Environment + CSR

The Earth Is Also One of Our Stakeholders : Environmental
Conservation Activities with the Future Generation in Mind

IMEX contributes to the development
of an information society and the creation
of a recycling-oriented society

We must bequeath a beautiful global environment to our children who will lead the next generation without deteriorating it any further. IMEX firmly believes that its principal mission is to contribute to social development through electrophotographic materials, technology, and services. At the same time, the company aims to contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented society through its reused cartridge business and to become a company whose business activities are in harmony with the global environment. In this regard, we are actively carrying out various environmental conservation activities.

IMEX issues environmental reports
of its environmental conservation
activities.

  • IMEX contributes to saving an equivalent of approximately 43,763 kiloliters of petroleum by selling reused cartridges and toners for such cartridges.
  • IMEX is striving to reduce the environmental impact of toner production by encouraging the recycling of waste generated from the toner production process so that it can be used as materials again.
  • IMEX is helping Japan to achieve its CO2 emission reduction goal by selling cartridges with carbon offsets.

July 2, 2016
We offered escort kids sponsors at "Shonan Bellmare vs Yokohama F Marinos".

Shonan Bellmare
(Official Partnership)

Environmental Conservation Plan

Basic principles
IMEX has made “harmony with the environment” one of our management principles, and is aware that conservation of the global
  environment is of utmost importance. We act with consideration of how our corporate activities, in all fields of business, contribute to conserving and improving the global environment.
Action plan
  1. In strict abidance with environment related laws and regulations, and those factors which we ourselves deem to be important, IMEX has voluntarily created management standards and strives to improve environmental management.
  2. We have constructed an environment management system, to which we continually make improvements, and which prevents environmental pollution. Following are specific plans:

    • Providing environmentally friendly, high-quality toner to the reuse-recycle industry
    • Promotion of energy conservation and recycling
    • Reduction of environmental pollutants and waste
  3. Promotion of recycling and expansion of the remanufacturing business through the provision of
       high-quality remanufactured cartridges.
  4. This environment management system is to be continuously improved through constant feedback of
    implementation results and annual review
  5. All employees are made fully aware of this policy, and it is disclosed to the public when requested.

Akira Kitaoka, President of IMEX

History of environmental conservation initiatives at IMEX

2001
Establishment of ISO secretariat
2002
IMEX acquired both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications
2003
Began selling non-VOC products
2005
Integration of ISO9001 and ISO14001 systems
2006
IMEX obtained certification for ECO Mark for
its reused cartridges (for 19 products)
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2006
Development of technology to reuse remaining toner (“Hybrid Toner”)
Began sorting and disposal of end-of-life cartridges
2007
Began selling hybrid toner products in Japan
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2007
2008
Began selling reused cartridges with carbon offsets in Japan
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2008
2009
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2009
2010
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2010
2011
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2011
IMEX obtained certification for E&Q Mark
2012
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2012
2013
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2013
2014
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2014
2015
Publication of IMEX Environmental Report 2015

Carbon offset

Certificate of ISO registration

E&Q Mark

IMEX’s Efforts regarding the Environment

(1) Promoting Reuse and Contributing to Suppressing Waste

  • Promotion of reuse-recycle through our cartridge recycling business
  • Providing environmentally friendly, high-quality toner to the cartridge remanufacturing industry.

(2) Energy Conservation and Reduction in Environmental Pollutants and Waste

  • Minimizing the amount of ultra-small diameter, microscopic particle toner (fine powder), and utilizing it.
  • Recovery and recycling of residual toner (residual toner, toner waste) in used cartridges.

(3) Simultaneous Acquisition of ISO9001 and ISO14001 through thorough Quality/Environmental Management Activities

  • 2001 Establishment of ISO office
  • 2002 Simultaneous acquisition of ISO9001 and ISO14001 in all companies
  • 2005 Integration of ISO9001 and ISO14001

(4) Selling Cartridges with carbon offsets

IMEX's reused cartridges with carbon offsets contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 6kg per cartridge by offsetting CO2 emissions equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by a printer.

Environmental Activity Reporting

IMEX aims to be a corporation that attains harmony with the global environment, and will continue to actively partake in activities that contribute to environmental protection.

IMEX aims to be a corporation that attains harmony with the global environment, and will continue to actively partake in activities that contribute to environmental protection.


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