Environment Management

Our Approach to the Environment

Tokyo Electron(TEL) aims to solve environmental issues through our leading-edge technology and services under the slogan of "Technology for Eco Life." We strive to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable society by reducing TEL's impact on the consumption of resources, on biodiversity, and on climate change by taking actions that both directly and indirectly contribute to the protection and conservation of the environment.

Environment Policy

  1. Environmental Goals and Continuous Improvement

    We establish environmental goals and continual improvement of the environmental management system to enhance environmental performance throughout our product lifecycle.

  2. Compliance with Applicable Laws

    We continually enhance our knowledge of environmental issues to not only comply with applicable laws, but also set additional voluntary standards.

  3. Environmental Contribution with Product

    We develop environmentally complimentary products through our leading-edge technology. TEL cooperates with our customers and suppliers to strive for the prevention and improvement of environmental impacts to contribute to a sustainable society.

  4. Operational Environmental Impact Reduction and Preservation

    We quantitatively analyze and reduce the environmental impact of TEL global operations, with activity from all levels of employees and operations to prevent pollution and protect the environment.

  5. Collaboration and Cooperation with Stakeholders and Society

    We actively promote collaboration and cooperation with all our stakeholders to achieve mutual understanding and conformance to expectations.

    Revision: July 1, 2016

Framework

TEL promotes environmental activities across the company through its corporate Q-EHS Promotion Center. TEL executives appoint members to the product environment compliance meeting, and the operation environment value meeting, all of which carry out activities to achieve our environmental goals. The EHS council convenes twice a year to assess progress toward our environmental goals and encourage continued improvement.
 
To continuously improve its environmental activities, TEL has operated an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 since 1997, primarily at its manufacturing subsidiaries. In March 2017, we acquired multi-site ISO 14001 certification for our factories and offices in Japan that had previously acquired certification separately. Coinciding with the multi-site certification, we have developed a standardized Group format for environmental impact assessments, the identification of useful environmental aspects, environmental management programs and internal audit checklists. During fiscal 2018, we established approximately 100 environmental goals for different levels across the entire Group and carried out these improvement activities. We also set up a system at our Head Office for confirming the progress of activities at each of our sites in Asia. Progress of activities and compliance with laws and regulations are confirmed through internal audits and third-party audits. In May 2018, we obtained ISO 14001 certification for our TEL Epion and TEL NEXX sites in Massachusetts in the United States. The issues identified through these activities are reviewed by the EHS Council, reported to the Manufacturing Company Presidents’ Council, and used in promoting environmental activities across the entire TEL Group. Under such a management system, fiscal 2018 was again free from environmental incidents, accidents, violations and associated legal proceedings.

ISO14001 Certified Plants and Offices

Company NamePlant/Office name (Location)Certification Date
Tokyo ElectronQ-EHS Promotion Center (Fuchu Technology Center)May. 1998
Tokyo Electron Technology SolutionsYamanashi Plant (Fujii/Hosaka),Tohoku Plant
Tokyo Electron KyushuKoshi/Ozu Plants
Tokyo Electron MiyagiTaiwa Plant
Tokyo Electron (Kunshan)-Mar. 2013
TEL FSI-Mar. 2013

Tokyo Electron Korea

Balan FactoryJul. 2014

TEL Epion

-May 2018
TEL NEXX-

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