NBC Meshtec has been offering filters that aid in environmental purification since its foundation, and has always been aware of its responsibility towards environmental protection in all its business operations. Today, environmental protection is a major global issue, and to remain a responsible corporate citizen, we must continue to make every effort in this field. The global environment is mankind's most precious asset, and its protection and bestowing to future generations is our highest duty. To help fulfill this duty, we have established the "Environment Mission" and "Environment Principles" based on our corporate polity: "Sincerity is the top-priority" and "Serve the public." Every employee of NBC should act in accordance with the principles specified below in an effort to resolve the various environmental problems that may occur during the company's operations.
Environmental issues affect and must be faced by everyone. We are aware that environmental protection is an important challenge that we must meet as a corporate citizen. In addition to offering environmental protection materials such as filters and filter clothes, we make efforts towards environmental protection with the slogan: "Offer a clean, friendly, and safe environment both for people and nature."
A group of fresh-water springs in the west and the north of NBC headquarters (Hino, Tokyo) (called were "Fresh-water springs around the Hino Central Library ") included among the "Top 57 springs in Tokyo" in January 2003. The springs produce approximately 14.5 liters/s at a rate of 23.3 ms/m. The average water temperature is 17.3° C, and the temperature does not fluctuate significantly. The springs abound with nature: they are the habitat of river crabs and conches named "kawanina", which can live only in a clear stream. During the summer, fireflies, which are very rare in Tokyo these days, can be seen.
Since the company's foundation, we have been working in the rich natural surroundings of Musashino, a suburb of Tokyo. To protect the natural sanctuary that our ancestors conserved, we have formed the "NBC Spring Water Protection Club." In cooperation with the people of the community, we help to clean the springs and streams.
NBC Meshtec's Yamanashi Factory obtained the ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) in August 2002, as part of NBC's efforts to encourage environmental activities at its production bases.