SDGs stands for “Sustainable Development Goals,” and refers to a set of international development goals to be achieved by 2030 as outlined in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015. The SDGs consist of 17 goals, such as “No Poverty,” “Good Health and Well-Being” and “Climate Change,” and are designed to achieve integrated solutions to various economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Declaration on SDGs We, Okawara Manufacturing Co., Ltd. are an industrial equipment manufacturer founded in 1927. We are committed to making use of the latest concepts and the best technology to produce the best, cost-effective, and reliable products. With the founding spirit of “Let’s continue to grow and improve the lives of our employees, and create a peaceful, prosperous, and healthy society, and be the forerunner of the new era where science and nature can coexist in harmony. We are pleased and proud that our drying technology is related to various aspects of the17 Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, we at Okawara regard the growth of our employees as our most important business asset. We respect the diversity of each and every one of them to ensure they are able to maximize their individual abilities, and we intent to keep providing a bright and energetic work environment with maximum job satisfaction. We aim to become an organization that accomplishes the cycle of “developing people,” “creating business,” and “engaging customers and society” on a high level. Based on the founding spirit that permeates our corporate culture, we hereby declare that we are committed to contributing more than ever to the realization of a sustainable society. April 9, 2021 Okawara Mfg. Co., Ltd. President & CEO Yukio Okawara Okawara Mfg. Co., Ltd. supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This English translation is for reference purposes only and not a legally definitive translation of the original Japanese texts. In the event a difference arises regarding the meaning herein, the original Japanese version shall prevail as the official authoritative version.
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION Enriching Tomorrow Through Dry Technology Enriching Society We are committed to increasing the business value of our customers and contribute to the development of society. ★Delivering “Richness” to Everyday Life Food products such as beverages, snacks, functional foods, and seasonings. Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, electronic and battery materials for PCs, smartphones, electric vehicles, power storage. Automobile and aircraft engine parts; our equipment and technologies are used to manufacture many of the things we see and use in our everyday. Through an optimal blend of quality, safety, and environmental technologies, we enhance the business value of our customers and contribute to the improvement of people’ daily lives. Enriching the Environment We aim to lead the new era where science and nature coexist in harmony. ★To Play a Leading Role in Solving Environmental Problems Wastewater and sewage sludge are generated in our daily lives. Food residues and factory effluents are generated while goods are being manufactured. With our drying technologies, we convert these “non-valuable things” into “valuable things” by recycling them into fertilizer and energy. In 2016, we were entrusted by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to conduct a feasibility study on a “high-efficiency sewage sludge drying technology using self-heating heat pumps. Through drying technology, we are working to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented society. Enriching People and Communities We aim to take the lead in creating a peaceful, prosperous, and healthy society. ★ To be a Company where Everyone Can Exercise Their Abilities. Our ideal corporate image is “a company where everyone can demonstrate their individual abilities to the fullest”. We aim to create an environment where everyone, regardless of nationality, gender, or age group, can demonstrate their abilities to the fullest. We aim to create an environment where diverse individuals can fully demonstrate their abilities, regardless of nationality, gender, or generation. The project team “OKWoMen” (a combination of our abbreviated name “OKW” and the words “Women” and “Men”), stablished in 2016, is developing a number of initiatives to create a comfortable and fulfilling work environment. ★Development of Local Communities We aim to contribute to the development of local communities by providing educational institutions such as elementary, junior and senior high schools as well as university students with factory tours and lectures on technology and business management.