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*EMS: Environmental Management System
  EMS Expansion Circumstance Special Mention
Apr. 2004 TBK Co., Ltd.(TBK), headquarters and Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima No. 1 Plant), Tokyo Seiko Co., Ltd.(TSK), and TBR Co., Ltd.(TBR), begin ISO14001 audits  
May 2004 Began kick-off  
May 2005   At TBR cast iron plant scraps copula, begins operating electric furnace
Nov. 2006 Stage 1 audit by external auditing organization (JICQA)  
Jan. 2007   Passed ISO/TS 16949: 2002 certificate of conformity exam
Feb. 2007 Stage 2 audit performed by the above examining organization  
Mar. 2007 Certificate of conformity for JIS14001: 2004/ISO14001: 2004
Jointly registered organizations: TBK headquarters and Fukushima Plants (No. 1 and No. 2 Plants), TSK and TBR.
Jul. 2007 Other affiliated companies TBK Sales Co., Ltd.(TBKS), and TBK Tosho Co., Ltd.(TBKT), started activities to introduce ISO14001: 2004. Stage 1 surveillance audit conducted for ISO/TS 16949: 2002 certification
Oct. 2007   Soundproofing of dust collection equipment at TBR cast iron plant.
Integration of TBK Fukushima Plants site and TSK site to Fukushima site.
Nov. 2007   Fukushima No. 1 Plant switches to energy-saving lights
Dec. 2007   Finished conversion from 6-valence chrome plating to 3-valence chrome
Feb. 2008 Stage 1 surveillance audit for ISO14001 hearing which includes expansion to TBKS and TBKT.  
Apr. 2008 Passed above audit
Jointly registered organizations expanded to include TBKS and TBKT.
ISO/TS 16949: 2002 stage 2 surveillance audit hearing.
May 2008 TBK begins to adopt EMS at Tokachi Proving Ground  
Jun. 2008   Fukushima No. 2 Plant switches to energy-saving lights
Dec. 2008 Stage 2 surveillance audit for ISO14001 was held  
Jan. 2009 Passed above audit  
Feb. 2009   ISO/TS 16949:2002 Stage 3 surveillance audit
Oct. 2009   ISO/TS 16949: 2009 Stage 1 renewal audit
Dec. 2009 Stage 1 renewal audit by the aforementioned auditing organization was held  
Jan. 2010 Passed above audit  
Oct. 2010   ISO/TS 16949: 2009 Stage 5 surveillance audit
Dec. 2010 Stage 3 surveillance audit by the aforementioned auditing organization was held  
Feb. 2011 Passed above audit  
Oct. 2011   ISO/TS 16949: 2009 Stage 6 surveillance audit
Dec. 2011 Stage 4 surveillance audit by the aforementioned auditing organization was held  
Feb. 2012 Passed above audit  
Sep. 2012   ISO/TS16949: 2009 Stage 2 renewal audit
Dec. 2012 Stage 2 renewal audit by the aforementioned auditing organization was held  
Feb. 2013 Passed above audit  
Sep. 2013   ISO/TS16949: 2009 Stage 8 surveillance audit
Dec. 2013 Stage 5 renewal audit by the aforementioned auditing organization was held  
Feb. 2014 Passed above audit Commenced implementation of solar and wind power for street lighting at Fukushima plants.
Mar. 2014   Commenced implementation of solar power at Fukushima Plant No. 1.
TBK Group EMS Promotion System
Results of Environmental Measures
1) Switched from cupola to electric furnace, reducing energy consumption, odor and noise
2) Reduced noise by soundproofing cast iron plant waste collection machines
3) Separated waste collection for recycling purposes
Separated resources
PP bands Wrappers Shredded paper
Used scrap lumber for recycled products
Wood chip storage Sawdust for livestock bedding Particle board
4) Environmental Beautification Activities (Cleaning Factory Vicinity)
  Each time these activities are held, participants collect 10kg of waste, such as empty cans, pet bottles and scraps of paper.
5) Switched to Energy-Saving Lighting at the Fukushima No. 2 Plant
Points of
Before Upgrade After Upgrade Expected Results
Number of
Locations Modified
242 242  
Type of Light Regular mercury Energy saving lights  
Light Electrical Usage 0.4kW 0,19kW 53% reduction
Illumination (Reference) 340Lx 400Lx 18% increase
Yearly Electrical Use 487,872kWh 231,739kWh 53% reduction
Yearly Electrical Cost \4,869,962/year \2,312,757/year 53% reduction
6) Commenced implementation of natural energy at Fukushima plants.
Fukushima Plant No. 1
Implementation of solar power commenced.
(Output: 500kW / CO2: 24kl/month reduction)
Fukushima Plant street lighting
Implementation of solar and wind power commenced.
(Solar-generated output: 170W / Wind-generated output: 64W (at 10m/sec))
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