Environmental Measures

History of Awards

Details of Awards

Energy saving initiatives were highly acclaimed and received the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General’s Award (Kanuma Plant)

On February 18, 2016, Kanuma Plant No.2 received the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General’s Award as part of the FY2015 Kanto Region Energy Conservation Month Award Ceremony.
The Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry has designated February as Energy Conservation Month in an effort to further promote energy-saving. During this month, the bureau awards outstanding businesses and other achievers with the Business Operators Excellent in Energy Management and Distinguished Achievers in Energy Management awards. As energy reduction measures, the company established a method to specify defective areas on boiler pipes, conducted periodical maintenance, greatly improved steam waste by introducing a predictive maintenance mechanism, analyzed the anti-freeze control method for preheater coils with air conditioners in winter, and reviewed air conditioning control that was wasted, which won acclaim for energy reduction.

Japan Boiler Association Excellent Boiler Expert Commendation

On November 11, 2012, Dexerials received the Excellent Boiler Expert Commendation from the Tochigi Branch of the Japan Boiler Association, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated remarkable achievements in the effective use of boilers and the promotion of energy conservation.

Plant Receives Award for Excellence in Energy Management from the Director-General of the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (Kanuma Plant)

The Sony Chemical & Information Device Kanuma Plant No.2 has introduced a centralized heat source control system that enables all heat sources to be optimized, by such means as balanced static pressure control of air supply and ventilation for air conditioning equipment and switching to terminal pressure control for heat medium transfer pressure for air conditioning. In addition, by improving the control of the volume of compressed air, it has been possible to achieve a reduction in the quantity of electricity used, and the plant's energy consumption rate has decreased considerably; in recognition of this, the plant received an award for excellence in energy management from the Director-General of the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry as part of the FY2011 Kanto Region Energy Conservation Month Award Ceremony, held by the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry at Saitama New Urban Center.
The award from the Director-General of the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry is bestowed upon businesses that have sought to rationalize their energy use over many years, making unceasing efforts to promote energy management and achieving significant positive results, thereby becoming a role model for other businesses; five businesses from within the Greater Kanto region, which covers the Tokyo metropolitan area and 10 prefectures, were selected as recipients of the award after screening of application documents by the selection committee and on-site inspections.
All three of the Kanuma Plants were awarded the top prize in the FY2010 Kanto Region Electricity Use Rationalization Committee Chairman's Awards, while this year, the No.2 Plant received the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General's Award, which is even more prestigious.

Receipt of Marronnier ECO Plant Commendation Award for Excellence (Kanuma Plant) at the Tochigi Prefecture Citizens Environmental Convention

In recognition of its initiatives on global warming measures, the Kanuma Plant was awarded the “Marronnier ECO Plant Commendation Award for Excellence in the Field of Greenhouse Gas Reductions” at the Tochigi Prefecture Citizens Environmental Convention on December 4, 2010, marking the second consecutive year the plant has won the top-place 3-star rank as “Tochigi Prefecture ECO Keeper.”
In addition, the plant received an award for its participation in the “Tochigi Stop Global Warming Action” implemented by Tochigi prefecture. This initiative promotes the implementation of any of the 10 familiar CO2 reduction programs by participants.

Receipt of the Commissioner of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency′s Award in recognition of initiatives on hazardous material security (Tagajo Plant)

The Sendai Technology Center where the Tagajo Plant is located received the “Commissioner of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency′s Award for Excellence for Plants handling Hazardous Materials” at the “National Hazardous Materials Safety Convention” organized by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on June 7, 2010.
This award endeavors to promote safety control of hazardous materials, represents cooperation with promotion of hazardous materials security administration and is presented to plants with an outstanding track record in the preservation of safety in the lives of citizens, requiring precedents for qualification such as excellence in hazardous material facilities, equipment and handling methods, exemplary safety management systems, non-violation of laws and ordinance, contributions to the development of hazardous material safety associations of entities such as the administrative divisions of Japan and municipalities and a clean record on serious accidents and fires.

Receipt of the Award for Distinguished Services in Energy Management by the Ishikawa Prefecture Electricity Usage Rationalization Committee (Neagari Plant)

The Neagari Plant Facilities Supervisor receives the “Hokuriku Electric Association Director′s Award” for distinguished services in energy management at the Energy Conservation Promotion Ishikawa Convention of the Ishikawa Prefecture Electricity Usage Rationalization Committee on February 26, 2010, and goes on to introduce actual examples of energy-conservation initiatives undertaken by the Neagari plant.

Kanto Region Electricity Usage Rationalization Committee Chairman′s Award (Kanuma Plant)

Factories No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 of the Kanuma Plant received the “Kanto Region Electricity Usage Rationalization Committee Chairman′s Award for Excellence” in recognition of their initiatives on electricity usage rationalization on February 15, 2010.
This award is presented to factories, plants and individuals with outstanding track records in areas such as effective use of electric power, promotion of energy conservation and improved load ratios.

Receipt of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry′s Award during the “Resources Circulation Technology and Systems Awarding” of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The Kanuma Plant received the “Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry′s Award” at the “2009 Resources Circulation Technology and Systems Awarding” (Organized by the Green Japan Center) on October 2, 2009. The “Resources Circulation Technology and Systems Awarding” was inaugurated in 1975 to confer awards on entities such as companies and business groups for their implementation of outstanding projects, initiatives and other undertakings that contributed to reduction of generation of waste (Reduce), reuse of used items (reuse) and effective use of recycled resources (recycle). Of these awards, there were no suitable candidates for the “Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry′s Award,” which is an award for excellence, last year. The Neagari Plant of SCID received this award in 2003, marking the second time this honor has been conferred.