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


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.
We have operated environmental management systems based on ISO 14001 since 1997, especially at our manufacturing subsidiaries. In 2016, we acquired multi-site ISO 14001 certification for our factories and offices in Japan that had previously acquired certification separately. Also, along with adhering to the 2015 revisions, we identified overall internal and external issues and stakeholder needs and expectations in relation to the environment. We set the following as our risks and opportunities to address: (1) environmental management by reducing the environmental impact of our business activities, (2) compliance with applicable laws, and (3) enhancing product competitiveness with the environmental contribution of products. During fiscal 2017, we established approximately 100 environmental goals across the entire Group and carried out these improvement activities. We plan to expand this setup to each of our sites in Asia.
Through these efforts we continue to assess our compliance with environmental laws, emission standards, and other voluntary standards. TEL has not been involved in any environmental incidents or accidents. We have not been in violation of any environmental laws or subject to any associated legal proceedings in fiscal year 2016.

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

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