Page 15 Green Products Certification System
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Under this system, standards are set for each of the different businesses and product characteristics, and products that meet these standards are certified at one of three levels. The targets are basically set as early as the product planning stage. Not only must the product meet standards for environmental performance, it must also fulfill requirements such as being produced at a Green Factory certified plant, compliance with environment-related regulations, and management in accordance with the Group’s CSR procurement plan.
The Group introduced sales ratio targets for certified Green Products in fiscal 2012 (see the chart below), aiming to increase the number of products certified. The sales ratios for fiscal 2011 were 11% for Green Products Plus and 12% for the total of Green Products.
The environmental performance of certified products will be made public in product catalogs and websites.