Commitment to the Environment

  • Commitment to the Environment
  • Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification
  • Response to Substances of Concern

DENSO EcoVision 2025 and Initiatives by DENSO WAVE

Basic Stance

The DENSO Group formulates the EcoVision every 10 years as a long-term commitment toward environmental management and policies. At present, the Group is working in accordance with the DENSO EcoVision 2025 established in 2016.

DENSO EcoVision 2025

Having achieved EcoVision 2015, DENSO has formulated EcoVision 2025 as a new action plan for realizing sustainable communities and societies by 2050. In addition to existing focus areas, three additional targets have been set to be achieved by 2025: ENERGY 1/2, CLEANx2, and GREENx2, known as "Target 3.”
To achieve these targets at the product, factory, associate and management levels, DENSO is promoting specific actions referred to collectively as "Action 10."

DENSO EcoVision 2025 See details

  • Promotion Structure

    The Safety, Health, and Environment Committee meeting is held every month, chaired by the Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of technology management, whereat safety and health initiatives, as well as environment-related policies and targets, are set, and priority activities and measures are discussed and followed up.

  • Specific Initiatives

    Category Initiatives
    Product ・Develop product technologies to reduce weight and energy consumption.
    ・Assess the impact on the environment at the product design stage.
    ・Totally eliminate environmentally hazardous substances from products.
    Factories and offices ・Promote energy-saving (reduce use of electricity and heating oil).
    ・Promote paperless operation.
    ・Reduce waste and promote recycling.
    Associates ・Provide environment education
    ・Organize the“530 (Gomi-zero, or no garbage)” campaign, and weeding of the Hana-Katsumi Garden.
    ・Host the Green Curtain Contest.
    ・Participate in community volunteer activities, etc.
    Management ・Promote acquisition of ISO14001 certification.
    ・Encourage all employees to declare eco-friendly behavior.
    ・Promote“green procurement.”
    (Develop DENSO WAVE procurement guidelines for suppliers.)

Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification

In order to demonstrate the high transparency of its environmental management, DENSO WAVE acquired ISO 14001 certification in 2007, and has renewed its certificate since then.
On October 1, 2013, DENSO WAVE joined the scope of the ISO 14001 certification of DENSO Corporation and began to act under its environmental management system, with the aim of enhancing control and efficiency among the Group companies. The ISO registration number of DENSO WAVE has been changed accordingly.

Effective from Registration organ Registration No. Scope of certification
Dec. 27, 2007 Japan Automobile Research Institute JAER0754 Certificate acquired by DENSO WAVE
Oct. 1, 2013 Japan Automobile Research Institute JAER0002 Re-registered to be included in the scope of ISO 14001 certification of DENSO Corporation

Response to Substances of Concern

Control of Chemical Substances Contained in Products

Control of chemical substances contained in electrical and electronic products has spread globally.
Sharing with our suppliers a range of standards related to chemical substances contained in products, we are promoting green procurement of components and materials we use, and are committed to complying with the contained chemical substance regulations in each country and region as exemplified by the RoHS Directive and the REACH Regulation in Europe.

Activities to Provide Safe Products

Ensuring product safety is a prerequisite for pursuing quality improvement. In designing, developing, and manufacturing products, we are working on activities, for example, to further reduce risks in compliance with the product safety–related laws and regulations.

Response to the EU RoHS Directive

  This is Denso Wave’s original mark to indicate the products’ compliance with the EU RoHS Directive.

Our response to the EU RoHS Directive is as follows.
Our products, which are classified as Category 3 “IT and telecommunications equipment” and Category 9 “Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments”, are required to comply with the Directive if sold in Europe.

Our Auto-ID products and Robotics products comply with the EU RoHS Directive (except for discontinued products).

RoHS Directive(2011/65/EU, (EU) 2015/863)
Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the markets in EU member countries shall not contain the RoHS restricted substances.

< RoHS Restricted Substances >
lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) *, butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) *,dibutyl phthalate (DBP) *, diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) *

* Specific phthalates added to (EU) 2015/863.

Click the following URL to check the EU RoHS Directive (DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU).
  • Commitment to the Environment
  • Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification
  • Response to Substances of Concern