To ward off environment contamination with chemicals and adverse effects on human health, we have banned the use of forbidden substances, implemented a chemical management framework, and are working on reducing emission volumes.
The Taiyo Yuden Group has its own standards in place for chemical substance management, which define chemical substances that must not be used, must only be used in limited situations, and must be managed.
|Prohibited substances||Cadmium, compounds containing cadmium, mercury, compounds containing mercury, hexavalent chromium compounds, etc.|
|Substances to be restricted||Lead in ceramic/glass frit and piezoelectric bodies, tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and so on.|
|Substances to be managed||Toluene, REACH SVHC (substance of very high concern), xylene, etc.|
In order to reduce the risks that chemicals impose on the environment, the Taiyo Yuden Group reports to the government the amounts of chemicals released to the environment (air, water, and soil), and waste chemicals transported and recycled under the Japanese Law for Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR). The government publishes the records and a database of these quantities making them widely available to members of the general public.
Target chemical substances and their incoming amount shown refer to substances for which their incoming amount exceeds 1 ton in compliance with the PRTR Law.
Emission: This refers to the total emission into the atmosphere, water, and soil.
Amount Transferred: This refers to the amount whose disposal is outsourced to an industrial waste contractor outside the business facility concerned.
We do not use ozone-depleting substances in our production processes. Although we use HCFC as a coolant in air conditioners and other equipment, we carry out appropriate collection and disposal.