Our Yanaizu plant, the General Distribution Center has obtained the ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) certification, we are working to reduce the environmental impact from the manufacturing stage which has the most environmental impact. In 2000, Yanaizu factory became the first production facility of a leather safety shoes to receive certification under ISO14001 in Japan. We have celebrated its 12th year through the updated fourth time in 2012. Simon has made the reduction of industrial waste, promotion of resource recycling, the promotion of energy saving.
We are contributing a recycling-oriented society that it makes effective use of resources such as Simon safety shoes recycling system, and using recycled paper in the individually wrapped shoes box.
The Green Purchasing Network (GPN), established in February 1996 promotes the concept and practice of Green Purchasing in Japan. The organizations include a wide variety of businesses, local governments, consumer groups, environmental NGOs, and cooperative associations across the country have participated in the same position of the purchaser. Simon has joined GPN since October 2006.
Simon is the challenger of "Challenge 25" Campaign, a nationwide project to reduce CO2 emission based on COP3 in Kyoto.
Idling stop campaign: Our all commercial vehicles to conduct the idling stop, we’re working to reduce CO2, of NOx.
In energy-saving activities of the office, introduced to the Cool Biz and thorough temperature control set 28 ℃ cooling, heating to 20 ℃, we are working on energy saving aggressively.
For a better natural environment protection, Simon supports the activities of the Wild Bird Society of Japan as a member.
The product of Simon broke the bounds of common practice of the industry, there is a concept of "can do for the earth" in the basic stance of the development.
◎ Mass production and development of burnable ACM resin toe cap to replace the steel as the world's first
◎ Released eco-friendly safety shoes, working leather gloves "ECOACE" with a non-chromium leather
◎ Use of recycled materials for instance reusing the Particulate Leather.