Achieving a Circulating Society
Vehicles used by Sagawa Express and other Group companies are acquired by SG Motors, which disposes of them in an environmentally friendly way such as recycling.
- Collection of CFCs from vehicles
- CFCs produced during maintenance are appropriately collected using a specialized device, and then destroyed to prevent their emission into the atmosphere.
- Recycling of vehicle oil
- Various types of oil used in vehicles are all collected and recycled without being discarded as waste.
- Recycling of waste related to vehicle maintenance and body manufacturing
- A variety of waste such as metal, plastic and glass produced in vehicle maintenance and body manufacturing is recycled as much as possible.
- Used batteries
- The batteries collected and replaced from vehicles in the Group are recycled and reused as new batteries by a specialized company.
3Rs Related to Mounted Equipment for Commercial Vehicles
SG Motors is engaged in the promotion of eliminating four substances that have an impact on the environment and reducing the use of these substances based on the guidelines on the "3Rs related to mounted equipment for commercial vehicles (decision criteria)" announced by the Japan Auto-Body Industries Association for products used in body manufacturing.
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Use of Environmentally Friendly Floor Materials and Recycled Plastics
SG Motors conducts environmental preservation activities directly linked to corporate activities by developing "ECO bodies" based on the theme of environmental activities achieved through truck bodies. Conventional bodies used a large amount of wood in the body interior, and there were concerns about the destruction of the environment due to deforestation. To address this, the use of wood is reduced as much as possible in "ECO bodies" by using plastic panels recycled from waste materials produced during the manufacture of cup noodle containers in the interior materials of roof panels. Fast-growing acacia wood is used in the floor materials inside trucks in an effort to preserve forest environments.
How an ECO body is made
Adoption of Eco-friendly Uniforms
The SG Holdings Group is furthering green purchasing in which products with a low environmental impact are chosen. As one component of this effort, Sagawa Express uniforms have adopted EcoMark-certified products made by recycling plastic bottles. In fiscal 2017, we purchased roughly 171,000 uniforms (equivalent to roughly 1,090,000 bottles of 500ml plastic bottles). Used uniforms that cannot be easily reused are collected and recycled as fuel for ironworks. We have also purchased about 550,000 EcoMark-certified gloves in fiscal 2017 for Sales Drivers®.
Recycling of Confidential Documents
There has been an increase in cases requiring information security concerns for companies' confidential documents, etc. in the disposal of documents. To address this, Sagawa Express provides the Confidential Document Recycling Transport Service, which is a transport service maintaining confidentiality throughout the entire process from receiving documents until they are dissolved.
Furthermore, SG Moving has introduced a specialized vehicle capable of performing shredding and dissolving documents. In a first for the moving industry, the On-site Confidential Document Dissolution Service was launched in April 2014. The confidential documents dissolved by using these services are recycled as items such as toilet paper.
Currently, SG Moving is increasing business partnerships with confidential document dissolution treatment facilities to enable business operations over a wide area, and building confidential document dissolution treatment facilities (carry-in yards) nationwide to further expand its businesses. Utilizing these facilities, the confidential documents produced by the SG Holdings Group companies, undergo dissolution treatment together by SG Moving to realize unified management ensuring security in addition to realizing closed loop recycling through complete recycling. These are being connected to initiatives to preserve the environment.
Enhancement of Reverse Solutions
The SG Holdings Group is contributing to the construction of a recycling-oriented society by providing a variety of "reverse solutions" that utilize reverse logistics.
Home Appliance Repair Center at the Sagawa Tokyo Logistics Center is also involved in a Home Appliance Repair Service that enables Sagawa Express to offer a one-stop solution from the pick-up to the actual repair and return of devices.
In addition, the company has been providing nationwide Home Pick-up Services for Used Small Home Appliances based on the Home Appliance Recycling Act since 2015 as an outsourcing business from ReNet Japan Inc.