Detailed understanding and analysis of the environmental impact of corporate activities is a prerequisite to devising various measures to improve this.
The Taiyo Yuden Group primarily produces electronic components for delivery to our customers, set manufacturers. These electronic components have a life cycle with only a small environmental impact during use. The bulk is during production, with the main environmental impact arising from energy and water consumption, emissions (including CO2) in the course of manufacture, waste and waste water. The Taiyo Yuden Group is striving to improve our environmental impact by first identifying and analyzing in detail this environmental impact and then taking such measures as minimizing the resources applied and conserving other energy and resources by improving production processes. Taiyo Yuden Group products are used in electrical and electronic equipment, automobiles, and other products which become waste once their product lifetime is over. We are therefore also striving to remove toxic substances from these products.
In fiscal 2016, city gas usage increased in association with a new building built on the grounds of the NIIGATA TAIYO YUDEN plant.