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Environmental Activities

Environmental Activities

We contribute to protecting the rich environment of our planet with our cutting-edge technology.

Socionext is aiming to become a company that contributes to a sustainable and rich, low-carbon society in harmony with local communities. Our commitment to address global environmental issues together with our customers and society started with each of our employees becoming environmentally conscious. Through the development and distribution of energy-saving and space-saving eco-friendly devices and solutions, we help reduce of the environmental impact of our customers’ products.

Environment Policy

Socionext contributes to the protection of a rich global environment with customer through the design, development, and sale of SoC with superior environmental performance through advanced technology and the solutions business or services centered on these SoC. Socionext makes efforts to reduce the environmental impact and environmental pollution based on the following action policy through the entire life cycle from development to procurement, production, sale, use, and disposal.

Environmentally friendly products

Socionext is pursuing the design and development of products that are environmentally friendly while strictly complying with legal regulations. By developing low-power consumption products and providing products that correspond to the legal and regulatory environment of various countries, we are delivering peace of mind to our customers.

The products of Socionext and the packing and packaging materials comply with the EU REACH regulations *1), EU RoHS directive *2), China RoHS directive *3) and other laws and regulations (excluding exceptions for applying usage prohibition measures).

*1: The regulations in the EU with the purpose of registering, evaluating, authorizing and restricting chemicals (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

*2: The directive that prohibits the use of specific hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment sold in the EU (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

*3: The directive that prohibits the use of specific hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment sold in the People’s Republic of China (Regulatory ordinance preventing pollution from the production of electronic and information products)

Reduction of energy use

Socionext is working to reduce the amount of energy use associated with our business operations by 1% year-on-year.

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 5-year
Amount of energy use
4337 3855 3632 3566 3665  
Change year-on-year [%] - 88.9 94.2 98.2 102.8 95.9

Main energy reduction measures: Use of LED lighting, efficiency improvements at the Computer Center

Environmental activities in the office

Introducing the environmental activities of Socionext's office.

  • ●Change of lighting equipment

    Change lighting equipment from fluorescent lights to LEDs.

    Change of lighting equipment
  • ●Waste disposal

    We separate waste and promote recycling.
    And we also treat industrial waste properly.

    Waste disposal
  • ●Collect PET bottle cap

    Socionext participates in the Eco-cap movement.

    Recycling PET bottle caps

    We donate sales of PET bottle caps to provide vaccines to developing countries.

    Collect PET bottle cap
  • ●Regular community cleaning

    Each Socionext office carries out regular community cleanups.

    Regular community cleaning

ISO14001 certification

ISO14001 is an international standard for environmental management system (EMS), outlined with the aim of improving environmental performance of an organization. Socionext is continuing its activities to reduce impacts to the environment based on the requirements of ISO14001.

ISO14001 certificate download[PDF]

Quality / Environment / Procurement