Environmental Activities


Wacom strives to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities and makes effort to create products and technologies thinking of the environmental sustainability.

Wacom's Quality and Environmental Policy
About ISO9001/ISO14001
Product Compliance about Hazardous Substances
Recycling Initiatives
Response to Climate Change
Environmental Performance

 

Wacom’s Quality and Environmental Policy

 

Together with the creative community users, Wacom, a technology leadership company, is committed to continuing the limitless journey in the world of creativity paved with Digital Ink.

We offer innovative products and services with the quality that exceeds users’ expectations and make the power of handwriting and drawing more effective than ever.

In the belief that the beauty of nature can be preserved and passed on to future generations together with the cherished memories, we strive to make a sustainable world a reality through development of eco-friendly products and our unique approaches.

We pledge to comply with relevant laws and regulations, and to continuously improve our management system.

 

April 30th, 2020

Wacom Co., Ltd.

Nobutaka Ide, President & CEO

 

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About ISO9001/ISO14001

Wacom is driving continuous improvement by establishing a management system so that all the employees shall be involved in the quality and environment management.

Current certification status

 

ISO9001

Site Name Certification Body
Certificate Number Expiry Date Revision Date
 Head Office  Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. 4570518  April 17, 2024  March 2, 2021
 Tokyo Branch

 

ISO14001

Site Name Certification Body
Certificate Number Expiry Date Revision Date
Head Office Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd.
 4570517 March 16, 2024 March 2, 2021
 Tokyo Branch

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Product Compliance about Hazardous Substances

Wacom has established “Wacom Environmental Quality Guideline” which specifies environmental requirements regarding hazardous substances that are contained in Material, Parts and Products. It also prescribes restrictions on the Materials themselves and certain chemicals used in manufacturing. Suppliers are required to disclose information about the content of certain substances in their Deliverables according to the guidelines. Wacom also encourages our Suppliers to control chemical substances properly engaging their subcontractors and suppliers.

As Wacom produces electronic products which are sold globally, Wacom makes all the products compliant with the regulations of each country where the products are meant to be sold, such as EU RoHS, EU REACH, China RoHS, Japan J-Moss, India E-Waste, etc.

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Recycling Initiatives

Wacom complies with recycling laws and regulations in the countries where it sells the products, including the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), state recycling laws on waste electrical and electronic equipment in the US, India's recycling laws (E-Waste), etc.

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Response to Climate Change

Climate change derived from global warming has become a serious problem on a worldwide scale. There is a growing trend towards acceptance, embracement, and implementation of ESG*¹ /SDGs*² policies every year in many countries, municipalities, and companies. Every country will set reduction targets on greenhouse gas emissions after 2020 based on the Paris Agreement and promote the introduction of renewable energy sources and development of eco-friendly products and/or services.

Wacom recognizes climate change as an important issue in environmental management. We are promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct of business activities with careful consideration of possible risks and opportunities in our business environment brought about by climate change. We are also promoting a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in response to the possible risk that our activities may be restricted by an increase in natural disasters such as floods. In addition, we are reinforcing our organization structure based on the recognition that the development of eco-friendly products could be an opportunity. Furthermore, we ask our partner companies to review, approve, and follow the Wacom Suppliers Code of Conduct, which could lead to CO2 emission reduction in the whole value chain.

Mid-term Target

Wacom outsources almost all production processes to overseas factories and CO2 emissions from the business activities of Wacom itself is not significant. However, we have set a mid-term target on CO2 emissions for FY2025 to contribute to global GHG*³ reduction.

Wacom is a member of Japan’s Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), which targets an annual average improvement of 1% in specific energy consumption on the industry-wide basis; or more than a 33.33% improvement in 2030 as compared to 2012.

Since Wacom completed its office relocation and extension in 2013, it would be appropriate for us to set FY2014 as the base year and a 1% annual reduction in CO2 emissions as our target.

As from FY2021, we will publish our progress against the target on this website annually. We will also monitor and disclose improvements in t-CO2 emissions per 100 million JPY revenue to demonstrate our willingness to support JEITA’s target although we don’t set the reduction of specific energy consumption per unit as our goal. (Please refer to the Environmental Performance section for Wacom’s CO2 emissions from FY2010 to FY2019.)

*1 Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
*2 United Nations 17 Sustainable development goals (SDGs).
*3 Greenhouse gas.

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Environmental Performance

 

Electricity consumption

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•    The graph shows the data on electricity consumption in the head office and Tokyo office; calculated value is within the scope of ISO 9001 / 14001 certifications.

 

CO2 emissions (Scope 2)

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•    The graph shows the data calculated from the consumed electricity based on the emission factors (after adjustment) that are prescribed by "Ministerial Ordinance Concerning GHG emissions Associated with Business Activities of Specified Emitters" setting the standards for the emissions due to purchased electricity consumption. The emission factors (after adjustment) are provided annually by the general power transmission and distribution company TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated that supplies electricity in the area where the head office and Tokyo branch office are located.

 

Water consumption

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•  The graph shows the data on the water consumption for the head office. The data for Tokyo office is not available as per the building owner’s regulations.

 

Waste

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•    The graph shows the data on the total weight of industrial waste, general waste, and valuable resources from the head office and Tokyo office; calculated value is within the scope of ISO 9001/14001 certifications.

 

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