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Promoting Environmental Initiatives with Full Employee Participation

All Kobe Steel Group employees participate continually in environmental learning to raise their level of environmental awareness and ensure that they always act out of consideration for the environment. We also promote other employee environmental initiatives, such as household environmental accounting booklets (KOBELCO Eco-Life Notebook) and eco-office activities.

Improving Environmental Awareness

The Kobe Steel Group Environmental Conference

Kobe Steel Group Environmental Conferencee

Kobe Steel Group
Environmental Conference

The Kobe Steel Group Environmental Conference is held every year for the purpose of sharing environmental information and promoting cross-development of environmental initiatives. A total of 104 members from 29 Group companies participated in fiscal 2014. Participants shared notable positive and negative examples of environmental activities at their locations, and reviewed changes to environmental laws and regulations.

The conference is part of our efforts to strengthen Groupwide environmental initiatives and increase environmental awareness.

Environmental Training and Study

Since fiscal 2006 Kobe Steel has incorporated continual environmental training and study into its stratified (by office/facility organization) training program. Additionally, regular e-learning sessions are held via the company intranet so as to raise environmental awareness among employees and guarantee a thorough knowledge of environmental laws and regulations.

Promoting Environmental Qualifications

In order to strengthen environmental management and raise environmental awareness, Kobe Steel promotes acquisition of necessary environmental qualifications (such as for Pollution Control Managers or Qualified Persons for Energy Management) at each of its locations.

Employees Acquiring Environmental Qualifications (Kobe Steel)

Qualification No. acquiring qualification Qualification No. acquiring qualification
Pollution Control Manager (air) 243 Pollution Control Manager (dioxins) 54
Pollution Control Manager (water) 176
Pollution Control Manager (noise/vibratio) 197 Pollution Control Chief Manager 6
Qualified Person for Energy Management 166
Pollution Control Manager (dust) 54 Certified Environmental Measurer 15