ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES

Last updated: April. 1, 2016

Company-wide Environmental Management System

MITSUMI Electric Group conducts most of its production activities abroad.
In carrying out activities to promote environmental protection, our business divisions in Japan and abroad as well as affiliated companies overseas are indispensable in creating an environmental management system and making ongoing improvements.
The PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Action) Cycle in the entire MITSUMI Group, with MITSUMI Electric as the central focus, realizes comprehensive knowledge of the unified activity plans of the MITSUMI Group and the nature of those activities. At business divisions in Japan and abroad as well as related overseas companies, ISO14001 management systems are the basis for promoting environmental protection activities in keeping with the respective field of activity while keeping the PDCA Cycle in motion.
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Environmental Audit

In accordance with the systems in ISO14001/2004 the business divisions and related overseas companies carry out regular internal audits of divisions.
In Japan, because of joint accreditation, internal auditors registered as MITSUMI environmental auditors participate at internal audits at other business divisions, conducting exchanges of audit contents and information to improve the overall level of environmental protection.
As for chemical substance management, persons registered as MITSUMI environmental quality internal auditors conduct internal environmental quality audits at regular intervals at domestic business divisions and overseas related companies and at suppliers to check chemical substance management systems and discover problem areas so as to make corrections.
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Environmental Education

Beginning with the environmental education that is carried out for all new employees every year in April, we conduct various forms of environmental education based on ISO14001 and chemical substance management at our domestic business divisions as well as related companies overseas.
In fiscal 2007, MITSUMI Electric created an Environmental Handbook that is shared throughout the MITSUMI Group which was created with environmental legislation in Japan as the central focus.
An Environmental Handbook first created in 2005 was also revised and distributed to all of our operational units in Japan to implement environmental education with our employees as the target of training.
In addition, discussions continued on such topics as ongoing improvement of EMS (Environmental Management System) and substantial results for environmental management activities with our staff as the target of training in moves to reduce volumes of paper, waste and electric energy use.
Moreover, EMS Step-up Training to improve the effectiveness of EMS deployments was instituted for our staff by inviting lecturers from external educational institutions.

Environmental Conecerns in Development of Products

Applicable Products
CIM-J38N series connector for compact, thin micro SD cards
Development Concept
This connector is designed for compact, thin micro SD cards that can be used with devices such as cell phones, smartphones and portable equipment that are generally becoming lighter, thinner, and more compact. The height of the normal type connectors is one of the world's thinnest at 1.3 mm.
Reduced Environmental Impact
The connector is a RoHS-compliant, halogen-free device.
Greater Reliability
Stronger ground terminal for EMI protection. Comes with a function that prevents memory cards from coming out. Comes with a memory card detector switch (normally open type). This helps to prevent memory cards from being inserted the wrong way.
Resource-saving Design
A resource-saving design means a more compact, thinner package manufactured using fewer materials.
*Mitsumi testing shows a 7.2% reduction in weight of materials used compared with existing products.
CIM-J38N series
connector for compact,thin micro SD cards