NISSENKEN’S CHALLENGE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.
Now that the humans, various creatures, and the earth are in crisis,
as countries consuming and ordering various things, Japan also has great responsibility
therefore, immediate and specific action is required.
For a future where no one is left behind from the flow of the world,
Nissenken is actively promoting initiatives that will lead to a better future.

Initiatives outside the company

OEKO-TEX® certification

Good Health and Well-Being Responsible Production and Consumption

No Poverty

Quality Education

Gender Equality

Clean Water and Sanitation

Affordable and Clean Energy

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Reduced Inequalities

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Climate Action

Life Below Water

Life On Land

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Partnerships for the Goals

The various certifications developed by OEKO-TEX® is sustainable proof as the world’s most advanced textile and production companies. Starting with the elimination of harmful chemical substances which is a major issue in the apparel industry, solving problems related to manufacturing and the surrounding environment and enable even the transparency of the supply chains. For various issues listed in SDGs, OEKO-TEX® certification becomes a concrete response, solution and further promotion.

Promoting quality consulting

Promoting quality consulting

Responsible Production and Consumption

Do not make useless things that will lead to disposal.

Not only will this ensure the profits of each company, but it will also lead to great consideration for the global environment.
Thoroughly support with quality advice from the planning stage before making the product and eliminate claims and recalls of unnecessary products.

Contributing disaster prevention and children’s safety

Good Health and Well-Being Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Major disasters due to abnormal weather occur frequently around the world. The incidence of traffic accidents is rising in Japan, from an increase in long distance attendance due to declining birthrate.

For SDGs "peace and justice for all", we are promoting development of a standard to prevent unexpected accidents of children and social contribution through education at nursery schools etc.

Contributing anti-disaster and children’s safety

Safe and reassured textile products to people

Safe and reassured textile products to people

Responsible Production and Consumption

Since the opening of 1948, we as a third-party evaluation institute play a role of delivering safe and reassured textile products etc. to consumers. As the "clothing" field is the foundation of life, we have been supporting through various tests and inspections such as safety, durability, functionality of textile products. In addition, we provide advice on choosing sustainable and good products to support a reassured life for the consumers.

With lectures at schools and enlightenment at exhibitions

Quality Education Responsible Production and Consumption

We provide lecture for the safety etc. of clothing at colleges and vocational schools and provide a place to promote understanding of manufacturing and quality control through a tour of our laboratory.
In addition, to solve problems in the apparel industry, we transmit information from exhibitions and seminars and expand it with the media industry and external organizations.
In order to help the younger generation who will be responsible for the future, we provide education and enlightenment in various areas. First. we let them know the issues and the current situation and find specific measures against it.

With lectures at schools and enlightenment at exhibitions

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Initiatives within the company

Good Health and Well-Being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Production and Consumption

Obtaining ISO

In addition to obtaining the certification of "ISO 9001" which proves that "appropriate quality management" is operated with Nissenken as a testing institute, OEKO-TEX® laboratory along with each laboratory obtained the certification of "ISO 17025 (JIS Q 17025)" which requires test facilities and analytical equipment to be "appropriate", "accurate", "traceable" etc.

btaining ISO

Health & safety management for staffs

"Sanitation and safety management" is thoroughly considered at each testing facility of Nissenken.

We are making efforts to consider and manage the working environment starting with education of the use of organic solvents and proper wear of "protective masks", "protective gloves", "protective glasses" etc.

Health & safety management for staffs

Hiring diverse staffs and consideration of working environment

No Poverty Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities

Hiring diverse staff

We value diversity through employment of foreigners, women, handicapped and elderly staffs.

Hiring diverse staff

Active employment at locations abroad

Nissneken has locations in 8 countries and regions with a total of more than 40 places. We are working to promote employment and contribute to local communities.

Active employment at locations abroad

Women who are active

Over 60% of our staff are women. Including the presence of female managers, the main staffs that promote the project for fiber identification related patents are all women.

Women who are active

Support system for childbirth & childcare for women

In addition to maternity leave, childcare leave, we actively incorporate a system to support parenting by short working hours, telework etc.

Support system for childbirth & childcare for women

Management of working hours and consideration of willingness to work

We manage staff working hours by utilizing paid vacation and adopted a system for 2 types of work shifts at Tokyo laboratory aiming to reduce overtime etc.

Also, we value a system that can respect the willingness to work by job rotations, short-term abroad location assignment systems etc.

Management of working hours and consideration of willingness to work

Consideration for the environment

Good Health and Well-Being Affordable and Clean Energy Responsible Production and Consumption Life Below Water Life On Land

Waste management

We correspond with consideration for the environment by complying with laws on harmful substances, wastewater, exhaust gas etc., and with waste we request a designated outside contractor who has obtained permission for special management industrial waste disposal business etc.

Waste management

Make the most of renewable energy

Our Tateishi lab of Tokyo laboratory installed solar panels that contributes to using renewable energy.

Make the most of renewable energy

Paperless measures

Testing institutes often use a lot of papers every day, by issuing reports and certificates.

By introducing Nissneken WEB system, we manage to make digital certificates and working on digitalization etc. of application documents. In addition, we hold meetings on a regular basis to promote further paperless ways.

Paperless measures

Plastic reduction

Almost 400 people are working at Nissenken within Japan.

We are striving to reduce plastic waste by discontinuing the use of plastic cups, employees use their own mugs for daily hydration and when we have visitors, we use paper cups.

Plastic reduction

Making use of scrap wood

The flooring on the 7th floor of Nisseneken’s Kuramae building are made of thinned wood disposable chopsticks.

In addition, the tabletops could be wood from industrial waste and the table legs reuse existing ones.

Making use of scrap wood

Starting with the above initiatives, Nissenken will continue to achieve a sustainable world.

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