With regards to chemicals in products, in FY 2010 we developed the “HCM Chemical Substance Management Information System” (Hi-Chemis) which is universally available to production facilities both inside and outside of Japan. Through this we calculate whether product/parts units contain SVHCs, and if so, what amount and to what ratio, allowing us to organize a structure that complies with the EU Reach Regulations. The chemical examination introduces a JAMA/JAPIA standard data sheet, and measures the reduction in supplier impact. Moreover, in order to improve the accuracy of data and the efficiency of the examination, we are holding periodic briefing meetings for suppliers.
* SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern)