working are reused.
Efforts to Reduce Waste
The Mabuchi Group as a whole is working on the "Challenge to Zero Emissions" in order to realize a recycling society in which waste is collected and reused as a resource and the amount of landfill waste is reduced. Our "Challenge to Zero Emissions" aims to reduce the ratio of incineration / landfill waste to 1.0% or less by promoting reduction and reuse (recycling) of incineration / landfill waste. For that purpose, in addition to reducing these wastes themselves, it is important and indispensable to reuse the generated wastes as resources.