Brother's manufacturing factories,
where our energy-saving philosophy is on full display
Brother has been focusing on taking measures to enhance the environmental performance of each product, as well as making our factories eco-friendly ("eco factories"). With the newest facility, reduct the CO2 emission while maintaining a high productivity, and keep the costs reasonable. We will introduce the enthusiasm and efforts of the team confronting this issue.
Becoming an eco-factory through trial and error
Having already acquired ISO14001* certification at all the factories in both Japan and overseas, we continue our work in accordance with the Environmental Management System. Specifically, we strive to reduce materials and energy usage and meet environmental standards for all discharges from factories. To be an eco factory, we pay special attention to those facilities which consume large amounts of electricity, such as lighting, air conditioning, and power generation facilities.
Utilizing natural energy sources and modern equipment will minimize energy consumption.
At the Xian factory in China, for example, skylights in the ceiling of the factory were installed, resulting in lower electricity consumption. The automatic switch-on/switch-off system will turn off the lights when the inside of the factory is has enough natural light. In addition, Brother has adopted the centralized control system for air conditioning and lighting for the first time, and was thus able to prevent wasteful operation.
Unprecedented challenges will create a new standard.
At the factory in the Philippines, established in 2013, Brother has fitted the factory with 100% LED lights. Their power successfully reduced the number of lights to be installed by approximately 40%, which led the factory to be recognized as one of the highest energy-saving production factories in the Brother group. Activities to reduce the environmental burden are steadily increasing year by year in Brother production factories around the world. "Eco-friendly" is a never-ending effort. Brother will continue to take on this challenge.
A Video of Brother’s Environmental Activities
Through the power of film, we bring you various conservation activities supported by Brother, from all corners of the earth.
The eco factory is evolving.
We are dedicated to the endless pursuit of energy-saving.
Having already acquired ISO14001* certification at all the factories, both in Japan and overseas, we take constant measures to reduce CO2 emissions, and strive to achieve the best energy-saving products in the industry.
In the fiscal year 2013, we were able to achieve a 26.9% reduction compared to the fiscal year 2006, which was achieved 7 years ahead of our 2020 midterm target. Brother will continue to work on eco factories to be friendlier to the environment.
*1 When a new branch is created, as a rule it is to operate based on ISO14001, acquire the ISO14001, and develop high-level environmental conservation activity.
*2 Brother’s manufacturing facilities in the USA function as a sales base, and therefore their CO2 emissions are managed as actual results of the sales base.
Caring for the environment
through electric energy
Brother has been taking on new challenges in many of the new business fields, and we are now entering the electric energy industry.
The technological revolution
The industrial sewing machine - supporting our clothing lifestyle. Working without compromise and making products to keep our customers satisfied. These ideas bring about new standards.
Expanding the Technology All over the World
through Developing Recyclable Toner Cartridges.
As a manufacturer of printers, it is our mission to recycle toner cartridges. This page introduces the recycling technology developed by Brother.
We achieved the ideal air flow
by using tailored simulation technology.
Our compact yet eco-friendly printer.It is the embodiment of our persistence in pursuing the ideal air flow.
Brother’s Joint Project among
Three Countries - Package Design Optimization.
Aiming to resize the package while maintaining its strength, Brother has achieved the optimal solution - a remarkably quality packaging.
A Faster Rotation Rate
While Saving Energy - This is What We Achieved.
Brother’s innovative way to achieve the highest rotation rate among home sewing machines while reducing the electricity consumption.
Brother's Energy-saving Technology is
Similar to Technology Employed in Eco-friendly Cars.
In order to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and power consumption, Brother has developed Power Regeneration technology.
The Reason that Brother does not Coat its Printers.
To reduce the effect on the environment during production, Brother developed state-of-the-art Coatless Surface technology.
Taking Up the Challenge of "Zero Standby Power".
In order to reduce standby power consumption as much as possible, Brother’s engineers are devoted to creating innovative technologies.
Let us share with you our human and environment-friendly products.