OKAMURA ELECTRIC CORPORATION manages the business with global vision and the environmental awareness, and aims to contribute for the truly sustainable society. We will more deeply commit on the product recycle and promote the action for the global warming.
OKAMURA’s policy of product development
The product design in OKAMURA ELECTRIC CORPORATION starts from considering the environmental impact. OKAMURA product design policy stands on “saving energy”, “saving resources”, and “strictly selecting the non-hazardous materials” based on the environmental friendly concept.
In order to reduce the CO2 emission when the products are used at the customer site, OKAMURA commits to reduce the electricity consumption on all the product series.
OKAMURA commits to reduce the resource consumption and recycle of product materials.
Strict screening on product materials
OKAMURA studies and develops the production technology and new applications on the environment friendly method. For the material procurement, we select the product materials for less ecological impact.
OKAMURA’s activity of energy saving for society
OKAMURA supports saving energy with the lighting solution.
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 became a turning point for Japan to change the lifestyle to the energy saving mode. In such electricity shortage in nationwide, OKAMURA supports the installation of LED fixture that keeps the same luminance and less energy consumption. We deliver a free sticker to the customer who installed OKAMURA products.
About RoHS Compliance
The regulation on the use of hazardous substances, “RoHS”
All the electric products in European market are under RoHS regulation. It strictly prohibits the product component of lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) since July 2006.
Lead and compounds
Mercury and compounds
Cadmium and compounds
Hexavalent chromium and compounds
Polybrominated diphenyl ether
※1 Specified chemical substances: Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
※2 RoHS Directive: Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
※3 〇 shows concentrations of restricted material are less than the maximum permitted concentrations
PSE: Product Safety Electrical Appliance & Material
The purpose of the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (hereinafter referred to as “the Law”) is to prevent hazards and disturbances resulting from electrical appliances. To accomplish this purpose, the Law regulates the manufacture, sale, etc. of Electrical Appliances and Materials (hereinafter referred to as “electrical appliances”).
All persons engaged in manufacturing or importing electrical appliances in Japan shall notify the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of their name, etc. (A person who made this notification is hereinafter referred to as a “Notifying Supplier”.) Therefore, importers based in Japan shall make such notification when starting their business.
For imported electrical appliances, it is the importers which have the obligation to secure the conformity of electrical appliances to the mandatory technical requirements, and which have the right to attach the PSE marks including the name of the importer, once their conformity to the mandatory technical requirements is confirmed.
Particularly, for “specified electrical appliances”, importers shall either undergo third-party conformity assessment for the product they import, and obtain and keep the certificate thereof, or obtain an official copy of “the equivalent of a certificate” through manufacturers of the specified electrical appliances concerned and keep the official copy of the equivalent of a certificate.
※ This law revision does not imply that electric appliances manufactured under PSE regulation can be sell without PSE stamping.