Quality Policy

  • Establish safe, stable and secure plants.
  • Enhance stable quality and customer satisfaction by behaving customer's perspective.
  • Aim at growing profitability with continued quality improvement.

Quality Management

Acquisition of ISO Certification

FURUYA METAL acquired ISO 9001:1994 in February 2000, and renewed its certification with the latest edition of ISO 9001:2008 in December 2009. The Company aims to continue maintaining and expanding this certification in the future in order to manage all of its manufactured products employing this quality management system as well as to meeting the needs and expectations of customers.

Furuya Metal acquired ISO14001 certification for its environmental management systems in January 2006. Going forward, the Company will make ongoing reductions in the burden on the global environment by striving to support technical innovations in clean energy, environmental cleanup, and valuable metal recycling from industrial waste.

The Company was certified in March 2009 as an Accredited Calibration Laboratory (conformity with ISO/IEC17025) by the Japan Calibration Service System (JCSS), corresponding to the International Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for the calibration of R thermocouples. We will continue our efforts to achieve even higher levels of quality under international standards.

[ Background to Acquiring ISO Certification ]


February 2000Tsukuba Plantacquires ISO9001 certification
January 2006Tsukuba Plantacquires ISO14001: 2004 certification
December 2006Tsukuba PlantCertification renewed to ISO9001: 2008
January 2009Tsuchiura PlantExpands ISO9001-ISO14001 certification
March 2009Tsukuba PlantCertified by JCSS as an Accredited Calibration Laboratory (ISO/IEC17025),
corresponding to the International Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
January 2011Chitose PlantExpands ISO9001-ISO14001 certification
December 2017Tsukuba Plant、Tsuchiura Plant、
Chitose Plant
Certification renewed to ISO9001 and ISO14001 2015
December 2018Tsukuba PlantCertification renewed to ISO17025 2017

Responsible Procurement

Capabilities of Ensuring a Stable Supply of Metals Locally

FURUYA METAL procures precious metals directly from three major mines in South Africa.
FURUYA METAL offers precious metals, focusing on platinum group metals (PGM), at stable prices and in stable volume and quality.

Stable Supply Cycle for PGMs

By working on the technically difficult recovery of iridium, ruthenium, and other metals, we have established original recovery technology. This has made possible efficient PGM recovery and high-purity refining across the range from high-grade materials to low-grade materials.

Responsible Minerals Procurement Policy

In procuring raw materials, Furuya Metal Group has established a procurement policy based on our belief that it is imperative to manage the risks in the business transactions involving platinum, palladium, tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold. Furuya Metal Group strives not to procure raw materials related to conflict, complicity in terrorism, human rights violations, money laundering, etc.

Furuya Metal Group has established the "Furuya Metal’s Responsible Minerals Procurement Policy” in order to assess, recognize and avoid such risks all the way from the procurement of raw materials until the final products reach consumers.

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The Company has established and operates a whistleblowing hotline as a means for employees and others to directly provide information on any legally questionable conduct, etc.

Whistleblowing Desk