To contribute to the sustainable development of society by conducting business in a sincere and fair manner. We will fulfill our economic and legal responsibilities and duties. In addition, we recognize the various social and environmental issues our world faces and work to find solutions to these challenges.
In June 2022, KOA Glass Ichikawa Plant was certified as a Chiba SDGs Partner (Registration No. 1095) for its efforts in SDG activities, including the introduction of carbon neutral LNG, internal educational activities, harassment education for all employees including company executives, and the manufacture, processing, and sale of products of reuse glass cullet. KOA Glass Ichikawa Plant will continue to contribute to the conservation of the global environment and the protection of natural resources through all activities that support a society capable of sustainable development with less burden on the environment.
"KOA Glass Group Supplier Code of Conduct" is a standard that we require the companies we do business with to cooperate and comply with. The contents include compliance with laws and regulations, respect for human rights, and environmental protection. In cooperation with our suppliers, we will work toward a more sustainable society by spreading the Code of Conduct throughout our supply chain and beyond.
We contribute to "the conservation of the global environment and the protection of resources" through all activities that support a society capable of sustainable development with less impact on the environment.
The composition of the glass bottle is similar to that of the Earth.
Since we use natural materials, it is easy to recycle and excellent for the environment, and its recycling is self-contained (Bottle to bottle). The glass container is the most eco-friendly, with no emission of dioxins, environmental hormones, etc.
By using cullets (crushed glasses for recycling) as a raw material for glass bottles, we contribute to energy conservation in the process of melting raw materials as well as saving natural resources.
The recycled bottles are crushed and made into the raw material for glass bottles called a "cullet." The more you use cullets, the less you use natural resources such as silica, limestone, and soda ash (resource-saving), the less time it takes to melt the raw material, thus conserving heat energy (energy saving). Besides, CO2 generated by chemical decomposition of limestone and soda ash can be reduced (reduction of global warming gas).
2004: The Best Group Award for the "Environment Fair" sponsored by Edogawa ward, Tokyo.
2004: An article "Glass container recycling system" is published in Nikkei Ecology.
2004/2006: The Best Award from the Committee for Electrical Utilization Rationalization in Kanto District.
2005/2006: Panel demonstration at Energy Solutions and Heat Storage Fair.
2008: The Award for Excellence of Shiseido Suppliers. (Environmental Application field)
2008, 2010 and 2012: The letter of appreciation from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization on the green donation.
2009: The case study report on OKI video conferencing system.
① Nikkei bulletin (electronic newspaper) (Feb 2, 2009)
② Nikkei MJ Newspaper (Vitalize IT Series) (Feb 16, 2009)
Headquarter, Ichikawa Plant, Osaka Sales Office, Yoshikawa Plant, Koa A.C.L. Co., Ltd., and Wako Seiki Co., Ltd. have obtained certification on the international environmental standard "Environmental Management Standard (ISO14001:2015)."
[Registration number] E8304
Headquarters, Ichikawa Plant, Osaka Sales Office, Yoshikawa Plant, Koa A.C.L. Co., Ltd., and Wako Seiki Co., Ltd., have obtained ISO9001: 2015 (Quality Management Standard) certification.
[Registration number] 38888
On January 18, 2023, we received a "Bronze Medal” in a sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis (headquartered in France).
EcoVadis is an international assessment organization that provides business sustainability and CSR ratings for more than 100,000 companies in over 175 countries around the world.