Work with the United Nations
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Nomura Kohsan Co., Ltd signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Existing MoU which has been handled for four years will expire at the end of April 2018. Nomura Kohsan president Yasushi Fujiwara and UNIDO Director General LI Yong signed the new MoU on cooperation between two parties about sustainable management of mercury waste.
UNIDO and Nomura Kohsan have agreed to cooperate for sustainable mercury disposal solutions to global. The initial activities and projects include the following:
- The disseminate treatment technology to developing countries, starting with the South East Asia region where they face to major issue for environmentally sound management of mercury-containing wastes based on Minamata Convention
- The development of project on mercury waste management with a South East Asian country aiming at the following a) collection centerts for mercury containing products and establish treatment facility b) provide technical assistance in interim storage and final disposal for mercury waste
- The project financing will be sought by GEF (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan. The projects will be supported with in-kind contribution from UNIDO and Nomura Kohsan.
United Nations Environment Programme
Nomura Kohsan’s work with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) first began in December 2013, when Nomura Kohsan participated and presented during the UNEP 3rd Waste Management Partnership meeting in Manila. Following this, Nomura Kohsan formally joined two areas of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership—the Waste Management Partnership and the Supply and Storage Partnership.