Tokyo, Japan, 13 December 2012 - SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling and EPC/RFID solutions, has become the first company in Japan to be awarded the ‘Carbon Footprint of Products’ (CFP-PCR) certification by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) for a label product – its NONSEPA® linerless labels series.
This certification is part of JEMAI’s Carbon Footprint Communication Program and once achieved allows businesses to display a special ‘Carbon Footprint Mark’ (below) on their websites and promotional materials showing how much CO2 is produced during a product’s lifecycle. This amount includes all CO2 emissions, from the procurement of base materials, until recycling or disposal. In some cases, this information can also be printed as text on the label itself.
The Carbon Footprint Mark NONSEPA® Series Label Products (Amount of CO2 is written in blue circle)
Achieving the CFP-PCR certification is an example of the efforts being made by SATO in line with its new focus on environmental conservation for a sustainable world. Displaying CO2 information will raise environmental awareness among businesses and consumers, which in turn should encourage a reduction in CO2 emissions.
SATO Holdings President & CEO Kaz Matsuyama commented:
“With the Carbon Footprint Mark, environmentally-conscious consumers can make informed choices about the products they purchase. There’s no doubt that making this kind of information visible will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions. We’re very proud to be awarded this certification and intend to apply for such certification for more of our products in the near future.”
SATO (TOKYO:6287) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or on linkedin and twitter.
*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen