Environmental policy

We, surrounded by the natural environment of mountains and rivers, have carried on the tradition of Japanese Awa paper and supplied special and functional paper to the world. We thank the regional environment and work on maintenance and improvement of the global environment across the organization toward the harmonious coexistence of nature and culture.

  1. We work on the development of products and the enhancement of production technologies that lead to the maintenance and improvement of the environment.
  2. We assess environmental impacts through business activities, promote resource and energy savings, and reduce industrial waste to promote the continuous improvement of the environment.
  3. We promote the continuous improvement of environmental performance by establishing environmental objectives and goals through periodic reviews in order to promote environmental improvement activities.
  4. We observe environment-related laws, regulations, ordinances, and other requirements as agreed by the organization to prevent environmental pollution and global warming.
  5. We provide education to all employees and ask affiliated and subcontracting companies for understanding and cooperation in the comprehension of the environmental management system(EMS) and the enhancement of environmental awareness.

April 1, 2017
Yasuhiro Miki, President

Green Procurement Standards

Based on our management principles, we strive to realize a sustainable society by providing products with low environmental impact.
We believe it is necessary to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen relationships with our suppliers for our business, hence “AWA PAPER & TECHNOLOGICAL COMPANY, Inc. Procurement Standards” has been issued.

FSC® Certification

We have acquired FSC Certification(Chain of Custody Certification) on December 4, 2014.

FSC Certification is the certification scheme set by global institution FSC(Forest Stewardship Council®),ensuring that the products are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, economically viable, and made from properly controlled wood and other controlled sources.
We, a large consumer of wood pulp for one of raw materials in paper manufacturing, patronize proper forest management by acquisition of FSC Certification. We maintain involvement in dedication to environmental protection.

Our acquisition of FSC Certification has enabled us to comply with the needs of our clients who are examining handling FSC Certified products.

[Certification Types] COC Certification
[Registered Number] SA-COC-004576

Policy statement including FSC core labor requirements

  1. Prohibition of child labor
    We prohibit the labor of children under the minimum age for employment as stipulated by the laws and regulations of each country and region.
  2. Elimination of forced and compulsory labor
    We eliminate unfair labor and forced labor against one's will in any form of employment.
  3. Elimination of discrimination in respect of occupation and employment
    We respect fundamental human rights and eliminate discrimination and harassment in respect of occupation and employment.
  4. Respect for freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
    We respect freedom of association and the right to participate in collective bargaining.

People-friendly eco office

The main building of our head office

As part of the measures to address global warming and energy conservation, we have worked on further energy conservation due to the optimum layout of lighting fixtures to realize an office with superior functionality in accordance with the move of the main building of our head office.

Equipment overview

  • We have achieved 30% better energy conservation by changing all lighting fixtures to LED compared to conventional lights.
  • The lights at the entrance on the first floor and the aisles on each floor are illuminated by motion sensors.
  • The solar power generation device (10 kWh) has been installed on the rooftop, and the power generation status has been displayed on a LCD panel, generating approximately 1,500 kW per month.
  • We have a garden on the roof as a rooftop green space.
Solar panel
Garden of the head office

Reuse of the sludge generated from effluent treatment facilities

The wastewater containing waste textiles, resins and chemicals generated in the paper making process is delivered to effluent treatment facilities. In general, the sludge generated there used to be wound up in a landfill as industrial waste. Currently, it is reused as a raw material for cement and solid fuel through intermediate processors.

Approach to the development of environmentally-friendly products

LED outdoor lighting: using CARMIX

In product development, we consider the environmental impacts from various aspects such as raw material selection, drainage, product function and usage, etc.

In recent years, we have developed heat dissipation fins that are used in the heat dissipation parts of LED lighting, which has been attracting attention for their ability to save energy.

ESGs Initiatives