CSR/Environmental Activities

Environmental Measures

Reduction of Environmental Burden

Power Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction

Rubycon has been designated as a specific proponent according to the Act on the Rational Use of Energy in 2010, and have been addressing to annual energy saving rate more than 1%.

  • Energy Saving Measure in Progress
    • Power Saving in Lighting
      · Thinning in lamp illumination
      · Installation of remote switch for fluorescent lamp
      · Desktop lamps
      · Replacement with LED lamps
    • Power Saving in Air Conditioner
      · Cleaning of outdoor unit
      · Water sprinkling in summer
      · Water spray to factory roof in summer (circulation spray system)
      *Collecting spayed water through rainwater pipes
       The system won the strong point in the regular environmental audit in 2012 by JQA.
      · Improvement in air conditioning efficiency with air circulation
    • Power Saving in Compressor
      · Repair of air leakage points
      · Improvement of air intake
      · Introduction of inverter compressor
    • Measures for Production Facilities
      · Thermal isolation and radiation of heat source
    • Other
      · Extention of solar panels at Rubycon Engineering Inc.
      · Enlightenment of energy and resource saving with check sheet
      Thinning of lamp illumination and introduction of remote switch Pump for circulating water spray to building roofs
      Thinning of lamp illumination and introduction of remote switch
      Pump for circulating water spray to building roofs
      Running status of circulating roof spray system Extention of solar panels
      Running status of circulating roof spray system
      Extention of solar panels
  • CO2 Reduction
    • Rubycon's goal is "Reduction of greenhouse gas over 15% by March, 2020 against 2014" as medium-term target.
    • CO2 emission in 2014 (April, 2014 - March, 2015) was 6,071t.
      We achieved size & weight reduction and performance improvement of our products through R&D to respond to customers requests. We continue further improvement in size reduction to reduce CO2 emission and contribute on energy conservation.

Promotion of Recycling

  • Waste Plastics
    We maintain 100% recycling of waste plastics.
  • Waste Products
    We maintain 100% recycling of waste products.
  • Paper
    We segregate paper from combustible waste to pass on 65% of combustibles to recycling.
  • Miscellaneous
    We are addressing to recycle to establish Zero Waste Emission.

PRTR(Pollutant Release and Transfer Register)

We prepare annual report according to the PRTR Act. The achievements in recent years are as follows:

  • 2010: 76,375kg transferred
  • 2011: 83,350kg transferred
  • 2012: 247kg transferred (Some of the substances were excluded.)
  • 2013: 430kg transferred
  • 2014: 340kg transferred
  • 2015: 180kg transferred

Environmental Clean-up Activity

We, at Rubycon, are operating research, development and production in natural blessings. As expressed with our environmental catchphrase "I preserve the environment," we are continually striving for cleaning of our premises preserving nature, in order to make visitors comfortable. We have Environmental Preservation Section dedicated for daily premises maintenance, and all employees clean up the premises in the early morning every month.

                            Environmental Clean-up Activity
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Conformance with RoHS Directives

Conformance with RoHS Directives

TYPE Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Film Capacitors
SMD Lead Wire Snap-in Screw terminal Metallized Foil
RoHS Compliance Complied
Lead Not contain
Terminal material (∼Φ10)
Fe/Cu/Sn-0.5Bi
Fe/Cu/Sn Aluminum Fe/Cu/Sn or Cu/Sn Fe/Cu/Sn
(Φ12.5∼)
Fe/Cu/Sn
Resistance to Soldering heat Please find ″Reflow Soldering Condition″ 260ºC Flow Soldering Not applicable Please find ″Soldering Operation″
Cadmium Not contain
Mercury Not contain
Chrome(Ⅵ) Not contain(*1)
PBB/PBDE Not contain
DEHP/BBP/DBP/DIBP Not contain
Identification for RoHS Compliance Parts Add ″RoHS Compliance″ marking on inner and outer carton lable
TYPE Conductive Polymer Aluminum electrolytic Capacitors Polymer Multi-Layer Capacitors Electric Double Layer Capacitors
PZ-CAP SMD Lead Wire Lead Wire
RoHS Compliance Complied
Lead Not contain
Terminal material Lead Fe/Cu/Sn Brass/Cu/Sn
or
Brass/
Cu paste/Sn
Fe/Cu/Sn Fe/Cu/Sn
SMD Fe/Cu/Sn-0.5Bi
Resistance to Soldering heat Lead Flow Soldering
260ºC
260ºC
Reflow/
Flow Soldering
(*3)
Flow
Soldering
260ºC
Flow
Soldering
260ºC
SMD Reflow
(*2)
Cadmium Not contain
Mercury Not contain
Chrome(Ⅵ) Not contain(*1)
PBB/PBDE Not contain
DEHP/BBP/DBP/DIBP Not contain
Identification for RoHS Compliance Parts Add ″RoHS Compliance″ marking on inner and outer carton label
*1:Band of Screw terminal type: Chromium(Ⅲ)
*2:Please find "Reflow Soldering Condition".
*3:ST series shall be used in only reflow method.
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Regarding compliance to European REACH Regulation

According to the content of RIP3.8TGD (Technical Guidance Document) which is published on 26 May 2008, our electronic components are "articles without any intended release". Therefore they are not applicable for "Registration" for European REACH Regulation Article 7 (1).

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ISO14001 Acquisition Information

Rubycon Corporation Head Office and Main Factory

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
1999.10.8
ISO 14001
JQA-EM0540
 
 
2005.10.8
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2014.10.8
2017.10.7

Rubycon Corporation PML Division

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2013.8.23
ISO 14001 :2004
JQA-EM6997
2016.8.23
2018.9.14

Rubycon Corporation Apparatus Division

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2006.2.17
ISO 14001 :2004
 
 
 
2011.10.17
ISO 14001 :2004
ISAE187
2015.2.17
2018.2.16

Rubycon Electronics Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2003.6.13
ISO 14001
JQA-EM3239
 
 
2006.6.13
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2015.6.13
2018.6.12

Rubycon Engineering Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2003.1.17
ISO 14001
JQA-EM2936
 
 
2005.7.17
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2014.7.17
2017.7.16

Seibu Rubycon Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2003.8.8
ISO 14001
JQA-EM0540
 
 
2005.10.8
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2014.10.8
2017.10.7

Shin-Ei Capacitor Foil Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2000.3.24
ISO 14001
JQA-EM0795
 
 
2006.3.24
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2014.9.11
2017.9.10

Fukushima Rubycon Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2004.1.9
ISO 14001
JQA-EM3686
 
 
2005.9.2
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2015.7.9
2018.7.8

Akita Rubycon Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2003.4.18
ISO 14001
JQA-EM3146
 
 
2006.4.18
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2015.4.18
2018.4.17

Niigata Rubycon Inc.

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
2006.2.17
ISO 14001 :2004
 
 
 
2011.10.17
ISO 14001 :2004
ISAE187
2015.2.17
2018.2.16

P.T. Rubycon Indonesia

Obtain date Standards Certificate No. Update Expiration Date
1999.11.1
ISO 14001
99-0055-1
 
 
2006.5.31
ISO 14001 :2004
"
2014.3.30
2017.3.29
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