The HCM Group continues to promote product development which considers the environment from the product design stage onward.
The DfE assessment tool, which at the development and design stage uses specific contents to consider the environmental impact of all new products, had been implemented since the year 2000. Based on the global IEC62430 standard, the new Environmentally Conscious Design Assessments have been further increasing the environmental-consciousness of products since its implementation began in FY 2016. Information regarding products which conform to these environmental standards is continually provided to customers via the Group’s website, catalogs, and other media.
This assessment also evaluates environmental impact over a product’s life cycle, and quantitatively calculates the amount of water, fuel, and materials required based on the amount of energy use related to materials, production, shipping, product use, disposal, and CO2 emissions.