CSR Report - Additional Materials: Actions Taken in our Workplaces

KoreaNSK Korea Co., Ltd. (Changwon Plant)

Korea: NSK Korea Co., Ltd. (Changwon Plant)
Address 53, Gongdan-ro 474 beon-gil, Seongsan-gu,Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, 51575, Korea
Employees 220 (as of March 31, 2009)
Business Outline Bearing Manufacturing
ISO14001 December 30, 1997

Aiming for “Customer Satisfaction and Environmental Conservation” NSK Korea's Changwon Plant is proactive in its improvement initiatives, and was the NSK Group's first workplace to attain ISO14001 certification.

Environmentally Harmful Substances

The Changwon plant is moving to reduce several environmentally harmful substances.

The plant firstly removed all halon fire extinguishers in 2007. In 2009, the plant will work to reduce oils used in the production process that contain chlorinated additives. In addition, the plant will work to achieve certification from its customers' chemical substance control systems.

Global Warming Countermeasures

Ceremony and Agreement on emission of greenhouse gases
Ceremony and Agreement on emission of greenhouse gases
Ceremony and Agreement on emission of greenhouse gases

In line with Changwon City's declaration of becoming a “Green City”, NSK's Changwon plant has proactively reduced its emission of greenhouse gases, and joined an accord*devoted to protection of the environment.

In future, the plant aims to reduce its CO2output per sales unit by 10% from fiscal 2007 levels.

* “Accord to Proactively Reduce CO2Emissions in order to Fight Global Warming”

Contributing to Local Communities

Cleaning areas around the plant
Cleaning areas around the plant
  1. Workers at the plant regularly clean the area around the facilities, reducing rubbish and pollution.
  2. The plant also provides scholarships to academically and morally outstanding students from local technical high schools (30 awards across 4 schools)
  3. In 2008, the plant also made donations to 2 local orphanages and 2 facilities for the disabled.
(as of July 2009)