Environmental Initiatives
ISO Certification
Kinden updates ISO9001 certification to meet the new 2000 quality standards
In December, 2000, the International Office for Standardization modified the 1994 edition of ISO9001 International Standards for Quality Management Systems and issued ISO9001:2000. In response, Kinden initiated a comprehensive program to upgrade our entire domestic network involved in general construction and Power Engineering Management Center to the new ISO9001:2000 standards. We completed this program in 2002.

Kinden has been an industry pioneer in ISO certification since the introduction of these standards. Our entire domestic network involved in general construction - 15 branch offices and headquarter-affiliated divisions - and Power Engineering Management Center had acquired ISO9001 (1994) certification by December, 1999. By December, 2001, that same network had received ISO14001 (1996 Standards) for environmental management systems.

In December, 2000, the International Office for Standardization modified the 1994 edition of ISO9001 International Standards for Quality Management Systems and issued ISO9001:2000. In response, Kinden initiated a comprehensive program to upgrade our entire domestic network involved in general construction and Power Engineering Management Center to the new ISO9001:2000 standards. The International Accreditation Foundation set the deadline for upgrades to the new ISO quality standards at three years after the new standards went into effect. We completed this program in 2002.

The Osaka, Tokyo, Chubu, Chugoku, Kyushu, Shikoku and Himeji branch offices have received certification in the design and construction of electrical systems and facilities, and air conditioning, waste water drainage and sanitation systems. The Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Wakayama, Shiba, Hokkaido, Tohoku and Yokohama branch offices have been certified for the design and construction of electrical systems and facilities. The certification body was the Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials. What's more, the Power Engineering Management Center has received certification in the design and construction of power transmission line systems and equipment, power generation and transformer systems and equipment, and information and communications systems and equipment by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization.

ISO certification is just one indication of Kinden's ongoing commitment to excellence in quality and environmental management systems. What's more, it will continue to serve as a guideline of that commitment as we work to build new foundations for progress in the coming century.

Achieving new business expansion with ISO combined quality and environment management systems
Kinden is scheduled to expand our scope of business operations with the introduction of combined quality and environmental management systems at all branches in Kinden's domestic network that have acquired ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification. The certification body completed its combined audit in December, 2004.

Under normal business circumstances, integrated management is currently the generally accepted approach in quality and environmental management. For ISO management as well, operation in the form of a combined management system is demanded. Based on this principle, the International Organization for Standardization prepared the ISO19011 2002 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, which went into effect in October, 2002. These guidelines consist of standards requested to be applied to the auditing of both quality and environmental management systems, and the combined auditing of multiple management systems.

Based on these Guidelines, Kinden established certain operating levels for both our quality and environmental management systems and became one of the first companies in the industry to shift to a combined quality/environmental management system and receive a third-party combined audit.

With the recent introduction of a combined quality/environmental management system, Kinden has further improved the operating level of our quality management system and positioned ourselves as a “company that creates customer satisfaction” by boosting the level of customer satisfaction and taking it as a timely opportunity for ongoing management improvements.

Based on the environmental ISO guidelines, we are working to firmly consolidate management and operation with our quality management system. What's more, through promoting the design and construction of environmentally friendly systems - design to conserve natural resources and energy - we are working to minimize the impact of these systems on the earth's eco-system. We're also taking dynamic steps to establish our presence in environmental protection with programs for architectural recycling as a dynamic force for realizing a sustainable society.

Environmental Protection Activities
Kinden initiated a variety of activities as the environment-friendly corporation
We, Kinden aim to help local communities improve their daily life environment, and we have been implementing a variety of activities at the places where our local offices are attributed to.

For instance, the employees of our branch office are cleaning the stone wall of Wakayama Castle every year since 1992. As addition, they began pruning off and trimming the branches of trees and cleaning the playground in elementary schools in Wakayama prefecture every year since 2010. They received a Certificate of Appreciation from the mayor of Wakayama city, on these activities.

Furthermore, the employees of our branch office are doing cleaning activity at Himeji Castle, which is listed in World Heritage, every year since 1994. In its compound they check the outdoor lighting bulbs and replace them as required, with elevating work vehicle, clean its glass, and remove the trash and fallen leaves. Kinden commits itself to continuing furthermore, the activities stimulating the local communities and protecting the environment.

Wakayama castle Cleaning work
Wakayama castle Cleaning work
New Energy
New Energy  
Environment-friendly energy systems
In today’s era of mass energy consumption, we find ourselves confronted with issues like the destruction of our natural environment - especially for atmospheric pollution caused by CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels - and the efficient utilization of our limited supply of natural resources. In response, the use of new energy sources is attracting attention worldwide as potential means of effectively dealing with these pressing issues. Kinden is actively involved in constructing environmentally friendly power generation systems - including wind power and solar power generation systems, fuel cell batteries and energy conservation facilities based on high-efficiency co-generation systems that produce both heat and electricity.
Sarakitomanai wind farm
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