Environment Approach

Nature and Art - harmonious coexistence between nature and mankind

At NAMICS, our management philosophy is "mutual prosperity" based on the concept of "harmonious coexistence between nature and people." Our name, "NAMICS," is an acronym of the first letters of the ideas underlying the corporate activities which contribute to such mutual prosperity.

One method of giving shape to our philosophy was the construction of an environment management system which obtained ISO14001 accreditation in November, 2003. We are also involved in a wide range of other activities.

Environmental Policy

NAMICS is located to the east of Niigata City, known as the "Water Capital" because of its many waterside areas and its wide rivers which flow into the Japan Sea. Our offices are surrounded by lush fields of rice and other crops.
Since our foundation we have protected the riches of the natural world and on the basis of the SEEDS acronym (semi-conductor, environment, energy, device, system), we have positively carried out R&D on insulation and conductive materials related to electronic products and contributed to enhanced lifestyle culture through the products we supply.
In future too we will continue to work towards harmonious coexistence and mutual prosperity in all relationships including those between society, or art, and nature, by founding our actions on the following environmental policies.


1. To elevate environmental preservation activities to the status of most important management

issue and to fulfil even more meticulously our social obligations through continued

improvements to our environment management system.

2. To endeavor to contribute to society by making our environmental policies known to all

employees and ensuring that each one of them is aware of the environmental problem.

3. To observe laws relating to environmental preservation, work for international cooperation

including guidelines by industry and related groups to which we have agreed, prevent

pollution and improve safety operations, security and disaster prevention.

4. Principally to promote the following environmental preservation activities in environmental

aspects relating to our business activities :

4.1 promotion of energy reduction

4.2 promotion of three Rs : reduce, reuse, recycle

5. To promote the following activities aimed at reducing our products' environmental impact.

5.1 getting to grips with R&D and design which minimizes the environmental effects of our products.

5.2 promoting reductions in and alternatives to chemicals contained in our products which

    have an environmental impact.

5.3 minimizing packaging.

5.4 positively developing environmentally-friendly materials supply activities.

6. To set environmental goals and targets as interim plans which consider environmental impact

evaluations, in order to achieve our environmental policies. To establish and carry out

concrete implementation plans on an annual basis.



Toshinobu Odajima, President


Environmental Accreditation

We maintain ISO14001 accreditation which we obtained in November, 2003.


NAMICS cares about the environment

■Environmentally-friendly product development

Our idea at NAMICS is to be kind to people and the planet through the products we provide. Our lead-free products, durable products to reduce waste and RoHS-compliant products which do not use hazardous substances bear witness to our constant attention to the voice of people and the planet.
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Environmentally-friendly product development

■"Green" Purchasing

In order to provide environmentally-friendly products, we have established "green" purchasing standards in an effort to select supplies, including raw materials used in production, container and packaging materials and purchased articles, which have a low environmental impact.
In selecting materials, we have added "environment" to the traditional criteria of "quality, price and supply stability," and our decisions are based on a global consideration of all four.


■Plant facilities which preserve blue skies and clean waterfronts

NAMICS' waste water flows through the Agano River to the Japan Sea. Waste water from our plant is purified in our waste water treatment facility, and we make every effort to prevent contamination of water quality in public lakes and rivers by strictly adhering to laws and regulations.
In addition, we also regularly measure Sulfur Oxide, Nitrogen Oxide and soot density at plant outlets which emit fumes in order to prevent air pollution.

Waste Water Treatment Facility

Waste Water Treatment Facility
(Head Office Plant)

■Energy-saving facilities to make optimum use of important resources

We have introduced co-generation and installed solar panels in order to make the most efficient use of important global resources.

Co-generation (Head Office Plant)

Co-generation (Head Office Plant)

Solar Panels (Head Office Plant)

Solar Panels (Head Office Plant)