Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd.

JP/EN

csr

Environmental Initiatives

Yamato Kogyo Group has a mission that we support your future through our steel business. Activities to support the sustainable environment are one of the most important issues to us. Various environmental activities have been initiated by our group companies.

Realization of sound material-cycle society

Iron has outstanding ability in terms of recycling. We contribute to realize a sound material-cycle society through scrap based steel production. We are also continuously trying to reduce the use of resources and energy in our manufacturing processes as well as actively introducing eco-friendly facilities.

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Yamato Steel Co., Ltd.

Yamato Steel Co., Ltd.

Yamato Steel introduced the Single Stage Preheater (SSP) in 2019 which utilizes high-temperature gas released from the electric arc furnace for preheating scraps. Energy is significantly saved by using the SSP. A part of the slag produced in the steel making department is adequately processed in-house (crushing/aging) and then sold as valuable resources to external recyclers.

Yamato Shoji Co., Ltd.

Yamato Shoji Co., Ltd.

Yamato Shoji provides a collection service for medical waste generated by health care facilities using a sealed metal container. The collected medical waste is then thrown into the electric arc furnace of Yamato Steel and safely dissolved at the high temperature of 1600℃.

Himeji Tekko Refine Co., Ltd.

Himeji Tekko Refine Co., Ltd.

Himeji Tekko Refine collects dust from steel plants, such as Yamato Steel, and uses it as one of their main materials. Himeji Tekko Refine processes the collected dust in their rotary kiln facility and manufactures crude zinc oxide which is a raw material of zinc.

Initiatives overseas

Nucor-Yamato Steel Company (U.S.A)

Nucor-Yamato Steel Company (U.S.A)

NYS is continuing to develop and implement facility-wide initiatives through the Environmental Management System. NYS is improving by having teams focused on the following initiatives: Energy Conservation, Oil and Grease Consumption, Waste Reduction and Community Outreach. NYS actively contributes to the local community and conducts recycling education for the local school children. NYS earned the Arkansas Recycling Coalition's 2018 Community Outreach Program of the year.

Siam Yamato Steel Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

Siam Yamato Steel Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

SYS is actively initiating various environmental activities such as solar power generation, waste heat recovery and slag recycling. In 2018, SYS was certified as an Eco-Factory by the Federation of Thai Industries. SYS was the first steel company which achieved the certification in Thailand.

Creating a society where people shine

Friendly and well organized workplace environment

Enhanced employee support

We provide continuous welfare and self-development support for our employees. The support includes a birthday day-off system to encourage work-life balance, English correspondence courses and an English Café during lunch breaks.

Enhanced Employee Support

The Yamato Kogyo Group supports ambitious people.

Sponsor support

We have a main sponsor contract with Victorina Himeji, a local women’s professional volleyball team based in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture. The team, aiming for the top of the V League, has the motto, “From Himeji to the World.” We also sponsor AS Harima Albion, a Himeji-based women’s football club, which belongs to Japan’s Nadeshiko League. Our group is contributing to society through these sponsorships.
Oct. 19, 2018: Press conference on the conclusion of a top sponsor agreement.

Sponsor Support
Kyoto University Scholarship Support

Kyoto University Scholarship Support

To support the development of global human resources, we offer scholarships for the International Collaborative Degree established by the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University and Cornell University.

Supporting English Presentation Contest

Supporting English Presentation Contest

We support an English presentation contest for local high school students in Hyogo Prefecture, thus contributing to the development of global human resources for the future.

CSR activities in U.S.A.

CSR activities in U.S.A.

Every year, the Yamato Kogyo Group takes part as a sponsor in a scholarship support charity golf tournament at Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC). This is in the vicinity of where Nucor-Yamato Steel is located in the United States. The total amount of donations has reached 420,000 dollars (as of the end of 2019). In addition, since 1996 the Yamato Kogyo Group has been implementing a short-term overseas program to invite ANC students to Japan and have them learn about Japanese culture through homestays and visits to cultural heritage sites.

CSR activities in Thailand

CSR activities in Thailand

Siam Yamato Steel (SYS) has operated CSR activities with the 3E concept (Economic / Education/Environment) since 1997. SYS established the "SYS Education Fund" in 2017 and started continuous support for under-privileged children in Thailand.

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