Environmental Declaration

Environmental Declaration, Environmental Report, The 17 SDGs

Environmental Declaration

Environmental Declaration

Today, as the destruction of the environment continues on a global scale, in order to leave a beautiful Earth to future generations, as a company that responds to the trust it is given by society, we will endeavor to protect the global environment.

June 1, 2001
Krosaki Harima Corporation


In response to the environmental declaration, the environmental policy has been determined as follows:


  1. While operating a comprehensive solutions business for refractory materials and ceramics, at all stages of product research and development, design, raw material procurement, manufacturing, service customer use and disposal, we will work to prevent global warming, save resources, recycle, and reduce environmental burdens such by reducing waste and preventing pollution.
  2. We will establish an environmental management system, and all employees will continually work toward reducing the enviromental load and prevent pollution. In addition, with our activities, we will set improvement targets and work on continuously improving.
  3. We will comply with environmental laws and regulations, and agreements with stakeholders.
  4. We will aim to build a relationship between the global environment and human society by contributing to the creation of a richer environment.
  5. We will work to reduce CO2 emissions in order to contribute to carbon neutrality.

April 1, 2021
Krosaki Harima Corporation

Our initiatives so far

Established the Global Environment Conservation Committee and began systematic efforts in the company as a whole.
June 2001
Environmental Declaration
July 2002
Obtained ISO14001 Certification (Yahata Area)
July 2004
Kyushu Refractories Co., Ltd. was added to the certification scope
July 2005
Updated to ISO14001 (2004 version)
November 2008
Created an environmental report

Environmental Report

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Our SDGs activities to achieve the 17 goals

Our SDGs activities to achieve the 17 goals

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    01No Poverty

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

    Our Efforts

    1. Donations to domestic welfare organizations
    2. Job creation through the establishment of companies overseas
    3. Managing schooling and hospital visits for the employees of our overseas group companies
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    02Zero Hunger

    End Hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    Our Efforts

    1. Local career support activities at our overseas group companies
    2. Taking on foreign trainees
  • すべての人に健康と福祉を

    03Good Health and Well-being

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    Our Efforts

    1. Conducting risk assessments of the chemicals we handle
    2. Providing ceramic products to the medical field
    3. Implementing health promotion measures for employees (household medicines, etc.)
    4. Providing customers with products that take the environment into consideration
    5. Providing high temperature insulation fiber that is safe to health
    6. Selling refractories and equipment that do not adversely affect the working environment
  • 質の高い教育をみんなに

    04Quality Education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    Our Efforts

    1. Promoting education to further employee skills (OJT, OFF-JT, Gaining qualifications, etc.)
    2. Visiting schools to raise interest in manufacturing, Tatara ironmaking demonstrations and student factory tours
    3. Putting training on refractory kilns and functionality into effect at overseas group companies
    4. Donating to universities to contribute towards increasing educational opportunities for students
    5. Providing education (using dispatched instructors), as appropriate, to contribute to the career development of female employees and their motivation to work
    6. Managing schooling for employees of overseas group companies
    7. Local career support activities at our overseas group companies
  • ジェンダー平等を実現しよう

    05Gender Equality

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Our Efforts

    1. Giving comprehensive education to combat the different kinds of harassment, including power harassment and sexual harassment
    2. Expanding the recruitment of female employees (including at manufacturing sites)
    3. Actively promoting the advancement of female managers
    4. Implementation of a maternity and childcare leave system
  • 安全な水とトイレを世界中に

    06Clean Water and Sanitation

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    Our Efforts

    1. Promoting water quality risk management
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    07Affordable and Clean Energy

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

    Our Efforts

    1. Providing heat insulating materials to the energy industry (Wind power generation, hydrogen, nuclear power, biomass)
    2. Development and provision of high thermal conductivity refractories with excellent heat recovery
    3. Effectively using factory waste heat
    4. Utilizing unused land for solar power generation
    5. Design and construction of energy-saving industrial furnaces
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    08Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    Our Efforts

    1. Enhancing various systems and measures to achieve a work-life balance
    2. Introducing a system for the extension of the mandatory retirement age
    3. Danger sensing training
    4. Small group activities and award programs
  • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう

    09Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    Our Efforts

    1. Developing ceramic products and pursuing the improvement of furnace construction technology for the material and energy industries
    2. Pursuing the development of insulation technology for the automobile and storage battery industries
    3. Pursuing the development of ceramic products for the medical, space and semiconductor and communications industries
    4. Providing heat insulation panels and heat shield bricks to housing, building materials and other environmental resource circulation related industries
    5. Licensing technology overseas
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    10Reduced Inequalities

    Reduce inequality within and among countries

    Our Efforts

    1. Promoting the employment of people with disabilities
    2. Increasing the recruitment of women and foreigners
    3. Actively promoting the advancement of female managers
    4. Appointing executives from the foreign staff at our overseas group companies
    5. Implementation of training in Japan targeted at employees of consolidated subsidiaries overseas
    6. Putting harassment education into action
    7. Improving the living environment of employees in developing countries
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    11Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    Our Efforts

    1. Supplying landscape materials made using recycled materials
    2. Providing pedestrian-friendly pavement materials that diminish road surface temperatures
    3. Providing pavement materials that are resistant to stains, prevent UV discoloration and withstand vehicle traffic
    4. Supplying energy-saving garbage incinerators
    5. Improving the living environment of employees in developing countries
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    12Responsible Consumption and Production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    Our Efforts

    1. Utilizing recycled raw materials for products
    2. Reducing industrial waste loss
    3. Using local manufacturing to reduce the transportation energy and to simplify packaging
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    13Climate Action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    Our Efforts

    1. Promoting the reduction of CO2 emissions in the production process (Advancing non-firing and amorphous refractories, LED lighting, promoting telework, etc.)
    2. Reducing customers CO2 emissions (development of refractories with high durability and reduced heat loss)
  • 海の豊かさを守ろう

    14Life Below Water

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    Our Efforts

    1. Promoting water quality and soil risk management as well as chemicals management
    2. Implementation of environmental incident response training
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    15Life on Land

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

    Our Efforts

    1. Participating in community clean-up activities
    2. Promoting water quality and soil risk management as well as chemicals management
    3. Controlling the usage rate of mined raw materials by applying the 3Rs
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    16Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

    Our Efforts

    1. Elimination of criminal syndicates and others who negatively impact society
    2. Thorough regulation of the export of goods and technology
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    17Partnerships for the Goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    Our Efforts

    1. Strengthening cooperation with group companies, including those overseas
    2. Actively participating in the WRA (World Refractories Association)