initiatives

Environmental initiatives

By improving the manufacture procedure of our products,
we are reducing environmental threating chemicals,
and we cultivate crops in-house to help prevent depletion of resources. In this way,
we are making ongoing efforts to improve the environment and prevent pollution.

Alps Pharmaceutical Ind. Co.,Ltd. 
Environmental policy

  1. As a pharmaceutical manufacturer, Alps Pharmaceutical employs the most advanced solutions to produce high-quality products, pursuing due care of the environment in an ongoing fashion while meeting our customers’ needs.
  2. We promise full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with other requirements that we have agreed to uphold.
  3. We voluntarily pursue a range of activities in order to help protect the environment.
  4. We pursue greater productivity in our work while reducing the generation of waste, with ongoing recycling, reduced consumption of resources, and reduced use of power.
  5. We perform environmental risk assessments to apprehend the possible risks and plan, implement, and improve upon our environmental management initiatives continuously. Our environmental risk management system allows us to pursue activities that have a minimal environmental risk.
  6. Seeking to protect biodiversity and the ecosystem, we voluntarily engage in a range of initiatives on an ongoing basis.
  7. Through dialogue with the local community, we properly disclose environmental information and foster communication with society.
  8. We will ensure workplace safety and health and promote a comfortable work environment for our employees.
  9. Our environmental policy is widely disseminated to all employees and partner firms, as well as outside the company.

Alps Pharmaceutical Ind. Co.,Ltd. 
Osamu Ushimaru

Activities

Our firm primarily manufacturers pharmaceuticals, the production of which involves the consumption of energy and resources, and the generation of waste and emissions. We are cognizant of this fact and work company-wide to promote risk improvement activities and reduce our environmental impact.

活動図

FY 2020 Environmental activities

Type Main FY 2020 outcomes
Energy Conservation
Each resource
  • Improve production efficiency by upgrading aging facilities and scaling up
  • Improvement of production efficiency of various items through extraction methods, selection of raw materials, improvement of equipment, improvement of work, etc.
  • Every employee promotes activities with an awareness of energy and resource conservation
  • Propose an increase in the month of activities for No overtime day, and promote reduction of power consumption in the indirect sector
  • To respond to water risks, water in cooling equipment (cooling towers) was changed to a recycling-oriented system.
Chemical substance management
  • Upon establishment of a new plant, enhancement of local exhaust ventilation systems, exhaust gas treatment equipment, and dust recovery equipment
  • Improving the implementation of water distribution pit inspections and conducting pit cleanups and internal inspections by specialist contractors
Accident emergency response
  • Conduct disaster prevention drills and leakage drills in anticipation of disasters and accidents
  • Implementation of emergency response training (including holidays and nights) by the self-defense fire brigade
Environmental risk assessment
  • Reduction of environmental risks such as odor and leakage and review of environmental risks
  • Study and implement measures to control odors generated in the manufacturing process
  • Implementation of resource depletion measures and reduction of environmental impact through in-house cultivation of high-content crude drugs
Waste management
  • Promotion of appropriate waste disposal and recycling

Resource depletion countermeasures

Given that we use a high volume of botanicals in our work, we have launched a division dedicated to researching cultivation and devising ways of preventing depletion of natural resources. We also pursue in-house cultivation.

Improvement of the local environment

We changed the outer walls of our 24-hour uptime plant to reduce external noise pollution associated with machinery noise, and also installed concrete damping walls on the site for greater safety.

Environmental Activities Report

Here you will find details
on our environmental activities and initiatives.

Certificate of ISO14001:2015

We have developed an environmental management system,
with all offices having acquired ISO14001.