Daido Steel has been an industry pioneer, having obtained ISO14001 series certification since 1996, with all manufacturing plants having completed the series certification by 1999. By 2006, all the manufacturing companies of the Daido Steel Group had certification.
For smooth and uninterrupted operation of this management system, Daido Steel is making a thoroughgoing effort to carry out the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle to ensure the execution of management policy, action goals, and plans.
|Plan||Prepare plan based on results and projections.|
|Do||Manage operations in accordance with the plan.|
|Check||Verify whether operations are being implemented according to plan.|
|Action||Review, revise and improve the portions that do not comply with the plan.|
Environmental Energy Management Cycle
Promotion System of Environmental Energy Management
Daido Steel holds meetings of the Environmental Energy Committee twice annually where issues in all areas and necessary measures are discussed and company-wide approaches to these issues are determined. Following the decision, the Environment & Energy Section of Engineering Department Energy Room calls managers responsible for the Environmental Energy Rooms of the entire Company for the smooth implementation of company-wide actions.
Affiliated companies receive instructions on company-wide actions at a communication meeting on environmental energy. They check the implementation status of the actions, and conduct internal audits by making environmental inspection tours.
Environment-focused Equipment Inspection
At the Hoshizaki plant, equipment designated as likely to affect the environment is inspected at least once annually. A team consisting of the deputy plant manager, the pollution prevention manager and persons in charge of the equipment prevents the occurrence of serious incidents by conducting individual equipment inspections and inspections of measuring equipment operation, and by running emergency simulations.
Daido Steel takes various actions internally to increase environmental awareness, such as the use of training systems, regular awareness campaigns, and environmental education by outside experts. Daido Steel also engages in public activities such as supporting eco-campaigns and building models to help illustrate environmental conservation and nature protection.