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Global Environmental Conservation

Not only do we work to reduce the environmental burden in our production activities, the products we deliver to our customers serve to help improve the environment on their sites, and minimize the impact on the environment at the end of the product’s life. This is the kind of product development and technology development we strive for. We also implement environmentally-friendly ideas in our facilities, aiming for ecological specifications throughout all our buildings so that customers who visit our company recognize once again the importance of the environment protection.

Development Policy and Evaluation Items

Product Development Activities Based on the Concept of "Saving"

Since establishing our product development policy in 1978, the basic development concept of the IDEC Group has been to achieve the optimal control based on “saving.” With SAVE ALL set as our slogan in 1982, we have committed ourselves to introduce our customers to the “saving” concepts, which includes energy-saving, space-saving, maintenance-saving, and resource-saving. Our commitment to this activity remains strong to this day, and we are engaged in the development of new environmentally-friendly products developed with our original review standards.

Evaluation Items for Environmentally-friendly Products

Development of Environmentally-friendly Products

Industrial LED illumination unit

Industrial LED illumination unit - LF1D-C, LF1D-H/J

These LED illumination units have outstanding environmental resistance and energy-saving performance. With a wide variety, they achieve optimal lighting, from small machine / local lighting to large machine lighting.

Highly-bright LED illumination unit

Highly-bright LED illumination unit - LF2B

Available with universal input for worldwide applications, and 12/24V DC input model suitable for use in battery-driven devices with a significant voltage fluctuation, such as emergency equipment and solar-related devices. Can be used in a wide variety of applications while reducing environmental foot print.

Interlock Switches with Solenoid HS1T

Interlock Switches with Solenoid HS1T

Locking strength of more than 5000N and the smallest size in the industry (based on IDEC research as of March, 2019). Realized reduction of parts by product improvement. Can be used for a wide range of applications such as large doors and large machinery.
*Fluorescent lighting requires time until it reaches full illumination in low-temperature environments and therefore must be kept on constantly.

HG1P Teaching Pendant

HG1P Teaching Pendant

Lightweight structure with robustness. Pursue usability such as a lower power consumption of less than 3W and an ergonomic design that reduces the fatigue of long working times.

HG5G-V Operator Interfaces

HG5G-V Operator Interfaces

Lightweight structure with resin casing, energy saving of 27W power consumption. Adopted a long-life / high-performance LED backlight and a slim bezel that achieves a compact display with a large screen. A large-sized display device that is ideal for the IoT era, when the amount of information increases.

COOL BIZ

"COOL BIZ" is a national campaign by the Ministry of the Environment (hereinafter “MOE“) to encourage people to dress more casually without a tie and a jacket so that they can work comfortably in the offices where thermostats are set at around 28 degrees C. MOE started the "COOL BIZ" campaign in 2005. IDEC has promoted "COOL BIZ" in offices every year since 2005.
[Specific actions]
- Encourage no tie, no jacket and to wear short sleeves shirt
- Set the air-conditioning to 26 - 28℃
- Encourage no overtime work

Environmental Facilities

We strive to reduce the environmental impact by our office facilities and equipment through environmentally conscious design.

Well-being Center at the head office

Well-being Center at the head office

Green walls are installed on the 3rd floor of the well-being center (north, west and south sides) built in June 2019 at the head office. It has an energy-saving effect by suppressing the rise in the surface temperature of the building, and is also expected to reduce CO2 by photosynthesis of plants.
Currently, the ivy is growing and about 150 square meters will be covered with it.

Courtyard at the head office

Courtyard at the head office

In June 2018, the courtyard of the head office was renovated and more than 30 types of trees including trees native to Japan were planted. Lowering the surrounding temperature is expected by greening.

Technology Research Center at the head office

Technology Research Center at the head office

The technology research center was built in 2013 and is designed for energy saving. LED lighting is installed in the entire building. It also has a rooftop garden, and is equipped with various environmentally friendly equipment such as a natural ventilation system and vertical movable blinds against afternoon sun.

Amagasaki Plant in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture

Amagasaki Plant in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture

1,192 solar panels are installed at the Amagasaki plant built in July 2013. (Generation scale: 296kW)

Assembly Center in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture

Assembly Center in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture

200 solar panels are installed at the Assembly center built in May 2019. (Generation scale: 65kW)

IDEC CORPORATION (U.S.)

IDEC CORPORATION (U.S.)

At IDEC CORPORATION (U.S.), solar panels were installed on the office rooftop in 2008, and LED lighting was installed throughout the office in 2018. We strive to reduce CO2 through energy-saving measures include switching to more efficient air conditioners that standardize the office temperature by regulating the effects of air flow and sunlight.

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