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March 21, 2001

Taisho's Omiya Factory Receives ISO 14001 Certification

Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President: Akira Uehara) has received ISO 14001 certification for the environmental management system at its Omiya factory from the KHK-ISO Center.

The Omiya factory, which manufactures most of Taisho's medical products, started operations in 1963. The Environment Division was established at the factory in 1978 to assure that Taisho preserved the local environment. To bring its environmental activities in line with international standards, Taisho began introducing ISO 14001 in April 2000 and received certification on February 23, 2001.

Taisho will continue strengthening its environmental management system, and plans to receive ISO 14001 certification at its other three manufacturing factories.

Omiya Factory Overview
Address 1-403 Yoshino-cho, Omiya, Saitama
Began operations January 1963
Products Pablon, RiUP, Naron, Iris, ZENA, Alfe, Clarith, Palux injections, Lorcam tablets, etc.
No. of employees 1,157 (as of February 2001)
Factory manager Homare Ando
Site area 163,032m2
Total floor area 147,187.38m2

Details of Certification
Certifying body KHK-ISO Center
Compliant processes Manufacturing of materials for medical products, medical products and quasi-drug products.
Site registered (area) 151,615m2
Standard JIS Q 14001:1996/ISO 14001:1996
Certificate date February 23, 2001