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The Minebea Group has established an environmental management system based on the Minebea Group Environmental Policy, and all Group companies are striving to contribute to the protection of the earth's environment and the sustainable development of human kind.

As examples of specific initiatives in this regard, we adopt highly energy-efficient equipment and processes and have set a FY2015 target of reducing total Group CO2 emissions per basic unit of output by 5% compared with the baseline year (FY2010). We are also strengthening initiatives to minimize waste materials and wastewater from our plants in order to effectively utilize raw materials and water resources. We also make contributions to the environment through our products, including the active development of communications control technologies, sensors and new materials which are central to energy management in highly efficient motors, lighting, and energy conversion devices, as well as "smart" buildings, plants, and urban residential environments.

Minebea Group Environmental Policy

Established August 26, 1993
Revised June 01, 2012

The Minebea Group strives to contribute to the protection of the global environment and sustainable human development. In accordance with the Five Principles of its management policy, the Minebea Group operates its business activities in a responsible manner which respects the environment.

1. Development and design

The Minebea Group will aim to offer its clients products which contain no hazardous substances for the environment or the health and safety of humans, and which consume as little energy as possible, have high reliability and long life. The Minebea Group will develop and design products which minimize environmental impact over their entire life cycle from the selection of direct and indirect materials and component parts through end use to disposal.

2. Manufacturing

For environmentally conscious manufacturing and its continuous improvement, the Minebea Group will improve production yield, reduce product scrap, energy consumption and waste through the 3R concept (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and implement preventive measures with regard to pollutants.

3. Procurement and logistics

For environmentally conscious procurement and logistics, the Minebea Group will procure materials including indirect materials and component parts which contain no hazardous substances and employ environmentally friendly logistics systems to minimize environmental impact such as CO2 emissions.

4. Cooperation with authorities and local public entities

The Minebea Group will observe applicable environmental regulations and rules in the countries and local communities where it is engaged in business. The Minebea Group will contribute to society through participation in its environmental conservation activities.

5. Contribution to the international community

The Minebea Group will make public its environmental conservation technologies to contribute to the international community's environmental activities. The Minebea Group will also recognize that its business activities may have an effect on biodiversity and ecosystems and will work to conserve nature.

6. Enhancement of environmental conservation awareness among the Minebea Group employees

This environmental policy will be published to the whole Minebea Group. Each employee will be expected to work proactively to conserve the environment.

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