The fundamental characteristic of NSK's products is that they control and reduce friction. NSK is contributing to the conservation of the global environment through its products. This helps NSK's customers make products that conserve energy and resources. And of course the NSK Group is also working to conserve energy and resources in its own manufacturing and distribution.Going forward, NSK will continue to strive to improve the level of its initiatives across the entire Group to contribute to the development of a recycling oriented society. This will be accomplished through efforts to help reduce the overall environmental impact of human activity with NSK products. At the same time, environmental initiatives will be expanded to include NSK subsidiaries, plants and other sites outside Japan.