7. German-Japanese PIUS-Conference

Yokohama, Japan

The main topic of this year's 7th PIUS conference in Yokohama was material flow optimization. Methods, contents and potentials of product- and production-integrated environmental protection were presented and the ecological, but also economical chances were shown by practical examples. German and Japanese experts presented their experiences in the introduction of concepts for product and production integrated environmental protection in companies and showed possibilities and chances for cost reduction.

Prof. Nakajima from Kansai University explained the development of material flow cost accounting (MFCA) and the Japanese proposal for the international standardization of MFCA. Further contributions on this topic came from BASF Japan, Sekisui Chemical Corp. and TÜV Rheinland Japan, among others. The conference was rounded off by reports on experiences with the "PIUS Check" in Germany and Japan.

The more than 100 participants had the opportunity for personal discussions in a subsequent get-together. This year's partners were the Effizienz-Agentur NRW, TÜV Rheinland Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture and JETRO Yokohama. The next PIUS conference is scheduled to take place at HANNOVER MESSE in April 2008.

Event data

Date: 12 December 2007, 13:00-17:45, followed by reception

Venue: Yokohama, Japan

Organizer: Efficiency Agency NRW (EFA NRW), TÜV Rheinland Japan, ECOS

Supporting partners: Japan External Trade Organisation, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama Chamber of Commerce, Japan Association of Cleaner Production

Language: Simultaneous translation German-Japanese

Participation fee: Free of charge

ECOS, Dr. Rolf Fobker, Westerbreite 7, 49084 Osnabrück, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)541-911 909 90, Email: rfobker(at)ecos.eu