Environmental Impact Overview

THK Group Business Activity Environmental Impact Overview1

In accordance with ISO 14001, each facility in the THK Group pursues activities to reduce environmental impact, such as green procurement and efforts to achieve zero emissions. We are also working to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in production and distribution.

  • 1 The overview of our environmental impact is based on the following production facilities:
    Twelve production facilities in Japan: Yamagata, Kofu, Gifu, Mie, Yamaguchi, THK NIIGATA, THK INTECHS (Sendai and Mishima), NIPPON SLIDE, and THK RHYTHM (Hamamatsu, Inasa, and Kyushu)
    Eight production facilities outside of Japan: TMA (USA), TME (France), TMI (Ireland), DALIAN THK (China), Wuxi (China), Liaoning (China), Changzhou (China), and TMV (Vietnam)
  • 2 Data covers the period from April to March for the 2017 fiscal year and from January to December for the 2018 fiscal year.
  • 3 Data was collected from five production facilities in Japan: Yamagata, Kofu, Gifu, Mie, and Yamaguchi.
  • 4 Data was collected from the 12 production facilities in Japan.

Environmental Accounting*

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(1 million yen/year)
No. Type Investment Cost Main Activities
1 Business costs 238 291  
  Pollution control 58 90 Monitoring air and water quality, performing maintenance on washing equipment and sewage tanks
Global environmental conservation 142 108 Installing energy-efficient facility equipment
Recycling and conserving resources 38 93 Waste disposal, recycling costs
2 Upstream and downstream costs 0 22 Green procurement activities
3 Management activity costs 37 239 ISO activities, reducing energy use, managing chemical substances
4 Research and development costs 253 563 New product development
5 Community activity costs 0 0 Local activites, PR activities
6 Environmental damage costs 0 0  
Total 528 1,115  
  1. * Environmental accounting data is based on the following production facilities:
    Twelve production facilities in Japan: Yamagata, Kofu, Gifu, Mie, Yamaguchi, THK NIIGATA, THK INTECHS (Sendai and Mishima), NIPPON SLIDE, and THK RHYTHM (Hamamatsu, Inasa, and Kyushu)
    Eight production facilities outside of Japan: TMA (USA), TME (France), TMI (Ireland), DALIAN THK (China), Wuxi (China), Liaoning (China), Changzhou (China), and TMV (Vietnam)
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