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Environmental Preservation Activities

FY2019 Environmental Conservation Activities

Preventing Global Warming

CO2 emissions were expected to rise, but they are lower than last year due to energy-saving efforts. We were unable to attain our targets for CO2 emissions per unit of production value.

Conserving Biodiversity

SMK-J held an environmental learning course for elementary school children in the neighborhood. Through this course, they understood the relationship between environmental conservation and biodiversity and its importance.

Effective Use of Resources

As a result of efforts to eliminate waste in manufacturing processes, we reduced the total amount of discharged waste and achieved our target.
The Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value was around the same as the previous year. The landfill disposal amount was greatly reduced by finding new waste recycling companies overseas, but we did not reach our target.

Effective Responses for the Management of Environment-related Substances

We greatly improved the environment-related substance management system by adding new features.

Strengthening Eco-friendly Design Approach

To integrate product assessment and environmentally friendly (eco) products, we tried and tested a new re-configured eco-product management system. We will carry out more detailed activities in line with the integration plan during the 2020 financial year.

Self-assessment A: attained B: insufficiently-attained C: not attained

Nature of initiative FY2019 Self assessment
Target Achievement
Preventing global warming CO2 emissions per unit of production value*¹: 100% relative to FY2018.
Target:0.64t-CO2/million yen
3% increase
(0.66t-CO2 /million yen)
C
Total CO2emissions: 3% increase relative to FY2018.
Estimated:34,792t-CO2
2% reduction
(33,297t-CO2)
A
Preserving biodiversity Creating awareness regarding preservation of biodiversity Held environmental learning courses A
Effective use of resources Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value*² 4% reduction relative to FY2018.
Target: 0.023t/million yen
100% relative to FY2018
(0.024t/million yen)
C
Total industrial waste discharge amount: Reduction of 4% relative to FY2018.
Target: 1,242t
8% reduction
(1,194t)
A
Landfill waste amount: Reduction of 48% relative to FY2018.
Target:88t
39% reduction
(103t)
B
Effective responses for the management of environment-related substances Register BOM information and efficient administration of the system to support EU-REACH directives Improved substance information by adding new functions to the management system A
Strengthening eco-friendly design Enhancement of product assessments Tried and tested a new eco-product management system B
*¹: CO2 emissions per unit of production value = CO2 emissions divided by production value
*²: Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value = industrial waste discharge divided by production value

Energy and Resource Saving Results

SMK aims to improve efficiency of its energy usage as an important management policy to help prevent global warming. We are also working to reduce the discharge of industrial waste and achieve zero emissions (i.e. zero landfill waste) by using out resources more effectively.

Energy-Saving Results
  Year on Year
Japan Overseas Overall SMK Group
CO2 emissions per unit of production value 100% 107% 103%
CO2 emissions 96% 98% 98%

CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions 

Resource-saving Results
  Year on Year
Japan Overseas Overall SMK Group
Industrial waste discharge per unit of production value 92% 100% 100%
Overall industrial waste discharge amount 95% 92% 92%
Landfill waste amount - 61% 61%

Amount of industrial waste discharge

Amount of industrial waste discharge 

Amount of landfill waste and recycling rate

Amount of landfill waste and recycling rate 

  • Reporting period: FY2019 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020)
  • Scope of calculations: SMK Corporation (eight sites in Japan) and consolidated subsidiaries (three in Japan and 17 overseas)
  • CO2emission factors :
  • - The factors that was publicly known at the Electricity Council for the Creation of a Low Carbon Society are used for the purchased power in Japan site. In overseas site, for emissions from FY2005 to FY2011 the factors that was publicly known at the IEA (International Energy Agency) and for emissions from FY2012 DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) are used.
  • - The factors defined the Ministry of the Environment are used for fuel.
  • - Past results have been revised due to the update of CO2 conversion factors.