Environmental Activities


Wacom strives to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities and makes effort to create products and technologies thinking of the environmental sustainability.

Our activities around environmental conscious products

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Wacom's Quality and Environmental Policy
About ISO9001/ISO14001
Product Compliance about Hazardous Substances
Recycling Initiatives
Response to Climate Change
Environmental Performance

 

Wacom’s Quality and Environmental Policy

 

Together with our customers, users and partners in community, Wacom, a technology leadership company, is committed to continuing the limitless journey in the world of creativity paved with Digital Ink, as well as the pursuit of meaningful growth of human beings and society.

Through our core technologies and our progressive approach toward quality control, we offer innovative products and services, which contribute to social development, and make the power of handwriting and drawing more meaningful than ever.

In the belief that the beauty of nature can be preserved and passed on to future generations together with the cherished memories, we strive to make a sustainable world a reality through development of eco-friendly products and our unique approaches.

We pledge to comply with relevant laws and regulations, and to continuously improve our management system.

 

June 2nd, 2021

Wacom Co., Ltd.

Nobutaka Ide, President & CEO

 


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About ISO9001/ISO14001

Wacom is driving continuous improvement by establishing a management system so that all the employees shall be involved in the quality and environment management.

Current certification status

 

ISO9001

Site Name Certification Body
Certificate Number Expiry Date Revision Date
 Head Office  Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. 4570518  April 17, 2024  March 2, 2021
 Tokyo Branch

 

ISO14001

Site Name Certification Body
Certificate Number Expiry Date Revision Date
Head Office Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd.
 4570517 March 16, 2024 March 2, 2021
 Tokyo Branch

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Product Compliance about Hazardous Substances

Wacom has established “Wacom Environmental Quality Guideline” which specifies environmental requirements regarding hazardous substances that are contained in Material, Parts and Products. It also prescribes restrictions on the Materials themselves and certain chemicals used in manufacturing. Suppliers are required to disclose information about the content of certain substances in their Deliverables according to the guidelines. Wacom also encourages our Suppliers to control chemical substances properly engaging their subcontractors and suppliers.

As Wacom produces electronic products which are sold globally, Wacom makes all the products compliant with the regulations of each country where the products are meant to be sold, such as EU RoHS, EU REACH, China RoHS, Japan J-Moss, India E-Waste, etc.

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Recycling Initiatives

Wacom complies with recycling laws and regulations in the countries where it sells the products, including the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), state recycling laws on waste electrical and electronic equipment in the US, India's recycling laws (E-Waste), etc.

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Response to Climate Change

Climate change derived from global warming has become a serious problem on a worldwide scale. There is a growing trend towards acceptance, embracement, and implementation of ESG*¹ /SDGs*² policies every year in many countries, municipalities, and companies. Every country will set reduction targets on greenhouse gas emissions after 2020 based on the Paris Agreement and promote the introduction of renewable energy sources and development of eco-friendly products and/or services.

Wacom recognizes climate change as an important issue in environmental management. We are promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct of business activities with careful consideration of possible risks and opportunities in our business environment brought about by climate change. We are also promoting a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in response to the possible risk that our activities may be restricted by an increase in natural disasters such as floods. In addition, we are reinforcing our organization structure based on the recognition that the development of eco-friendly products could be an opportunity. Furthermore, we ask our partner companies to review, approve, and follow the Wacom Suppliers Code of Conduct, which could lead to CO2 emission reduction in the whole value chain.

Mid-term Target

Wacom outsources almost all production processes to overseas factories and CO2 emissions from the business activities of Wacom itself are not significant. However, we have become a member of the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and set a mid-term target on CO2 emissions for FY2030 to contribute to global GHG*  reduction.

Following office relocation and extension completed in 2013, we set FY2014 as the base year. We will reduce CO2 emission at a 4% annual rate* (i.e., 48% reduction in total) and achieve 715 t-CO2 in 2030. We also plan to introduce renewable energy as soon as possible.

*We have updated our CO2 emission reduction target from annual rate 2% to 4%

The introduction of LED lighting in the head office and promotion of teleworking helped reduce the CO2 emission in 2021. The estimated volume of emissions was 915 t-CO2, which was much lower than the target, 1032 t-CO2 (The previous target was 1151 t-CO2). 

In addition, we started collecting environmental performance data from overseas offices in 2021. Now we have specified data that can be obtained, and we will disclose them accordingly. We will investigate feasible measures to contribute to reduction of CO2 emissions and examine options of setting global target.

*1 Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
*2 United Nations 17 Sustainable development goals (SDGs).
*3 Greenhouse gas.

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Environmental Performance

 

Electricity consumption (Japan)

•    The graph shows the data on electricity consumption in the head office and Tokyo office; calculated value is within the scope of ISO 9001 / 14001 certifications.

 

CO2 emissions (Japan)

•    Scope1 is calculated from the gasoline consumption of company cars and LPG consumption for the company cafeteria kitchen at the head office.
•    Scope2 is calculated from the consumed electricity based on the emission factors (after adjustment) that are prescribed by "Ministerial Ordinance Concerning GHG emissions Associated with Business Activities of Specified Emitters" setting the standards for the emissions due to purchased electricity consumption. The emission factors (after adjustment) are provided annually by the general power transmission and distribution company TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated that supplies electricity in the area where the head office and Tokyo branch office are located.

 

Specific energy consumption per unit (Japan)

•  CO2 emission (Scope1 and Scope2) per 100 million JPY revenue for reference.

 

Water consumption (Japan)

•  The graph shows the data on the water consumption for the head office. The data for Tokyo office is not available as per the building owner’s regulations.

•  The figure for FY2020 has been corrected because the data was partially excluded from the total. (1100→1448)

•  The figure for FY2021 has increased because there were more office attendees.

 

Waste (Japan)

•    The graph shows the data on the total weight of industrial waste, general waste, and valuable resources from the head office and Tokyo office; calculated value is within the scope of ISO 9001/14001 certifications.

 

 

Environmental Performance Data(Global)

FY2021  Japan  US Germany China Taiwan  Total
CO2 emissions
(t-CO2)Scope1+2
915   128 130  44   1217
Water consumption (m2) 2144  18.4  2162.4

• The data were collected from the offices with 30 or more staff members.
• CO2 emissions in countries other than in Japan are calculated from the usage of purchased electricity. (Scope2) 
• In Germany, they purchase electricity with zero emission factors, and their CO2 emissions are regarded as zero. 
•Water consumption data are not available in some countries 

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