Environmentally Friendly Product Certification System

Environmentally Friendly Product Certification Standards

Eval. type Major division Minor division Details about the minor divisions Certification standards
Environmental Factor Evaluation Global warming CO2 *NOx, NMHC, and PM will be applied to individual engines and engine equipped models. (gasoline vehicles, LPG vehicles, CNG vehicles, will be exempt from PM)

*If NOx, NMHC, and PM meet the regulation value they will be considered to have been cleared.

Environmentally Friendly Product should satisfy at least one of following conditions,
(1)Any of the factors to the left are equal to or above 1.3 (improved the annual rate by more than 0.06
(2)All the factors are equal to or above 1.0

Super Environmentally Friendly Product should satisfy the above conditions and furthermore CO2 factor should be equal to or above 1.5.

Recycling natural resources Natural resource consumption
Environmental risk factors NOx
Hexavalent chromium
Development Process Evaluation Global warming Energy consumption (promote efficiency) Improved fuel efficiency (individual engines, internal combustion lift trucks, etc.) Items listed to the left have all obtained a ”O” (However, this excludes items for which the standards are not applicable)
Improved cooling capability (car air conditioning compressors)
Reduced the amount of energy consumed (textile machinery, electronic parts, electric lift trucks, etc.)
Recycling natural resources Natural resource saving Miniaturization applied where possible
Reduced Weight
Reduced the number of parts
Use of recycled parts and materials as well as potentially recyclable materials
Recycling Improved ability to break down and sort
Raw materials used are indicated on plastic and rubber parts
The number of fastening parts have been limited to the minimum necessary
Improved the recovery possibility rate
Longer operating life Improved durability
Improved conservation and repair potential
Packing and packaging Reduced the amount of packing and packaging materials
Greater use of recycled paper and plastics for the packaging material
Environmental risk factors Substances of concern Satisfy our company's substances of concern control regulations, or the corresponding standards of the purchaser
Environmental information Providing information Entered information about collection, disassembly, disposal, and recycling methods, as well as cautionary items into the instruction manuals, etc.

Explanation of terminology

Factor :
Expresses the ratio of the environmental efficiency of a product in development to the environmental efficiency(*1) of a standard product.
*1 Environmental Efficiency = Product functionality
Environmental impact
NOx :
Nitrogen Oxides. They have harmful effects on the respiratory organs and are also a cause of acid rain and photochemical smog.
HC :
Hydrocarbons. They are a cause of photochemical smog.
PM :
Suspended Particulate Matter. It has harmful effects on the respiratory organs and is also said to possibly cause cancer.
Recovery Possibility rate :
Expresses the percentage of mass that can be reused and recycled, as well as the energy that can be recovered from one product (part).

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