Reduction of Environmental Impacts

Stance towards the Environment

Conserving the global environment is a major global issue. It is one of the key goals in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recent years, the role of businesses has been drawing increasing attention in the reduction of CO2 emissions, effective use of water resources, industrial waste reduction and other areas.
Since the Optex Group mainly develops and sells small-sized sensors and software, its environmental impact is considered to be lower than that of general manufacturers.
The Optex Group’s products help lower the environmental impact in society when they are used. For example, sensors detect people and objects and operate machinery and system only when necessary. They also enable the streamlining of factory lines and quality enhancement.
We understand that many customers today use our products because they exhibit both economic efficiency and environmental performance. We anticipate that the Optex Group’s products will increasingly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

CO2 emissions (tons-CO2) at main location (in 2020)
Domestic offices (11 locations) 965
Domestic manufacturing plants (3 locations) 983
Overseas manufacturing plants (2 locations) 2,330
Total 4,278
(Note) Subject locations:
Domestic offices(OPTEX Group Co., Ltd., OPTEX Co., Ltd., OPTEX FA Co., Ltd., CCS Inc., OPTEX MFG Co., Ltd., Three Ace Co., Ltd., O'PAL OPTEX Co., Ltd.,)
Domestic manufacturing plants(CCS Inc., Domestic cooperative 2 plants)
Overseas manufacturing plants(OPTEX(DONGUAN)CO.,LTD、Overseas cooperative 1 plant)
CO2 emissions per sales unit: 14.3 tons/100 million yen

Environmental Contribution through Products

Optex Co., Ltd. continues to carry out environment impact assessments in the planning of all new products in a proactive effort to achieve CO2 reductions at the time when these products are used. In fiscal 2019, it commenced activities designed to reduce customers’ CO2 emissions by encouraging them to use its products. It has set a target of attaining a total reduction in customers’ CO2 based on the contribution of its products that is at least five times larger than the total CO2 emissions from its business activities.

* Evaluation of contribution = Calculation of the level of contribution to products and services to other parties’ CO2 reduction by comparing it with the level of contribution in the case where the products and services are not provided

Target of Optex Co., Ltd. in Contribution to CO2 Reduction

Target

Ratio of Σ Contribution Amount to Life CO2 From approximately 4 in 2017 to 5 or more in 2021

Optex FA Co., Ltd. defines its industrial sensors and LED lighting for image inspections that specifically lead to a reduction in environmental impacts as environmentally friendly products, and has set a target for their sales volume.

Environmentally friendly industrial sensors

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Compact bodies and original circuit help achieve energy conservation.

Optex FA Co., Ltd.

Sales trends of environmentally friendly industrial sensors
(expressed in an index with a value of 100 representing the 2014 level)

  • 100 2014
  • 101 2015
  • 146 2016
  • 233 2017
  • 272 2018
  • 228 2019
  • 255 2020

Environmentally friendly LED lighting

環境配慮型産業用センサイメージ

Feedback control that automatically adjusts brightness helps achieve energy conservation.

Optex FA Co., Ltd.

Sales trends of environmentally friendly LED lighting
(expressed in an index with a value of 100 representing the 2014 level)

  • 100 2014
  • 131 2015
  • 172 2016
  • 209 2017
  • 268 2018
  • 211 2019
  • 262 2020

CCS Inc. measures the amount of CO2 reduction achieved by growing sales of LED lighting for image inspections. CCS Inc. measures the amount of CO2 reduction achieved by growing sales of LED lighting for image inspections.We have contributed to an annual reduction of 5,907 tons of CO2 for 2020, which is about 115% less than in 2014.

Environmentally friendly LED lighting

Image of Environmentally friendly LED lighting

Introducing LED lighting for image inspections at an early stage and helping industry conserve energy

CCS Inc.

Contribution to CO2 reduction (in tons-CO2)
by environmentally friendly LED lighting

  • 5103 2014
  • 5122 2015
  • 6238 2016
  • 7337 2017
  • 7431 2018
  • 6933 2019
  • 5907 2020

Green Procurement Actions

In the Optex Group, each member company is pushing ahead with green procurement in the event of purchasing components and materials from suppliers as part of its active environmental conservation activities in accordance with its environmental policy.
We have developed guidelines to stipulate criteria for procuring components and materials that conform to environmental laws and regulations. We distribute them to suppliers before starting to do business with them.
Based on the guidelines, we perform inspections on the contents of environmentally hazardous substances in components and materials used for our products and make preferential purchases from those that comply with environmental laws and regulations.

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