Hikone Plant

The Hikone Plant's ISO 14001 Certification.

About the Hikone Plant

The Hikone Plant's ongoing environmental efforts include work on beautification and cleaning in the local area, as well as operation of a production system for environmental protection based on appropriate treatment of used water and other waste.
The establishment of this environmental management system included the adoption of initiatives in accordance with ISO 14001 in 2004. Auditing in September 2006 and a registration renewal audit in June 2018 have supported the maintenance of this status.
The plant remains committed to the improvement of this system based on the PDCA cycle toward environmentally friendly manufacturing, with all employees working in consideration of local and global environments.

Registration Information

Registration September 19, 2006
Expiration September 18, 2024
Certificate number E09-191
Certification body Organization of International Standards Certification Co.,Ltd.
Applicable standard ISO14001:2015
Scope of certification Manufacture of Bank of Japan notes.

Environmental Policy

Basic Principle

The Hikone Plant manufactures Bank of Japan notes amid a rich natural environment unique to the lakeland area of Shiga Prefecture. Work at the plant is premised on preservation of the global environment with effective use of solar power generation and other resources, as well as local preservation based on the use of water resources, wastewater treatment and waste disposal.
With strong focus on environmental management, the plant is committed to related performance and sustainability via ongoing improvement of its management system.
Management is based on compliance with environmental laws and regulations as well as a commitment to preventing pollution.

Environmental Action Guidelines

Environmental management policy guidelines:

  • Energy/resource conservation and waste reduction in ongoing reliable production of Bank of Japan notes.
  • Internal control to prevent environmental pollution based on compliance and optimal risk management.
  • Energy/resource conservation via innovation in operations and production.
  • Promotion of a safe, pleasant working environment and work on environmental conservation to maintain efficiency and harmony with the local community.

April 1, 2021
Yamada Takeshi
Director
Hikone Plant
National Printing Bureau, Japan

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