LaVortex Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing System
LaVortex Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing System（Continuous Manufacturing）Certified as Kawasaki Ecological Frontiers 2023 (August 2023)
One of our products, LaVortex has been certified and registered as Kawasaki Ecological Frontiers in 2023. This is a system in which Kawasaki examines its own products that are particularly outstanding in terms of environmental friendliness in accordance with ISO14021 and announce them externally. This program was launched in 2014 and is expanded to all Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group companies in 2023.
LaVoltex have been evaluated highly in terms of both improving the environmental performance of the product itself and reducing the environmental burden of the manufacturing process. As for environmental performance, by adopting a continuous granulation drying method, energy consumption intensity has been reduced by 74.6%. compared to conventional batch-type fluidized bed granulator/dryer. As for manufacturing process, by downsizing the weight, footprints and volume of the equipment, it has reduced CO2 emissions and energy consumption as well as waste, chemical substances and transportation fuel costs during delivery. We will continue to address environmental issues throughout the product life cycle and supply chain by developing new technologies and products.
SDGs Declaration in each local government August 2023
In August 2023, we were registered the “Chiba SDGs Partner”, which was established to encourage companies with offices in Chiba prefecture to promote the SDGs and support their efforts. In Osaka Prefecture, the “My SDGs Declaration Project" is open to individuals, companies, organizations that support the aim of "Osaka SDGs Charter of Action" and as the Kansai branch of EARTHTECHNICA, we made a declaration. We will continue to work together with both local governments to solve the environment and societal challenges we are facing.
Registration to CO2CO2(Kotsu-kotsu) Smart Declaration Office August 2023
In August 2023, our Yachiyo Works was registered as "CO2CO2 Smart Declaration Office”. This system is aimed at promoting energy saving activities and the introduction of renewable energy and introducing the activities of business site in Chiba prefecture that are actively working on global warming countermeasure. We aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and realize a sustainable society. We also are committed to actively saving energy and raising environmental awareness among employees.
Listing on the AED map and available locations in case of emergency September 2023
The guard station at the main gate of our Yachiyo Works is equipped with an AED (*1) for those in need of lifesaving and is registered on the AED map published by the Japan Lifesaving Medical Treatment Foundation. In addition, a signboard is placed on the wall of the guard station that says, “Available in case of emergency”. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(*1) Automated external defibrillator. In the event of ventricular fibrillation, a defibrillator is able to restore the heart to normalcy by delivering an electric shock to the heart.
EV Commuter Bus and Charging Facility
Introduction of the EV Commuter Bus and Free Rental of Charging Facility at Yachiyo Works September 2023
At the Yachiyo Works, as part of our efforts to work on the SDGs, we replaced the diesel-powered commuter bus with electric (EV) bus in April 2023 and also installed new EV quick charging facility on the premise. This facility is available free of charge to our customers visiting the Yachiyo Works by electric vehicles. The electricity supplied for this charging is procured from Kawasaki Green Energy, Ltd ,which handles low-carbon and renewable energy sources.