Environmental Benefits of the USS Group’s Operations
Every company has an obligation to recognize the environmental impact of its business activities. The used vehicle distribution industry plays a role in protecting the environment by facilitating the reuse of vehicles. Automobiles that are no longer needed in one location often still have value in a different location. By operating a used vehicle business that brings together matching needs of buyers and sellers of these vehicles, we are playing a significant role in lowering the environmental impact of a broad range of activities in society.
Our operations include a recycling business for end-of-life vehicles. The proper processing and recycling of these vehicles is an important way to use of a number of limited resources in a responsible manner. In some cases, we use our recycling business to buy vehicles that failed to attract a buyer at an auction. These vehicles are then processed for reusing parts and recycling various materials. Performing these activities creates new value at the final stage of a vehicle’s life cycle.
The USS Group has many activities for minimizing the environmental impact of its business operations. Energy conserving equipment at auto auction sites and measures to lower electricity use in offices are two examples of these activities.
USS Group member ARBIZ Co., Ltd., which operates a recycling business for vehicles and other items, has established its own Integrated Policy for the Environment and Workplace Safety. This company has received ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system, which is operated under the oversight of its Environment and Safety Secretariat. One aspect of this system is maintaining close ties with government agencies in order to comply with the frequent revisions to laws and regulations in Japan concerning recycling.
Compliance with environmental laws and regulations
The USS Group has a firm commitment to the strict compliance with all laws, regulations, ordinances and other guidelines involving the environment. In the fiscal year that ended in March 2019, there were no violations or other infractions concerning any laws or other environmental regulations and requirements.
Significant environmental incidents
In the fiscal year that ended in March 2019, there were no significant incidents involving the environment. There were also no complaints or consultations concerning environmental issues.