Environmental Management System
Chiyoda Corporation became Japan's first engineering and construction company to acquire ISO14001 certification for environmental management in March 2001, and strives to upgrade the management system while conducting systematic environmental education and awareness activities.
In March 2001, Chiyoda Corporation became the first engineering and construction company in Japan to acquire ISO14001 certification. In March 2005, the scope of certification was expanded to include activities at the Research & Development Center .
With the addition of overseas project EPC operations to the scope of certification in February 2013 ISO certification now covers all organization* in Chiyoda under the control of “SQEI Management system”.
ISO14001 has been revised in 2015 and Chiyoda Corporation has reflected ISO14001:2015 and acquired ISO14001 renewal certification.
- The SQEI management system shall be applied to Global Headquarter (CGH), Koyasu Office & Research Park and all the site offices that perform the operations of Chiyoda business.
Chiyoda Corporation implements environmental training in house and expert training in outside when needed to aquire the special qualifications as the following.
9 (nine) trainings for acquiring specialized EMS knowledge were held in the FY2018, with topics including introductory and advanced health, safety and environmental management and environmental laws especially for the waste management. In addition, pre-assignment supervisor consultation were provided for all site managers.
The training for acquiring specialized knowledge of hazardous waste management that could potentially have a large environmental impact. Total of 80 supervisors have been qualified as the specially controlled industrial waste manager qualifications until the end of February 2019.
General environmental training:
General information about the environment and biodiversity is disclosed on the Company intranet for employees to learn about at their own convenience.
In FY2018, Chiyoda Corporation did not received any punishments and penalty on environmental issues.
Environmental Activity Categories
Chiyoda Corporation’s main operations are in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of plants/facilities, project management with the related support services and research and development. We categorize these operations into EPC, Office and R&D activities, as shown in the figure below, which also correspond to our environmental activity categories.
Chiyoda Corporation has set HSE objectives for the three areas of EPC, office and R&D. In addition, in Japan and overseas we contribute to the environment through our core business and monitor environmental impact at construction sites and offices while energetically undertaking environmental activities such as promoting recycling and green procurement..
Chiyoda Corporation establishes annual environmental HSE objectives for each of its specialized engineering and procurement departments based on the environmental objectives shown below. Self-evaluations of performance at the end of the first half and the full fiscal year are applied to the following fiscal year's activities.
Objective 1 -- Provide Suggestions to Better Environmental Aspects Throughout the Life Cycle of the Project
In FY2018 Chiyoda Corporation made total 323 environmental proposals in Japan and overseas, which supported reduction of environmental impact.In FY2019 Chiyoda Corporation plans to provide more effective proposals in terms of plant life-cycle as well as reduction of environmental effects.
Objective 2 -- Reduce the Amount of Industrial Waste and Adhere to Segregating Requirements
Chiyoda Corporation has been reducing industrial waste discharged from construction sites, and we constantly have been reusing or recycling approximately 90% of the waste. This is well explained with reasons that a high volume of insulation waste, debris and other hard-to-recycle waste such as glass and ceramics was emitted due to demolition of existing plant facilities in addition to the incineration or landfill disposal of a large quantity of plastic waste in outlying regions.
Global warming countermeasures
To prevent the emissions of global warming gases, we have established the Global Warming Countermeasures Working Group, which is under the Management Committee and comprises the general managers or the section managers of the related Departments commencing with the Corporate Services Department. The working group’s initiatives to reduce office greenhouse gas emissions include formulating countermeasure plans and auditing the status of plan implementation.