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Environmental policy of the National Printing Bureau


The National Printing Bureau has built and is operating an environmental management system to conduct business activities in harmony with the environment.

Core Philosophy

As a public entity, the National Printing Bureau, Incorporated Administrative Agency, which reliably produces Bank of Japan notes, official gazettes and passports, and provides information services, conducts its business activities in harmony with the environment at all stages of the process.

Action Guideline

In order to realize this core philosophy, we will build and operate an environmental management system, through which we will promote our ecological activities with focus on the following issues:

Environmental Compliance

We will always comply with environmental laws and regulations, as well as with circulars and agreements with communities concerning the environment.

Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions are minimized by controlling the energy consumption of business activities in accordance with the Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures.

Reduction of Resource Consumption and Waste Disposal Volume

Environmental impacts are mitigated by limiting resource consumption for commercial activities and promoting waste reduction by effectively utilizing waste as a resource, etc.

Environmentally friendly production and information-provision services

The environmental impact of products and information services is taken into consideration at all stages of the process from design, procurement, manufacture and use, to disposal.

Environmental Conservation Enlightenment

In order to encourage voluntary environmental conservation efforts among employees, we will actively promote environmental awareness education programs for higher eco-awareness.

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