We serve society by harmonizing the balance of people, machinery and the environment.
1. Promote environmentally responsible behavior.
Believing that self-awareness is the first step towards sustained effort and improvement, we give importance to educating every employee and to each individual's routine, everyday efforts.
2. Develop environmentally friendly products.
Aware that the use of the Tadano Group's products has an effect on the environment, we work to develop products that are friendly to the environment throughout their entire life cycle, particularly in terms of fuel efficiency and low noise output.
3. Conduct environmentally responsible business activities.
In all of our business processes, we are dedicated to reducing the burden placed on the environment through conserving resources, recycling, preventing environmental pollution, and other efforts.
The company obtained ISO 14001 environmental management system certification in 2008, and has implemented initiatives to minimize the burden on the environment through not only our product development, but also our business activities.
Our efforts include installing 2,000 square meters of solar panels (maximum output: 260 kw) at our Shido Plant. At our new Kozai Plant, which was constructed under the concept of "Next Generation Smart Plant," we adopted an energy management system (EMS), which can monitor energy use in real time. Further, barges are used to transport products at the Shido Plant and Kozai Plant, and efforts are made to conserve energy use for air conditioning and lighting at our offices and plants.
In fiscal year 2018, the company had a total energy use of 5,665 kiloliters (by crude oil equivalent; amount indicated in the company's periodic reports on energy use) in Japan. Most of the energy use for our business activities is related to production activities at our plants, and therefore the level of energy use tends to be greatly affected by fluctuations in production output. Going forward, Tadano will continue to implement energy-saving measures, including improving the efficiency of our production facilities and introducing LED lighting.
Tadano's model upgrades comply with new exhaust gas standards, and each segment has introduced eco-friendly products with features that minimize noise and other pollution. The CREVO G4 rough terrain crane series, which is equipped with Fuel Monitoring and Eco Mode functions, supports efficient and environmentally friendly operation such as by reducing CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and operational noise.