For nearly a decade, the Roland organization worldwide has been proactive in establishing environmentally sound business practices that have both reduced the environmental impact of its products and led to the adoption of cleaner, more energy efficient manufacturing practices. Our achievements include:
Compliance with ISO Environmental Standards
Every Roland product today is designed and manufactured through processes that meet ISO 9001:2008 standards. These standards require the company to:
- Prevent global warming
- Use recyclable resources
- Increase environmental awareness
- Disclose information on the environmental attributes of the product
Global Environmental Standards
The heart of this initiative has been the development and implementation of Roland’s unique “Digital Yatai” manufacturing model, a revolutionary cell-based system that is entirely paperless and driven in part by solar panels assembled by employees to save energy. At the design level, Roland has procedures in place that introduce life cycle assessment (LCA) and promote the development of environmentally-conscious products. Roland products introduced after September 1, 2007 also feature the company’s ECO-labels which meet ISO 14021 standards for Type II labeling by clearly communicating the environmental attributes of every product to consumers.
U.S. Initiatives Including Cartridge Recycling
Roland’s cartridge disposal and recycling program joins a host of initiatives worldwide designed to decrease the environmental impact of the company’s operations. In the U.S., the Roland organization has an extensive recycling program for paper, cardboard, pallets, plastics and other recyclables. The company has also installed low-wattage lights throughout its facilities that feature sensors and automatic timers to conserve energy. Roland operates building heating and cooling systems through an automated public utility-managed system that regulates the amount of energy these systems use in accordance with government guidelines. The company’s U.S. accounting and other departments are paperless as well.
our commitment to Environmental Goals
Roland will continue to embrace new environmental initiatives that are in keeping with worldwide standards. We welcome this business challenge and the positive impact our efforts will have on the environment. For more information on our environmental activities, read our Annual Environmental Report.