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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 FY2012, the Group's overall waste volumes decreased from 20.4 kilotons in FY2011 to 18.8 kilotons.
This decrease was due to the continuing implementation of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).
The figures for waste, including items that have resale value, reveal that the largest shares are plastic refuse, waste oil, sludge, and waste paper. (See G2.)
Domestic final disposal volumes decreased from 0.02 kilotons in FY2011 to 0.007 kilotons.
The waste recycling rate was improved up to 99.9%, exceeding the previous year's recycling rate of 99.7%. (See G3.)
Overseas final disposal volumes decreased from 2.6 kilotons in FY2011 to 2.0 kilotons. (See G4.)
The waste generation per unit of the environmental medium-term target improved by 22.8% in the FY2011 - FY2012 average (see G5.) and the final disposal volume per unit improved by 29.6% in the FY2011 - FY2012 average. (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 FY2012, the Group's overall water use decreased from 3,865 thousand cubic meters in FY2011 to 3,738 thousand cubic meters. This figure includes an increase from 1,351 thousand cubic meters in FY2011 to 1,365 thousand cubic meters at domestic sites, and a decrease from 2,514 thousand cubic meters in FY2011 to 2,373 thousand cubic meters at overseas sites. (See G7.)
The decrease overseas was due in large part to the introduction of water recycling facilities at our sites in China.
Water use per unit of the environmental medium-term target improved 35.8% in the FY2011 - FY2012 average. (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)