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Reducing Waste & Preserving Water Resources

We strive to reduce environmental effect on biodiversity while coexisting with nature, and we use the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to reduce waste and make effective use of water resources.

Results of Reducing Waste

In FY2013, the Group's overall waste volumes decreased from 18.8 kilotons in FY2012 to 18.5 kilotons. This decrease was due to the continuing implementation of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) (See G1).
The figures for waste, including items that have resale value, reveal that the largest shares are for plastic refuse, sludge, waste paper and waste oil (See G2).
Domestic final disposal volumes increased from 0.007 kilotons in FY2012 to 0.017 kilotons. The waste recycling rate decreased to 99.7% from 99.9% (See G3).
Overseas final disposal volumes increased from 2.0 kilotons in FY2012 to 2.3 kilotons (See G4).
The waste generation per unit of the environmental medium-term target improved by 23.7% on average for FY2011-13 (See G5). The final disposal volume per unit improved by 35.5% on average for FY2011-13 (See G6).
We will continue working to reduce waste volumes, boost in-house recycling rates, and recycle waste as resources at our overseas sites.

G1: Amount of Waste Generation

G1: Amount of Waste Generated and Waste Generated Per Unit of Net Sales

G2: Breakdown of Waste

G2: Breakdown of Waste

Definition of waste: general waste, industrial waste, and items having resale value.

G3: Domestic Final Disposal Volumes and Recycling Rates

G3: Domestic Final Disposal Volumes and Final Disposal Rates

G4: Overseas Final Disposal Volumes and Recycling Rates

G4: Overseas Final Disposal Volumes and Final Disposal Rates

G5: Average Waste Generation Per Unit
(results compared to target)

G5: Waste generation rate (results compared to targets)

G6: Average Final Disposal Volume Per Unit
(results compared to target)

G6: Final waste disposal rate (results compared to targets)

Results of Water Resource Efforts

In FY2013, the Group's overall water use decreased from 3,738 thousand cubic meters in FY2012 to 3,564 thousand cubic meters. This figure includes a decrease from 1,365 thousand cubic meters to 1,234 thousand cubic meters at domestic sites, and a decrease from 2,373 thousand cubic meters to 2,330 thousand cubic meters at overseas sites compared with FY2012 (See G7).
Water use per unit for the environmental medium-term target improved by 36.8% on average for FY2011-13 (See G8).

G7: Water Use

G7: Water Consumption

G8: Average Water Use Per Unit
(results compared to target)

G8: Water consumption rate  (results compared to targets)