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Established Senju Lead Works Co., Ltd.   1938 Enactment of Regulation for smoke prevention in Osaka (First official issuance: 1932)
Started the production of wire solder/solder bar/resin flux cored solder/water lead pipes   1939  
The company name was changed to Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.   1944  
  Acquired a JIS "Solder" labeling qualification (Headquarters) 1956 Official announcement of Minamata disease outbreak
Succeeded in domestic production of sprinkler head for fire extinguishers. Received the first type approval from National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster 1963 The impact of acid rain on forests was reported regarding Schwarz Wald in Germany.
Smoke and Soot Regulation Law was established (Japan's first law concerning countermeasures against air-pollution: 1962)
Established an plant in Moka city, Tochigi prefecture Received the first type approval as a domestic product
(Senju Sprinkler Co., Ltd. 1965)
1966 Enactment of the Environmental Pollution Prevention Act (1967)
Developed the silver-core solder ball   1977 U.N. Conference on Desertification (Nairobi)
Developed the Clean Metal, the nonlubricated bearings   1979 Adoption of a treaty in the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (Geneva: Countermeasures against acid rain)
Completed the first full-automatic soldering machine   1980 Japan became a member of the Ramsar Convention (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat) and the Washington Convention
Completed the first reflow oven   1982 UNEP Special Session of Governing Council (Nairobi)
Started the solder plant export to China and entered into technical tie-up in the solder manufacturing   1985 Adoption of The Treaty of Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Started the operation of cogeneration system (heavy fuel oil type: Tochigi plant) Acquired the type approval for a residential sprinkler Model RES-A 1989 Adoption of the treaty in the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention)
Introduction of “Eco Mark”
Established manufacturing/sales base in Malaysia
Newly built Iwate plant (Marumori: Senju Sprinkler Co., Ltd.) 
  1990 Establishment of the Action Program to Arrest Global Warming
Filed a patent for the standard lead-free soldering material   1991 Issuance of the Red Data Book for the protection of biodiversity by the Environment Agency
Released nitrogen ambient reflow equipment
Developed and released soldering paste with lower residue/ non-cleaning soldering paste
  1992 The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Enactment of the Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  Acquired ISO9002 certification (Tochigi plant) 1993 Enactment of the Environment Basic Act
  Acquired ISO9001certification (Dept of Solder Mfg, Tochigi plant) 1994 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change came into effect
Started the operation of solder recycling system (Takahashi Gokin Co., Ltd.) Acquired ISO9001/ISO9002 [UL] (Senju Sprinkler Co., Ltd.) 1996 Formulation of the National Biodiversity Strategy formulated
Establishment of ISO14001, the international standard of environmental management
Released the lead-free bearings (Clean Metal CB90)
Increased the supply/production of BGA Sparkle Ball
Established Senju Comtek Corp. in California, United States.
  1997 Adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Enactment of the Environmental Impact Assessment Law
Completed the selection of the standard lead-free type solder and released the product Acquired ISO14001 certification (Tochigi plant) 1998 Enactment of the Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming
Enactment of the Home Appliance Recycling Law
Release of the lead-free compliant reflow equipment (SAI-838N)/flow device (SAI-638N) Received Intel's PQS Award 1999 Enactment of the Law Concerning Special Measures against Dioxin
Acquired a patent for the lead-free solder material M705, which became a de facto standard Received Intel's PQS Award 2000 JEITA standardized the lead-free solder, and enforced the ELV directives
Enactment of the Green Purchasing Law
Released the lead-free solder material M705, the JEITA standard material
Release of the lead-free solder recycle equipment (maximum recovery ratio: 90%)
Received Intel's PQS Award
Received Intel's SCQI Award
2001 Establishment of the Ministry of Environment
  Received Intel's SCQI Award
Full-scale production started in Huizhou, China
Acquired ISO9001certification (Dept of Bearing , Tochigi plant)
Acquired ISO17025 certification (INDUSTRIAL ANALYSIS SERVICE LTD)
2002 The World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg)
Enactment of the End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling Law
Released the lead-free bearing (Clean Metal CBE1) Received Intel's SCQI Award
Acquired ISO9001certification (Senju Electronics Corporation.)
