Environmental activities are an important part of Sato Pharmaceutical’s goal to provide people with pharmaceutical products that create a prosperous, healthy society. The company has employed LED lighting, resource saving systems, recycling, and natural energy utilization as part of a company-wide environmental consideration in business activities.
Expansion of LED lighting and solar power generation panels, and introduction of resource-saving systems in production lines
As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, Sato has begun to replace traditional lighting with LED units.
More solar panels were installed at the Hachioji and the Kazusa Factories, as well as the Tokyo Distribution Center. This increased the electric generation output by 1.5 times. Also, resource-saving systems are in operation in the mass-production lines to further reduce CO2 emissions.
Recycling and turning waste into resources: environmentally friendly manufacturing
At Sato’s two main domestic production facilities, the Hachioji and Kazusa factories, activities are underway to convert production waste to resources through recycling. Both factories have introduced a waste-measurement control system to turn waste like used paper and plastic into resources. We achieved a 90% recycling rate by reusing packing materials such as cartons. Both factories have been certified to the ISO14001 international standard for environmental management.
Sato Pharmaceutical will continue to provide superior pharmaceutical products, and to ensure that they are produced in the most environmentally friendly way possible.