Type of Company: IT and Network Services
Product: IT solution business, Network solution business, Electron
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Address: 7‐1, Shiba 5‐chome Minato‐ku,
Tokyo 108‐8001, Japan
Tel/Fax: Fax: +813 3798 9186
Facilities /Services Available Worldwide
The NEC Group, through collaboration between NEC corporation and the domestic and
international group companies, focuses on two core areas of business integrated IT / network
solutions, overseen by NEC corporation, and semiconductor solutions, under the leadership of
NEC electronics corporation.
Type of 3R Initiative Reduce, Reuse , Recycle
Initiative Area Eco‐product and eco‐symbol, used personal computer
sales, reuse network equipment
Since 1969, NEC has adhered to its 3R policy for used information and communications equipment.
Moreover, in 2003, NEC started recycling used personal computers discarded by households.
As part of its ongoing commitment to establishing a recycling‐oriented society, NEC has been
voluntarily carrying out measures since 1969 on the 3Rs for used information and communications
equipment that it has manufactured. In 2003, NEC started collecting and recycling home (Personal
Computers) PCs. Moreover, NEC is implementing its 3R policy for used ink cartridges, EP
cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and other components.
In April 2001, new provisions in the Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources
were enacted, requiring that used PCs released from businesses be collected and recycled. The total
number of desktop and laptop PCs and CRT and LCD monitors the company collected in 2003
amounted to approximately 123,000 units. The company has already attained the rate for effective
utilization of resources to be achieved by 2004 in all product categories, as required by law. The
company intends to further increase the rate for resource‐recycling by going over the recycling
methods and improving the recyclability of the products.
NEC established a new service in 2003 for reconditioning and reselling used NEC computers
picked up from stores with which the company concluded used PC reconditioning and resale
agreements. Outlet stores that operate used computer businesses collect these used NEC
computers. After obtaining the computers through direct purchase or trade‐ins, the company
reconditions them by performing operational tests, by erasing the data and by reinstalling
operating systems, among other things. NEC custom support performs the operational checks on
the collected used computers. The reconditioned computers the company offers come with a six‐
month warranty thereby enabling users to purchase them with confidence. Such efforts help to
extend the life of the PCs, to prevent excessive waste emissions and to promote the development of
a recycling‐oriented society.
Furthermore, the equipment that cannot be leased or sold, the company remove parts for recycling
as new resources or use them in repair and maintenance applications, which help to keep the final
waste emissions to a minimum. Thanks to these efforts, the company managed to forgo the
purchase of an additional 1,500 new equipment items, resulting in an equivalent cost savings of 300
million yen per year.
NEC applies the ecological standards of global warming prevention, environmental consciousness,
and 3R commitment in addition to the basic considerations of product performance, quality, cost,
and design. In this way, NEC measures up to its commitment to reduce the environmental impact
of its products throughout their life cycle, encompassing the procurement of materials for
production, use by the customer, and disposal. NEC develops products so as to minimize the
environmental impact of society as a whole by creating only environmentally conscious products
(ʺeco productsʺ) and supplying them to more customers. NEC creates a wide variety of
environmentally conscious industry‐leading products.
The area of equipment power consumption, in particular, 1.5 times the target set for last year was
reached. The company was successful in achieving a major reduction in power consumption for a
wide range of products, including PCs, supercomputers, facsimile machines, optical
communications systems, and storage products. NEC also achieved eco symbol product sales of 1.2
trillion yen, a 1.2 fold increase compared with the previous yearʹs result. The resource recycling
rate fell slightly short of the 90% target.
The level of green procurement in 2004 was 59%, which was short of the target. Greater impetus
will be given to green procurement from 2005, including the establishment of a promotion system.
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
One of the Environmental Project that NEC and Microsoft collaboration in not
NEC Created Call GREEN IT only the business but also the
NEC and Microsoft collaboration in not
only the business but also the
environmental awareness Recycle Seal
Attached to NEC Refreshed PC
The NEC Environment Commission
The user's manuals supplied with the
original PC are installed on the internal