Legal Environmental Assessment


Perform legal environmental assessment at all global production sites

Our Stance

As OMRON seeks to prevent pollution of the local environment, it will ensure compliance with agreements made with municipalities and their residents in which OMRON Group companies operate. To realize a society in harmony with nature, OMRON will also strive to prevent air, water and soil contamination. We remain committed to preserving the environment.

To avoid or minimize environmental risks and the losses arising from such risks, OMRON will implement environmental risk management.

In the event of an instance of environmental pollution, OMRON will promptly respond by taking appropriate measures. With the top priority on human life and safety, OMRON will work to minimize damage and restore the environment as quickly as possible. At the same time, we will ensure business continuity and work to prevent recurrence of the same problems, so as to fulfill our social responsibilities.

FY2016 Overview

In fiscal 2016, there were no violations of environmental laws or regulations.

In many countries, especially emerging Asian nations, environmental regulations related to climate change, resources and energy, and other environmental issues are being reviewed, and appear to be increasingly strict.

To ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, the OMRON Group is working to establish a system to understand environmental laws/regulations that its production sites are subject to and keep track of their revisions.

In fiscal 2016, legal assessment by a third party with a focus on compliance with environmental laws/regulations was conducted at 12 production sites in Japan, Greater China, and Asia-Pacific. Upon the discovery of a risk or an event/condition that may lead to risk, corrective or improvement actions were taken according to a formulated plan. As of the end of fiscal 2016, these actions have been completed at a total of 21 production sites.

In fiscal 2017, OMRON has set out to address below environment-related social issues, in accordance with our identified sustainability issues and long-term goals. OMRON will continue to take corrective measures for events and conditions that can lead to risk, by implementing legal environmental assessment at all its production sites worldwide.

Cleaning up Contaminated Soil

At sites where soil contamination has been discovered, OMRON removes contaminated soil and takes other countermeasures in accordance with applicable laws.

In July of 2013, OMRON Sanyo Co., Ltd. reported its discovery of soil contamination on the company’s premises to the Okayama Prefectural Government. In December of the same year, the company applied for a soil contamination investigation according to Article 14 of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act. As a result, the governmental authority designated the company’s site as an area requiring action. In March of 2014, the company submitted a plan to the prefectural government for measures to clean up contamination. Currently, OMRON Sanyo is continuously implementing cleanup measures in accordance with the submitted plan.