2003 Establishment of the Invasive Alien Species Act
Revision of the Chemical Substances Control Law
Received of the Environment Minister’s Award/Excellence Award for a substitute for high temperature lead-free solder
(Developed in cooperation with Production Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Acquired ISO/TS16949 certification (Dept of Solder/Bearing , Tochigi plant)
2004 Establishment of EICC
Released the second generation devices supporting lead-free soldering Received Intel's QOS Award 2005 The Kyoto Protocol came into effect  (the first commitment period; 2008 to 2012)
Completed the adaptation to the directives in RoHS (for 6 substances) and ELV (for 4 substances)
Released the lead-free bearings (Clean Metal CBE2)
Received Intel's SCQI Award 2006 Implementation of RoHS Directive/ VOC emission regulation
Establishment of SAICM in the International Conference on Chemicals Management
Started the operation of cogeneration system (gas fuel type: Tochigi plant) Received Intel's SCQI Award
Awarded as Class A Manufacturing plant/Company with ultimate product quality by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Acquired ISO14001certification (Kansai plant)
Acquisition of ISO14001 [UL]
(Senju Sprinkler Co., Ltd.)
2007 Enforcement of REACH regulation
Announced the release of halogen-free products Received Intel's PQS Award
Acquired ISO14001certification (Senju Electronics Co., Ltd.)
2008 Enactment of Basic Act on Biodiversity
The Hokkaido Toyako Summit held
Developed ECO SOLDER M24 (Realized significant reduction of dross/resource saving)
Participated in the Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren as a promoting partner
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Awarded as the Best Supplier by ASE
2009 Eco-point system started
Established the structure for registration of chemical substances and information disclosure regarding the substance of very high concern (SVHC)
Released the 3rd-generation lead-free energy saving  (35% lower power consumption )equipment
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Certified as SONY's Green Partner
2010 Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosed the proposal of the conflict mineral regulations
Became a member of EICC
Received Intel's SCQI Award
M40 The Silver Award for Technological Development Contribution was awarded by Panasonic
Received Japan Welding Engineering Society Award
2011 COP17: Agreement on the extension of the Kyoto Protocol and the new framework for the 2020  greenhouse effect gas emission reduction
Revision of the Chemical Substances Control Law (Commencement of filing of import/manufacture quantities)
Established the new CSR Office/Issued GRI report Received Intel's SCQI Award
Received The Ichimura Prize in Industry for Excellent Achievement.
Won the Special Prize of the METI Minister's Prize in Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award
Acquired ISO14001 certification (Senju Giken Co., Ltd.)
2012 The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the final regulations concerning the disclosure of  conflict minerals
Revision of the End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling Law revised
Developed ECO SOLDER M794 (Realized high heat fatigue resistance alloy/high heat dissipation properties)
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Acquisition of ISO14001/ISO9001 [JQA] certifications (Senju Sprinkler Co., Ltd.)
2013 The revised RoHS directive (Directive 2011/65/EU: RoHS2) enforced
Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) adopted in Europe
Developed the ECO SOLDER M773 (Silver free)
Became a regular member of EICC/CFSI
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Awarded as the Best Supplier by ASE
2014 Disclosure of Conflict Minerals to the Securities and Exchange Commission  (Form-SD) started 
Revision of REACH Regulations SVHC list revised
Declared the complete discontinuation of Conflict Minerals utilization
Released the Sn-Bi series flux-cored LEO, which realizes low-temperature packaging
Received Intel's SCQI Award
Receive the Letter of Appreciation for the Superior Quality from Nissan Motors Co.,Ltd
Selected as one of 100 global top niche companies by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2015 Revision of the Act on fluorocarbons emission control

EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition)
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
ELV (End-of Life Vehicles Directive)
PQS: Preferred Quality Supplier Award
QOS: Quality Operation System Award
SCQI: Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award