Reduction of Environmental Impact throughout the Product Lifecycle
The Yamada Denki Group facilitates environmentally-sustainable efforts by customers and society-wide efforts to reduce environmental impact by supporting households' efforts for energy conservation, energy creation and energy storage through the sale of energy-efficient electric home appliances and photovoltaic power generation systems, and also by establishing systems to recycle and reuse used electric home appliances.
Reuse of Home Appliances and PCs
The Yamada Denki Group started the reuse business concerning electric home appliances in fiscal 2001, and the reuse and recycling business concerning personal computers in fi scal 2007.
In fiscal 2016, we handled around 120,000 units of electric home appliances (TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and dryers) and around 300,000 units of PCs in the reuse business. In order to enable customers to reuse used electric home appliances without worries, we have established original recycling systems for cleaning used appliances and checking their functions as well as offering a 24-month guarantee at the longest upon selling them, in collaboration with C.I.C., a group company. Meanwhile, we provide personal computer reuse and recycling services together with Inversenet.
Recycling of Ink Cartridges and Mobile Phones
Yamada Denki is promoting recycling by installing ink cartridge collection boxes in each store. We make donations to the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation and the Foundation for Orphans from Automobile Accidents using funds obtained through the collection of cartridges. In fi scal 2016, we collected around 0.97 million cartridges and donated 6,269,040 yen. We will continue this initiative, thereby promoting such activities as offering support for disadvantaged children, assisting the creation of a sound material-cycle society, and reducing waste and CO2 emissions through the reuse of empty ink cartridges. Additionally, we collect used mobile phones in cooperation with our group company, Inversenet, and extract rare metals therefrom, aiming to contribute to stable supply of rare metals.
Acquisition of ISO14001 Certifi cation for the Headquarters
In January 2011, Yamada Denki obtained ISO14001 environmental management system certification for the headquarters in Takasaki. To reduce the environmental impact from our operational activities, we have been actively conducting measures for saving energy and resources at stores, including the introduction of renewable energy use, etc.
CO2 Emissions from Use of Electricity
The Yamada Denki Group has continuously tried to reduce CO2 emissions from business activities.
We properly dispose of waste from stores and used electric home appliances recollected from customers that are not subject to the Act on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances in accordance with relevant laws.
We also properly disposed of waste in compliance with relevant laws and regulations in fi scal 2016.