Environmental and Quality Initiatives
We strive to be a company that creates a healthy environment, and that achieves sustainable growth with 'the environment' as our cornerstone.
To achieve this goal:
- 1)Each one of us pays due consideration to the environment in our actions at work.
- 2)Each one of us also engages in environmentally-friendly action at home and in the local community.
(From the Sekisui Medical Environmental Charter)
The Tsukuba Plant is located in the Tsukuba-no-sato Industrial Park in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, and it manufactures in vitro diagnostics along with reagents for research use. The plant also implement environmentally friendly initiatives, such as saving resources by simplifying product packaging and reducing the amount of waste generated in the plant. It acquired ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification in September 2011 (assessment and registration) and actively engages in efforts to protect the environment.
The Ami Office is located in the Fukuda Industrial Park in Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture. It manufactures in vitro diagnostics and reagents for research use. The office implements environmentally friendly initiatives, such as the energy-saving operation of its manufacturing equipment, garbage separation and processing, and clean-up campaigns. The Ami Office acquired ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification in May 2006 (assessment and registration) and actively engages in efforts to protect the environment.
The Iwate Plant has a view of the mountains in the Towada-Hachimantai National Park, and its park-like grounds are rich in greenery and natural beauty. It mainly manufactures raw materials for pharmaceutical products. The plant operates an environmentally friendly wastewater treatment system (an anaerobic fermentation treatment system and an activated sludge treatment system) to exist in harmony with its surrounding precious natural environment. The Iwate Plant acquired ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification in February 2001 (assessment and registration) and actively engages in efforts to protect the environment.
Drug Development Solutions Center
The Drug Development Solutions Center is located in Tokai-mura, Ibaraki Prefecture. It carries out various tests at the request of drug manufacturers and offers drug development solutions. The center stringently manages the radioactive materials used in experiments, cuts CO2 emissions (by reducing the amount of electricity and heavy fuel oil consumed), reduces wastewater, takes action to generate less waste (for example, by using less paper) and promotes sustainable procurement. The Drug Development Solutions Center acquired EcoAction 21 Environmental Management System certification in June 2011 (assessment and registration) and engages actively in efforts to protect the environment.
CS Quality Management
CS Quality is our management cornerstone. In all of our business activities, we seek meticulously innovations to improve product quality, and provide products and services that live up to customer expectations. We want our customers to continue to choose us, and aim at to achieve long-term growth and sustainable development along with our customers.
(From the Sekisui Medical CS Quality Management Policies)
Based on ministerial ordinances with regard to QMS for medical equipment and in vitro diagnostics, our Diagnostics Business has constructed a quality management system which encompasses R&D, manufacturing, and sales, and we supply high-quality products worldwide. We continue to hold ISO9001 certification (acquired in March 2004) and ISO13485 certification (acquired in March 2005). In 2017 the Ami Office was added to the Tsukuba Plant as a new manufacturing base, and we completed the update to ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016.
Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemical Business
Based on ministerial ordinances with regard to GMP for pharmaceuticals and medicated products, the Iwate Plant manufactures high-quality chemicals, with a particular focus on APIs, pharmaceutical intermediates, and food additives. We are registered with the American FDA and official bodies in the EU and elsewhere, and we ship APIs not only within Japan but also to the global market.
Drug Development Solutions Business
The Drug Development Solutions Center was assessed as being in compliance with TK (toxicokinetics) measurements in the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency evaluation (in December 2015). We carry out non-clinical trials regarding the safety of pharmaceuticals, and contribute to the development of new drugs by pharmaceutical companies in Japan and overseas. We continue to hold AAALAC International accreditation with regard to experiments on animals (acquired in June 2014).