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Environmentally Friendly Product Development

Based on the environmental design guidelines formulated in 1997, in new product development and lineup expansion we actively promote the development of environmentally friendly products and services throughout their life cycles. Constructing and maintaining a management framework for chemical substances used in products is essential to regulatory compliance. We will continue to strengthen and maintain our initiatives in green procurement and the management of chemical substances used in products.

Flow of Environmentally Friendly Product Development

Environmentally Friendly Product Development Flow

We have promoted Design for the Environment, which covers the entire life cycle of products and services, from the initial stages ofdevelopment, planning, and design to materials procurement,production, logistics, sale, use, and disposal.

At the development stage, all new products undergo an environmental design assessment*1 in eight separate environment-related categories. We also conduct a life-cycle assessment that provides a comprehensive evaluation from manufacture to disposal. Products that meet our standards are classified as environmentally conscious products can be marked with the azbil Group Environment Label.*2 Products with particularly excellent evaluation results receive the azbil Group Environmentally Conscious Design Award as an incentive for developers.

*1. We carry out an original four-stage scoring process and evaluate products according to the degree of improvement in environmental performance compared with similar previous products in eight separate environment-related categories.
*2. Type II self-declared environmental labeling.

Direction of Initiatives for Design for the Environment

azbil Group is employing Design for the Environment (DfE) to reduce the environmental impact of its products and services throughout their life cycles.


Initiatives for Environmentally Friendly Products