Home Electrical Appliances

JEMA's Activities in the Field of Home Electrical Appliances

JEMA’s activity in the field of home electrical appliances includes (promoting) product safety issues, internationalization, standardization and global environmental preservation.

Through our activity to help preventing global warming, we are advancing with efforts including promotion of the Top Runner Program under the Act Concerning the Rational Use of Energy, participation in the Smart Life Japan Promotion Forum, efforts towards the Design for Environment, and efforts to ensure compliance with the Act on the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, the Act Concerning the Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons, and other laws and regulations.

Through our activity in standardization, we take part in the committee for revision and development of JIS and JEM (domestic standards) and cooperate in the preparation and enhancement of international standards through JEMA representatives at major international conferences striving to ensure that Japan’s views and proposals are adopted in international standards. In addition, our project to develop an infrastructure for international standardization and promotion of energy conservation and other goals includes efforts to verify methods of measuring power consumption when Japan’s proposals are put to practical use and establishment of IEC standards on such methods, as well as promotion and deployment activities in the ASEAN region.

Through our measures to ensure the safety of home appliances, we are promoting the compliance with domestic laws and regulations on electrical product safety, preventing product-related/caused accidents, and designing safe home electrical appliances.

In our internationalization measures we have begun exchange of information and opinions on energy conservation, eco-design, statistical data, and other matters from a global perspective by taking part in the International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA). We also have begun discussions and exchange of information through cooperation with the China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA) and the Korea Electronics Association (KEA) on issues we have in common, such as the environment, energy conservation, and international standardization.