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Our Environmental Protection Declaration

Environmental commitment"Olympus, respecting nature and the safety and health of mankind, resolves through its technological development and through adopting ecologically compatible business practices to contribute to the reestablishment of a healthy environment and a society in which sustainable development is possible."

Tokyo, August 1st, 1992

 

Environmental guidelines

In keeping with this declaration, Olympus have developed the following guidelines:

  • Products, materials and business procedures should be environmentally friendly
  • Waste management follows the hierarchy of avoidance by recycling before disposal
  • Natural resources, such as energy and water, should be used sparingly

Environmental measures

  • We avoid the use of PVC or Styrofoam in our packaging. We avoid the use of Hazardous Substances in our products to comply with European Directives (Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS))
  • All production facilities have implemented environmental management systems certificated to ISO 14001

Olympus Eco-Products

After evaluating the distinctive features of our business and products, Olympus has established "Olympus Eco-Products Standards" as its own environmentally-conscious designing standards in order to minimize the environmental load of its products. These standards are established referring to the Type II environmental label indication stipulations in the international standard ISO 14021.

Olympus Certified Eco-Products

Eco products logoWe certify products that conform to the Olympus Eco-Products Standards as Olympus Eco-products. In fiscal 2007 we revised the standards and adopted the Olympus Eco-Products Administration Rules.

The standards were strengthened in order to reduce environmental footprints across entire product lifecycles by extending the scope of the standards to encompass not only the products and their packaging, but also manufacturing and logistical processes. The enhanced standards require attention to the four perspectives: environmental protection and safety, energy conservation, resource conservation and information disclosure. Applications for all products for which development began in or after April 2008 are based on the new standards.

The emphasis on disclosure reflects the importance that we place on the provision of accurate environmental information to users of our products. Qualifying products are labeled with "Eco-Product" marks to make them easily recognizable, and information about the environmental characteristics of each product is actively disclosed via the Internet and through other means.

Olympus Eco-Products Standards

   Product Production Packaging  Logistics 
Safety/
Environmental protection
Management/reduction of chemical substances
Compliance with related laws/regulations  
 N/A
Energy conservation Reduction of power consumption    N/A Improvement of transportation efficiency
Resource conservation (3Rs) Resource conservation, extension of product life, facilitation of recycling and disposal, recyclable design Resource conservation Resource conservation and recycling, recyclable design Returnability
Environmental disclosure Disclosure of LCA, waste data, energy consumption data
Use of Olympus Eco-Product mark   
     
 
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