CSR Activity Report │ Environment

Use of Environmental Labels

Environmental Labels

Environmental labels are used to provide consumers with accurate information regarding environmental aspects of a product through the labeling on the product/package, technical reports and advertising. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) categorizes such labels into the following three types, specifying relevant standards.

To ensure a high level of environmental quality for all of our products and provide consumers with accurate information on product quality, we are actively addressing the use and disclosure of environmental labels. In this section, we will introduce the concept of “Eco Mark,” “EcoLeaf Environmental Label,” “Carbon Footprint,” and “Type II: Self-declaration Label” which we have acquired.

Type I Environmental Labelling: Third-Party Certification (ISO 14024)

This Type I environmental labeling indicates that a third-party certification institution certifies the low environmental impact of a product based on its own product categories and certification criteria. Eco Mark is one of the third-party certification systems in Japan, which reviews the products of an applicant company and approves the use of Eco Mark. Eco Mark can be used for such certified products, which helps environmentally conscious consumers to select eco-friendly products.

Our Certified Products

Medical imaging-related products
Returnable container (Certification No.: 07121008)

  • A set of processing solutions for automatic processors (using cartridge-type bottles for recycling)

Type II Environmental Labelling: Self-declared Environmental Claims (ISO 14021)

This Type II environmental labeling is to demonstrate the environmental quality of products, services, and systems through self-declaration by companies in the market. This does not require third-party certification. Self-declaration can be made by displaying an environmental label on products, instruction manuals, promotional items, and CSR reports.

Type III Environmental Labelling: Presentation of Environmental Information (ISO 14025)

This Type III environmental labeling is to provide the quantitative data of environmental impact of products, using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. This aims to help consumers make a decision on green purchase/procurement through information disclosed via the Internet and other media. It is also aimed at encouraging a company to fully understand such quantitative data, motivating them to further reduce their environmental impact.

Our Certified Products

Carbon Footprint (ISO/TS 14067)

A carbon footprint is a measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted throughout the life cycle of a product or service, ranging from (1) raw materials procurement, (2) production, (3) distribution and sales, (4) use by consumers, and (5) disposal and recycling. The data is calculated in CO2 equivalent to visualize the amount of GHG for easy understanding.

Our Certified Products