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OKI Environmentally Contributing Products

The OKI Group has designated products, services, and solutions that contribute to solving social problems related to the environment, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource recycling, and pollution prevention, as "OKI Eco Solutions," in addition to the environmental considerations of the hardware products themselves, which are the typical of "OKI Eco Products," and is working to expand the creation of these products.

OKI Environmentally Contributing Products

What's OKI Environmental Contribution Products

The OKI Group defines "OKI Products Contributing to the Environment" as follows:

Criteria for Environmentally Contributing Products

  • Reduces causes of environmental impact or damages from environmental deterioration (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Mitigates damage from climate change (qualitative)
  • Streamlines management of environmental impacts (qualitative and quantitative)

Contribution Area

Decarbonization, resource saving/waste reduction, chemicals management/pollution prevention, etc.

Contribution Method

Direct contribution from using the product. Indirect contribution from streamlined operations through the use of the product is also acceptable.

Direct Direct contribution from using the product
Ex) Power-saving products, building energy management system: contributes to energy saving
“DPS Core” disaster prevention information system: contributes to preventing and mitigating the effects of extreme weather and other disasters
Indirect Indirect contribution from streamlined operations through the use of the product
Ex) “LocoMobi®2.0” ITS service: Functions for collecting and analyzing road information → Ease congestion → Fewer fuel consumption → deoxygenation

Examples of Products that Contribute to The Environment

Environmental Themes Examples of Environmental Initiatives Examples of Products and Solutions
Mitigation of Climate Change
Energy-Saving CO2 reduction of products
  • Reduce power consumption of products, reduce power/energy consumption across entire system (less than past products)
  • Comply with the International ENERGY STAR Program
Business telephones, PBX, Zero Energy Gateway, 920MHz band wireless multi-hop, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers
Solutions that contribute to CO2 reduction
  • Mitigation of traffic congestion
  • Reduction of traffic and required space of people and objects
  • Work outsourcing services
SaaS ITS services, ETC toll systems, VICS systems, store digital transformation solutions, IoT solutions linked production equipment, multi-carrier audio IoT gateway, 920MHz band wireless multi-hop, ATM full outsourcing services
Adapting to Climate Change Response to Severe Damage
  • Mitigate damage during disasters
  • Establish infrastructure to prevent flooding of rivers from heavy rains, flooding of sewage systems (internal water flooding), and inundation damage
  • Strengthening warning and evacuation system (infrastructure equipment monitoring)
Disaster information systems, river monitoring systems, fire prevention systems, disaster prevention administrative radio systems for municipalities, VolP notification broadcast systems, crisis management water gauges, Zero Energy Gateway
  • Monitor and measure the status of social infrastructure equipment to repair before malfunctions occur
Transportable boat multi-beam depth finder, optical fiber sensor system
Resource Circulation Resource Conservation
  • Reducing size, weight, and number of parts (less than previous products)
  • Management of chemical substances based on management standards
  • Circular economy related (Products as a Service, reuse of modules and parts, common use of products)
Business telephones, PBX, Zero Energy Gateway, multi-carrier audio IoT gateway, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers
  • Circular economy related (systems that support resource-saving during customer use, resource circulation, and lengthening of equipment life span)
  • Determine the life span of consumable products so that products can be used longer without being discarded (circular economy)
IoT solutions linked production equipment, maintenance inspection IoT, AI wave analysis software for equipment maintenance
Simplification of recycling
  • Design considering separation, disassembly, and disposal
Business telephones, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers
Conducting recovery/recycling
  • Recovery system for used products and consumables
Business telephones, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers
Lengthening life span/upgrades
  • Design that lengthens the life span of products
  • Commonality in housing units and parts
Business telephones, PBX, AI edge computer, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers, tunnel emergency systems, video monitoring systems
Prevention of Pollution Regulation of Harmful Substances
  • Comply with regulations for chemicals in products
  • Manage chemicals based on management standards
Business telephones, ATMs, cash handling equipment, printers
  • Environmental Pollution Prevention/Mitigation Systems
Databases for the management of chemicals in products and component information

Research and Development that Responds to The Environment "Towards The Future"

All of the research and development activities of the OKI Group are carried out with a strong awareness of our contribution to the environment.Among them, the ones that are particularly easy to understand in relation to the environment are listed in the table below.

Themes Direct/Indirect Outline
Laser vibration sensing technology Direct Technology that uses laser light to sense machinery and equipment vibrations without contact. By branching and connecting to numerous optical sensor heads with optical fiber, a single device can measure the vibration of multiple pieces of machinery and equipment spread out across a large facility and contribute to efficient predictive maintenance.
Zero-energy IoT technology Direct Power-saving IoT technology that does not require communications/power lines through the combination of solar power generation and wireless communications. It is an easy-to-install compact and lightweight structure designed for Japan's sunny environment and is capable of year-round operation. By connecting various sensors, it contributes to disaster prevention/mitigation, such as monitoring of structures in mountains and monitoring of embankment slopes and check dams.
Delivery route optimization technology Indirect Technology that contributes to CO2 emission reductions by splitting deliveries to destinations through the optimization of delivery routes, reducing the number of vehicles and shortening the travel distance/time.
Remote work support technology Indirect Technology that contributes to limiting travel by connecting workers at factories and other sites via communications and enabling remote work guidance. Based on the work being performed, it is installed with video and audio technologies, such as head-mounted display and wearable camera, as well as a system for providing intuitive work instructions using gestures.
Behavioral change technology Indirect Technology that recommends environmentally friendly behaviors through a smartphone or other devices at timings suited to the individual, such as purchasing actions that lead to food loss reduction and the habitual use of stairs. It predicts an individual's behavioral tendencies and makes recommendations at their most optimal timing.

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