Visualizing the Level of Environmental Initiatives at Manufacturing Bases Using Uniform Standards

The Mitsubishi Electric Group has identified strengthening the foundations of its environmental management as one of the objectives for the 8th Environmental Plan (fiscal 2016–2018). In line with this goal, since fiscal 2016 we have been utilizing a unique evaluation check sheet that visualizes environmental impact and the effectiveness of our environmental initiatives. The original check sheet was designed to help us separately evaluate environmental impact and the effectiveness of our environmental initiatives on a scale of 1 to 100 in five areas: air pollution control, water quality, chemical substance management, greenhouse gas reduction, and waste management.

In fiscal 2018, we set a target of achieving a score of 100 for all manufacturing bases, an average score of 90 for domestic affiliates, and an average score of 80 for overseas affiliates, and carried out examinations and evaluations in 91 manufacturing bases in Japan and overseas. As a result, Mitsubishi Electric scored 99 points, domestic affiliates 93 points, and overseas affiliates 96 points. After three years of implementing this evaluation, average scores have risen at both domestic and overseas affiliates, and the level of our environmental initiatives has improved. Going forward, we will continue our efforts for improvement, such as by employing the check sheet for self-assessment by each business site.

Example of Evaluation Criteria for Check Sheet

graph: Example of Evaluation Criteria for Check Sheet

Visualizing the Level of Environmental Initiatives (Example)

graph: Visualizing the Level of Environmental Initiatives (Example)

Trends in Averages of the Five Areas

graph: Trends in Averages of the Five Areas