We are expanding green procurement initiatives and offer environmentally friendly products (finished products, semi-finished products, parts, raw materials, auxiliary materials, packaging and wrapping materials) in order to meet the various environmental demands of customers.
MISUMI and Suruga Production Platform has formulated Green Procurement Guidelines to observe the legal restrictions and other requirements concerning environmental chemical substances, playing a part in the building of a recycling based society. We are advancing green procurement activities on these basis. With the cooperation and understanding of all our cooperative manufacturers/ suppliers, we are continuously expanding our efforts and aiming to eliminate the use of environmental chemical substances in our products.
Controls over environmental chemical substances are tightening each year under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive in Europe and similar directives in China, as well as Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive in Europe.
MISUMI Group recognizes that management of environmental chemical substances is an important factor in a customer’s product selection. As such, MISUMI Group has been testing product content based on RoHS and REACH and discloses RoHS Directive compliance in its catalogs and on its website.
MISUMI Group puts "RoHS compliant product" mark on its catalogs to guarantee that it is a compliant product. To guarantee that the product is compatible, we carry out self-inspection of products and periodic supplier surveys based on strict internal control standards.
Concern about reducing environmental load is increasing globally, and MISUMI Group is also experiencing stronger customer interest in environmentally conscious products. One example of our response to such customer needs is our non-halogen-type cable (electric wiring).Non-halogen-type cable does not produce harmful halogen gases when the cable is incinerated upon disposal, and its use is expected to grow in the future. We currently carry not only MISUMI brand products, but also third-party brands, and our selection continues to expand. MISUMI Group will continue to build its product lineup as the use of environmentally conscious products becomes more popular.