Environment Medium-Term Environmental Action Plan

Medium-Term Environmental Action Plan and Results

Medium-Term Environmental Action Plan (2016 - 2020): Principal Initiatives and Results in Fiscal 2018

Area Targets Principal Initiatives and Results in Fiscal 2018 Achievement Status

Energy conservation and global warming Mitigation

  • Reduce CO2 emissions (production / research bases, offices) for fiscal 2020
    • Japan: by at least 40% compared to fiscal 2010
    • Global: by at least 35% compared to fiscal 2010
  • CO2 emissions
    • Japan: 40% reduction (vs. fiscal 2010)
    • Global: 32% reduction (vs. fiscal 2010)
  • Track supply chain CO2 discharge
  • Scope 3 emissions in categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12 were tracked, calculated, and disclosed in the CSR Activities Report.
  • Appropriately manage fluorocarbons
  • Conduct simple regular inspections
  • Amount of fluorocarbon recovered and destroyed: 417kg; amount of leakage: 118kg (350t-CO2eq), and since both are small amounts, government reporting is not required

Reduction of waste, effective use of water resources

  • Japan: Reduce amount of waste generated
  • Japan: Maintain zero emissions (final waste disposal rate of less than 0.5%)
  • Japan: Amount of waste generated by 53% reduction (vs. previous fiscal year)
  • Final waste disposal rate for Japan: 0.59%

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  • Fulfill the responsibility of a waste discharging enterprise for handling waste correctly and ensuring proper treatment by contractors
  • Advanced manifest digitalization
  • Thorough internal evaluation of waste processing contractors
  • In comparison with fiscal 2010, reduce water usage volume (production and research bases) by 15% or more, both in Japan and overseas, by fiscal 2020.
  • Amount of water used
    • Japan:
      45% reduction (vs. fiscal 2010)
    • Global:
      46% reduction (vs. fiscal 2010)

Chemical substance emissions reductions

  • Properly manage chemical substances and continually reduce their discharge into the environment
  • Chemical substance environmental emissions (air and public waters) in Japan
    • PRTR-listed substances: 5.1% reduction (vs. fiscal 2017)
    • VOC (excluding PRTR-listed substances: 4.2% reduction (vs. fiscal 2017)
  • Reduce the discharge of toluene by more than 30% by fiscal 2020 in comparison with fiscal 2010
  • Emissions of toluene to the environment:
    Decrease of 32% (vs. fiscal 2010)

Preservation of biodiversity

  • Understand the relationship between business activities and biodiversity and promote biodiversity initiatives
  • Advanced environmental conservation activities, such as planting at Ikoma Mountain (Osaka Prefecture) and natural woodland conservation in the Hachioji Takiyama Area (Tokyo Prefecture).

Enhancement of environmental management

  • Improve environment-related risk management at company facilities
  • Implemented environmental audits by environment-related departments
    Subject: 6 domestic production and research bases, 3 overseas production bases
  • Implemented environmental education and training for people in charge at each base
    Themes: waste management, chemical
  • Maintain zero environmental accidents
  • No environmental accidents, record of
    zero accidents maintained
[Achievement Status]
  • ◎: Achieved fiscal 2020 targets
  • ○: Steady progress towards achieving the fiscal 2020 targets or achieved the targets for a single fiscal year
  • ×: Targets unachieved