ARE Holdings Group contribute to protect Earth's natural resources through business activities of precious metal recycling and environment preservation, in which activities we consume resources and energies meanwhile.
Setting our "Environmental Policies" to aim for minimizing environmental burdens, we pursue the environment-conscious operations in which an optimal balance can be achieved between environmental burden controls and generated economic values.
In addition, the Group encourages acquisition of ISO14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management, and works to reduce global environmental impact in accordance with this standard.
We, ARE Holdings Group, will contribute to the environmental preservation of the earth and establish a sound material-cycle society through the company's businesses on recycling of precious and rare metals and industrial waste treatment.
These environmental policies shall be conveyed to all of our employees and all those working for the company and announced to the public as our commitment.
Environmental Management Promotion System
Every year we develop Company-wide Environmental Goals based on our Environmental Policy, which sets out our
environmental preservation philosophy.
According to the above-established purposes and goals, each ISO 14001 certified site in Japan develops its own Annual Environmental Goals and implements environmental preservation activities closely related to their business tasks. In addition, the Environment Committee of each site deliberates on such matters as compliance with environmental laws and regulations, revisions of plans and environmental education, and provides reports to management. While the ISO Office controls the environmental management system (EMS), an environmental preservation administrator is also assigned for each site in order to ensure thorough implementation of environmental initiatives.
Environmental management structure
In August 2018, we obtained ISO 14001 certification for our sites in Japan, including those at subsidiaries. As of September, 2023, we have achieved certification for 46 sites at 6 companies. Going forward, we will continue to focus on maintenance and improvement activities with an emphasis on extending certification to all sites.
ISO14001 Environmental Audits
Regular inspections are carried out on the state of compliance with specifications by an external examining authority for ISO14001 activities. Moreover, internal environmental audits are conducted at least once a year at business sites in order to ensure that EMS is being properly administered.
Environmental preservation activities by employees
We actively participate in cleaning activities in each region.