Tokyo, Japan, December 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (President: Kengo Sakurada; hereinafter: “Sompo Japan”) and Nipponkoa Insurance Co., Ltd. (President: Masaya Futamiya; hereinafter: “Nipponkoa”) announced that they have integrated their ISO14001-certified environmental management systems and obtained blanket certification for all 400 of their offices in Japan. They have constructed the Largest Environmental Management System of any Financial Institution in Japan. One of the greatest features of these systems is that they focus not only on environmental, but social issues based on ISO26000 guidelines pertaining to human rights, consumer issues and other core subjects as well.
1. Overview of ISO14001 certification
Certification date: November 13, 2013
Registered scope: All offices in Japan engaged in insurance and financial services operations (includes 400 locations and the offices of certain group companies)
Certification body: Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality
2. Specific initiatives for blanket certification and environmental management system features
As part of the process to expand the registered scope of certification, Sompo Japan and Nipponkoa established a CSR and Environmental Promotion Office for all 16 of their districts in Japan and appointed nearly 2,100 employees as CSR and environmental monitors to ensure that each workplace carries out CSR and environmental initiatives closely in tune with the unique characteristics of each community.
The environmental management systems used by Sompo Japan and Nipponkoa incorporate environmental efforts, such as conserving energy and resources, with corporate citizenship efforts that abide by ISO26000 guidelines pertaining to human rights, consumer issues and other core subjects. Therefore, one of the greatest features of these “CSR and environmental management systems” is that they focus not only on environmental, but social issues as well.
3. Going forward
Sompo Japan and Nipponkoa stand committed to achieving a resilient and sustainable society by providing solutions to a host of social issues, including environmental, human rights, and consumer issues.