Environmental Objectives and Targets

We are working in accordance with the PDCA cycle based on integrated management system in order to develop environmentally friendly products that satisfy our customers. The integrated management system policy is to "combine creative ingenuity and technological capability to provide high-quality products that are trusted by customers", and "Through reduction of CO2 emissions, waste, harmful chemical substances and conservation of biodiversity, we will prevent environmental pollution. " Based on this policy, we set objectives and targets for quality and environment and are working towards achieving them.

CSR reports 2018 P16

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

The Tamron Group has established a target to reduce its CO2 emissions compared to its benchmark year of FY2016 by 1.3% per year on average in terms of basic unit per sales and also a medium-term environmental target to reduce emissions by 16.55% by FY2030. Tamron strives to reduce CO2 emissions and electricity consumption. We are promoting energy saving measures such as a shift to energy efficiency equipment and the utilization of an energy saving system for better visualizing electricity usage.

CSR Reports 2018 P17

Also, in order to realize a low-carbon society, not only activities within Tamron, but also efforts throughout the supply chain including upstream and downstream are important. In order to promote efforts, we have grasped the indirect greenhouse gas (scope 3) on business activities in the supply chain.

Detailed information on scope 3

Waste Reduction

In order to reduce waste, we are working to reduce the amount of waste, through setting goals for each site, improving production methods. In addition, we are working on recycling waste plastics etc., aiming at zero emissions *.
*Tamron's definition of zero emissions is recycling more than 98% of the industrial waste it produces.

Promoting Design for the Environment (DfE)

Tamron manufactures environmentally friendly products by placing emphasis on the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). At the design review stage of product development, we assess the extent to which we have achieved a longer service life (longer use, easier repair), resource savings (lighter weight, more compact, reduction in the number of parts, use of recycled materials, easier disassembly), and energy savings (lower power consumption at manufacture and use stages). Products that are environmentally friendly and that meet Tamron voluntary standards are certified as being Tamron Eco Label products. See here for certified products.

Tamron certifies environmentally friendly products under in-house standards >
Photo lenses: List of models presented with the Eco Label >
Surveillance/machine vision products: List of models presented with the Eco Label >

We are now working to merge Design for the Environment with Universal Design.

CSR Reports 2018 P12

Regulation of Hazardous Substances

"Environmental-related substances regulations" which is set thresholds of Cadmium, Lead, hexavalent chromium, etc. severer than RoHS (the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) Directive. Through the compliance with "Environmental-related substances regulations", we established our environmental quality assurance system.

We work on environmental quality assurance system with our business partners such as parts/material suppliers. In order to build good relationships with our business partners, we issue "the Eco-partner accreditation certificate" to them, and we give preferred status to the certified Eco-partners.

Tamron continue to follow the regulations such as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals) regulation and respond to voices from customers sincerely.

Tamron aims to manufacture the products which have less impact to humans and environment.