People who Involves in Environmental Cooperation

Publications and Videos etc

Overseas Environmental Measures of Japanese Companies

Research Report on Trends in Environmental Considerations related to Overseas Activities of Japanese Companies FY 1996

March, 1997 Global Environmental Forum

Structure and Use of This Book

The structure of this book is as follows.Each chapter is independent, and so readers can start from any chapter according to the needs of individual companies.

Chapter 1 outlines the latest information on environmental problems and their legislative control in the Philippines today.

Chapter 2 introduces specific cases relating to waste water treatment in consideration of environmental control.Information was collected by carrying out on-site inquiries at Japanese companies in the Philippines.

Chapter 3 introduces the case of a company that reduced the burden on the environment by improving its manufacturing process, using a so-called clean technology that has attracted much attention.This technology differs significantly from so-called "end-of-pipe" measures to prevent pollution.

Chapter 4 introduces other cases of companies that are concerned about the environment that have contributed to society through their products.

Chapter 5 introduces cases of environmental management systems built in accordance with ISO 14001: Environmental Management System Standard, issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in September 1996.

Chapter 6 describes special circumstances and difficulties experienced by Japanese companies that have tackled environmental problems in the Philippines.The problems, etc.are discussed by those people who are actually addressing the problems.This chapter should help companies to tackle environmental problems, which may be difficult to do based only on examples.

The following have been added in the Appendix:

  • Sources of environmental information in the Philippines and Japan
  • Environment-related legislation in the Philippines
  • Current status of environmental policies of Japanese companies in Asia, including the Philippines
  • Background explanation of global environmental issues that should be understood when dealing with environmental problems
  • Outline of an Environmental Management System